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Feature Friday! Sew Together Bag Pattern!

Posted by Brenda Ratliff on Jan 31, 2014 8:00:00 AM

On Feature Friday today, we are focusing on the Sew Together Bag! A bag pattern by Michelle of SewDemented.

Sew Together Bag Pattern

This is a fun little sewing storage bag! It has three zipper pockets and four open pockets between the pockets that act as pockets, all bundled up in a large zipper, that forms two handles on the sides. This is one of the best bag patterns to sew.

The Sew Together bag pattern will easily hold all your on the go sewing supplies. It will amaze you how much you can put into this fun and compact bag.

Dorie of Tumbling Blocks made one with a pieced and quilted exterior for a friend. So gorgeous. Love the feather print binding!

Sew Together Bag Pattern - PDF instant download at Pink Castle Fabrics!

And on the inside, more rainbow deliciousness!

Sew Together Bag Pattern - PDF instant download at Pink Castle Fabrics!

Dorie reports of the pattern that it is clearly written and fun to make! They certainly are fun to look at! Let's see some more:

Jeannie of Lv2Create calls them "addictive." I love the contrast between the bright zippered pockets and the the text print outsides on this one!


Jamie of silverbailey has made several lovely ones too:

Sew Together Bag Pattern - PDF instant download at Pink Castle Fabrics!

I especially like the lime and grey combination! A bag is always a great opportunity to combine many coordinating smaller pieces of cherished fabrics into one compact project!

Sew Together Bag Pattern - PDF instant download at Pink Castle Fabrics!

I hope you are inspired to try something new and challenging by these pretty bags. And maybe you'll find it not so challenging after all!

Whatever you create, be sure to show it off on Instagram using the #pinkcastlefabrics !

Sew Together Bag Pattern

Topics: Bags, feature friday, sew together bag, Techniques

Feature Friday, um Saturday! A scrappy quilt!

Posted by Amy Stevenson on Dec 7, 2013 9:00:00 AM

I've been really wowed by this scrappy plus quilt by Meli from the blog Munchkin Quilts, which was coincidentally inspired by a quilt I'm working on. (cough, full disclosure - though I got the pattern from Brenda - so it is just a chain of outward radiating inspiration). And I think this is one of the best quilt patterns for scraps!

Scrappy plus quilt!

However she did not use the pattern as Brenda wrote it, instead she used 5" charm squares for the center blocks, and did white for the sashing, and matched it to coordinating solids from her stash. The charm pack she used was Simply Color by V and Co for Moda. What a great use for a charm pack! The colors are just amazing, and I love how they ripple into each other. She rented time on a longarm machine to quilt it herself.

Scrappy plus quilt!

Here are the blocks laid out as they were being made- she organized them differently in the final top.

Meli works as a nurse at a military hospital, and she made this quilt for a patient of hers, a female army parachutist who was involved in a major accident while training. She wrote on her blog that she made the quilt to fill a need because "since it's a military hospital most of the donations we get are geared towards men.... I know [this quilt] will be loved by both her and her family."

And that is the best thing any of us can hope for with our quilts really.

Scrappy plus quilt!

I initially reached out to Meli just because I loved how this great this quilt looked, but the story behind it is even more amazing. There is so much going on in the world, and in our lives, in this season of hope and giving, this is a great reminder for us to look past the beauty of things, and see also the needs that aren't being met, and how we, as sewists, as makers of things, can reach out and meet them.


By the by, Vanessa Christenson of V. and Co will be teaching at Camp Stitchalot next September, along with fellow fabric designer Bari J.

Time to make your own scrap quilt!

Fabric Scrap Packs

Topics: feature friday, Techniques, Quilting

Feature Friday: A Trio of Quilts from Greenleaf Goods

Posted by Megan Emberton on Aug 23, 2013 11:24:00 AM

Today I'd like to feature this trio of quilts made by Natalie of Greenleaf Goods and submitted to the Made With Pink Castle Fabrics flickr group.  

Quilt made with Pink Castle Fabrics by Greenleaf Goods
Natalie made this Stacked Coins quilt based off the colors in Denyse Schmidt's Chicopee line.  
Quilt made with Pink Castle Fabrics by Greenleaf Goods
Here's a great star quilt with a bit of a July 4th theme.  I love the layout of these stars. 
Quilt made with Pink Castle Fabrics by Greenleaf Goods
And finally, here is Natalie's bright Pow Wow quilt top.  I can't wait to see what this one will look like when it is finished.  Great colors!  
Read more about these projects on the Greenleaf Goods blog.
Keep adding your project photos to the flickr group:  We love seeing what you're making and sharing your projects on our blog!  

Topics: feature friday, Techniques, Quilting

July Made With Pink Castle Giveaway

Posted by Megan Emberton on Aug 19, 2013 10:15:00 AM

On our last Feature Friday post, we asked for submissions to our Made With Pink Castle Fabrics July giveaway.  This morning I randomly selected Entry No. 4 as the winner of a few fun handpicked fat-eighth bundles!  

Congratulations to Melissa, who entered her Washi tunic made with Julia Rothman's Gears fabric.  The midnight blue color she used is now out of stock, but you can still find Gears in White and other bicycle-themed fabrics in the rest of the Ride collection.
Head over to Melissa's flickr photostream to see a picture of her Washi!  
Melissa, email me your contact info at to claim your prize!
You can make your own tunic!  We have Washi Dress paper pattern in stock!

Topics: feature friday

Feature Friday: Strawberry Jam Quilt from Little & Lots! A square in a square quilt!

Posted by Brenda Ratliff on Jul 12, 2013 12:23:00 PM

How perfectly summer-ish is this square in a square quilt?  A strawberry jam quilt from Laura at Little & Lots.

Great square in a square quilt!  Fabrics from Pink Castle Fabrics!
Laura made a  great Washi dress out of strawberry-printed Kokka linen she bought from us, and used the scraps from cutting out the dress to make this quilt.  
Great square in a square quilt!  Fabrics from Pink Castle Fabrics!  
There are also some  ArchitexturesPearl Bracelets, and  Comma prints in there.  I really like how the  Sketch print in Lipstick pops and brings out the pink strawberries scattered throughout the quilt.  
Read more about the Strawberry Jam quilt on the  Little & Lots blog!  
Check out our custom fat quarter bundles in stock!  You can make your own square in a square quilt!
All Bundles and Precuts in Stock!

Topics: feature friday, Techniques, Quilting

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