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“use it up” mini charm quilt

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

I’m a little obsessed with mini charms lately. They have the itty-bitty cute appeal, but it’s also a great, cheap way to get a variety of prints. Plus lots of cutting eliminated, so duh. We recently got a whole bunch of new minis in and I probably audibly squealed when we opened the box. And this isn’t even all of them.

The Suppose Creative Guild recently had a small quilt challenge and I knew I wanted to use my April Showers mini charm from quilt market. This Bonnie & Camille line doesn’t come out until March but we’ve got the mini charms in. The colors and prints are just a perfect mix of retro sweetness and modern graphicness. Plus, it reminds me of the days as a kid when I’d play in the warm SoCal rain with my huge, clear dome umbrella.

I wanted to make something simple and I wanted to be able to use every piece in my charm pack, so I doodled until I came up with this. The background is Kona Ocean, which isn’t in any of the prints so none of them blend in too much (which some would have if I had chosen navy as I almost did). I love how happy the bright blue ended up being.
It finishes at 22 1/2″ square, and I quilted it kind of densely with horizontal quilting so that it would lay good and flat in case I use it on a table. I also used thin polyester batting, since it’s nice and stable (not stretchy or wavy) for when I hang it on the wall. I’m calling it “Use It Up” since I didn’t have to have any leftover charms.  I wrote it up into a little pattern in case you want to make one too. And if you do, I’d love to see it! Post a photo to Instagram and hashtag it #supposequilts!

DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE “USE IT UP” MINI QUILT PATTERN HERE

free quilt patterns galore

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Did you know that most fabric companies constantly put out free patterns? That you can download online? Maybe you did, I know you’re super savvy. They do it to feature their new collections, but of course you can use any fabrics. I’ve been meaning to compile a list of where to get these patterns, so I thought I share it.  Keep in mind that the quality of free patterns can vary and sometimes you get what you pay for. You may find occasional errors, though some of these sites have an area for corrections. We’ve used many with good luck, especially from Moda, Clothworks, and Michael Miller. There are tons of online tutorials and project ideas for quilting and sewing, like at Moda Bake Shop and many other blogs, but that’s for another day. Here we have a list of the websites where fabric companies offer free PDF downloads. Have fun with it!

 

 

free shipping this week!

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

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This week we celebrate the official launch of the Suppose web shop with free shipping!  Just choose FREE USPS Priority Mail as your shipping option at checkout.

You could say we’ve been in beta mode for a little while, but now we are full steam ahead.  All of the fabric in our brick & mortar store is available online, from the oilcloth & laminates to Christmas prints and everything in between. Plus the ric rac. Oh the ric rac!

ric rac galore

Not to mention, many of our favorite books and patterns.  Free shipping will end Sunday. Have fun shopping, and don’t forget to show us what you make with your purchase in our photo pool!

{Free shipping has ended, but stay tuned for more great deals.}