Today my best friend of 46 years (or so) and I went to a most amazing quilt shop. Because of where I live I don’t get to actually shop for fabrics in person much, so it’s a real treat! Add Kelly, and it’s a perfect date
We went to Lori’s Country Cottage in Sherwood Park, Alberta. I would highly recommend this shop, for selection, price and service. The worst part of the whole trip was deciding what the heck to buy!!
I ended up with a pattern for a very, very large bag and the fabrics to make it. It’s by Aunties Two Patterns, called Getaway Bag. She’s a big girl, ready to tackle almost any job.
The fabrics I got to make her are from Windham Fabrics, called “Jardin de Provence.” Sounds fancy! The colorway is muted blacks, browns and creams, but the pattern is quite stunning. I chose a dark for the bottom, a lighter top colour, and a dark print for the handles. Practical choices, for sure. See the line here:
The other pattern that caught my eye was Fundamentally Fun Runner and Placemats . I have LOTS of fabric that would look fantastic made up with this. This pattern is from Tiger Lily Press.
As soon as I get my house ready for listing, I’m going to go into my sewing room and never (well, almost never), come out!
Enjoy what’s left of the summer, and happy sewing.
My favourite pattern designer, hands down, is Joan Hawley aka Lazy Girl Designs.
I have been sewing for 45 (gulp) years, and her methods make so much sense! The thing is, you sort of have to leave what you know behind, and just trust her. She does things in new and different ways, and it always works out. Afterwards, I’m left thinking about how brilliant she is, and that I am forever changed. This makes her patterns excellent for new and experienced sewists alike!
Right now I am offering a special on Joan’s latest pattern, the Bendy Bag. Buy the pattern and get one yard of Dreamy Fusible (also from Lazy Girl) for $14 plus shipping and taxes! You’ll have enough fusible to make more than one Bendy, because you just can’t stop at one.
Sew the zipper in flat, then bend the bag and stitch to create Bendy’s adorable funky shape! Bendy is perfect for toting gear, cords, goodies and more. Bendy unzips in one motion and stands at attention with a wide mouth for easy access. Features our Perfect Zipper technique.
– Rotary cut project
– No pattern pieces provided.
– Exposed seams on lining are trimmed and finished with tight zigzag stitch.
– Not recommended for directional prints.
– Use 100% cotton quilting weight fabric.
Finished size approx: 3” x 6” x 6″
To order, simply send an email to email@example.com and let me know what you’re looking for.
If you have visited www.rushsdrygoods.ca in the past, you will notice that things have changed. I am no longer offering an online store, I have instead switched to a blog format. All the patterns and notions I have carried are still available, just in a different way!
In the next few days I should have all of the products up on the blog. In the meantime, and even after, if you are looking for something, please ask! I have two wonderful suppliers, who carry most everything to so with bag-making, quilting, sewing, other crafts, and knitting and crochet. I am more than delighted to source something for you.
My email address remains firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to hear from you soon! Thanks so much for visiting.
Welcome to my first foray into blogging! I hope I can be of some help and interest to people who love to play with fabric, particularly for making bags. Lazy Girl Designs has me hooked