Oakshott Clutch

by Heather on May 4, 2015

I got a stunning bundle of the new Oakshott Scandinavia collection in the mail a few weeks ago and it was dying to be made into a pretty little clutch.

If you have ever worked with Oakshott before you know that the hue of the fabric is saturated and it glistens in the light. Its the perfect fabric, in my opinion, to texturize. Just so more of the fibers hit the light with that stunning sheen.


Oakshott clutch

I’m in the US and will get the downloadable pdf pattern up in a few hours.


While waiting for the pattern to be uploaded It’s right here!! Please be nice about any editing issues, I keep finding spelling mistakes and I’m sure there are more… OakshottClutch, check out the rest of the blog hop celebrating this new collection! Its stunning, trust me!!

Over the next two weeks we are bringing you eight projects from eight fantastic designers using Oakshott Scandinavia.  All the hops are listed out below so you can come back to this post and see where to go to next!

Scandinavia is a line of shot cottons shot with cream so that they create a beautiful gentle palette and I am so excited to see what everyone is going to do with them.  
The blog hop stops are listed out below and I hope you enjoy the inspiration you find there.  
4 May  – Sarah Sharp 
5 May  – Heather Scrimsher 
6 May  – Amy Sinibaldi 
7 May  – Rossie Hutchinson
11 May – Elaine Poplin
12 May – Sarah Fielke
13 May – Nicholas Ball
14 May – Lori Landerberger

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My Sewing Philosophy

by Heather on March 30, 2015

There are many different types of sewists out there. Some are precise and love the precision. Some are neat. Some are artistic. Some are messy. Some focus on recreating an image, others want to create something unlike anything else out there. Some love blue, some love green, some love black, some love knits, some love wool. I could go on and on and on.

But the thing that all of these people share is a love of fibers, fabric and creating. And at the end of the day, thats all that should matter.

My personal philosophy is that if it pleases YOU and YOU like that the result, who can tell you that its wrong or incorrect? I break sewing “rules” all the time. On a daily basis. I do things that would make someone who is well versed in the art of home economics cringe. I know the rules. I understand why the rules exist and what the consequences are for breaking each sewing rule. Because I understand why the rule is there, I can evaluate if the result is worth breaking the rule.

There are some I never break. I don’t sew over pins. I always press in-between each seam. I topstitch or edge stitch when possible. I use the correct stabilizer. I press rather than iron.

I’m working on a post about some of the techniques in my book, “Graphic Quilts From Everyday Images”. I want to highlight some sections that might appear scary or tricky and explain how I’ve made them simpler.


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Did you know I also have patterns?

February 6, 2015

In addition to my book, “Graphic Quilts From Everyday Images”, I also have a line of 3 (soon to be 6!) patterns. Currently they are only available through me and I do wholesale to shops and include free shipping with a minimum order! Here are my current patterns: The first is “Filmstrip”. This is a jelly […]

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Book Review

February 5, 2015

Right Sides Together did a review of my new book, Graphic Quilts From Everyday Images on their blog today! Click on the title to go to the review! If you are not familiar with their blog, its a fun one to read and follow. I love their excitement about everything fabric! Are you looking for […]

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I’m Guest Blogging Today!

December 11, 2014

My publisher, Martingale, has a fantastic blog, “Stitch This” and today you can learn more about how I design the quilts in my new book, “Graphic Quilts From Everyday Images”. Link to the guest blog:Graphic Quilts

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