Friday, December 19, 2014

Two New Colourways for Argyle Rag Ruffle

I am so pleased to offer two new colourways for the Argyle Rag Ruffle quilt! Colour is something that I truly love to play with, but I still struggle with!

Argyle Better best best yellow watermark

There is now this bright yellow and grey! I love these rag quilts!

And there is also the soft blue and brown for snuggling with.

Argyle Better best best blue watermark

I am in the process of looking for a wholesale distributor for my patterns. If you would like to distribute Pretty Pleat Quilts, please contact me! Or, if you are a store and would like to buy wholesale directly from me, I am happy to accommodate that also!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Snuggly Snowman Pattern is for sale

Now at Cindy-rella’s is my newest pattern, Snuggly Snowman. I am so happy with this pattern!
Photo Snuggly Snowman watermark
Snuggly Snowman photographed on snow!
It uses this beautiful white minky on the back which makes it extra snuggly. You can’t see from this photo, but all the white is made from this super soft minky.

The snowflakes are of my own design, but you could also use the 7” template from AccuQuilt (which they also carry at Cindy-rellas).

Monday, December 8, 2014

Cindy-Rellas is Awesome!

I have found the most perfect place in Regina to sell my patterns. In fact, it is my first place selling patterns and I couldn’t be more pleased.
You can see their website here.
Cindy, the owner, has been so generous with her time and advice. She didn’t seem phased that I have never actually sold any patterns in a store because everyone needs to start somewhere!

Cindy-rellas quilting store is the first place in Regina to carry patterns by Pretty Pleats
I am so very excited to be working with Cindy in her store. As you can see, she put my quilt on display at the front with the sewing machines. I would really like a new machine! :)
My pleated apples quilt is the first thing you see when you come in!

Friday, December 5, 2014

My finished shirt from the summer

I finished my shirt. I am not sure how I feel about it. It doesn't fit quite right and the lattice smocking (although very, very cute) is NOT STRAIGHT. (Whose fault is that?)


This is why I buy clothes at the store instead of making them at home. The last time I bought clothing, I got a t-shirt at Old Navy for $0.97. How can I make something that fits me for $0.97?

(Here is where I get into the ramifications of buying a shirt for $0.97 which, of course, are many. There is the whole worker situation in Bangladesh or wherever, not including the environmental cost of this shirt and the fact that most everyone has dozens of clothes that they are not wearing. I am not much of a shopper, but I do have a number of plain t-shirts that I wear every day. But I try to be conscious of the fact that we need to be careful about the things that we buy and how it impacts the world more broadly. End of rant.)

So I remade the shirt. I got rid of the smocking. I couldn't handle doing that again as I needed to wear it soon.

The Producers
Me and my handsome husband at the wedding.
This is, unfortunately, the best photo of the two of us together.

Anyway, I'm both happy and annoyed. Annoyed that it doesn't fit as well as one that I buy from the store (most notably because I can TRY IT ON FIRST before I buy it). And happy because this sucker is finished and I was able to wear it to my uncle's wedding. (His first wedding; 50 years in the making.)

(As a side note, what do you get for your uncle who is 50 and getting married for the first time? Do you get him a gift? Well, we decided to make him two Angry Birds pinatas. Yes, they were awesome, thank you! Way better than a gift card to The Keg.)

My original Angry Birds bride and groom, his and hers pinatas!
Also, a lot of fun when the bride give a hard whack to the groom piƱata!

I'll stick to quilts, I think. My only goal in making those is to make them flat. If you don't count the pleats! :)