Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Sales Continue...

Yes, the sales are continuing. Here's this weeks sales:

1. Christmas fabrics are 15% off - The collections include the Paper Doll Christmas, Holiday Magic, Noel, and Holiday Home. There is a lot of variety among these collections. Remember the Holiday Home has some wide home dec fabrics for table clothes, tree skirts, and pillow panels. This includes all kits, and bundles.

2. Cutting Tools - 15% off.

3. Paradiso Designs, Amy Butler Designs, and Purse Strings - 5% off.

Happy Sewing!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

More Sales

Thought you would like to know about the latest sale - starts today ~12pm est and ends ~ midnight est on December 13, 2010. Following items are on sale:

1. Shapes, Sewing Workshop, and Venezie Designs - 25% off
2. Loes Hinse Design and Colette - 10% off
3. Indygo Junction and Vanilla House Designs - 5% off

Happy Sewing!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Shoptalk (Sale) and more

There's another sale in the eBay store. It's snowing so I decided to put the following items on sale - "Snowmen Make Me Smile" flannel is 15% off, and snowman/snowmen patterns are 10% off. Also, the machine embroidery designs are 10% off and the Izzy & Ivy Designs patterns are 5% off. Please use the links to the right to access the eBay store.

I've received several new fabric collections. I'll add them to the website as soon as possible. Yes, they are just gorgeous. "Toni" is a spectacular black/red/white collection. Aunt Lindy's Paper Dolls International is really cute for the paper doll lovers. Word Play is very interesting too. I'll put up pictures and links as soon as I can.

Happy Sewing!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Sales through the end of the month

There are lots of sales going on. I have added a different sale every day through the end of the month at the eBay store. Here they are:

1. Christmas fabrics through tonight are 15% off.
2. Saturday, fat quarters and bundles are 15% off.
3. Sunday, kits are 15% off.
4. Monday, all purse and accessory patterns are 5% off (almost 300).
5. Tuesday, all apron/kitchen patterns are 5% off.

Have fun looking! If you want to participate in more than one day of sales, please let me know and I will hold the invoice until you're finished shopping so you can take advantage of the combined shipping.

Happy Sewing!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

New fabrics in the store...

I've gotten several lines of fabric listed in the store recently. Here's a quick look with links:

This is one colorway in the Wild World by Jenean Morrison for Free Spirit. A lovely collection. This is available by the yard, fat quarter bundles, and 1/2 yard bundles.

Here's a collection for the kids who are in to transportation. It's Going Places by South Seas. This collection has a lot going on. There is a playmat which is sold by the yard, a fabric bundle (includes 1 yard of the playmat + 1 book panel + 11 fat quarters of the remaining prints), and a 1/2 yard bundle of the prints.

Next, is Peaceful Planet by Studio E. This collection is available by the yard, and fat quarter bundles. There is also a bag kit available using the Dharma Eco-Friendly Bag pattern by Serendipity Studio. Just ask if you would like a different fabric. See pictures below.

Below is the final collection. It is Wine Country by Elizabeth's Studio. The panel with the pictures is lovely. There are 6 pictures per panel. I can see these hanging on the wall in frames. This collection is available by the panel and by the yard.

Enjoy checking out the new fabrics.

Happy Sewing!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Here's a freebie

Here's a freebie for all the iPhone, iPod, and iPad users:

Robert Kaufman has a new app in the iTunes app store. It's called QuiltingCalc . It contains 8 different calculators - the fabric measurement conversion, backing and batting calculator, piece count calculator, pieces to yardage are calculator, binding calculator, border calculator, square in a square calculator, and set-in and corner triangle calculator.

Have Fun!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

So much to talk about..

There is so much to talk about today. With 44 days left till Christmas, where do I start? Let's start with gift ideas. There is still time to create gifts. Here's some bag ideas for the knitters/crocheters in your life:

The Sara Satchel pattern by Serendipity Studios. The Sara Satchel pattern is a fun yet practical bag in two sizes. It is suitable for carrying knitting, crochet, sewing, or other needlework projects, even various things for a busy day of errands! In addition, this pattern includes instructions for three different coordinated organizers especially designed for crochet hooks, knitting needles, and a small zippered bag for notions, all of which can be customized for your personal needs. Approximate finished satchel sizes: Tall Satchel: 14" high x 15" (at the base) wide x 6" deep, 14" high x 12" (at the top) wide x 6" deep, Short Satchel: 11" high x 18" (at the base) wide x 6" deep, 11" wide by 15" (at the top) wide x 6" deep.

