Sunday, June 30, 2013

Silent & Sometimes Silly Sunday!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

33 Ways To Stay Creative

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Silent & Sometimes Silly Sunday!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Chicago Quilt Festival

This weekend I'm helping friends in their awesome booth at International Quilt Festival in Chicago!!! (Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop Booth 1719!!!)


Here are a few photos I took really quick yesterday evening on my way out of the show. I'm going early this morning so I can get more photos of the gorgeous quilts in the display area!








Thursday, June 20, 2013

Love this Quote

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Winner of the EBook Fat Quarter Quickies!



We have a winner for the blog hop drawing for the new e-book by Kathy Brown of <a target="_blank" href="">The Teachers Pet</a>


<a target="_blank" href="">Karen of Quilts....Etc. Blog!!</a>





Please email me at - I just need your email address so Kathy can send you the eBook of Fat Quarter Quickies! You will love this book!





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Monday, June 17, 2013

Blog Hop - New Quilting Book - Giveaway Time!

We are blog hopping to celebrate the newest arrival from Kathy Brown of The Teacher's Pet!  Her new quilting book Fat Quarter Quickies has just released from Martingale and what a goodie it is!

I was supposed to choose just one favorite - but sorry folks - I have two favorites!  Figures, I couldn't narrow it down to just one! Now pay attention here - as you view the photos of the quilt patterns that are included in this new book - you will also have to choose a favorite.  Pick your favorite quilt and leave a comment to be entered in the drawing for a free "Ebook" copy of this book!  Cool!

Here are my 2 favorites -

The quilt shown above is called: Cutoffs.  I love the pattern in this quilt - the secondary design is awesome!  What a fun scrappy quilt to make!  It's on my list!

My next favorite is this sweetie above:  Spinners!  Another great scrappy style quilt! I like the way the fabric choices play against the white background!  Pure eye-candy!


Brown Eyed Girl 

Pixy Stick


Sail Away

Tequila Sunrise

Feast & Fireplace


Caribbean Cooler

So tell me - which quilt from this brand new book Fat Quarter Quickies is your favorite?  Leave me a message for your chance to win an "Ebook" copy of this great new fat quarter book and Miss Bella the queen of my sewing kingdom will choose a winner this coming Wednesday June 19th, 2013!

Miss Bella is waiting for your answer!

And don't forget to follow along on the following blogs throughout the next week for even more chances to win an Ebook copy of this book!  How fun - we get to see the favorite quilt from the following Peeps also!


Here's a list of the people to follow on the Blog Hop:

Tara Darr - Sew Unique Creations - June 17
Pam Vieira McGinnis - Pam Kitty Morning - June 18
Vickie Eapen - Spun Sugar Quilts - June 19
Martingale - June 20
Lissa Alexander - United Notions / Moda - June 21
Pat Wys - Silver Thimble Quilt Co - June 22
Julie Herman - Jaybird Quilts - June 23
Rachel Griffith - PS I Quilt - June 24
Kathy Brown - The Teachers Pet - June 25th wrap up

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Silent & Sometimes Silly Sunday!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Quilt Mania Special Spring 2013 Edition

I'm in love with several of the quilts that are in this Quilt Mania Special Spring 2013 edition.  The quilts that are in this magazine keep getting better and better!  I can't wait till each issue comes out!  Just look at these quilt patterns!

This is Bars and Zig Zag by Linda Collins.  Linda this is awesome!!!

This is Holly's Garden by Suzanne Unbehaun.

This is Sally's Quilt by Sally Kramer.

Needle Love Bed Cover by Carol Kirchhoff

Charming Posies by Jan Patek 

La Belle Fleur by Penelope Tucker

Good magazine!  Hope you grab one while they are available!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Blog Hop & Giveaway coming soon!

Just a little FYI -

We are taking part in a blog hop beginning next Monday - June 17th, 2013. 

Here's a line up of fellow bloggers joining in on the fun - 

Tara Darr - Sew Unique Creations - June 17
Pam Vieira McGinnis - Pam Kitty Morning - June 18
Vickie Eapen - Spun Sugar Quilts - June 19
Martingale - June 20
Lissa Alexander - United Notions / Moda - June 21
Pat Wys - Silver Thimble Quilt Co - June 22
Julie Herman - Jaybird Quilts - June 23
Rachel Griffith - PS I Quilt - June 24
Kathy Brown - The Teachers Pet - June 25th wrap up

Be sure and save a copy of this blog post so you can follow along on this fun blog hop!  You will have 9 chances to win a free "Ebook" version of this brand new quilt book!

