Market Project Spotlight

It’s hard to believe that the last day of International Quilt Market is already upon us. There is always such anticipation leading up to the big event and then it always seems to go way too fast! We’ve been having a great time and will post a recap of some of our favorite parts later this week. Today, we wanted to throw a spotlight on a few of the projects currently on display in our booth. Sure, if you’ve at market, and you’ve been to our booth, you’ve seen these beauties already. But, if you’re following along from home, isn’t it nice to get a little recap — give the designers a little shout-out? We think so too:).

divideandconquerDivide & Conquer Quilt
by Elizabeth Dackson of Don’t Call Me Betsy

Uses 100% Bleached Cotton Batting

 

 

 

 

 

coffeesleevesCoffee Sleeves 
by Bree Wernimont of My Crafty Crap

Butterflies: SF101 Shape-Flex® & Flex-Foam™ 1-Sided Fusible (fused to the lining)

Pink & yellow triangles: SF101 Shape-Flex®, Insul-Film™, & Natural Cotton Batting

Grey polka dots: SF101 Shape-Flex® & Natural Cotton Batting

 

 

Pellon1LRHappy Home Floor Pillow
by Caroline Hulse of Sew Caroline

Uses Flex-Foam Sew-In & Basic Loft Fiber Fill

 

 

 

Mug Rug 2Coasters
by Nancy Spaulding of Baby Rozen Design

Uses Flex-Foam 2-Sided Fusible

 

 

 

JackieWhite-PillowThrow Pillow 
by Jackie White of Jackie’s Art Quilts

Uses Bamboo Blend Batting & Decorative 16×16 Pillow Insert

 

 

 

 

Thank you SO much to all of the talented designers who sent us projects to put out on display. You all make us look good!!

Samarra Khaja is Sew Adorkable

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Welcome Sew Adorkable Blog Hop Book Tour readers!! We are so thrilled to be a part of this fab tour and I (Erin at Pellon) am personally super excited about this book! Sew Adorkable is the quirky brainchild of artist/designer/author/maker Samarra Khaja, who just happens to also be a Pellon Project Designer.

Samarra never fails to charm with her style and her wit and this book is a prime example. She has created an irresistible line-up of completely fabulous projects. From the TRAWRzers! (check Lindsay’s rendition here) to the Teacher Tool Belt, the Typewriter Tissue Box Cover to the Odd Socks Quilt, this one has a little something that will speak to the inner geek in all of us.

To get a bit more background and learn about Samarra’s thought process behind bringing this one to life, we went straight to the source.

THE INTERVIEW
Pellon: Samarra! Welcome:). Any chance you’d like to tell our readers a little more about yourself and how you came into this whole fabulous world of sewing? 
Samarra: I went to the Talented & Gifted Magnet High School, a geek-tastic college prep school, solidifying my position in life as a card-carrying nerd and goofball. I’ve also been a lifelong creative person and maker of things. My fine arts degree in printmaking, drawing and photography (along with a minor in Medieval Studies, cuz nerd’s gonna nerd) morphed into working as a graphic designer for many years and that subsequently evolved into including surface and textile design and voila, here we are with my new sewing book!

P: You had me at Adorkable;). Seriously though… how did you come to the book title and how does it represent you and your crafty persona?
S: Hahaha, how does it not represent me, is more like it! My publisher’s Creative Director, Gailen, used the term ‘adorkable’ first to describe my point of view (maybe even me, hahaha) and the universal theme behind my projects and the word stuck all the way to the end! YAY!

Prehistoric Portrait Painting by Samarra Khaja, Sew Adorkable

Prehistoric Portrait Painting by Samarra Khaja, Sew Adorkable

P: Each project in the book features a quirky mash-up of finished project photography and your awesome illustrations. How did that all come to be? Did you always know that the Octopus was destined to wear the Teacher Tool Belt and that the hedgehog would peek out of the shower, or did the illustrations take inspiration from the final project images? 
S: My idea to overlay photography with my illustrations was a solid concept from the beginning. The specifics didn’t come about until I saw the final photographs and played around with them. I had a two-part goal for the final look: to keep the images open and universally welcoming to a wide range of folks (by not depicting any specific people/models in them) and to also add an additional layer of other-worldliness to the book to help push people into feeling as creatively inspired as possible.

