Thursday, May 26, 2016

3 Day Weekend Sale and Market update


Yes! This past month has been BUSY!!

But before we recap we want to first mention our up coming SALE this 3 day weekend.  So mark your calendar, the SALE begins this Saturday! 


We began our month with an awesome show and classes at HMQS! Jenny's daughter, Brittany, came to help us and to add some young, gorgeous and vibrant energy!


We had a great time and a lot of success in the classes we taught and met some amazing ladies!




In between HMQS and Quilt Market, we had time to go home for a few days, re-group with our families, then come right back to Salt Lake for Market.  

Jenny brought her AWESOME husband, Jared, to help build our amazing booth! We simply kept referring to him as Muscles! haha! We couldn't have done it without him!! 




We were VERY happy with how the booth came together! It met every one of our expectations!! :)


We also had some very amazing talent visit our booth! Well, looky there... Tula came to visit and watch a demo! Very cool!! :)


We were thrilled to see our Persimmon quilt made up in gorgeous green in the Superior Threads booth! Awesome!

Our 'Persimmon' pattern can be found in our newest book, One Wonderful Curve.


We love spending time together at these shows.  It might even be our favorite thing about it all!


Yes...caught taking selfies!! 


These shows in Salt lake provided us with the perfect opportunity to spend time with family! Catching up with cousins, parents, children and siblings.  The best! :)




Happy Quilting!! 

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Jenny's Quilt Studio Tour

I've been wanting to share pictures of my Quilt Studio here on our blog and when the sun came out today, I hurried and cleaned up my studio and took some pictures of it. 


My old quilting space was something that was not to be desired for!  It had no natural light...no ceiling...no space...no flooring...and I shared it with spiders and the occasional rat, but on a good note I was able to do laundry in between each quilting pass!  


...so when it came time to design my potential new studio, I knew I wanted everything I didn't have in my current studio space.  


My dreams became reality and my studio is everything I've always wanted!

  
We put in 5 windows to add tons of natural light.  That was #1 on the must have list.  I also found the perfect cutting table.  It's tall enough and actually has a leaf if I want to open it up and make it bigger. 


I love my sewing/computer space.  In order for us to create a lower sewing counter we needed a lower cabinet base.  I found two end tables at TJ Max which worked perfect and gave me more storage space.


I wanted lots of space for my fabric and these cubicles were perfect.  It took some effort to find enough baskets but managed to find and buy out all of them at 4 different Lowe's stores.  The baskets make for perfect storage.


I love my little pressing station.  My DIY ironing board is always set up and ready for when I need it!  I had a light bulb moment one day when I thought of changing our unused wall table to my quilting ironing board.  I painted it...we then drilled about 250 holes in the top to allow steam to escape...and then stapled double batting and upholstered fabric to the table top.  


We added this slat board for my longarm supplies and love how it keeps it all organized and visible.  


I also knew I wanted a place for the kids to sit and hangout.  I looked long and hard for the perfect couch and finally found this one at Ikea. ...and the TV is a must!


In order for us to free up more space in my studio, my husband cut down my longarm quilting table from 14 feet down to 10 feet and our handy friend welded it back together.  
 

 We ended up getting a pellet stove for our heating source.  We haven't used it yet but I think we are going to love it come winter.  The last studio project was putting up my design wall, a must have in any quilt studio!   

Hope you enjoyed my little quilt studio tour.  I loved sharing it with you today!

~Jenny~

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Alive and Well!!





Well, it has definitely been busy here at Sew Kind of Wonderful.  We started the new year out with a bang at Road to California.  We had so much fun with Helen's daughter Rae and our friend, Wendy Iris who were there to help us.  They were awesome!! :)


We reworked a few of our newer and more popular patterns, kitted them up and sold them like crazy! Big hit!! 











We turned our "Mini Pumpkins" pattern into 
"Mini Pineapples"! How cute are these!?!!
To make these, you need our Mini Pumpkins pattern and the pineapple top tutorial can be found here.


Helen just recently reworked our Mini Twist and Mini Medallion.  They're awesome! 



And, Sherilyn has had sooo much fun making her daughter two wedding quilts! Her daughter, Laura, is getting married next month and is getting spoiled for sure! 






Spring Quilt Market is right around the corner! We're busy working up some very fun new patterns! Currently working out the details and they'll be available at market! :)




Happy Quilting Everyone! :)

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~
Jenny, Helen, and Sherilyn

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Holiday Happenings!


Helen has had a great time turning our free "Mini Trees" pattern into amazing Christmas gifts! We love them all!



We have loved seeing all of the Mini Trees creations on Insta Gram. They work up fast and make great Christmas gifts.


"Chic Country" is quickly becoming a customer favorite! Jenny made the one above. It's gorgeous!! She made it into a baby quilt! Lucky recipient! :)
The one below is a customer quilt. Andrea @practicaldazzle on IG made this beauty!


Some how, Jenny has also found time at this very busy time of year to "play"! She made this amazing table runner using fabric snowflakes. 


1⃣ Use a 6 sided snowflake cut from square tutorial. I used 11" and 9" squares. (Google this). 2⃣ Fold fabric as if it were paper, pressing between each fold. 3⃣ Using sharp scissors cut out your snowflake. Then open and press snowflake flat. 4⃣ Raw edge appliqué all snowflake edges starting in the center and going out. I double stitched on the very out edge of snowflake. 5⃣ Challenge yourself to custom quilt your snowflakes and have fun!!

Jenny has also been playing with our new QCR Mini.  Check out this fantastic design!


And, just a reminder about our other free holiday pattern, "Fun Poinsettia".  This pattern can also be made smaller using the QCRMini. Just follow the block instructions for the pattern that comes with the QCR Mini. 


We hope you are all enjoying this beautiful time of year... working on Christmas projects and enjoying family and friends.

Happy Quilting!

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~