Monday, April 30, 2012

Quiltmaker Blog Tour!

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour begins today! Head over to their adorable blog: Quilty Pleasures for links for today's designers! Our day is tomorrow! There are lots of giveaways and fun insight into the designers though process!

Have fun and be sure to stop by again tomorrow for our post and awesome giveaway!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Chris Ison's Mosaique de Mer

Chris Otis Ison of Atlanta, Georgia made up the Mosaique de Mer and shared it with us on our Facebook! It turned out great! We love the colors of batiks she chose and combined! If you are looking for a fast and easy project to show off some of your favorite fabrics, this it!

Thanks for sharing Chris!

In other Whistlepig news, we are really gearing up for Market! Sewing our little hearts out! Soon we will have to stop and take some pictures to show all of you! Stay tuned! Cheers!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Truffles loves Dragons!

Truffles loves the 'Days of Yore' Fabric as much as we do! We will have some pictures of new patterns coming up soon, so get excited!! Cheers!

SewCalGal Review

Flip Flap Bag Review!

We were thrilled when we read the review on SewCalGal's Blog! She reviews the Flip Flap Bag! This bag is one of our all time top sellers! It is a crowd favorite due to the hidden pockets and fun constructions! To read SewCalGal's review, head on over to her Blog.

Thank you SewCalGal for your kind words and review!

For the Flip Flap Bag Pattern click HERE!

Cheers!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sue Hiatt's Leyvie Bag

          Sue Hiatt sent us pictures of her Leyvie Bag! She made it up in adorable Black and White prints. (one of our favorites =] )  
          "I love crafts and sewing. I weave baskets, knit, crochet, cross-stitch, needlepoint, and both machine and hand embroider.  My sewing consists of crafts & home d├ęcor, American Girl doll clothes, & some clothes for our 2 grand daughters. I’m just beginning to really do some quilting but have completed 2 vintage whole cloth appliqued baby quilts (from kits that were started by my mother & grandmother). My UFO stash is never ending!"    - Sue
          UFOs are something we can all relate to! Thank you so much for sharing your bag! It turned out great!


For the Leyvie Bag Pattern click HERE!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Meet Our Dragons!

Meet the Dragons of Sue's next line for RJR, "Days of Yore!" It will showing at Spring Market in Kansas City and will be in stores towards the end of June. We just love these guys! I hope they put a smile on your face like they do mine!
Click on the photo to enlarge it and meet these guys up close!

Pellon is a Girl's Best Friend!

We are good friends with the wonderful people over at Pellon. We use there stuff in almost every project we make! We get asked all the time what we use and why so this is a little review of what we use, why and when!

360 E-Z Stitch
This is a perforated lightweight stabilizer is designed for general machine embroidery and is suitable for most fabrics. With Its perforated markings, it allows you to easily “Tear-away” without pulling or puckering. We use this product for our applique projects such as Cat-Titude and Color Me Mine because it tears away easily. Click the photo for more info.

805 Wonder Under Fusible Web
This is a regular weight fusible that is machine stitchable and fuses easily in seconds. Fabric maintains a soft hand after fusing. Great for apparel, home decor and craft projects. We use this fusible web for all our applique projects because it is easy to use and always sticks! Try it out on your next applique project! For more info, click on the photo.

987F Fusible Fleece
This Fleece adds a lofty body to fabric just by ironing it to it! Not only does it add a layer of softness, there is No Pinning, No Basting and No Sewing necessary! This is perfect to add a little body to bags! We use it all our bags, including the Leyvie Bag, Classic For Moms Diaper Bag and Junior Classic. Click the photo for more info.

70 Peltex
This is a firm, sew-in, smooth and heavy weight stabilizer. It is easy to sew even when sandwiched with other fabrics. It will not flatten out or be distorted in steam pressing and Peltex® has no grain and can be cut in any direction. We use this in all our popular Electronic Reader Patterns such as E-Cozy Palooza, I-Cozy Palooza & E-Reader Cubby.

71F Peltex
This stabilizer has all the benefits of the 70 Peltex plus it fusible on one side! We haven't used this one in any projects yet, but we have some in the works, so keep an eye out for them! Click the photo for more info.

SF101 Shape Flex
This is an all purpose Woven Fusible Interfacing. It provides crisp support for pockets, sides, handles and other aspects of bags and garments. It adds body and permanent stability when used as an interfacing for purses and bags. We use it to stabilize bags and Electronic covers like in E-Cozy Palooza and the Leyvie Bag. For more info, click the photo.

TP971F Fusible Thermolam Plus
This is an extra lofty, needled fleece with fusible adhesive on one side. It is great for crafts, home decorating and quilted projects. It remains lofty after fusing and the adhesive side is maked in blue along edge to prevent ironin mistakes. We use this material for our heavier bags such as the Classic for Moms Diaper Bag and Sweet Retreat's Little Sister.


Well that's all folks! If you have any other questions, feel free to ask us or contact Pellon! Cheers!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Classic For Moms Diaper Bag Tutorial

Here is a helpful picture tutorial on how to make the Classic For Moms Diaper Bag. (This is not the actual pattern, just helpful photos and tips. You still must purchase the pattern to complete the bag.) This tutorial is included in the PDF Classic For Moms Diaper Bag Pattern & is available HERE

We hope this helpful! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us! Click on the photos to enlarge them. For an in-depth tutorial on the handles, go to the Tutorials Tab and click the Zerba Handles Link.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Quilt Magazine

Remember when we did this SNEAK PEEK with the really pretty Watermelon Batiks? Well we are finally revealing what it is! It is a bed-runner and pillow shams, perfect for summer! Look for the June/July 2012 Quilt Magazine Issue.

"Enjoy a cool slice of color across the bottom of your bed." -Quilt Magazine

Pick this magazine up from your local quilt store, grocery store magazine isle, or FatQuarterShop.com.



For Kits check out the QuiltingHen.com.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Simple Quilts Magazine

Remember that sneak peek we did of pink and turquoise dots? Well they have been featured in Simple Quilt & Sewing Magazine #123. We made children/ teenage sleeping bags and pillow cases! These look hard but are a breeze! 

"These adorable junior-sized bags make late nights with friends more fun!" -Simple Quilts

Pick this magazine up from your local quilt store, grocery store magazine isle, or FatQuarterShop.com