P: I’m sure there will be a handful of readers who feel the same way that I do… these projects seem almost like they were made just for me. I mean The Bee’s Knees Patch and TRAWRzers!? Did the projects or the titles come first? I’d love to hear a little more about your process.
S: I’m fairly concept driven with all my work, so the projects typically come first in a seed of an idea and then shortly thereafter the punny landslide begins and I start sorting through all the possible clever layering I can crowbar into a single idea. It’s really fun when it all falls into place!

Braille Alphabet Quilt by Samarra Khaja, Sew Adorkable

Braille Alphabet Quilt by Samarra Khaja, Sew Adorkable

P: I adore the layout of the book — each project gives the same layout: Fun Facts, What You’ll Need, Go Time!, All Together Now, Almost Done! & Ta-Dah! It sets readers up for a perfect sense of satisfaction with each project. Did you stumble upon this snazzy sequence for one project and decide it should be followed for all, or did you have the idea before even getting started?
S: After taking a first pass at a few of the projects, I recognized the rhythm I wanted and because I’m a freak for consistency, made it the standard structure for the whole book.

P: What was your favorite part about putting this book together? 
S: Hands down, drawing over the photos. Deciding what characters got to live on each page was incredibly enjoyable and I had fun picking a wide range of creatures, real and otherwise and housing them all together in one happy place.

Toothy, the Tooth Fairy by Samarra Khaja, Sew Adorkable

Toothy, the Tooth Fairy by Samarra Khaja, Sew Adorkable

P: What would you like our readers to know about how this book will change their lives?
S: I’m not an especially frilly girly-girl and am always looking for clever things that make a statement beyond just being pretty. With that in mind, this book fills a need I see in the sewing market, specifically catering to people like me, who want projects that are quirky, offbeat, humorous and downright fun and dorky. With added ridiculous humor and a lighthearted approach, my aim is to also disarm any hesitant people who may feel like crafting outsiders and let them know they’re welcome to join in and make, make, make!

P: Other than being a super fabulous designer, maker and author, you’re also a graphic designer, fabric designer and illustrator. First of all — WOW, you’re kind of awesome! Second, how do you feel they are all connected? Are you drawn to one particular area over another? 
S: It’s that whole concept-driven mindset I mentioned before; I love puzzle-solving like it’s nobody’s business, making things I haven’t seen before and putting a whole new spin and twist on things. So under that umbrella, and regardless of specific medium, I’m always trying to create the unexpected from the expected. I think that’s what connects everything I do. I love any chance to share my creative perspective on things, so if it’s through my illustration, fabric designs, or craft concepts, I’m as happy as a lark. And humor, if it can be done with humor, all the better!

Candy Dots by Samarra Khaja, Sew Adorkable

Candy Dots by Samarra Khaja, Sew Adorkable

THE VIDEO

THE BOOK
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Looking to grab a copy of your own? Head on over to C&T Publishing to snag your hard copy or your ebook.

THE GIVEAWAY
Just because we love giveaways so much, we’re doing another one!! One lucky winner will win:

1 pkg of Pellon® 805 Wonder-Under
1 throw-sized pkg of Pellon® Nature’s Touch® 100% Natural Cotton Batting
1 yard of Pellon® FF78F1 Flex-Foam™ 1-Sided Fusible 
AND 1 copy of Sew Adorkable by Samarra Khaja!

To enter-to-win, simply leave a comment below telling us which fabulous project pictured is the first must-make project on our list. 1 bonus entry (please leave a separate comment) for a fun, adorkable, sewing story that you’d like to share!! :) (2 total entries per person!!)

One book per winner. Open to US & Canada residents only. US residents will receive a hard copy of the book. Canada residents will receive a promo code to purchase the ebook version free of charge. Giveaway is open until 11:59pm on Monday, October 26 (the last day of the blog tour!). Good luck:)

THE SCHEDULE
We’re still in the beginning stages of this fabulous tour! Make sure to click through to check out already published posts and keep an eye out for all the fabulous posts coming up! So much Adorkable goodness;).

09/14/15: C&T/Stash Books
09/16/15: Generation Q Magazine
09/18/15: Sew Timeless
09/21/15: The Fire Science Blog
09/23/15: Art School DropOut
09/25/15: Craft Buds
09/28/15: Pellon
09/30/15: Crafty Planner
10/02/15: Modern Handcraft
10/05/15: Imagine Gnats
10/07/15: May Chappell
10/09/15: Nancy Zieman
10/12/15: Dritz
10/14/15: Spoonflower
10/16/15: Sew Sweetness
10/19/15: Aurifil
10/21/15: Accuquilt
10/23/15: Schmancy Toys
10/26/15: Samarra Khaja

Thanks so much for stopping by to hang with us today!! Enjoy the rest of the tour!

