This is our very favorite new toy! If you are a hand work addict like us, and want to be able to have fantastic light while working on your project, you totally need this! Its a wearable LED light, that you can aim directly on your knitting, crochet, hand quilting ect and really, actually and truly SEE what you are working on. Awesome! Right!? Your welcome! If you would like to order one from us, click the link below:
This is one of our favorite must haves! We love the idea of a full Rainbow range of colors in smaller quantities, just perfect for Hand Applique projects! Now you don’t need to fork out the dough for full spools of thread in colors you only need every once in a while.This little bobbin case is packed full of any color you could ever need for your hand stitching projects. It is 50 weight, 100% Egyptian Cotton Masterpiece Thread from Superior. We love it! Thanks Superior for thinking of it! We sell these in our shop and online, click here to order, if you would LOVE one.
We also wax ours, to make it super silky without any knots. Stay tuned and we will show you how next week!
I am a little obsessed with being a bit of a voyeur into others sewing rooms and creative spaces. There is a lot of inspiration and its so interesting to see how unique everyone’s space is, whether its a room, a whole floor of your house, or even a corner in a bedroom. So I decided to start a regular feature on our blog. It will be a peek into a stitcher’s space, plus some tips and favorite must haves. I will be the guinea pig and share my space, but next time, we would like to share yours! Please Email us with “Where I Sew” in the title, so that we can feature you! Just send us a few pics, and a few of your favorite things or must haves, we will pick someone every few weeks, and if you are featured we will send you some of our favorite goodies to thank you!
I am Erin, one of the Piper’s Girls and this is my sewing room. I recently moved and in my new house, I have a space that I just love! It has wonderful light, its much larger than my old room and has become my own private “happy place”. Here’s a few pics and some of my favorite things that make creating so enjoyable for me.
For me, there are two things I have in my room that improve quilting the most for me. The first is having a great sewing machine table that has an insert so that I can sew with my machine flush with the table. The second is having a design wall, for me it is so much better than laying pieces out on the floor. It was such a luxury when I first put one up. I made my own, by wrapping and stapling batting around a giant art canvas, but you could also attach the batting directly to the wall. You quilt blocks stick perfectly to batting!
I have finally gotten pretty organized with all my tools, collections, stash and so on. Here are a few of my favorite ways to keep my mess at bay and keep things neat and tidy.
I make a lot with scraps! My stash is really pretty small for how much I sew, but I have tons of scrap. I keep my scrap organized by color, in giant clear zip lock baggies, that are in these drawers from Ikea by color.
Another favorite item, from Ikea! This rolling cart keeps my WIP’s neat and tidy and out of sight. I liked them so much, I saved up for 3, and totally want another.
I still need to wind, most of my floss, but hey its a start.
You can’t have too many pin cushions, right? The little fine clover pins sticking in these are so fab, if you haven’t tried them, you must! It is a little scary how excited a pin can make me, apparently I need to get our more.
To cap it off, my most favorite new item is our own Piper’s Girls invention! Our magnetic floral scissor holder. I always wear it around my neck when I am sewing and I always know right where my snips are when I need them, and as a bonus it looks cute! Thanks for visiting, I hope you will share your spaces with us in the future!
Quiltmania has been one of our very favorite magazines for as long as I can remember. We always think everything included in fabulous, unique and right up our alley in terms of style. When we started designing our own patterns, one of our lofty goals was to be featured in Quiltmania. So we were a bit giddy, to say the least when we found out they wanted to publish not one but TWO of our designs!! Yesterday a few copies arrived of OUR issue arrived and to say we are excited is the understatement of the century. Not only do our quilts look stunning on the pages, but all of the other projects that we are surrounded by are just beautiful! The issue is called Quiltmania Special Kids 2014 and has 28 different patterns inside, all geared towards the little ones. We will have issues in our shop and online to sell in a few weeks or you can pick it up at your local shop, or Barnes & Noble and other booksellers. Pick one up, its a keeper!
Both our Elephant & Whale Quilt are also available in single PDF patterns through the links below:
Our E is for Elephant and our W is for Whale patterns are both featured, and our Whale is even on the back cover!
I honestly love everything else that is included and am a little obsessed with the penguin quilt pattern below.
I know its not Friday yet, but I can’t wait until than. Spring has shown up at our shop! I have been un-packing wonderful new fabric shipments today and they all feel like a breath of fresh air, perfect for upcoming sunny weather. The fabrics above are some of my very favorites! They are from a collection called Littlest. The bottom gray piece has the floral blooms running all across the bottom only, ooohh the possibilities! I think it would be wonderful as the bottom of a skirt, maybe I will have to make one for myself. And the little bunnies could not be more perfect for Easter, well Hello Spring, goodbye Winter.