Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Presser Foot of the Month: Automatic Buttonhole Foot with Slide

Hello lovely makers! 

On this Presser Foot of the month segment, I want to talk about BERNINA's Buttonhole foot with slide #3A. I use this foot for a lot of things not only for buttonhole on shirts, pants or skirts. Some of my drawstring and laundry bags have buttonholes for closure and this feet has become my best friend for this sort of projects.

The good thing about this foot is that you can sew as many buttonholes of the exact same length as you want. Also, it has a sensor that determines the buttonhole length and relays the dimensions to the sewing machine, how cool is that!  This gives you perfectly identical buttonholes to be sewn again, until you decide to change the size. 

Want to learn how to sew buttonholes? Check the video below for more and happy sewing. 


Pat B.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Some of My Favorite Patterns

Hello, hello! 

How's July treating you? The sun and the much needed vitamin D are a welcoming package ☺☺While organizing my sewing room, I realize that I have so many sewing and quilting patterns that need organizing and decided to do so, but how? I love all of them and can't separate them by "loving" category...anyhow, I am still debating how to organized them nicely. 

But for now, I leave you with some of my favorite sewing patterns, like this Equilateral free pattern from Essentials II 

Or this adorable Sweet Peels table runner....perfect for a summer dinner table setup, don't you think?

Continuing with the Essentials II love, the Asurge quilt pattern is so unique and versatile. I love the way the colors are combined and placed.

See, these are just a few of my resent favorites but there are so many...and so little time! I am happy that I had the chance to at least make them, but I wish I could make these same patterns in different fabric collections. Can you imagine Sweet Peels with Indie? I know I do and it would look beautiful!


Pat B.

Friday, July 1, 2016

July calendars are here

Welcome July! 

Summer and of course July are here as well as my monthly calendars. Inspired by simplicity and florals, for July I mixed two of my collections, Essentials II and Heartland. I can't let go of flolars, even in summer...I live in Spring all year round. Last month was full of work and new projects, but that just excites me daily. As you know I have a new segment on the blog called "The Presser Foot of The Month" and will explain you all about presser feet, how cool? Lots of my lovely readers had been inquiring about that...so there you go, make sure to visit the blog for that and much more!

As always, free  calendars for your mobiles are available for download.

Click the links below and download your favorite calendar! 

with calendar
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without calendar
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Pat B, 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Favorite Quilting and Sewing Projects

Happy Thursday,

One more day and we welcome the long weekend, what are you all planing for the 4th of July? A nice BBQ out with the family will be great and later enjoying a nice cup of tea while admiring the fireworks. Well lovelies, I wanted to share this a while back and I finally have the chance on doing so. I know it's a bit....just a bit...hard to find the perfect project for that stunning stash of fabric that is waiting to be used, so I gather some of my favorites quilting and sewing projects or inspirations for all of you to enjoy!

I saw this Indie Symmetry Quilt on Maureen Cracknell's blog a while back and I had to share it, she is amazing at crating wonderful quilts, make sure to check this project out!

Did you know that Art Gallery Fabrics is also a BERNINA ambassador? They have amazing free tutorials for all skill levels and they are to die for!


Also, AGF has a wonderful project perfect for the 4th of July!

Isn't it lovely? I'm considering making something similar to that, thanks AGF! Lastly, this is one of my favorite projects that I created for We All Sew and it's so fun and easy to make!

Aren't these projects perfect?! Now, grab that stash of fabric or run to your local quilt shop and start creating awesomeness.


Pat B.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Presser Foot of the Month: Stitch Regulator

Hello hello!

As you all know, I am so lucky to be a BERNINA ambassador. Using this machine was always a dream of mine and now I get to play around with a BERNINA 790,  how cool is that? I want to start a new segment on  my creative space called the "Presser Foot of the Month", where I will be explaining the features of set foot, awesome right? We'll start with one of my favorites....the Stitch Regulator (BSR)

This presser foot creates, neat consistent stitches that are precise and the same length, while free-motion sewing. While it reacts to the movement of the fabric, this presser foot adjusts the speed of the machine automatically when free-motion quilting with the feed dog lowered. The stitch regulator is perfect for ambitious professional-level sewing projects such as free-motion quilting on all fabrics! 

Like I said, this is one of my favorite presser feet and though it is a bit hard to use (at first), practice makes perfect and you will later be inseparable from this Stitch Regulator.

Until the next "Presser Foot of The Month"


Pat B.