Flex-Foam™ 2-Sided Fusible Tote

Our final guest post on the Fusible Flex-Foam blog tour comes from Pellon Project Designer Anjeanette Klinder. She was so excited about the product and could only think about how perfect it would be for a tote. She was particularly interested in using the Flex-Foam 2-Sided Fusible and she was right… it’s perfect!

Tote by Anjeanette Klinder

Anjeanette fused the Flex-Foam 2-Sided to both the exterior and the interior fabrics, did a bit of quilting to take advantage of the foam’s loft, and finished it all off with binding to cover the seams. We think it’s absolutely stunning! Head on over to her blog to read more about her process.

Tote by Anjeanette Klinder

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Don’t forget to check in with all of the fabulous designers who were involved with our Fusible Flex-Foam Blog Tour. We’ve loved hearing all about their experiences, getting sneak peeks at new projects and getting a handful of fabulous new FREE projects to try on our own.

Come back here tomorrow for a full recap, a list of where to buy, and a few other ideas for how to use all varieties of our fabulous new Flex-Foam!

Fusible Flex-Foam Blog Tour:
9/8 – Pellon
9/8 – Swoon Sewing Patterns
9/9 – Mommy’s Nap Time
9/10 – Cut to Pieces
9/11 – My Crafty Crap
9/12– Sew Caroline
9/13 – Pellon
9/14 – Baby Rozen Design
9/15 – Sew Sweetness
9/16 – Love to Color My World
9/17 – Anjeanette Klinder
9/18 – Pellon

The Ultimate Art Organizer

Today, we get to hang out with Sara of Sew Sweetness! If you’ve been following along with us for a while, you know that Sara has been Pellon Project Designer for over 4 years. She was actually one of the first and we simply adore working with her. You also know that she is pretty amazing at putting together some fabulous bag patterns. We just had to send her some samples of the new Fusible Flex-Foam to let her try it out, get her opinion and see what she could make with it. We are never, ever, disappointed when working with Sara;).

Introducing the Ultimate Art Organizer:

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This one is currently with Sara’s testers and will be available as a pattern soon. She used the Flex-Foam 1-Sided Fusible Interfacing on the exterior pieces and has some great things to say about her experience. Click on over to her blog to read all about it!

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Don’t forget to follow along with all of our fabulous designers all week for impressions on our new Fusible Flex-Foam products, new projects, reviews and more!

Fusible Flex-Foam Blog Tour:
9/8 – Pellon
9/8 – Swoon Sewing Patterns
9/9 – Mommy’s Nap Time
9/10 – Cut to Pieces
9/11 – My Crafty Crap
9/12– Sew Caroline
9/13 – Pellon
9/14 – Baby Rozen Design
9/15 – Sew Sweetness
9/16 – Love to Color My World
9/17 – Anjeanette Klinder
9/18 – Pellon

 

Tara’s Campus Clutch

Today’s feature project comes from a brand new Project Designer for Pellon, Nancy Spaulding of Baby Rozen Design. We are so thrilled to welcome her to the team and can’t wait to see all of the gorgeous creations that she’ll contribute. We’ve had our eye on her thanks to her gorgeously sewn handbags and feel so fortunate that she created a brand new pattern to share with us and all of you!

Nancy had the opportunity to work with both the 1-Sided and 2-Sided Fusible versions of our Flex-Foam™. You can read all about what she thought over on her blog today!

Tara's Campus Clutch by Nancy Spaulding for Pellon Projects

Tara’s Campus Clutch 
This clutch is the absolute perfect size. It is roomy enough to fit all of the essentials while still being small enough to just grab and go. Toss it in a large tote to keep everything organized, or take it solo for a night out. It’s particularly fabulous for back-to-college gals looks for a bag to show off a little personality! Clutch Finished Dimensions: 12″ Wide x 8″ Tall x 2″ Deep

Materials List
— 1/2 yard Exterior Main Fabric
— 1/2 yard Lining/Contrast Fabric
— 2″ Bias binding Strips (if making the strips, cut 2 on bias, 2″ x WOF)
— 1 yard Pellon® FF79F2 Flex-Foam™ 2-Sided Fusible Interfacing
— 1/4 yard Pellon® FF78F1 Flex-Foam™ 1-Sided Fusible Interfacing
— 1/2 yard Pellon® SF101 Shape-Flex®
— 2 packages bias piping (optional)
— One 14″ zipper
— 1 Twist lock set

Tools List
— Sewing machine and related supplies
— Iron and ironing surface

For a free downloadable pdf of this pattern, visit the project page here. We’d love to see what you make, so be sure to post a photo on our Facebook page, tag us (@pellonprojects) on Instagram OR share with our ‘Made with Pellon®‘ flickr group!

