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Date: Monday, 28 Jul 2014 11:00

Tamara Kate grew up in the hot and colorful Caribbean island of Trinidad, where one cannot help but be influenced by the beauty of the land and the vibrancy of the multicultural population. She was raised by a father who is a skilled draftsman and a sewing, needlepointing, quilting, rug hooking mom who encouraged constant creativity from the get-go, both at home and throughout their children’s education. She has been sewing for as long as she can remember, with recent addictive forays into quilting.

Tamara is a licensed fabric designer with Michael Miller Fabrics. Her fifth collection, Origami Oasis is set to hit stores in early September. Tamara currently lives in Montreal with her husband and two fiercly loved little ones, from whom she derives much creative inspiration.

 

Tamara’s Links: Website and Shop, BlogPinterestFacebook, Fabric at Pink Chalk Fabrics

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Author: "Diana" Tags: "Where I Sew"
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Date: Friday, 25 Jul 2014 11:00

My name is Megan Nielsen and I am a ready to wear turned sewing pattern designer. I love creating sewing patterns with fashion forward design that fit into a woman’s every day wardrobe. As a mom of three, I know the challenges of sewing for a changing body, so my line of patterns also includes the only stylish maternity and nursing sewing patterns on the market. I like to think of sewing as “fashion you Make!”, and hope that my sewing patterns will help make sewing a more enjoyable and stylish experience.

Megan’s Links: Website and Shop, Blog, Instagram, TwitterFacebook, Patterns at Pink Chalk Fabrics

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Author: "Diana" Tags: "Where I Sew"
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Date: Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 11:00

 

Caroline Hulse is the author of the creative lifestyle blog, Sew Caroline. She’s enthralled with the world of handmade fashion and has recently released a line of women’s PDF sewing patterns. Caroline also debuted her very first line of fabric for Art Gallery Fabrics at spring quilt market that will release in July! Her line of fabric, Gleeful, is full of bright colors, cheerful motifs, and feminine flair.

Caroline’s Links: Website and Shop, Blog, Instagram, Patterns at Pink Chalk Fabrics

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Author: "Diana" Tags: "Sewing"
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Date: Monday, 21 Jul 2014 11:00

I’m a Toronto-based surface pattern designer and would describe my work as delicate, romantic and modern with a hint of vintage. I’ve loved sewing since I was a girl so having my own fabric lines with Cloud9 has been a dream! My first line, Grey Abbey, came out last winter, and my next, Wildwood, ships in September. I also design for other product categories, like bedding, stationery, gift and decor.

Elizabeth’s Links: Website and Shop, Instagram, Fabric at Pink Chalk Fabrics

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Author: "Diana" Tags: "Sewing, Where I Sew"
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Date: Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 11:00

LUKE Haynes makes works pulling from the histories of design and craft. Using quilting as a medium he creates art piece that travel the world pushing the boundaries of what the medium means to viewers.

Luke’s Links: Website

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Author: "Diana" Tags: "Sewing, Where I Sew"
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Date: Friday, 18 Jul 2014 23:00

Kristen made The Tee from Cake Patterns in a vibrant yellow fabric from her stash. The free downloadable pattern features an optional crew or v-neck with kimono sleeves and a waist band.


The Tee pattern uses Cake’s innovative grid-guide sizing, giving you complete control over your Tee’s length and ease. Simply measure, mark, and connect the dots for a custom fit. It really is that easy!

Kristen’s Tee is a comfortable, go anywhere wardrobe basic. Read about the designer StephC in our Where I Sew blog series going on now. For those of you new to sewing with knits StephC has several tutorials online to help you through the steps used in making The Tee.

