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INTERMIX by Erin McMorris

I am happy to share with you today some sewing ventures using Intermix by Erin McMorris. Free Spirit sent me this line awhile ago and I tossed and turned over what to make with it. I really wanted to make some placemats and even designed what I thought might be a fun concept, but the prints and colors really didn't go with our dishes that well. But I did come up with some fun free online projects from other people and one project adapted from one of...

Manly Sewing Day!

Today's post is all designed by guys. I am using fabrics designed by the Kaffe Fassett group which consists of Kaffe, Brandon, and Philip. These are the prints from their Fall 2016 Collection that Free Spirit Fabrics sent me to play with. And my Brother from another mother, Mr. Man Sewing himself, Rob Appell, sent me his Burst Template to experiment with. I really found that my Olfa Rotating Mat was so helpful when I used it with Rob's Template! Sometimes the rotating mat is more hassle than it's worth, but...

Yummies & 7th Gen Indahs

Hey there! You know how I always lean toward "non-solid" Solids, right? Well today's post has some great examples of what I mean by that. The fabrics below are by my friend Melissa Averinos for  Me + You (a Division of Hoffman Fabrics).  She named the line Yummies -- a nod to her start in the blogosphere with her original blog "YummyGoods." I have always, always, loved Melissa's fascination with texture. There is so much texture in the world. I do share her adoration of peeling paint...

Winners Circle

Happy Mid January already!! I just love giving away stuff, I did a lot of that over the last few months, but I have been negligent to keep you all informed of who the winners were. So here's a short post to let you all in on who won what. I have already sent out the Prizes. Everybody should have their goodies by now I would hope! [caption id="attachment_52319" align="alignnone" width="459"] Do you remember Wren Olive? She is one of the "Prop Girls" Blue Nickel Readers named back in 2010!![/caption] In...

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year, peeps! And I am so excited to have all the new people stopping by the Blue Nickel for the Splendid Sampler Bonus Block and Deco States Giveaway! Make sure you leave a comment on that post for a chance to win! Today's post is mostly about the Big Day coming up at the Stitchin' Post in two days. January 5th is the day you can start signing up for Quilters' Affair Classes this coming summer in Sisters, Oregon. There is a GREAT line-up of...