Tara's Campus Clutch by Nancy Spaulding for Pellon Projects

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Don’t forget to follow along with all of our fabulous designers all week for impressions on our new Fusible Flex-Foam products, new projects, reviews and more!

Fusible Flex-Foam Blog Tour:
9/8 – Pellon
9/8 – Swoon Sewing Patterns
9/9 – Mommy’s Nap Time
9/10 – Cut to Pieces
9/11 – My Crafty Crap
9/12– Sew Caroline
9/13 – Pellon
9/14 – Baby Rozen Design
9/15 – Sew Sweetness
9/16 – Love to Color My World
9/17 – Anjeanette Klinder
9/18 – Pellon

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Nancy SpauldingOriginally from Arkansas, Nancy is now a proud transplant living in the beautiful state of Vermont. She is a wife, a mother of 4, a veteran, an artist, a business owner, a sewing pattern designer, a graphic designer, and an aspiring fabric designer! She LOVEs all things fabric and always say if it can be made of fabric, she can make it!

Find Nancy online:
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The Jackson Nap Mat

Have you been following along with the Fusible Flex-Foam™ Blog Tour? We’ve been having so much fun this week and have absolutely adored the new patterns and projects that have come from our fabulous line-up of bloggers. There are so many great uses for the Fusible Flex-Foam — we just know that this tour is only the tip of the iceberg. We’re truly looking forward to seeing what you all make!

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Today, we’re showcasing a project of our own — a little preview actually, since the full project will be available on Tuesday on The Stitch (Hancock Fabrics’ Blog) — The Jackson Nap Mat. This one is a great ‘back-to-school’ project, though it’s really intended for kiddos who are daycare/preschool age. My daughter is 23 months old and just started a new daycare this week. She still takes one long nap in the middle of the afternoon and has been out of the pack-n-play and on her very own nap mat for a few months now. She loves it and gets excited that she has a place that is all her own to snuggle and snooze.

The Jackson Nap Mat - by Pellon Projects

Our second is on the way in November, a baby boy, and though it’s a little premature, I couldn’t help but craft this nap mat for him. The Flex-Foam™ provides just the right amount of cushion, the flannel fabrics create the cozy, the handy elastic closures make it super portable and the name appliqué makes it personal and unique. I’m a little bit in love with this one!

The Jackson Nap Mat - by Pellon Projects

The Jackson Nap Mat
Supplies & Tools
— 2 yards fabric for Exterior, Handle & Pillow Pocket (Sample uses Concord House Snuggle Jack Mod Square)
— 2 yards fabric for Interior & Pillow (Sample uses Concord House Jack Coil Flannel Fabric)
— 1 yard flannel for Blanket (Sample uses Concord House Jack Polka Dot Flannel Fabric)
— Scraps for appliqué (optional)
— 1 yard of foldover elastic
— ½ yard Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece
— 2 yards Pellon® FF77 Flex-Foam™ or FF78F1 Flex-Foam™ 1-Sided Fusible
— 1 pkg Pellon® PLOFT16 Perfect Loft™ Fiber Fill
— 1 Sheet Pellon® EZ25S EZ-Steam® II for appliqué (optional)
— Rotary cutter, sewing machine & related supplies
— Iron & ironing board

Don’t forget to check back in on The Stitch on Tuesday, September 15 for the full tutorial. You can grab your Flex-Foam 1-Sided Fusible on Monday in Hancock Fabric Stores or online at http://www.hancockfabrics.com.

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A quick Blog Tour recap in case you might have missed something this week;). (Click on the image to head to the blog post)

Ethel, A Swoon Sewing Pattern by Alicia Miller -- Uses FF78F1 Flex Foam 1-Sided Fusible

Ethel, A Swoon Sewing Pattern by Alicia Miller — Uses FF78F1 Flex Foam 1-Sided Fusible

Zipper Pull using Flex-Foam 2-Sided Fusible by Emily Lang of Mommy's Nap Time

Zipper Pull using Flex-Foam 2-Sided Fusible by Emily Lang of Mommy’s Nap Time

The Hour Basket by Angela Pingel - Uses Flex-Foam 1-Sided Fusible

The One-Hour Basket by Angela Pingel – Uses Flex-Foam 1-Sided Fusible

Quilted Flex-Foam by Bree Wernimont - Uses Flex-Foam 1-Sided Fusible

Quilted Flex-Foam by Bree Wernimont – Uses Flex-Foam 1-Sided Fusible

Happy Home Floor Pillow by Caroline Hulse - Uses Flex-Foam Sew-In (we couldn't resist!)