The Carry Me Bag by Bunny Hill Designs. This is the perfect tote for all those "take me along" craft projects. Carry your knitting, crochet, applique or embroidery projects in style. Finished size: 7" x 18".

Both of the bags above will work great for the ladies who create but what about the guys. How about a messenger style bag that is create using denim or a canvas with organizers inside? I have several of those types patterns, too. Just click on the link to the eBay store and from the main page type in "messenger" in the search field and click to search titles and descriptions.

What about decorating for the holidays? Quick changes on the pillows are a great way to start. Here's a pattern that will help:

A Pillow Party for Christmas pattern by Bunny Hill Designs. This pattern is for pillow covers for a 14" x 14" pillow form. Instructions for 3 different holiday appliques included.

Of course, you can always create your own. Get the kids involved. Have fun!

Another option is pre-printed pillow panels. This particular print is the Multiple Pillow Panel from the Holiday Home collection by South Seas. Each panel has 4 pictures which would make either 4 - 14" pillows if you used each picture with a coordinating print for the back or 2 - 14" pillows with pictures on both sizes. Here's a link to the many coordinating fabrics in the Holiday Home fabric collections. This collection has fabrics for tablecloths, panels for tree skirts or table topper, plus many, many wonder holiday fabrics.

This is a long post and I have more to tell you. So, check back tomorrow.

Happy Sewing!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

4 new Amy Butler patterns have arrived

Four new patterns have arrived from Amy Butler Design. There is one bag pattern, one jacket pattern, and two pillow patterns. Let's start with the bag pattern:

The Reversible Sunday Sling pattern (AB048RS) is a reversible bag that is great for beginners - with simple, large pockets, tie handles, and pleats. It comes in two sizes: Small Sling - 18" wide x 14 1/8" tall (28" with handles) x 3 1/4" deep Large Sling - 23" wide x 16 1/8" tall (30" tall with handles) x 4" deep.

There is also a kit for the small Sunday sling. Check it out and tell me what you think.

Here's the first of the pillow patterns: the Oval Patchy Pillow pattern (AB047PA). This pattern contains two bonus projects: a square pillow and a rectangle pillow. Sizes: Oval pillow - 30" wide x 16" tall x 4" thick, Square pillow - 23" square x 3" thick, Rectangle pillow - 26" wide x 14" tall x 4" thick.

Here's the Honey bun poufs pattern (AB046HB). It's this cute. Just grab your favorite prints and create. There are two sizes: Medium Pouf - 24" diameter x 7" high , Large Pouf - 30" diameter x 10" high.

Finally, the Reversible Sandlewood Jacket pattern (AB045SJ). This jacket pattern has 4 different lengths, different sleeves and a tie. This jacket is designed to be a fitted garment. Sizes XS - XXXL.

Hope you like the new patterns.

Happy Sewing!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Free shipping!

All US purchases that total more than $50 through November 1, 2010 ~midnight will get free shipping. International purchases totalling more than $50 will received discounted shipping. Please wait for the invoice to be adjusted. This includes any kits. I will use the time stamp on email for date/time confirmation.

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Children's Freedom has arrived.....

Children's Freedom by Sara Morgan by Blue Hill Fabrics has arrived:

This collection consists of 1 panel and 12 prints. Along with the yardage and panel, there is a fat quarter bundle.

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Man's Best Friend is Here...

Another fabric collection has been uploaded to eBay. It's the Man's Best Friend fabric collection by Leanne Anderson for Henry Glass.

There are some really cute prints here. It's available by the yard, bundle with one panel and 17 fat quarters, and a quilt kit.

Happy Sewing!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Love and Kisses has arrived!

Here's the Love and Kisses collection by Windham Fabrics:

You can find it at the eBay store either under "What's New" or under "Fabric", "Windham Fabrics", "Love and Kisses". Have fun looking! This is a great collection.

Happy Sewing!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

65 days till Christmas

There is just 65 days left till Christmas. How's your list coming along? Here's a few more ideas for those with laptops or those who will be receiving laptops for Christmas:

Laptop cover & MP3 case pattern by Amy Butler - Midwest Modern. This pattern. This pattern has a customizable laptop cover and various sizes of the MP3 case covers.

