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Crew Pincushion pattern.

Crew Pincushion Pattern . Carolyn Friedlander

I’ll admit it, I’m a pin hoarder. As a result, it makes perfect sense that I’ve also developed an affinity and appreciation for pincushions. Just like how you’d want different pins for different projects, the perfect pincushion is also a variable need depending on the function, the pin itself, the location (traveling requires a special set of needs!) and the cuteness. (duh.) My Crew pincushion pattern is a collection of 11 different pincushion options in all shapes and sizes–quilted, not quilted–pieced, not pieced–many of which originated with favorite sizes of my own.

Crew Pincushion Pattern . Carolyn Friedlander

Making pincushions is such a satisfying sew. They are massively functional, super cute, speedy, totally giftable, and perfect for showing off your favorite fabrics. This is why when planning this pattern, I wanted to include tons of sizes, tons of info on the various components and fillings and different ideas for added detailing like embroidery and cross stitch (as seen in the super big guy below).

Crew Pincushion Pattern . Carolyn Friedlander

I’ve also recently become obsessed with wearing my scissors on a cord around my neck, and thought it would also be an appropriate bonus to be able to stick needles and pins in the same spot. Is anyone else tired of forgetting they stuck pins and needles in their shirt, couch or whatever is closest? Yeah…

Crew Pincushion Pattern . Carolyn Friedlander

I think that these guys are fun and handy, and I hope you think so too. I’ve made tons, and I’ve given away tons…which makes me happy. I also plan to make many more. First up will be a set to use as pattern weights at my cutting table for when I’m cutting out garments. (Yes, they’ll work for that too!)

Crew Pincushion Pattern . Carolyn Friedlander

Crew Pincushion Pattern . Carolyn Friedlander

pattern : Crew Pincushion pattern (new to my pattern collection!)

fabric(s) : Lots of stuff from my Euclid and Carkai collections, plus a little Robert Kaufman Railroad Denim in one of the wearable versions above.

Crew Pincushion Pattern . Carolyn Friedlander

 

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Spring Quilt Market 2016

It’s super hard to believe that Spring Quilt Market 2016 was more than a week ago.

Spring Quilt Market 2016 . Carolyn Friedlander

Here’s the booth shot. Let’s just say it was part closet, part living room and full-on fabric and quilt explosion. All good things.

Spring Quilt Market 2016 . Carolyn Friedlander

I really wanted to show off my new fabric Euclid, my new patterns Hesperides and Crew, and have some fun with all of it. Because fabric and quilts are fun.

Spring Quilt Market 2016 . Carolyn Friedlander

I had tons of projects, many of which were from the Euclid Lookbook plus some more. I’ve been pretty excited about Euclid and even more excited about using it as an excuse to sew up all kinds of things. In the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing more specifics about the projects, but in the meantime here are some (slightly random) visuals from the show.

My quilts Blake and Local

Blake and Local 2016 . Carolyn Friedlander

Elisabeth in her stunning Euclid dress. I’m wearing a Euclid Hayden.

Spring Quilt Market 2016 . Carolyn Friedlander

With Janine of UPPERCASE, and I’m loving her palette! (As always…)

Spring Quilt Market 2016 . Carolyn Friedlander

Julia sporting her stunning necklace and Euclid dress. So pretty!

Spring Quilt Market 2016 . Carolyn Friedlander

No surprise that I loved ALL of Arianna’s garments, especially these two Euclid dresses…

Spring Quilt Market 2016 . Carolyn Friedlander

So beautiful!

Spring Quilt Market 2016 . Carolyn Friedlander

My booth buddy and friend Ellen, rocking a Carkai Mercer

Spring Quilt Market 2016 . Carolyn Friedlander

With Nichole…booth sitting…as you do. (This Euclid top that I’m wearing is from one of my fave new Japanese sewing books…I’ll make sure to post about it soon.)

Spring Quilt Market 2016 . Carolyn Friedlander

This was a great sighting! It’s an Austin House quilt in Kim Kight’s new collection for Cotton+Steel, Rotary Club.

Spring Quilt Market 2016 . Austin House Quilt

Carkai sighting in the Sew Kind Of Wonderful booth–pretty good, right?!

Spring Quilt Market 2016 . Carkai Fabric

Spring Quilt Market 2016 . Carkai Fabric

I did manage to get out and see some sights..briefly. I was super impressed with the gardens at the temple square.

Spring Quilt Market 2016 . Exploring SLC

And there we have it. Spring Quilt Market 2016.

Euclid Fabric . Carolyn Friedlander

 

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Euclid Fabric

Euclid Fabric

Good news, I have a little something to share.

Meet, Euclid–my newest fabric collection for Robert Kaufman. Euclid is quite a bit different from my other collections. First, this is an overprinted collection onto Essex–a linen/cotton blend and one of my favorite substrates from Robert Kaufman. All of my previous collections have been printed on their quilting cotton base, which means the look and feel of Euclid is a little bit different. Plus, it makes it so well-suited for tons of tasks at hand–garments, bags and accessories, and quilts.

Euclid Fabric . Inari Tee Dress . Carolyn Friedlander

Totem Quilt in Euclid Fabrics . Carolyn Friedlander

Next, there are just 6 pieces to this collection. I’ve typically been a 1-collection-a-year kind of gal, which is why it has been supremely important to me that this collection offers things that my previous collections have not. And being just 6 pieces, meant I thought over and over (and over) about each one of them to make sure that they each brought plenty to the table and could be used for many many different things and in many many different ways. They’re a hardworking group!

Hesperides Shams . Euclid Fabric . Carolyn Friedlander

That’s the general overview. You can read more about the collection, see tons of projects (including my new ones!) and find out more about why this type of collection is so special to me by taking a look at this special Lookbook that I put together.

A big big thank you to Robert Kaufman for supporting not only this project, but for always supporting me in all the ways that they do. (And for creating some of the best fabric out there! If I do say so myself…)

Euclid fabric lookbook projects . Carolyn Friedlander

I owe a big thank you to Anna Graham (of Noodlehead) who created a special project (and free pattern) for this collection. You can see it in the Lookbook as well.

And another super big thank to you Alexis Wharem of Greenprint Photography here in Lake Wales. You might remember Lexi, because she is also responsible for all of the photography in my book, as well as the technique shots from my Collection Quilt pattern. It’s always a pleasure working with her, and she was able to capture the collection exactly how I imagined it.

I’ll be sharing more about all the projects in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

I the meantime, thanks again for all of your support. I really hope you like this new collection.

Euclid Fabric Swatches . Carolyn Friedlander

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