>In fact, do you even know what the heck voile is? According to Wiktionary and Wikipedia:
Voile (noun) Pronounced “voy-el”: 1. A light, translucent cotton fabric used for making curatins and dresses, from the French term which means veil.
Does that help? Here is what I consider to be a wonderful example of using voile to make a beautiful top:
>Until I have time for a more in depth post. Visit this to play!
Just click the pictures or the name below to go straight to the shop and order! I hope you have fun shopping!
Happy Stitches to You,
>Alright everyone, it’s your turn to spill the beans, haha. Please share some info about yourself in the comments. I’d really love to hear about who reads this blog and get an idea of what I should post about in future posts. Please answer the following questions if you would:
1) Your name
2) Where are you from?
3) Which do you do more, sew or quilt?
4) Where did you learn to sew or quilt?
5) How long have you been sewing/quilting?
6) What is one thing you want to do but are afraid of? (Can be related to sewing/quilting or not)
I’ll answer first:
2) From Iowa City, IA, but lived in San Antonio, Texas for most of my life
3) At the moment I think I sew more than I quilt but I dream about quilting. I LOVE to make tote bags and small quilts and someday might make some clothing.
4) My mother in law, Regina, (aka the OTHER Crafty Girl) taught me to make a pillowcase for my new home when I first got married. She trusted me to use her BERNINA! I was hooked and have been sewing/quilting ever since.
5) That would make it about 6 years (but I did scrapbooking and rubber stamping cards before that and I’ve always sort of been “crafty”)
6) I want to make some clothes, and maybe even with button holes! I love the Classic Shirt pattern so I think that’s where I’d like to start.
Now, will you join me in the Friday Free for All and tell about yourself? I look forward to your replies.
The neatest trick I learned while making these was to add an old cut up credit card behind the pincushion part, on the wrist band to protect my arm from stray pins! Neat idea! Thanks KeykaLou Patterns for this great tutorial! It feels so good to have actually fininshed something from start to finish today. Yesterday I managed to get most of a quilt top finished too. I just need to grab some more fabric to finish the outside border, backing and binding, of course. I call it the Love U Charm Quilt because I used 1 Love U Charm pack and 1 yard of Bella Solid Mint for the sashing.
I think this will be a great blanket for a little boy (or girl), the fabrics are so fun and cute! I can’t wait to go to Regina’s tomorrow to get the rest of the fabric. That’s the update for now. We have some yardage of Martinique coming in soon and Make Life from Sweetwater, which is going to be super adorable for those of you who enjoy scrapbooking.
Happy Stitches to You!
I am SEW proud to be able to link this up to i made it! Blog party Thursday over at Everything Etsy!
Also linking to V.O.T.W.
And while I’m at it, a jump on next week:
>Yes, I know it’s a cliche but baby, it’s COLD outside!! I live in San Antonio, TX a rather southern part of Texas. We aren’t used to temperatures in the 30s and we’ve had multiple days in the 30s! It’s sort of crazy because this last summer we had multiple days where the temperature went above 100. Wow, what a contrast to now! So, when the weather gets cold like this, it makes me glad I have a quilt made of chenille and flannel for my couch to snuggle under, and some warm quilts to keep me toasty. It also makes me think of making…PJs!! We have a couple of great patterns for making PJs so I thought I’d feature them today.
I think this pattern for Jack & Jill Jammies by Idygo Junction is just adorable! It’s great for both boys and girls and has several options. This would be a fast project to put together using some of our flannel/woven fabrics. We managed to pick a few bundles of wovens up at the Moda warehouse last year and I think they would be perfect and snuggly for your young one made into these jammies. Or, if you’re like me and don’t have any little ones running around (or at least none that don’t already have fur coats) then you might be interested in putting together some jammies for yourself or your spouse. That’s why the Sleep Well PJs pattern by Favorite Things would be perfect for you.Another economical option because it has both men’s and women’s patterns included! Think of all the variety you can get from one pattern! So with cold weather, you’ll probably want to stay inside and yet still be productive and you can be by making PJs to keep you warm! If you order this weekend, they’ll go out on Monday and you can probably get the pattern/fabric and maybe even get the entire thing finished by next weekend! I don’t expect this arctic blast to last here in South Texas, but I think it’s going to hit the rest of the country for at least a couple more weeks. Oh, and if you haven’t ever really ventured into the world of garment making (because you prefer quilting) this would be a perfect time to try it. PJs are relatively straightforward in construction and if you make a goof, it won’t matter as much because no one will really see it! If you do buy this and make them, we’d really love to see the finished product. I hope you’ll take pictures and share them with us by commenting with your blog post link. Thanks for stopping by tonight and I hope you’re keeping warm!
Happy Stitches to You,