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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.

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Sew ThriftyWillow and StitchThe Wholesome Mama

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Create 3.5Lulu & CelestePear Berry Lane

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The Berry BunchPaisley RootsCall AjaireFalafel and the Bee

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House of EstrelaAdventures with Bubba and BugSwoodson Says

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Refashion Month with the House of Estrela

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I was so excited when Magda over at House of Estrela announced her refashion month. I knew I wanted in. Go over House of Estrela Refashion Month and check out how I refashioned this coat into a cute Fall Fashion Jacket for Miss G. fashioned and I found this coat.
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As Miss G is getting older I have been trying to up my sewing game and really make things that she is going to LOVE to wear to school and I think that this jacket totally fits the bill.

Make sure you go and check out all the other refashions from this month!

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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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30 Minute Superhero Cape Tutorial

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Easy Fabric Stamp Tutorial – Make your own fabric stamps

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I just love to create my own unique fabric by painting, dyeing and stamping fabric. It gives your fabric a one-of-a-kind look and you can customize it just the way you want. Continue reading

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Rain Boots Makeover – A Duct Tape Tutorial

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One of the hardest parts of having a girl and then a boy is hand-me-downs. There just aren’t any. I had these boots sitting in the give-away pile when BAM! Spongebob came to the rescue. I have been itching to try my hand at a duct tape craft and this was a perfect opportunity.  Continue reading