Personalized Beginner 9 Patch

As I sat down to start this project I began to pull from my own stash as I anxiously await for the fabric to arrive for the Grand Opening. It is important for beginners to challenge themselves to choose and coordinate their own fabric. Sewing is all about expressing who you are.

Today was a day of inspiration!

I was working on another sewing sample and found myself daydreaming while listening to Fleetwood Mac and Cat Stevens. Instantly, I traveled back to my high school days spent on Cherry Street Beach in Carlsbad and Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. I just love how a song, or a smell, or certain type of weather can make memories come alive. I gathered up Tula Pink’s Seaweed Colorway out of Salt Water by and began to create.

I cannot wait to see what others taking the class will choose for their fabrics upon their moment of inspiration.

Everything will be centered around this guy…he is the theme!

Everything will be centered around this guy…he is the theme!

First, I added in coordinating prints and solids.

First, I added in coordinating prints and solids.

Then, I reviewed through some of the more basic blocks in City Sample/100 Modern Quilt Blocks by Tula Pink. I have found this book to be very helpful and it will be available to purchase in my shop.

I started with the octopus as the center block. This block requires a fussy cut – that is planning and cutting a piece of fabric in a way to highlight the art on the fabric. Notice the splash of bright solid and a little geometric print added in with the Salt Water collection.

I like to put my own signature on a collection of fabric by utilizing my fabric stash and adding in a surprise or two if I can! What are rules if they weren’t meant to be broken?

Skipping to the end result…here it is!

Skipping to the end result…here it is!

I hope you will have as much fun as I did when you take the class at Needle in a Fabric Stash and discover what sparks your creativity!

9 patches are one of the best ways to learn how to sew

9 patches are one of the best ways to learn how to sew

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Friday Night Jammin

Call them what you want…pj’s, jammies, Friday casuals, “Pharrell Williams” pants…

These comfy cotton cozy pants or capris are not your grandma’s pajama pants! Wear them around the house, playing with the kids, out to coffee, or even as scrubs! Let’s face it they are just plain fun for all ages.
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Sign up in 26 days – yes, we are anxiously counting down – November 8 at the Grand Opening for the Friday Night Jams Classes at Needle in a Fabric Stash!
You can choose and purchase your favorite prints to create your own masterpiece.
  • casual
  • sophisticated
  • cotton
  • organic cotton
In the meantime, go grab a pattern for the class from your local craft store, if you don’t already have one. These are two of my favorites from Butterick.
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And please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions regarding the class!