All About Inklingo and the Patchwork Of The Crosses Quilt I am making

I've been getting a lot of emails and posts on our Facebook pages asking questions about the InkLingo product we are using to make our Patchwork of the Crosses Quilt, so I thought I would do another blog post about InkLingo.

Here is a picture of a couple of my Patchwork Of The Crosses quilt blocks:

I am using Inklingo to print the pattern shapes on the wrong side of each of my fabrics!  Isn't that neat!  I absolutely love this program because it saves me so much time.

Below is a picture of the companion book for the Lucy Boston: Patchwork of the Crosses.

If you click on the InkLingo Logo below it will take you to the "quick start" page that will help you understand more about this program.

Inklingo works with any printer.  After you purchase the "shape collection" of your choice, you will be given a link to download the PDF file of the shape collection you purchased.  There are a lot of different shape collections you can buy.  The Patchwork of the Crosses collection, hexagons, clamshells, applecore, dresdan plate, feathered star, double wedding ring, farmers daughter and the list goes on and on.

Now - you have the PDF file for the shape collection and what do you do with it? Print it on fabric, cut the shapes out and start sewing!  That's basically it - how easy!

I recommend downloading the free "Smart Shoppers Idea Book" and reading it. Heres a link to the free guide - in fact, get it first, read through it and decide if inklingo is for you or not! And while you are at it - get the free shape collection also!  This way you can play around with a few shapes and print them out and see if Inklingo is for you!

Here's a link to a free shape collection:

Here's a link to the free Smart Shoppers Idea Book:

Here's a link to a "guided tour" of the program

Now, Inklingo offers 2 different sizes for The Patchwork Of The Crosses.  I personally chose the larger pattern shapes because I plan on making a king size quilt for my bed and I like the bigger shape - not just for speed and getting the quilt done faster but because I have a lot of "special" fabrics I want to use in my quilt.  Lots of bigger motifs, stripes, shapes etc. that I want to fussy cut and focus the quilt blocks around.  The size you want is a personal choice.  The smaller shape is darn cute too!

Inklingo is great for hand piecing, machine piecing, english paper piecing, applique etc.  Read through the info pages on the Inklingo website and in the Smart Shopper Idea book to see how useful this program is.

I - being me - Tara  - designer and owner of Sew Unique Creations - do not personally sell the Inklingo product on my website - you have to go to Inklingo's website and make your purchases there.  I'm just a very satisfied customer - and when I like something - I want to share and give ideas to others about it!

Now - personally I like to use the packaged freezer paper that comes in the 8 1/2" x 11" size over the roll of freezer paper you can buy in the grocery store because it's thicker and runs through my printer better.

You can buy the packaged freezer paper here from my Amazon store at $10.06 total, including shipping:

The above link is for the 8 1/2" x 11" size of freezer paper. If you want an even bigger size sheet - 12" x 15" to be exact, I also have that on Amazon for $14.45 total, including shipping.  You can find that here:

If you have anymore questions - just leave me a comment asking whatever you want to know about Inklingo and I will try to help you.  I'll update this blog post to if there is anymore information to share with others!

Have an awesome Day!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Our New Book & Valdani Thread Sets are available for Pre-Order

Our new book - Cozy Quilts: A Charming Blend of Wool Applique and Cotton Patchwork & our new Valdani Perle Cotton Thread Collection - Cozy Quilts by Sew Unique Creations

Are now available for pre-order!

Cozy Quilts and the thread collections should begin to arrive next month - July 2013.

If you pre-order the book and/or the thread collection, the shipping will be free within the USA on each item during the pre-order time.  After the items arrive, normal shipping charges will apply, so go ahead and pre-order and save yourself a few dollars!!

Visit our website!

New Quilt Pattern Now Available - The Legacy Sampler Quilt

I am so excited and pleased to announce the newest pattern added to our line of quilt patterns!

The Legacy Sampler Quilt Pattern.

Available on our website:

as a printed pattern


In our Etsy Store as a PDF Downloadable pattern here:
(you purchase and print the pattern as soon as the links are delivered to your email box)

If you order the printed pattern, they will begin to ship next week as we are in the middle of printing them now!  This quilt pattern is a collaboration of 16 of your favorite designers in the industry.  Originally it was issued to quilt shops only as a BOM, but now is available to you!

Also - remember we still have Ebay Auctions going right now!  

We are selling some of our finished quilts:

Some awesome quilt patterns by other designers are in our Ebay store

We have some Wool Goodies up for auction:

And also some beautiful fabric bundles!:

Have an awesome Day!

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