Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, y'all!  

Isn't this cute?!  One of our customers made my Boo Crew Mini and attached it to this fun door decoration.  Thanks for sharing with us, Susan!

Happy Sewing!  :-) 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Newness in the Shop

A few of our newest collections are great stash builders to mix & match ....

True Colors by Joel Dewberry ... the herringbones and woodgrains. Swoon!  So stash worthy.  :-)

And Moda's Muslin Mates .... beautiful, modern tonals in four shades.  
Perfect to add a little sparkle to your next project.

Happy Sewing!  :-)

Monday, October 28, 2013

Anniversary Mystery Mini BOW Has Begun!

We're so excited to have started our Anniversary Mystery Mini BOW today!  If you're on board, you should have received your pattern by email this morning.  We're getting started with the friendship star.  :-)

Miss the boat?  Learn more about this special project here.

Happy Sewing!  :-)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Holiday Hustle QAL Kit Sale!

Happy Wednesday!

It's hard to believe there's little more than a week left in October!  The holidays will be here before we know it!  That seems just crazy.

If you need some fun and easy projects for your handmade gifts list, check out the Holiday Hustle QAL. We have 7 great new kits in non-holiday prints as well as four holiday versions of this easy lap quilt. And ... they're on sale now through Sunday!  Everything you need for the top and binding of a lap quilt for less than $30!  Check them all out here.

Happy Sewing! :-)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Go Team!

Hey y'all!  I wanted to stop in and share a bag that I made the other weekend.

A sweet friend of mine had a birthday and she's a huge fan of our alma mater - NC State.  I decided to make her a fun tote ... wanna see?

I made this using the Abby Tote pattern by V & Co.  I made a few slight changes to the pattern to suit my tastes.

I used an old b&w print that I had in my stash and cut it a little differently than the pattern layout suggested .... I did this mostly to maximize my fabric for how I wanted to use it.  I am kind of glad I used a busier print since without the tie, the loops blend right in and are fairly unnoticeable.

I figured the b&w would be a great everyday and you can add a scarf or tie in just about any color. I thought this red chevron was too cute, though ... especially for a game day giving!  :-)

I also lengthened the straps a little and interfaced the entire bag (except the bottom portion of the lining) with both SF-101 and a layer of duck cloth to give it a little more body and durability.  After making my Super Tote, I really enjoy having a bag that I feel is tough enough for everyday.

What's your favorite tote pattern to make?

Happy Sewing! :-)

Friday, October 18, 2013

We're on the Moda Bake Shop!

Happy Friday!

We're thrilled to share our first Moda Bake Shop project with you all today!

Go check out the tutorial for this fast and fun quilt.  (I literally made it in one day ... a fairly long day, but one day no less!  :-)  I'll show you how to machine piece hexies and all you need is 6 blocks and borders for this lap quilt!

We even have a few kits if you love it as much as I do!

Happy Sewing!  :-)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

New Collections!

A quick post tonight to share whats new in the shop ... 

Bluebird Park - pretty florals, tonals and the cutes hedgies you ever saw! 

Bobbins & Bits - Super fun florals and sewing themed prints ... we LOVE the Quilters Selvage print! 

And Potluck ... the pezzys are back!  And the measure tapes are awesome! 

Check them all out!  See ya tomorrow with our special tutorial!

Happy Sewing!  :-) 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sweet as Honey Quilt Sneak Peek

Hey!  It's Wednesday... and that means its only 2 days until my next quilt tutorial is live!

I'm really excited about this one and hope you will be too.  :-)  See ya on Friday ....

Happy Sewing! :)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Halloween Projects

Hey y'all!

October is half over - can you believe it!  That just seems crazy!

I wanted to share some of my favorite (past) Halloween projects with you - I hope they inspire you to stitch up something spooky!

This cute little pumpkin trio mini is from a tutorial I did here.  Super easy - charm square friendly, too!

Then I really love this Candy Corn Bunting.  It's festive and quick to make.  We even have some new kits for this tutorial featuring prints from Comma by Zen Chic.  I have to make another one of these since a friend of mine stole, I mean, borrowed mine.

And then of course, my Boo Crew Mini Quilt (a more recent tutorial)!

I even thought that my Easter baskets would make fun candy collecting buckets for Halloween in spooky prints.

What's your favorite thing to make for Halloween?  Things on my list this year include some spooky pillowcases for my coworkers kiddos... guess I better get on that, huh?!

Happy Sewing!  :-)

Monday, October 14, 2013

Anniversary Celebration Mini Quilt

We're celebrating 3 years at Sew Lux Fabric and we're so excited about all of that and have YOU to thank!

To celebrate, we have designed a special mini quilt pattern that we'll be sharing as a BOW (Block-of-the-Week) from October 28th - November 18th.  There are four different blocks that we'll be making to celebrate our love of sewing and friendship with you!

Are you excited?!  The pattern subscription is available here.  And guess what?!  You can get the patterns free with any $25 or more purchase now through October 23rd.  A free kit will be included with any order of $75 or more now through October 20th.  If we still have kits available after that time, they will be made available for sale while supplies last.

Read more about this fun 31" x 31" mini quilt here.

Happy Sewing! :-)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

SURMA Medallion Along

Hey y'all!

Last month, I shared about my SURMA medallion along with some of my friends from Sew South, and the Christmas-themed center I made for mine.

