Friday, September 30, 2011

the Sawtooth Hue

Here is another sneak peek of something we will be featuring at Market in Houston this October! This is the Sawtooth Hue! In the photo it is made up of all Caterwauling Tales fabrics and a solid black. 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Color Me Mine

We did a photo-shoot this morning with the Knodel sisters! They fit our little 'Color Me Mine' reversible aprons perfectly! Here are some of the shots from the shoot!
The future pattern cover!
Emily on the left and Sam on the right

Had to capture the Tongues!
Sisterly Love!
Well that's not a bad way to spend a morning! The girls were great! I miss having that much energy! 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Gearing Up For Market

Hello Everyone! Sorry it has been awhile since our last post. We have been busy bees here at Whistlepig! We are kicking it into high gear to get ready for Fall Market in Houston. This is one of the new patterns we are making for market! They are fun whimsical stockings! You could use brights like we did, or more traditional holiday colors! We will be posting more upcoming patterns, so stay tuned and get excited! Happy First Day of Fall!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Quilt Magazine

Another Sneak Peek!! This is project concludes our magazine season! This is a peek of the bag we designed for Quilt Magazine! We think it is just darling! They turn out cute and go together quickly! They are a great size! I think I will make one and tote it around Quilt Market in Houston! (Maybe Halloween fabric to be festive!) So many ideas! Well keep your eyes peeled for us! We will be in an upcoming issue! So excited!! The bag that will be featured in the magazine is made up in the new line 'Bird Song' by RJR Fabrics. Check it out!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Pooch Pad

How neat is this!! We are not only in the Quiltmaker's Small Quilts and Gifts Fall 2011 Issue, but Sue is named on the cover!! How fun! We love the girls over at Quiltmaker and we are so thankful they picked us for their magazine again! Go buy it!! There are so many cute projects in it! Ours is shown below! It is the Pooch Pad! Give your or your friend's dog a nice stylish new bed! There are 13 projects that are just to die for! You won't be disappointed! There is something about seeing your name in print that just makes all the work worth it! =]

Friday, September 9, 2011

Homespun is Digital!

We just received a very, very exciting email from Homespun Magazine!!
"It is with great excitement that I announce that Australian Homespun magazine and all subsequent issues are now available as a digital subscription through (the direct link is HERE). This is a fantastic opportunity to present Homespun, a publication at the forefront of the industry, to a new world of readers, locally and internationally. For those who wish to take out a digital subscription, all you need to do is simply download the Zinio application from iTunes to your iPad, or log on to the website above."
We will be featured in the February 2012 Issue! Look for us!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

PDF Patterns!

We now have PDF patterns up on Etsy! So, if you are like us, and want what we want right when we want it, this could be great! Head over to our page and check it out! If you don't see the one you want, let us know! We will make it for you! They are only $7.00 and we email it to you shortly after you order it! Simple as that! So you can get sewing on that project sooner! Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Conquer Zipper Fear

If you or someone you know suffers from anxiety due to zippers, you have come to the correct place! I too once was afraid of zippers and avoided projects that included them! Now I can't get enough [and I put them in some of my bags]! I have compiled a list of a few good zipper tutorials across the web to help you or your loved one conquer the fear! I hope these help!

Twelve 22 has a cute little zipper pouch Tutorial
Uhandbag has a add a zipper inside a bag Tutorial
TiramiSue has a great Tutorial on a dreaded zipper
Sew Mama Sew has a Tutorial on adding a center zipper in clothing
Etsy has a Tutorial on adding an invisible zipper
And last but not least, Otis Fashion Sophomore Studio has a series of Video Tutorials on zippers!

I hope these help! 
If you know of any good ones please comment so others can see them!

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Drum Roll Please! And the winners are:

Number 16: Margaret said...
I would make a charm pack tote to carry my books to school. My students love to see my new bags.
August 25, 2011 5:06 PM

Number 18: Cecilia said...
I think that I would make a tote bag for my daughter with this. The prints are so cheerful and bright. Thanks for the chance to win. :)
August 25, 2011 5:47 PM

Number 27: Wendy P said...
I made a jelly roll quilt with this line. I would love to make some shams to match! 

Number17: Catskill Quilter said...
I think I would make my very first tote bag with these -- so cheery and bright!
August 25, 2011 5:09 PM
Number4: Anonymous said...
What would I make w/ this charming charm pack? Why one of your patterns of course! towens71(at)yahoo(dot)com
August 25, 2011 2:23 PM

Congratulations to all of our winners! You will be receiving an email shortly! Thank you to all the contestants! We will be doing more giveaways so stay tuned!! Thanks!