Covered Up Laptop Satchel pattern by Vanilla House Designs. Size: 14" x 16".

Manhattan Messenger Bag pattern by Purse Strings. Bag size - 13"h x 15"w x 4". A nice big bag.

Wall St Accessory Bags pattern by Purse Strings. This pattern was designed as a companion for the Manhattan Messenger Bag pattern. It contains a padded, zippered laptop sleeve which you can customize to fit your laptop; and a bundle bag to hold all the cables and charger.

Remember, I will create kits that include that pattern, fabric, and any notions that I may carry. Just let me know if you're interested.

Happy Sewing!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Two new colors of canvas

I received two new colors of 9/10 oz canvas. Here's some pictures:

I know that the pictures look very similar but they aren't as close as the pictures would indicate. The picture on the left is called nutmeg and is a golden brown. Very pretty color. The next picture on the right is a color called gold. Both items are sold by the 1/2 yard.

There are a few other colors of canvas in the store: natural, khaki, navy, red, and black.

Happy Sewing!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Now, through Monday, October 18, 2010 approximately midnight EST, all orders with a pattern and fabric yardage to create the pattern will ship free to US customers. International customers will receive a discount on shipping. Remember to request an invoice.

Remember, I will create a kit for you.

Happy Sewing!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mettler Metrolene news

This is for everyone who uses the Mettler Metrolene. There has been a name change. The fabulous thread is now called Seralene. As far as I can tell from the descriptions, it is the same product. So in the future, instead of having the Metrolene, I will be carrying the Seralene.

Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Scarves are still a great accessory...

Scarves as an accessory are still going strong. The following three prints from the Van Gogh collection by Free Spirit would make beautiful scarves. This fabric is 100% rayon and very drapey. Scarf length cuts of these three fabrics will be available in the next couple of days. The cuts will be 72" long x ~22" wide and the price will be $10.00. Finishing is all up to you. Wouldn't this make a great Christmas present? Let me know if you're interested in one of these cuts.

More unique scarf ideas:
Circle Scarves pattern by Indgyo Junction. This pattern has two scarves designs available. Finished length of the scarf in adjustable. Information on making scarves from cotton batiks, polar fleece, and/or felted wool. A unique style.

Scarfletts pattern by Fig Tree. This pattern contains directions for 6 different styles of scarves with 4 different finishes.

Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

81 days and downward we go....

Can you believe it? There is only 81 days left till Christmas. I hope you are doing better at getting items made than I am. It's just a matter of making a plan and sitting down to follow it, isn't it?

Here's some cell phone holder patterns to think about:

Cell Phone Fun cell phone holder pattern by Cotton Ginny. Finished size: 4" x 4 1/2". Designs include a peace sign, flip flops, hearts, fleur de lies, and a cupcake. Of course, you can design our own motif. 1 fat quarter or 1/3 of a yard will create 2 bases. Add your appliques. This will fit many MP3 players also.

Cell Phone Favorites whimsical cell phone holder pattern by Cotton Ginny. There are 2 designs - a ladybug and a dog. Finished size is approximately 4 1/2" x 5".

Cell Phone Catty's cell phone holder pattern by Cotton Ginny. Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/5". A perfect gift for the kitty lover.

This is just a few of the cell phone holder patterns in the store. Go check them out.

Happy Sewing!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

It's the first day of fall.....

....let's celebrate. What better way to celebrate than with a sale? The following items are on sale through the end of Sept approximately midnight EST.

1. Colette patterns - 10% off
2. Indygo Junction patterns - 5% off
3. Serendipity Studios - 5% off
4. Christmas patterns - 5% off...
5. Christmas fabric - 15% off

Happy Stitching!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Fall Jackets.....

Everyone needs a great jacket. Check out the Double-Knit Jacket by 7 For All Mankind. This is a great casual jacket. It's made from a rayon/nylon/spandex knit with a shawl collar. Price tag: $245.00.

You could create a similar look using the Milano Jacket pattern by Loes Hinse Design and a really nice knit. The Milano Jacket doesn't have the welt pockets but they are fairly easy to add.

Happy Sewing!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

100 days till Christmas...

