Sometimes I am "sew busy" I don't think I know how to think straight. Thank goodness for paper and pen or notes on my I phone or I would be lost! I have a lot going on with recent travelling (see yesterdays post), long arm work , charity projects, affiliate work, quilting, sewing, teaching, trunk shows and now more writing and blogging! I am not complaining as all of this is the best job ever ❤️
You all know that I have always blogged with quiltingintheloft.com, but now I am going to embark on a new writing adventure. I am so excited to announce that I will be writing, sharing projects, demonstrating great tools and fabric as a guest blogger for QUILTsocial.com.
To get my guest writing started, I just recently unboxed some notions from H. A. KIDD and Company Limited and fabric from Northcott Fabric. These products were sent to me as they are the subject of my upcoming blog posts in November with QUILTsocial.com and I cannot wait to show you what it is I am doing with all of this! The post them is .... drum roll please...... "How to Make Your Holidays Sew Easy" .
Check out the pictures of the fantastic sewing and quilting tools sent to me from H. A. Kidd below:
Check out what luscious fabric Northcott Fabric have sent me below :
Can you imaging what holiday ideas I have with all of this to make your holidays "sew" easy?
I will be sure to post a link to the blog posts (one whole week!) once they are published so that all of my followers can see the whole week of posts, helpful tips, product reviews, patterns and....... it is all FREE to QUILTsocial readers! Please let me know what you think and if you have any questions, you can comment on each blog post.
I invite you to" Make Your Holidays Sew Easy" and be sure to check in with QUILTsocial.com in November!
"To quilt and sew is fantastic, to share is divine"- author me, lol
Of course I am thankful my my passion for sewing, quilting and for pumpkin pie (and all things pumpkin)!
I am also extremely thankful for a lovely family and cute as a button grandson. I am thankful that as a family we can travel to see the beauty of Canada with recent travels to BC and travels to see talented athletes, architects and artists who inspire us all.
I am sharing some photos below in chronological order starting with my travels to BC Sept 25- Oct 3 and then a weekend short trip this past Thanksgiving to Pennsylvania.
I'm back to Ontario now refreshed, energized and inspired by all I have done, seen and loved.
Stay tuned as I am back to work and I look forward to utilizing all of this inspiration for future work and sharing in blog posts!
Happy Tuesday! ❤️
We had a successful day yesterday at All About Sewing Machines in Barrie.
I am sharing some pics below:
If you are in the Barrie area and have interest in a Bernina or Brother Sewing Machine or Scan N Cut visit Lloyd at 565 Bryne Drive at All About Sewing Machines.
They have sign up lists for new and upcoming classes and Lloyd and his staff also service most makes of sewing machines.
Thanks again to Lloyd and staff for all their hard work!
Todays the day for my trunk show in Barrie , Ontario at All About Sewing Machines -565 Bryne Dr - there are still seats available .come on out at 10-11 or 1-2:00 . I will also be demonstrating some unique things you can do with a “mystery” Quilting Tool!
Hi to all my sewing and quilting enthusiasts! I just thought I would let you know I am in Barrie this weekend at All About Sewing with my trunk show of quilts. There will be demos, class samples to see and sign up and refreshments! See details below.
It's a free event but please call the store to reserve a seat, all are welcome and bring a friend!
The kids are back in school Yay!!
Fall is the perfect time to cozy up with a new craft project that is just for you. Craftsy has put ALL classes on sale!
Over 1,000 classes available! Get better at what you love to do!
Take a class at these savings while you can, do it at your pace through this online class platform while the kids are learning new stuff at school. You deserve it too!
Sale starts today and ends 09/09/2018
Happy Friday ❤️
This months mini is going much smaller with blocks (3 geese) at 1" x 1.5" finished.
I am in love with flying geese lately and thought it appropriate with the fact that some birds will fly south soon. Oh no, not what we want to hear!
This finished quilt measures only about 7" wide x 8.25" complete with sashing, borders and binding. It had to be paper pieced to be accurate. Fun to do but a serious challenge, especially to get the sashing, borders and binding as even as possible.
See the size of the block below, tiny in my hand.
Helpful tools for this project?
The 6" add a quarter ruler
Bobbin fill fine thread for embroidery, I found it useful for tiny piecing as it creates less bulk.
I think I got mini flying geese out of my system, at least for now LOL
Challenge yourself to a mini quilt this month!
Happy Wednesday and Happy September❤️
I recently purchased a Brother Scan N Cut CM 650
I mean no disservice to any other cutting methods! I just have wanted this for a long time and realize it's potential for both paper crafting and quilting and decided I wanted to make it one of my new studio tools. So far so great! I am having lots of fun with it. This machine has 1,000 plus designs and several fonts to cut or draw. There is also "Canvas Workspace" a web based design location linked to your purchase where you can work on more designs!
My idea is to use it mainly for appliqué but you can also cut out stencils, quilt blocks, draw, resize and scan designs to be used in quilting. So far I have found it to be very user friendly and lots of tutorials online.
Take a look at the first (of many I hope) projects below:
I will show and share as I complete other projects but this was fun, even though I am not ready for fall :(
I am thinking of many more projects to come... oh no :0)
With school back in session this would be a great tool for teachers! Where to get it? See below:
Have a great Tuesday and I hope the first day of school for your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews and the coming year is a happy one❤️
While you are busy getting the kids back to school and thinking about what you may be able to do this fall for yourself, consider Craftsy, they have up to 50% off supplies this Labour Day week. Sale starts August 31 and hurry it ends monday!
Have a safe and happy long weekend!
Hi Everyone, some of you may be wondering, "what is Robin up to these days?, she sure as heck is not blogging about it?!"
I am always busy and I realize my whole life is consumed with making things because it fulfills me in a positive way. Even rainy/stormy days are not boring for me because there is always something to do if you are a "Maker". I am sure there are a lot of you out there who are never idle just like me. I truly believe that creating and staying busy is one of the keys to longevity, I guess time will tell!! I apologize for not getting back to my blogging.
I have actually been very busy with class samples for new and upcoming classes. I have 3 new classes "Next Steps in Free Motion Quilting", "Explore Thread Painting" (New Samples) and an upcoming "Angela Walters Rulers Class" (Samples under development).
Check out descriptions here or click on the "teaching" tab above or have a look at some of my photos below:
Close-up of Flowers:
The backs of my thread painted projects are shown below, I love how they turned out!
Next Steps in Free Motion Quilting class samples shown below:
Want to take a class with me? Check out the schedule for locations and dates at the top of the teaching page.
I would love to help you enhance your quilting and sewing experiences.... so join me as I share my knowledge with you. Stay tuned for the Angela Walters Rulers Class info, it will be posted very soon!
Need more info? Feel free to contact me here
Have a great Thursday!
Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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