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Momma Quail Pattern Tour and Freebie Free Motion Applique Pattern

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Happy Friday everyone! I can’t tell you how excited I am about today’s post. This post is part of the Momma Quail Blog Tour. Why am I so excited about this tour?!?! Because Amy Macdonald is the most awesome. She is not only an awesome pattern designer, she is just an awesome person. She is a great friend and someone that is great to have in your corner. She has cheered me on more than I count. She is a member of the Sewing with Boys team and is constantly inspiring me. Ok enough of my praise, let this pattern speak for it’s self.

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This pattern I sewed up is the Jackalope Tee. One of the challenges of having 1 boy and 1 girl is finding sewing patterns that I can use for both of them. All of Amy’s patterns are so versatile that it makes it so easy to customize for my girl or boy. I love being able to sew for both of them with just one sewing pattern.

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The next thing I LOVE about the Jackalope Tee is the ease to mix and match fabrics and the ability to incorporate woven cotton into a t-shirt. There are SOOOOOO many cute woven’s out there and they are MUCH cheaper than most of the custom knit fabrics, this pattern really appeals to my frugal side. On Miss G’s shirt I used 5, yes 5 different fabrics. She adores all the colors and it makes my inner Punky Brewster smile. The side stripe on Miss G’s shirt is flannel to make it extra cozy.

For Mr T’s shirt I used a Marvel t-shirt from the clearance rack and some woven Marvel fabric from the remenants bin at Joann. This shirt cost me $4 in fabric. That makes my frugal heart swoon.

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When you first print out the Jackalope Tee, you may think that it is a lot of pieces for a t-shirt. But have no fear, Amy makes putting this shirt together a breeze. I made these 2 shirts and 1 other in about 1.5 hours, including cutting out the fabric. I sew pretty slow so that is a quick sew for me.

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So where can you get this and all the other fantastic Momma Quail Patterns?!?! Etsy, Friends Stitched Together, and join the Momma Quail Pattern Group on Facebook. Use the coupon code “MQPATTERNTOUR” for 30% off in the Etsy shop through 11/21/15. This is going to be the biggest Momma Quail Pattern sale in November – don’t wait til Black Friday.
Amy is also generously giving away a pattern to 3 lucky winners. Make sure to go all the way to the bottom of the post for the giveaway.

BONUS – FREEBIE FREE MOTION APPLIQUE PATTERN

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For Miss G’s shirt she requested a giant cupcake on the front of it. We recently saw a t-shirt that said something along the lines of “happier than a unicorn sitting on a rainbow eating a cupcake.” I wanted a little more detail than a freezer paper stencil and I have recently been swept up in the free motion applique frenzy. Sooooo…what’s a blogger/pattern maker to do…make a pattern for a cupcake free motion applique. I also decided to offer this pattern to my readers for free.

Cupcake-FMA-illustrations-01You can download the pattern here CutieCupcakeFMA-ByKnotSewNormal, all the instructions are included in the file.

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Make sure to go check out all the other fantastic looks on the blog tour and enter the rafflecopter giveaway.

11/16:

Sew ThriftyWillow and StitchThe Wholesome Mama

11/17:

Create 3.5Lulu & CelestePear Berry Lane

11/18:

The Berry BunchPaisley RootsCall AjaireFalafel and the Bee

11/19:

House of EstrelaAdventures with Bubba and BugSwoodson Says

11/20:

Rebel & MaliceKnot Sew NormalSew Thrifty

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Fairy Wing DIY

Fairy Wings DIY by Knot Sew NormalHi y’all!!  I thought I would share how I made the wings for Miss G’s Tinkerbell costume. I used this to make fairy wings, but you could use this method to make any type of wings you needed and to attach them to any costume. Miss G doesn’t like the wings that have the elastic that goes around your arms, so I had to come up with something else.  Continue reading

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Twirl and Wiggle Yoga Skirt Tutorial featured on SewMcCool

 

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Do you have a girl who likes to dance, shimmy, shake and get all her wiggles out? or do you just want a really comfy skirt for your self? Head over to Sew McCool to check out my guest tutorial for this awesomely easy skirt. twirlandwiggle-001

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Serger Pepper’s Everyday Tank Top and Dress – Pattern Review

 

*** I received this pattern for free for my time for testing. This post contains affiliate links, if you click on these links I will receive some compensation. However all opinions are mine.  ***

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Are you looking for a cute, fast tank top or dress to sew up. Stop what you are doing and go buy this (affiliate link) pattern!! Irene from Serger Pepper has designed the Everyday Tank Top and Dress as part of the Pattern Revolution Aspiring Designers Challenge. This pattern is perfect.  Continue reading

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Back to School – Notebook Paper Tags Tutorial

Who’s ready for back to school? My three-year-old is starting pre-preschool this fall, so technically he’s not going “back”. It’s only going to be two days a week, but I’m pretty sure you can hear my mom-heart breaking over here! I made these little notebook paper tags to make myself feel better. They end up just about business card size and are perfect for adding onto backpacks and jackets – the things kids are so good at losing!

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