Helpful tutorials online at Cake Patterns – Grid guide for custom sizing, Pockets,  and the Mitered V-neck

Happy sewing!
~Diana

 

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Author: "Diana" Tags: "What We're Making"
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Date: Friday, 18 Jul 2014 11:00

“StephC began obsessively twiddling with fibers as a child, to supplement her imagination.  After 23 years of sewing, teaching sewing, and working in costume/design shops, StephC launched Cake Patterns to address the needs of the 21st century sewist.  Cake is all about making the sewing simpler and more intuitive through using your measurements as the size to the thoughtful, detailed instructions written in plain English.  Cake is designed to help you create cute, comfy wardrobe staples you’ll reach for again and again!”

StephC’s Links: Website and Shop, Patterns at Pink Chalk Fabrics, The Tee – Free Downloadable Pattern

 

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Author: "Diana" Tags: "Sewing"
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Date: Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 11:00

Hi, I’m Taylor author of the blog TaylorMade. I come from a crafty family and started sewing on my mom’s old Singer when I was 10. I have always had a love for fabric and color and I even graduated college with a degree in Costume Design for Theatre. I love making clothes for my kids and making quilts. My dream is to one day create a fabric line of my own!

Taylor’s Links: Website and Shop

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Author: "Diana" Tags: "Where I Sew"
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Date: Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 11:00

 

Alexia Marcelle Abegg was born in Folsom, California, on the day Mount St. Helens erupted in Washington – May 18, 1980. Always fascinated with the art of sewing, Alexia grew up watching her mother create everything from bridal gowns to costumes. She studied fashion and fine arts in college.

After trying her hand at photography, production, acting, costuming, hair and makeup for film and television, fashion design, and custom sewing, she found her home in creating fine art quilts and sewing patterns while living in Brooklyn, New York and working at The City Quilter.

Alexia and her husband, artist and fabric designer, Rob Bancroft, live in Nashville with their two dogs, Soda and Olive. She currently divides her time among creating patterns for their company, Green Bee Design and Patterns; teaching; making art; designing fabric for Cotton + Steel, and writing. She is the author of Liberty Love, and has contributed to many books and magazines.

Alexia’s Links: Website and Shop, Blog, Instagram, Twitter, Patterns at Pink Chalk Fabrics, Fabrics at Pink Chalk Fabrics

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Author: "Diana" Tags: "Where I Sew"
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Date: Monday, 14 Jul 2014 11:00

I am a bag pattern designer. Imagine being able to make handbags and purses that are unique to YOU and exactly the style, colour, size and shape that YOU want them to be? ChrisW Designs range of designer bag patterns will help you to do just that! Nobody will believe you made them yourself!

Christine’s Links: Website and Shop, Blog, Pinterest, Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, Patterns at Pink Chalk Fabrics

Where I Sew is a month long celebration of the spaces we create in. Leave a comment and be entered to win one of 50 $20 Pink Chalk Fabrics Gift Certificates. Add your sewing room to the tour!

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Author: "Diana" Tags: "Where I Sew"
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Date: Friday, 11 Jul 2014 11:00

After learning to quilt from my husband’s grandfather, I started a machine quilting business over 10 years ago. I love quilting and love to share my passion with anyone that will listen. Visit my website for machine quilting tips and eye candy. Happy Quilting!

Angela’s Links: Website and Shop, Blog.

Where I Sew is a month long celebration of the spaces we create in. Leave a comment and be entered to win one of 50 $20 Pink Chalk Fabrics Gift Certificates. Add your sewing room to the tour!

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Author: "Diana" Tags: "Where I Sew"
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Date: Wednesday, 09 Jul 2014 11:00

I am Heather Jones and I own Heather Jones Studio. I combine my love of fine art and vintage quilts with unexpected inspiration in my unique modern patchwork designs, which I offer through both patterns and finished quilts. My projects are fresh interpretations of the traditional art of quilt making, easy to construct, and have a strong graphic quality. I also teach workshops throughout the county, as well as online on Creativebug.com. I have been published in numerous books and magazines, most recently as a contributing author of Lucky Spool’s “Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making” (July 2014), and have just completed by first solo publication with STC Craft| Melanie Falick Books which will be released in the Fall of 2015.

