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I wanted to share a few things that caught my eye this week!



I discovered that Riley Blake is coming out with 108″ wide quilt backing in a few colors of their chevrons and dots.

This excites me because sometimes you just don’t want to piece your quilt back!

Fort Worth Fabric Studio has these colors/prints available for preorder now.    Scheduled to arrive in June 2013.




At Honey Bee Good, Karen has some yummy new fabric instock.   I really love this new line by Daisy Janie called “New Leaf”.

It’s so vibrant and cheerful.   I will be giving away at Fat Quarter Bundle of this line on Monday and sharing a project I made with some of the fabric!




The shop also has a lovely collection of fabric from Sara Lee Parker Textiles.    These are hand screen-printed here in Georgia.





I’ve added a few patterns to my wishlist from Go To Patterns.

As we get closer to Sew South, I’ve been trying to sew up a few more tops for me to take.

The Miss Mod looks like an easy and comfy blouse.  I’m trying to decide if it would be flattering on me, I’ve never tried on a top similar.   Have you?


I also like this bag pattern.   I cringe every time I pay $3.00 at Target for a gift bag.   Especially when you know it’s going straight to the trash.

The gray one is my favorite.   So smart to have a spot to slip the card!



ribbon jar

The Ribbon Jar is having a warehouse sale with lots of ribbons and trims listed.

They’ve also added some pretty Valentine inspired sample packs full of red and pink!

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Thank you for taking the time to visit these lovely shops!

Have a great weekend, Lindsey



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Tutorial :: Ribbon Gift Bow

I have a new tutorial for you today as a part of the Ribbon Jar blog hop!

The Ribbon Jar is an online shop that carries a variety of gorgeous ribbon and trims.

Julie, the owner,  has amazing taste and her selection shows it.   The shop has classic grosgrain, pom pom trims and fancy jacquard ribbons.   You’ll be hard pressed to find something you don’t like!

From our studio in Salem, Oregon, we hand-pick the finest ribbons and trims from around the world to bring you fresh designs, funky retro patterns, lovely vintage trim, and of course the classic staples. Whether you are sewing, scrapping or wrapping, our woven ribbons will add a special touch to your latest project.

Julie sent me a sampling of ribbon and also gave me the chance to pick some to try.    I made several projects this week to show you ways you can use ribbons to add a special touch to your project!  (She’s also offering you a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to her shop, so be sure to enter at the end of the post).

When making clothing, ribbons can be used lots of ways.    I used a jacquard from Anna Maria Horner to add a pop of color at the waist seam of a Washi tunic.    This is a more expensive ribbon and you don’t need much to use it in this way.

For the drawstring bag I used a whimsical measuring tape ribbon instead of sewn fabric ties.    This is one of my favorite ribbons!

I also made a simple key chain by sewing the ribbon right on to a piece of fabric.

I will share each project in more detail this week, but I wanted to give you a little bit of inspiration.   On to the tutorial!

:: Ribbon Gift Bow Tutorial ::


  • 2 yards ribbon (makes one 5″ bow)
  • covered button (I used 3/4″)
  • fabric scrap
  • glue gun + sticks
  • scissors

Step 1:

Begin by cutting your ribbon.   You will need (6) pieces measuring 7.5″ and (3) measuring 5″

Step 2:

Fold your  ribbon to create a loop as shown below.   For the large (7.5″ pieces) you will overlap your ribbon by 1/2″, for the small (5″ pieces) you will overlap by 1/4″.  Use a drop of hot glue to secure.  Repeat for all 9 pieces.

Step 3:

Take your largest loops and place as shown, securing with glue as you add each piece.

Step 4:

Repeat the process for your (3) smallest loops, placing as shown below.

Step 5:

Place your small loop piece inside of the larger one, line up the smaller loops so that they each rest in between (2) larger loops as shown.  Secure with hot glue.

Step 6:

After making a covered button with your fabric scrap, glue to the center of your bow.   You can then attach a small piece of ribbon to the back so that your bow is easy to secure to your package.

Pop on your package and you’re done.  So much better then a store bought bow!

You can experiment with the size of your ribbons to create different finished bow sizes.   I’m looking forward to Holiday wrapping so that I can make some more!

I hope you enjoy!


To help you get started making some bows or whatever your heart desires, Julie has offered you a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to  The Ribbon Jar.

Leave a comment below for a chance to win.   I will draw a winner using on Wed, Nov 14th.   Open to all readers both domestic and international!

 For more chances to win please visit the other blogs on our hop, each is giving away a $25 gift certificate.  Good luck and thanks for visiting!

