Batiks Go Retro Blog Hop – Duffle

Batiks Go Retro Blog Hop

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Welcome to Day 8 of the 
Batiks Gone Retro Blog Hop 
where we are featuring an amazing fabric line
by Tamarinis for Island Batik.
 Tammy Silvers is the quilter and fabric designer behind Tamarinis.
This outstanding collection includes a variety of whimsical  prints.
You can find Tammy and her entire line at: batiks-go-retro.
I stitched a tote bag for the introduction of Tammy’s fabric line at Spring Quilt Market.
We all love a tote and when we need room in our tote for everything this is the bag for you. I used a three fabrics of this incredible fabric line I created the pattern on the go.
The first thing I did was to put my fabric to cover a tub pattern, cutting and stitching until I was able to achieve the tube shape form.
The leather strap makes this bag stylish and easy to use.
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Side strap



Sept 11th: Island Batik, Aurifil Thread and
Sept 12th: Susan Emory Swirly Girls Designs
Sept 13th: Toni Smith Quiltoni
Sept 14th: Terri Sontra Purple Moose Designs
Sept 15th: Kris Poor  Poor House Quilt Design
Sept 16th: Tammy Silvers Tamarinis
Sept 17th: Libby Williamson
Sept 18th: Sandra Johnson  Sandra Johnson Designs
Sept 19th: Linda Pearl One Quilting Cirlce
Sept 20th: Kate Colleran  Seams Like a Dream
Sept 21st: Jo Hillstead Fat Quarter Gypsy

Friday Fun – What do you do with Layer Cake fabric packs?

Layer Cake

What is layer fabric pack? 10″ squares of fabric 42 total squares. Many quilters collect these squares of their favorite fabrics. What can you do with them? Well I went to pinterest and found a boat load of patterns.

Moda has a layer cake quilt tutorial and I found a quilt Grandma’s Window quilt pattern. Here is a list of patterns;

  1. Peaches and Cream Quilt tutorial by simple Simon and Co.
  2. Arabesque Quilt tutorial by Moda Bake Shop
  3. Lattice Quilt tutorial by Mommy by Day Crafter by Night
  4. Precious Gem Quilt tutorial by Let’s Quilt Something
  5. Layer Cake Quilt Tutorial by Silk Road Life
  6. Landlocked Quilt Tutorial via Moda bake Shop
  7. Lemonade Quilt pattern by Fat Quarter Shop
  8. Later of Charm Quilt tutorial by Meadow Mist Designs
  9. Verna’s Layer Cake Quilt tutorial at Piece N Quilt
  10. Layer Cake Log Cabin Quilt tutorial via Moda Bake Shop

Check Out what I did with this

Friday Fun – Wrap Skirt

ASG skirt front

Wrap Skirt

Many time I have found that the patterns that say “Learn to Sew” are not all that easy. If you are the type person who is not familiar with sewing terms you may have a few problems completing the sewing project. In the instructions they assume you know the basic terms and expect you to complete the project with little instructions. Easy means little instructions. But you can do it.


Back of Skirt

So I used fabric I had laying around and made it match.


Side of Skirt

So if you have fabric and want to use it to create a new outfit here is the pattern for you.

Simplicity 8133

Simplicity Pattern



Monday Sew – Row By Row 2017

So you ask yourself what is “Row By Row”. It is an adventure, you as the customer go on in the summer months. Why in the summer? What this does is it gets you and me into the stores to purchase fabric and see more things we would like to create. So here we go. I was traveling this past weeks to Arizona and stopped in on a few shops. I will blog about each shop because they were all so very special. Check out the link The Sewing’ Asylum


The Sewin’n Asylum


inside of the store


Here is one of the employees


Great section for clothing fabrics


Threads and notions section


The store has a classroom section also.

Overall this store carried a number of fabrics for quilting and clothing construction. They were very friendly and if I wanted to sew a dress and was looking for a selection of knit and woven fabrics I would look here. The next blog will have another store on my Row By Row 2017 tour. Check Back!