Heather’s Links: Website and Shop, Patterns at Pink Chalk Fabrics

Where I Sew is a month long celebration of the spaces we create in. Leave a comment and be entered to win one of 50 $20 Pink Chalk Fabrics Gift Certificates. Add your sewing room to the tour!

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Author: "Diana" Tags: "Where I Sew"
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Date: Monday, 07 Jul 2014 11:00

Hi, I’m Jen, the designer, pattern maker and writer behind Tie Dye Diva Patterns. Since 2007, my line of more than 70 downloadable sewing patterns has focused on easy-to-sew and easy-to wear classic clothing designs for baby and child, with just a touch of whimsy like animal ears on fleece hats and ruffled bottoms on babywear. I aim to make sewing a gratifying and educational process that gives even beginning sewers a result to be proud of. I live in Northern California with a supportive and patient husband who never complains about having serger tails sticking to his shirt, and 3 beautiful children who are great fit models, accomplished fabric-stash refolders and enthusiastic critics of my work.

Jen’s Links: Website and Shop, Blog, Instagram, Facebook, Patterns at Pink Chalk Fabrics

Where I Sew is a month long celebration of the spaces we create in. Leave a comment and be entered to win one of 50 $20 Pink Chalk Fabrics Gift Certificates. Add your sewing room to the tour!

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Author: "Diana" Tags: "Where I Sew"
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Date: Saturday, 05 Jul 2014 11:00

I was binge quilting last weekend! The Canvas Quilt from She Can Quilt was all I could think about last week. You may have seen our blog post, Quilt Dreaming last week where I discussed many color options for the Canvas Quilt. The downloadable pattern includes sizes from a mug rug up to a king size quilt. Fabric requirements for a  46″ x 46″ baby size quilt are 8 fat quarters.

Last month each Chalkette picked their favorite fabrics for Birthday Stacks of fat quarters. Well… my birthday fat quarters were calling to me.

I decided to make the quilt as large as possible with fat quarters. Using 9″ squares to make the main block which was then set off center turning the square quilt into a rectangular lap quilt.

Between the back and pieced binding I used almost all of the 8 chosen fat quarters. I love the satisfaction of using all the fabric I purchased for a  quilt.

The backing fabric is V & Co Color Me Happy Dots Multi which has the perfect sense of playfulness to complete the look.

I used free motion quilting on my regular size home machine to finish the quilt. Last year at Quiltcon I was fortunate to be in Angela Walters Quilting Negative Space class. Angela taught a flower design which fills the negative space nicely on the Canvas Quilt. Aurifil thread, #2605 Medium Grey was used on the colored blocks and #2021 Ivory for the background .

1/4 inch seams were used to piece the binding in 18 inch strips. The negative space around the main block allows for a strong contrast binding to frame the edges.

The modern sophisticated pattern is great for the beginner and more advanced quilter.

 

Here are a couple of fat quarter sets to get you started on your Canvas Quilt – Shape Of Spring Canvas Bundle and Quill Canvas Bundle.

Happy quilting!
~Diana

 

 

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Author: "Diana" Tags: "What We're Making"
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Date: Friday, 04 Jul 2014 11:00

I design bag patterns for my sewing pattern line, Sew Sweetness. My first book, ‘Big-City Bags’, was released in November 2013 by Martingale Publishing. I’m currently working on my second book. Recently I started designing fabric. My first line for Art Gallery Fabrics is called Jungle Ave., which is out now in shops. My blog is another creative outlet that I love where I post my finished sewing projects as well as hosting fun sew along events several times a year.

Sara’s Links: Website and Shop, Blog, InstagramTwitter, Facebook, Patterns at Pink Chalk Fabrics

Where I Sew is a month long celebration of the spaces we create in. Leave a comment and be entered to win one of 50 $20 Pink Chalk Fabrics Gift Certificates. Add your sewing room to the tour!

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Author: "Diana" Tags: "Sewing, Where I Sew"
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