Happy Home Floor Pillow by Caroline Hulse – Uses Flex-Foam Sew-In (we couldn’t resist!)

Don’t forget to follow along with all of our fabulous designers all next week and next for impressions on our new Fusible Flex-Foam products, new projects, reviews and more!

Fusible Flex-Foam Blog Tour:
9/8 – Pellon
9/8 – Swoon Sewing Patterns
9/9 – Mommy’s Nap Time
9/10 – Cut to Pieces
9/11 – My Crafty Crap
9/13 – Pellon
9/14 – Baby Rozen Design
9/15 – Sew Sweetness
9/16 – Love to Color My World
9/17 – Anjeanette Klinder
9/18 – Pellon

**make sure to check our launch post (first link on the tour!) for information on product availability, in-store dates, and a SUPER FABULOUS GIVEAWAY!!

Happy Home Floor Pillow

We’re feeling a little giddy this morning. Why, you might ask? Today, we not only get to share a truly awesome new project, but we also get to introduce a brand new Project Designer for Pellon. Please join us in a very warm welcome for the lovely and talented Caroline Hulse of Sew Caroline. Caroline writes and creates for an amazing blog but it doesn’t stop there. She is also a licensed fabric designer for Art Gallery Fabrics (her latest line, Happy Home, is featured in the project below) AND a women’s sewing pattern designer. We are particularly fond of the Out and About Dress, but honestly, we’d be happy with any one of her designs;). As she prepares for a new family addition (Congratulations!!), she’s also been adding some fun DIY tutorials for baby like these adorable baby bloomers. Watch out, you could probably lose your whole Saturday browsing around her site!

Caroline just finished up a fabulous new project using our Flex-Foam Sew-In and we honestly can’t wait to make a few for ourselves!

Happy Home Floor Pillow by Caroline Hulse for Pellon Projects

The Happy Home Floor Pillow is an excellent way to brighten your home décor. Use favorite fabrics and match colors to your style to create the perfect piece. This one lives in the nursery and uses Caroline’s Happy Home fabric line for Art Gallery Fabrics.

Happy Home Floor Pillow
Materials Needed
— 1/4 yard cuts of 5 coordinating fabrics
— 1-1/3 yards of a coordinating fabric (40-44″ wide) for top and bottom
— OR two 2/3 yard cuts of two different fabrics
— 1-3/4 yards Pellon® FF77 Flex-Foam, 60″ width
— One 5lb box of Pellon® Basic Fiber Fill

Tools Needed
— Sewing machine and related supplies
— Iron and ironing surface

Happy Home Floor Pillow by Caroline Hulse for Pellon Projects

For a free downloadable pdf of this pattern, visit the project page here. We’d love to see what you make, so be sure to post a photo on our Facebook page, tag us (@pellonprojects) on Instagram OR share with our ‘Made with Pellon®‘ flickr group!

Happy Home Floor Pillow by Caroline Hulse for Pellon Projects

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CarolineHulse

Caroline Hulse is a creative lifestyle blogger, women’s sewing pattern designer, and fabric designer licensed with Art Gallery Fabrics. She resides in Fort Worth, TX with her husband, their pup, and a baby on the way! On her site you can find sewing tips, tutorials, sewing patterns, and all kinds of modern sewing inspiration. Follow her on Instagram (@SewCaroline) for daily inspiration.

Find Caroline online:
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Angela Pingel’s Fabric Backed Bookcase

These days, I’ll find myself stopping in the doorway of my office, staring in, thinking ‘I want to change everything!’. I’m sure many of you have had the same experience. It happens after time, particularly with the rooms in which you spend most of your days. It would be amazing if we could all just start completely fresh, but that isn’t always possible. So… what’s the next best thing? Making simple and easy changes to your key pieces that will drastically change the look and feel of the room. It’s a quick and affordable option and allows the opportunity to fully customize. Choose your colors, your favorite fabrics, preferred designs — it’s the best! That’s why we love today’s feature project so much.