Wow! Just 100 days left till Christmas. I need to get started on my list for this year or I won't make it. This week's ideas will be just for kids:

This is a cute blankie for kids. It's the Snuggables Animal Blankets and Ball pattern by Cotton Ginnys. The blankie in this pattern measures 21" wide x 25" long. The animals included are a hippo, a bear, and an elephant. The ball measures 8". This would make a great gift for the young child in your life. Actually, it would make a great gift for any child.

The Bedy Bye Dolly pattern by Bananafana. This is the perfect pattern for creating a baby bassinet and blankie. The blankie size is 20" x 20" and the bassinet size is 15" long x 10 1/2" tall x 8" wide. Perfect accessory for a special little doll.

Let's not forget about little boys (or girls) with a Child's Teepee & Sleeping bag pattern by Maw-Bell. This pattern includes a teepee which is 60" high x 40" square, a sleeping bag which is 30" wide by 65" long, and a stuff sack. This would be lots of fun to set-up in the corner of their bedroom, the playroom, or even outside.

This is a small selection of fun items for kids. Make memories for the children in your life. Make them something special.

Happy Sewing!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Fall Inspiration

Fall is my favorite time of the year and I just love the fall clothes. Here's a cute little dress:

Here's the Printed Draw-String Waist Dress by Indikka. It is a paisley printed silk twill with an a-line skirt, draw-string waist, spread collar, and button front. Price tag: $225. 00. A wonderful look. I do like the boots, too. Hope you like this nice, casual look.

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

114 days till Christmas....

We are 11 days closer to Christmas. Time is certainly flying. How are you doing with you list of items? I would love to hear about it. My sewing hasn't begun yet but maybe I'll have some time after school starts next week. This week's gift ideas are little bags. Doesn't everyone need a bag to carry items in?

Let's start with the Stash and Dash bags pattern by Amy Butler. This pattern has instructions for three sizes of bags: toiletry bag, makeup bag, and and coin purse. With the right fabrics the large bag could also be a clutch.

Take-along Bags pattern by Lazy Girl Designs. This pattern has two bags included. One is a zippered bag with inside pockets and the other is a drawstring bag.

Sweet Stuff bag pattern by This & That. This is a sweet little zippered bag that is just perfect to use up small pieces of fabric.

There are many more patterns in the store that are just little bags. Use the eBay link to the right to get to the eBay store. Also, there is fabric in the store now and I would be happy to create fabric kits to go along with the patterns.

Happy Sewing!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fall 2010 Trends...

...I was looking at the Fall trend list to see if there was anything of particular interest. Here are three items that seem to appear in many places. The number one item seems to be jeggings. Have you seen these? What could be better than legging that look like jeans. I found a pair last week at a local store and was tempted for a minute. Then, I decided that this was best left for the younger crowd. Not that I may revisit the thought at a later date. Second seems to be vests or a drapey sweater jacket. I always liked vests. Personally, I have been eyeing the Indydo Junction pattern. Third is color or maybe lack there of -- gray. This is everywhere. Yes, I like gray because it goes with everything and is much softer than the standard black. Hope you're inspired to check your closet, make a list of new items needed (or wanted) , and then check the pattern and fabric stash. Have fun!

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Week 4 sales information...

Another week has gone by and we are now in the final week of the Christmas in August sale. Here's this week's items:

1. Other Tools 10% off,
2. Eazy Peazy Quilts patterns 5% off,
3. Lazy Girl Design patterns 5% off,
4. Serendipity Studio patterns 5% off, and
5. "Snowmen Make Me Smile" flannel by Henry Glass 10% off.

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

125 days till Christmas

We're 10 days closer to Christmas. Here's some ideas for book covers, checkbook covers, and notebook covers:

Let's start with a Paperback Book cover pattern by Lazy Girl Designs. It fits a standard size paperback book. Great for friends who read while they are traveling. Individualize it with the fabric choices and embellishments.

Just a Note notepad holder pattern by This and That. Size: 6" x 9".

Daily Doodler notebook holder pattern by This and That. Size: 9" x 12".

Checks and Balances checkbook cover by Silk Road Creations. Size: 6 5/8" x 3 3/8".

This is only a few of the items that I carry of this type. Check out the I carry in the Accessories category at the eBay store.

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Week 3 Sale Information

Another week gone. School has started in many places but not here. There is another 2 weeks before school starts.

