No Drama Llama // Summer Makes

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Kristen of Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine stitched up some cute outfits using No Drama Llama and Fresh Dew Knits by Paula and Waffle. She’s guest-posting today to share all the details with you!


Happy summer friends! I think No Drama Llama is the absolute perfect summer fabric line. The cacti are just the best and the colors scream for some summer fun!

When I first saw this line I just knew I wanted to make a little girls outfit. A ton of my friends have had little ones since my son was born and I take every opportunity I get to sew up a cute outfit for them! No Drama Llama pairs so well with Dear Stella’s Fresh Dew Knits, so I paired up a Simple Life Pattern Co. Baby Molly top with some super soft knit Brindille and Twig Leggings. I just love how the colors match so well.

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I kind of want this outfit myself! Both of these patterns are my tried and true go to for little girl outfits. They both sew up quickly and have a very finished look about them. The only adjustment I made was cutting the bands for the size up on the waist and legs of the leggings.

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This fabric was just too perfect for me to finally make an outfit from Sew Caroline’s newest book Weekend Style.

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I will be using this book as my go to for all things coming up. All of the patterns are quick and versatile! For No Drama Llama, I decided to sew up an afternoon skirt and pair it with a Tilly Tee in Dear Stella Knit.

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The Tilly Tee is THE MOST COMFY shirt I’ve ever made. I sized up and left the sleeves and waist raw edged. I rolled the sleeves twice and tied the waist to hit higher on my skirt.

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The skirt is so much fun. The pockets give it such a finished look and allow for every day wear. Since I knew I end up chasing my little one around and picking him up I decided not to shorten the hem but if I was making it again I would consider adjusting the hem a little. I loved using large buttons for the skirt to make them pop!

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This outfit is such a staple for your wardrobe and the prints of No Drama Llama make it the go to for my summer outfits!

What are you sewing up with No Drama Llama?

Happy Sewing!

Kristen of Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine

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Introducing // Farm Life

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Take a walk though Farm Life, where the smell of fresh-cut grass and the sounds of chickens, horses, and tractors fill the air.

This collection is hitting stores now. Ask for it at your local quilt shop or favorite online retailer.

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Fruit & Veg above, Tractors below.

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Early to Rise is a *free pattern* designed by Cheryl Adam!

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This one’s a published pattern: Off Road by Kelli Fannin.

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Happy stitching!!!

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Chroma Basic // Sewing Smiles Doll

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These dolls featuring Chroma Basic by Rae Ritchie are just too cute! Their adorable outfits feature scraps of some of our favorite new collections like Seas the Day and Dala. And they also support a great cause! Deborah Fisher designed the Sewing Smiles Doll pattern for Bo Twal. She made all of the dolls shown here. This purple hair-ed selfie gal is definitely our fav.

If these look familiar, you might recognize them from our Quilt Market booth in St. Louis or on social media as part of our Quilt Market coverage! Check out the full recap here.

Fun fact: Bo Twal means cloth kiss in Haitian Creole.

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Bo Twal provides lovely, soft, handmade cloth dolls to children in underdeveloped countries. Needleworkers within the children’s country are paid to sew the dolls and distribute them to the boys and girls.

The program provides comfort to the children as well as income to the needleworkers. Funds to pay the doll makers are raised through the sale of doll patterns and kits.

The first doll pattern for sale, the Bo Twal Sewing Smiles Doll, is the same pattern used by the international needleworkers when they construct the dolls to donate to the children in their country.

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For more info on the Sewing Smiles Doll pattern, click here or visit Bo Twal.

Happy stitching!

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Spring Quilt Market Recap! St. Louis – 2017

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We’re back from Quilt Market and excited to share all of our photos with you today! We introduced our latest collections and lots of fun projects—be sure to check them out and let us know what your favorites are!

Fabric: Chroma Basic by Rae Ritchie
Patterns:
Hootsville Row by Sassafras Lane Designs
Prism Parkway by Sassafras Lane Designs
Elsie Avenue pillow by Sassafras Lane Designs
Alphabet Soup by Jaybird Quilts
Sewing Smiles Doll by Deborah Fisher for Bo Twal

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Fabric: Seas The Day by Paula and Waffle
Quilt (top): Air Kisses by Kelli Fannin

Fabric: Supernova by Rae Ritchie
Quilt (left): Space Station by Stacey Day (free pattern!)

Also featured:
Blue Moon
Stellasaurus

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Fabric: No Limits
Quilt: Bubbles by Kate Colleran

Also featured:
No Drama Llama
Pura Vida by Rae Ritchie
Folkwood by Rae Ritchie

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Fabric: Pura Vida by Rae Ritchie
Quilt: Daybreak by Jaybird Quilts

Fabric: Sew Your Heart Out by Rae Ritchie
Mini Quilt by Shelly Pagliai

Fabric: Intermix Basics
Quilt: Silly Sloths by Wendi Gratz

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Thanks for stopping by, whether you were at Quilt Market or you scrolled through our photos. We love sharing our fabric and projects with you! See you in Houston for Fall Quilt Market!

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Spring Quilt Market Sneak Peek

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It’s that time of the year again…

Quilt Market is a biannual event for businesses in the fabric industry, where people travel from all over the world to feast their eyes on new fabric collections, patterns and books, and sewing and quilting machines. The show will be taking place this weekend, May 19 through 21.

If you’ll be at Quilt Market, be sure to visit us in Booth 341! We’re so excited to show off all the new and upcoming collections we’ve been working on.

If you won’t be attending Quilt Market, don’t fret! We’ll keep you in the loop via InstagramFacebook, and Twitter. Click to follow.

Here’s a little preview of what will be at our booth!

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Pura Vida by Rae Ritchie – Daybreak by Jaybird Quilts (made by Leslie Meltzer)

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Supernova by Rae Ritchie – Space Station by Stacey Day *free pattern*

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Chroma Basic by Rae Ritchie – Prism Parkway by Sassafras Lane Designs

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Chroma Basic by Rae Ritchie – Hexactly by Hunter’s Design Studio

We will be posting updates on our social media throughout the show so stay tuned! Behind-the-scenes shots, Instagram Stories, and fun photos during the show – we’ve got you covered.

Find us here: Instagram || Facebook || Twitter

See you in St. Louis!

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