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!


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~

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

"Mini Trees" - Free Pattern

This year's Holiday gift from us to you! :) 
A free pattern, "Mini Trees", using our new QCR Mini Ruler.

You can access this pattern by clicking on "Free Patterns" at the top of our webpage or simply click here


Happy Holidays and Happy Quilting! :)

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Cyber Monday Sale!

And our gift to you! This free fun Holiday Tree Runner! Details and pattern coming soon! This pattern uses our new QCR Mini ruler.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Houston - Quilt Market and Festival - Re-cap!

Our time spent in Houston at Market and Festival was fantastic!
We're so grateful for Leanna, Helen's daughter, and her husband Brandon. We're lucky they live in Houston and allowed us to send product to their cute and very neat apartment! Our boxes occupied a full corner of their home! We appreciated grandma's (mom - Sherril Passey) and Leanna's help setting up and working in our booth.

(A couple of hard workers and a couple of selfie takers! Lol!!)

Market was magical! We've decided we love this part of our jobs!

(A couple of really fun photo bombers from Australia!)

We had a few visits from some recognizable ladies! How fun for us!! :) Jen Kingwell, Alison Glass, and Jenny Doan!

Sherilyn's handsome son, Bennett, came to visit us as well! His muscles were quite timely! 

We had plenty of rainy days but the sun shown brightly as we spent a day, in between market and festival, visiting the Houston LDS temple. 

Landauer Publishing did a fabulous job, publishing and introducing our new book, One Wonderful Curve. The ladies at Laundauer are the friendliest and best ever! 

Festival kept us hoppin!! We had a huge positive response! Many quilters loving our new QCRmini, new patterns and new book, One Wonderful Curve.

We each took our turn demoing the Quick Curve Ruler and the QCRmini.  We're very glad there were 3 of us!

We definitely had our fair share of mishaps and funny moments. And, no, not that kind of mishap... ;) just a spilled coke! Dang! And that was such a cute outfit!  

We're sure going to miss beautiful Houston! Everyone was sooo friendly! Helen informed us that "Texas Friendly" is the term used for all the friendly people in Texas. So True! :)

Home Sweet Home! Our husbands and kids were sure happy to see us! A funny card Helen received from her husband, Lance, when she returned home. :)

The work never ends! But we love it! Orders getting shipped this week! 
And, in case you missed the announcement, our new book, One Wonderful Curve, our new QCRmini and new patterns are all now available on our website. sewkindofwonderful.com 

Happy Quilting everyone!

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