Week 3 of the Christmas in August sale:

1. Measuring Tools 5% off,
2. Amy Butler Design patterns 5% off,
3. Anna Maria patterns 5% off,
4. Favorite Things patterns 5% off, and
5. all Studio E fabric is 10% off.

Hope you find something interesting. eBay links is to the right.

Happy Sewing!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

135 days till Christmas...

There is just 135 days till Christmas left. Have you started Chrismas sewing or even given it much thought? Just about everyone carries a cellphone or electronics with them. Here's a few ideas:

Cell Phone Covers:

For the Kitty Lover: Cell Phone Catty's pattern by Cotton Ginny's.

For the Patchwork Lover: Cell Phone Cuties pattern by Fig Tree Threads.

For the dog lover or ladybug lover: Cell Phone Favorites pattern by Cotton Ginny's.

For the traditional:Pocketbook Pals pattern by Bee Creative Studio.

I hope this gives you a few ideas for Christmas. Remember to uses embellishments to make it unique.

Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Week 2 Sale information

Can you believe the second week of the Christmas in August sale is here? Here's the list:

1. Loes Hinse Design patterns - 5% off
2. Bananafana patterns - 5% off
3. Marking Tools - 5% off
4. Quilt Illustrated pattersn - 5% off
5. Van Gogh fabric collection by Free Spirit - 10% off

Happy Sewing!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Did you know.....?

Did you know that there is 138 days till Christmas? I feel like it is sneaking up me, again. Sometime in the next week, I will start posting patterns with links that I think would make great gift ideas. So, check back often. Remember, there is a sale going on all month at The Pattern Loft on eBay and it will change on a weekly basis. I will post the next sale items on Wednesdays this month.

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Looking for something for the kids to do?

Summer is almost over. Are the kids looking for something different to do? How about having the kids make some ornaments and/or holiday banners? This could even keep them busy later in the fall.

Jolly Holiday Banner & Ornaments pattern by Suzie C Shores Designs. Get the fabric markers out and let the kids have fun.

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

It's sale time

Each week in August will feature different sales at The Pattern Loft. Through August 10, 2010 the following items will be on sale:

1. Colette Patterns - This includes all patterns in stock. These are 5% off.

2. StudioKat Designs - These are wonderful handbag patterns. These are 5% off.

3. Pamela's Patterns are 5% off.

4. Cutting Tools are 10% off.

5. Nicey Jane fabric by Free Spirit Fabrics is 10% off.

Have fun looking around!

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fabric, Fabric, Fabric Everywhere

Yes, I have fabric everywhere. Here is a few of the new collections:

This collection is called "Flowers of the Sun" by South Seas. This is a preview of the collection as I have it but it hasn't been listed yet. There will be a quilt kit available for this collection along with fat quarters and by the yard. If you're interested in this collection, please let me know and I will email you when it has been listed.

This is the "Holiday Homes" collection by South Seas. This is a preview collection has not been listed yet. This is a very traditional Christmas collection. There is also 56" wide home dec fabrics included. This collection will have 2 quilt kits available. The home dec fabric has two border fabrics and a tree skirt panel. There will be fat quarters available of the 45" wide fabrics. If you're interested in this collection, please let me know and I will email you when it is available.

This is the "Shelburne Circus" collection by Windham Fabrics. This collection has a quilt kit available.

This is the "Paper Doll Christmas" collection by Windham Fabrics for all of the paper doll lovers. This collection has a quilt kit available.

This is the "SPA" collection by Free Spirit Fabrics. This collection has a quilt kit available.
Hope you have enjoyed the previews and a couple of the newest collections available. There are still another 5 or 6 collections that haven't been listed yet.

Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

and the Inspiration keeps on coming....

The inspiration for the next season just keeps coming:

Here's the Cropped Wool Cardigan and Scoop Necked Dress by Prada. I really like this dress. It is a simple little scooped necked, sleeveless dress with a pleated skirt. The skirt looks like it could be a-line. Probably the hardiest part to duplicate would be the belt. Oh, where have the belt kits gone? Price tag on dress: $675.

The Shearling Hobo bag by Prada. This is just your standard Hobo bag but you really need to check out the details. I think this would be really easy to duplicate at home using a faux shearling. I think that all of the details are available to the home sewer. Price tag: $1995.00

Hope you're enjoying the pre-fall and fall inspirations. Personally, I haven't finished summer yet but do enjoy looking toward fall.

Happy Sewing!