Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Introducing... Sew Daily with Sew Shabby!

Finish your projects, meet new people, and win cool prizes.... sound like fun?  

Hey all you quilters and fabric lovers!   If you are anything like me, you wish you had more time to finish those WIP's.  I start so many projects and can't get them done (well in a timely manner).   It's hard when you are so busy being a mom, wife, employee, or taxi driver for teenagers.   It's so easy to get caught up in all the duties of life and feel like I have nothing left for myself. 

 But it's been important for me to do something for myself DAILY.  Sewing is my favorite “me time”. 
So I had an idea, and I have been testing it.   I have been committing to sit down and sew every day.  Even if it's just 5 minutes!

Trim up a few of those HST's.  Start cutting your fabric for the swoon quilt.  (You know you get secretly envious every time you see someone finish theirs).  Load one of your many quilt tops on your machine and finish it!  Bind it!  Wash it!  Then revel in its goodness and how amazing you feel for accomplishing!  

I did this for one month.  Some days I only gave it a few minutes and other days I gave it a few hours.  It feels so good!  Maybe you already do this?  Well then join us to help motivate those of us who need it.   

I am starting a monthly giveaway for everyone who wants to "Sew Daily with Sew Shabby".   Post pictures on Instagram of what you are working on and tag #sewdailywithsewshabby and @sewshabbyquilting.  Long arming and FMQ pictures count too!  This is open to everyone!   You don't have to do it daily, but you can get 1 entry for every day you post and tag. So If you only do it once, that’s fine! The more you tag the better chances you have of winning! 

   On the last day every month I will randomly pick a winner from the feed using  The prizes are going to be so awesome!  So let's have fun, get to know each other, and  motivate each other! 

 This month’s Sew Daily With Sew Shabby prize is a 40 Fat Eighth Bundle of April Shower's by Bonnie & Camille for Moda.    Good Luck to Everyone!   (If you have any ideas for future prizes - Id love to hear them)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Melissa's Fab Giveaway!

 I'm giving away a copy of Fabulously Fast Quilts and a Riley Blake cotton solids jelly roll to one lucky winner!  

To Enter - 
Make sure you follow@sewshabbyquilting on Instagram Share this photo and tag  #melissasfabgiveaway and @sewshabbyquilting

I will choose a winner via on Saturday April 26th! Open to Local as well as International! 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Treasure Map Boy Quilt Kit

I went up to Christensen's Wholesale last week to look around, and I found this super cute Riley Blake Pirate Map Panel!  I was so excited I bought a bolt to make kits.  We are so excited to offer this cute kit in our Etsy shop!

This was perfect because my 3 year old son loves to watch Jake and the Neverland Pirates. I have been looking for pirate fabric for a while now that he could love and snuggle. 

I machine quilted it custom with cute designs in different areas.  I really wanted to accentuate the different elements on the panel.

I even quilted my sons name in the pirate ship at the bottom.  *EEK*   It's so cute!  

You can find the link Here - Only $28.00 - Finished Size 47X55
The kit does not come with binding or backing.  But I do have 2 bolts of this coordinated "blimey Matey" print available for the backing. If you are purchasing this, you need 3 yds for the kit.  I just used a coordinating red for the binding and it framed it well. 

This is also available as a finished quilt - Link Here