Angela Pingel reached out to us not long after we launched EZ-Steam® II. She had a great idea for backing a bookcase in fabric and thought it would be the perfect product for the job. Turns out she was right! Take a peek at her custom bookcase below and make sure to click through for the simple how-to. The only question now is what fabric will you choose to feature in your space?

Fabric Backed Bookcase :: Designed by Angela Pingel for Pellon Projects

Fabric Backed Bookcase
This project allows you to transform any ordinary bookcase into a complete custom piece using just one product, EZ-Steam® II, and your favorite fabric. Let your imagination guide you and create a one of a kind piece for the perfect spot in your home. 

Materials & Tools Needed

  • Fabric as needed to cover the back of chosen furniture piece
  • Matching amount of EZ-Steam® II
  • Iron
  • Scissors/Rotary Cutter

For a free downloadable pdf of this pattern, visit the project page here. We’d love to see what you make, so be sure to post a photo on our Facebook page, tag us (@pellonprojects) on Instagram OR share with our ‘Made with Pellon®‘ flickr group!

Fabric Backed Bookcase :: Designed by Angela Pingel for Pellon Projects

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AngelaPingelwebAbout Angela:
Angela Pingel is a self-taught quilter who has been sewing for over 20 years.  Angela has recently published her first book, A Quilter’s Mixology, and filmed a DVD on the subject of curved piecing.  She can be found in the 1500 series of Quilting Arts, airing on PBS, and has been published in numerous compilation books and magazines. She manages her blog, Cut To Pieces, in her free time between sewing and raising her sweet little girl with her husband.

Find Angela online:
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Houston Quilt Market 2014 — Sara Lawson

Another peek at a market booth that we LOVE!

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Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness has been a project designer for Pellon for over 3 years. She was really one of the first to work with us and has contributed over 10 patterns to our project library, including some of her signature handbags. Over the last 3 years, Sara has grown by leaps and bounds. She now has her own line of patterns, released Big City Bags last year, and collaborated with Art Gallery Fabrics on her first fabric collection, Jungle Ave. We are incredibly excited for Sara and can’t help but grin from ear to ear with every new success that she has.

This is her second time with a booth at Quilt Market and we think it’s absolutely lovely! If you’re in Houston, make sure to pop by and say hello — she is at booth #1766.

Here are a few of Sara’s projects for Pellon: (click on the image to head to the project page)

FrouFrou LindsayTote PixieHexi RedPoppy UrbanJungle

 

Cloud 9 + imagine gnats + Jo-Ann

We love a good collaboration, especially when it pulls a handful of our favorites together! When we had the opportunity to work with Cloud9 Fabrics, Rachael from imagine gnats AND Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores, we jumped at the chance. Cloud9 just recently launched a new line of fabrics at Jo-Ann stores nationwide. It’s called Backyard Garden and it is all kinds of lovely! Take a peek:

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[you can browse and buy the collection online here]

The clever folks at Cloud9 thought it would be fun to come up with a project to help launch the line in stores and reached out to us to see about a collaboration. We reached out to Rachael Gander, of imagine gnats, and a week or so later, this stunning bag was born.

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[photo courtesy of Rachael Gander, imagine gnats]

Rachael used our SF101 Shape-Flex® & 930 Sew-in Midweight in conjunction with Cloud 9’s Vinca Blue, Vinca Grey, Bed of Roses Blue and Birdsong Blue. The pattern is available both as a pdf download via Cloud9’s Make it Sew and online at Joann.com. This bag is perfect for rolling into Spring and honestly makes us smile a little every time we look at it. And the smile gets bigger with a whole collection of bags;). Check out some super cute photos of Rachael’s daughter with a bunch of bags over on her blog.

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[photo courtesy of Rachael Gander, imagine gnats]

As you likely know, Rachael is a Pellon® Project Designer and has contributed a wide array of free projects to our site. We’d encourage you to check out her profile and browse her projects. My personal favorite? The Racoons in Love Throw Pillow… because, well, Racoons!! And don’t stop there! Make sure to head on over to imagine gnats to read all about what she is up to lately (Perfect Pattern Parcel!!) and browse her shop.

As always, if you make one of these snazzy little totes, we’d love to see it! Be sure to post a photo on our Facebook page OR share with our ‘Made with Pellon®‘ flickr group!

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RachaelGanderProfileAbout Rachael:
Meet Rachael, the all-around crafty lady behind popular blog, imagine gnats. Rachael has an incredible (and perhaps at times, compulsive) desire to express herself, something which has taken many forms over the years including sewing, knitting, graphic design, and painting.

Find Rachael online:
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