Amber @ Life in Color Wednesday, November 7th,

Ashley @ Cherished Bliss Thursday, November 8th

Lindsey @ LRstitched Friday, November 9th

Christina @ The Sometimes Crafter Saturday, November 10

Jen @ Betty Crocker Ass Sunday, November 11

Katy @ no big dill Monday, November 12

Melissa @ all buttoned up Tuesday, November 13

Julie @ Color Chic Wednesday, November 14

disclosure: I was provided the ribbon for this tutorial as part of this blog hop promotion

Linked up to : Dear Creatives & Simple Home Life


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How to Make a PDF Pattern E-book

Picked this up for myself this morning from Michelle Patterns.

I’ve got lots of ideas I’ve always wanted to make into patterns but was never sure how to go about it.

Michelle has generously put together her method for making her patterns into an e-book.

The cost is $20 but she is currently offering it 50% off through Sunday with code patternmaking.

Find it here :: How To Format a PDF Pattern

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Another Zakka Style Giveaway

I stumbled upon another book giveaway over at Prudent Baby.

Pop over and enter if you don’t have a book yet!


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Welcome Contemporary Cloth!

I’m very excited to welcome Contemporary Cloth as a sponsor at LRstitched!

Sondra has a wonderful collection of modern fabrics that can be purchased in 1/4 yard increments.   I love being able to buy fabric in small amounts for scrap quilting!

I picked up several Yuwa japanese prints and a few of the Alexander Henry heath prints which I adore.

Thank you again, Contemporary Cloth, for your support!   Take a moment to visit Sondra’s shop, I know you’ll find something that wants to hop in your cart. 🙂

xo, Lindsey

P.S.  Take a peek at the CC blog, there’s a giveaway and a 20% off coupon open until March 13th!

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Shop update

I’ve been a busy bee this week sewing up wallets to reopen my little store.

You can find these listed at my Hyenacart and Etsy shops if you’re interested.   I’m happy to take customs too, just send me a message.

Hope you’re having a great weekend!



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Fabric Store Closing Sale

I found this shop while searching on Etsy.

I hate when I see a fabric store closing, but was glad to read in her profile that she hopes to open back up when her littles are a bit older.

Lots of great stuff at a steal.   Most things are $5-7.    There’s several out of print fabrics from Anna Maria Horner’s Garden Party line, a few older Sandi Henderson prints and lots of Amy Butler.

I snatched up these and am so tempted to pick up a few more.






Just wanted to share!

Material Girl Shoppe


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Keyka Lou Retirement Sale

I just found out that the lovely Keyka Lou will be retiring 16 patterns on 1/1/2012.    Those that are being discontinued are on sale now for $3.00 until the 1st.

Several that I’ve loved from afar were on the chopping block, so I snapped those suckers up!   Look forward to seeing some Half-Moon, Lots of Pockets, Pixie and Small Satchel Handbags coming out of my sewing room soon, ;).



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Fabric filled weekend!

I had the best time this weekend with Jennifer.    I am still kicking myself because I forgot my camera.  Lucky though, Jennifer did bring hers and she posted lots of pictures of our trip to Whipstitch.

I know I have made a forever friend in her.   We talked up a storm like we’ve been BFFs our whole lives!  It was a refreshing and wonderful time.

If you ever have the chance to meet some of your online buddies, do it!   The interwebs have introduced me to some really great people that I’d otherwise never have the chance to know.

Jennifer brought me a present, a fabulous mug rug and her block for L’s quilt.   Both are gorgeous!

I came home with some goodies from Whipstitch too.   A fat quarter bundle of Amy Butler’s ‘Soul Blossoms’ in Bliss and a few fat quarters.

Hope your weekend was as nice!


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New project

Now that my challenge entry is complete, I’m ready for a lighthearted project!

A few weeks ago my Mom asked me about repairing one of my great-grandmother’s quilts.   When she passed away our family inherited three of her quilts.   We’ve had them since I was a little girl and I’ve always loved them.    I had picnics on them, snuggled to read books and used them to build forts.  Sweet memories.

Of course, I love them even more now that I can appreciate the work that went into making them.   Each one is pieced, appliqued and quilted by hand.    They are old-fashioned, but so beautiful to me.

I sat down that night to see the damage and eek.  It’s a mess!

Its got holes, missing stitching and the batting is practically disintegrated.

Repairing is pretty much out of the question so I’ve decided to re-create and update with some modern fabric!  I broke out my trusty Kona color card and they had the perfect match for the greens.    I ordered from Fat Quarter Shop and  the fabric arrived yesterday.   I am a sucker for good presentation and packaging.

Some other fabrics may have ‘accidentally’ hopped in the cart too….  I picked up some Freebird Ovals in sky and geranium and some Innocent Crush (there are a few prints left and they’re still on sale!)

Tonight I’ll be cutting leaves.  Can’t wait to update as the quilt progresses!



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