I got a pretty amazing center from Tessa at The Sewing Chick.   And when I saw amazing, its no joke ... check out this paper piecing ...

I decided to frame her New York Beauty blocks (read more about them on Tessa's blog here) with a border of polka dots (super shocking to anyone that knows me!) and then add some geese.   Making geese doesn't bother me now that I have a Bloc Loc for them.

And here it is with my finished border added on ...

I love it and wished I didn't have to mail it on.  I can't wait to see how these medallions turn out!  (Speaking of which, here's a sneak of what just arrived for me to add to!)

Happy Sewing!  :-)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

What's Up Wednesday

Happy Wednesday, y'all!

It's been a busy few days around here ... want to see what I've been up to?  

Prepped for our skinny bolt sale (going on now!) ... 

Made a pretty awesome quilt with this fun kit ... and all in one day!  Tutorial coming soon. :-)  (And I'm pretty much wanting to hoard some of every Scrumptious print in my stash.)  The aqua colorway is the prettiest shade of minty green-blue.

Cut up and bundled a bunch of new Curated Collections in Sunnyside by Kate Spain

And finished my Club Medallion center block ... are you sewing with me?!  We start tomorrow.  So excited! Check out the details here.

What have you been up to this week?

Happy sewing!  :-)

Monday, October 7, 2013

Scrumptious is Here!

Hey there! Just a quick post to let you know that Scrumptious is now available!  We've got the full collection in the shop as well as precuts and kits!  Check it all out here.

Happy Sewing!  :-)

Friday, October 4, 2013

Mother Daughter Sewdown at Ponderosa

Happy Friday!

This time last Friday I was headed to my mom's house to hop in the car and make the trek to Waynesville, NC to spend the weekend sewing with friends at the Ponderosa Quilt Retreat Center. Kim, our Moda rep and owner of the retreat center, encouraged us to come and visit and we thought it would be fun to spend a weekend sewing with some other mother-daughter teams.

And it was really fun.  :-)

Of course, we did a little fabric shopping at some local places in the Asheville area, ate lunch at the Veranda Cafe in Black Mountain (which was super yummy), and then headed over to the Ponderosa house.

I walked in and saw this ...

Sewing heaven y'all!  Lots of space to spread out your sewing paraphernalia while still chatting it up with everyone.  And do you see those bookshelves?  Like every sewing pattern and book known to the crafting universe was there.

One of the things I loved about Ponderosa was that all the tools were there .... cutting mats, rulers, what seemed like every tool you could want, an Accuquilt with a nice selection of dies, several ironing stations, design walls.  The list goes on.  All you needed was fabric and your machine.

We took turns on meals to maximize our sewing time.  The open floor plan let everyone stay involved in all the action even while prepping meals. :)

Truly, this was an awesome place to sew for the weekend!  :-)

And in case you were wondering, the accommodations were nice too.  /

(Sorry for the dark photos .... the sun was going down when I was running around the house snapping photos!)

And there is even a nice porch in case you needed a break from your machine.

We made a lot of stuff too (including my awesome Super Tote) ... check out Lee's and Nicole's recaps on our weekend.  We're already planning to go back in a few months!

Happy Sewing!  :-)

I'ts a Clearance Weekend at Sew Lux!

Hey y'all!  We have so many bolts en route that we are about to have a serious space problem ... so we're making room by offering you great deals on over 240 prints!

Save 15% off now all Sale Collections yardage now through Sunday, Oct 6th.  No coupon code is needed - prices will adjust when items are added to the shopping cart. 

And ... you can now PREORDER Scrumptious F8 & FQ Bundles (expected ship date of 10/15/13). 

Happy Sewing! :-) 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Barcelona by Zen Chic (& New Bundles)

Let's take a trip to Barcelona!

Barcelona just came in and is another great collection by Zen Chic. These prints and colors are bold and fun including dots, maps, and orange peels.  I think this collection is perfect for guys and gender neutral projects too. :-)

We have several other new Curated Collections FQ Bundles now available as well.  See them all here.

Happy Sewing!  :-)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Scrumptious Precuts Back in Stock!

More Scrumptious precuts have shipped and are on the way!  These arrive on Monday (10/7/13) so orders with these will be held until then.  Grab them while you can!

Happy Sewing! :-)

Sunnyside Super Tote

Hey y'all!

Last weekend, we had a mother-daughter sew down and I made it my business to make a Super Tote by Noodlehead. And I am so glad I did!

This bag was pretty easy to put together and one I would definitely make again.  I also was fortunate to have Lee there to help me as she has made several.  (Thanks, Lee!)

I used some Essex Yarn-Dyed linen for the sides and straps.  All the other fabrics are from the gorgeous Sunnyside collection by Kate Spain.  I used prints from the Shade and Opal color way and I love how it turned out.  Like. really. love. it.

This tote is actually really quite large.  I was surprised at how much stuff I could fit in it.  I did make a few changes to the pattern.  I only put one set of elasticized pockets on the inside.

I also top stitched over the straps at the top of the bag to hold them in place and keep the bag from rolling down.  I also fully lined the front pocket and used extra interfacing in several places as well as a layer of cotton duck to help with the shape.

I really love how it turned out.  Did I mention that already?!

Happy Sewing! :-)