Thursday, May 7, 2015

Quiltmaker's 100 Block Tour

Welcome to meags & me - possibly the best mother/daughter team of appliqué and embroidery lovers and we are SO thrilled to be a part of this amazing magazine for a 3rd time and extra extra thrilled to have made it on the cover! We squealed with delight the first time we saw it!

quiltmaker 100 blocks issue



Our block features our favs- birds, flowers, appliqué and embroidery. Really, we don't think there is anyone who won't like this block.

meags and me quiltmaker 100 blocks

For fun, and because my table was desperately needing a spring upgrade, we made a table topper. The best thing about this is it can be made with any 12" block.  And the pinwheels. Pinwheels make everything happy.

meags and me quiltmaker 100 blocks spring table runner

And also, this is easily made with a little white/background fabric and a couple charm packs and you're good to go! We will have this super easy tutorial up and ready for you next week- so follow us! We post updates and new patterns via bloglovin, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. You can easily receive updates to this blog sent directly to your email - that option is found to your left.

For a chance to win your very own copy of Quiltmaker's 100 block magazine, OR one of three PDF copies of any one of our fabulous patterns (and you'd love them) - leave us a comment! Please make sure your email address is easily found or leave it at the end of your comment- we want to be able to get in touch with you if you win!

The giveaway ends Sunday evening (midnight MST), and we will contact the winners Monday!

Don't forget to check out Quilty Pleasures for more great blogs and prizes. The blog tour ends tomorrow!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Ellie

We've been loving strip quilts lately- and this one is the best!




Super large applique pieces make this really, really fun to make.  We love the bright reds and pinks, but honestly, this would be adorable in any color combination.

And who doesn't love elephants?

You can find the pattern here (and get it instantly! A perfect excuse to go fabric shopping, we think)


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Mary Had a Little Lamb

New Pattern!

meags and me mary had a little lamb quilt pattern


This cute little quilt measures 40" square- perfect for a new baby!

Pinwheels can be made with charm packs (love that!).

The gorgeous fabric is Garden Party Tango by Iza Pearl Design for Windham Fabrics.

Pattern can be downloaded here.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Oakley Baby Quilt Pattern

New Pattern! Just in time for spring!

This little quilt is so fast & so easy you'll want to make a bunch of them.

Love this little bunny in the corner.  The perfect finishing touch!


Pattern is available here.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bloom Quilt Pattern & Matching Embroidery Home Decor

Our Awfully Nice (formally called, that is) quilt was massive, and really quite hard to take a picture of, and after a lot of stewing and hating the cover/name, we staged a little photo shoot.

I've wanted to do a little embroidery work on burlap canvases, so we tried it out.  It was a little tricky, but totally worth it!


This quilt & coordinating stitcheries are perfect for spring!

The quilt pattern includes two large bed sizes- king & queen, plus a small/baby size.

The embroidery pattern includes all 3 pictures, perfect on pre-made canvases, but they'd also be great framed.

A nice way to use a little scrap fabric to tie everything together.

Bloom Quilt Pattern is found here, and Bloom Stitcheries are found here.



Monday, February 3, 2014

Awfully Nice Quilt Pattern

We fell completely in love with this gorgeous fabric line from Cluck Cluck Sew/Windham Fabrics.




And this quilt *sigh*.  I've claimed it for my house, sorry "me".  And my grandma has started making one for her too.  We seem to gauge the success of any pattern on how quickly my grandma wants to make it.  She's really great like that.

Pattern comes in 2 sizes (yeeesss!) and is really beautiful, and super fun to do! These are big pieced blocks, and the quilt is so awesomely large.

Awfully Nice is available here.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Valentines Day is for Quilters

Because we're sorry we've fell off the blogging world for awhile (that's what happens with holidays+3 quilts+broken jump drives (re: goodbye working files)+manic children), we've put together some incredibly corny v-day cards for you to enjoy with all your quilty friends.  Free printables at the end!  Feel free to share!

Quilting Valentine Cards from meags and me

Quilting Valentine Cards from meags and me

Quilting Valentine Cards from meags and me

Quilting Valentine Cards from meags and me

Quilting Valentine Cards from meags and me

Quilting Valentine Cards from meags and me

Happy Valentines Day everyone! We'll be back soon with some beautiful quilts, so stick around!


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Toddler Skirt {With Pockets!} Tutorial

This may be the easiest project ever. And probably won't even take you the full hour.  

meags and me: toddler skirt with pockets tutorial

My little gal loves these little skirts.  Every time we head into a fabric store (which is often!) she pulls pink fabric off the shelf and nearly drags it to the cutting table "mom's making me a new pink skirt!" she says.  I have a hard time saying no to that! 

So I decided to spice it up a little bit, and add some cute little pockets.  Super easy, and so so worth it.

First, you'll need:

*1/2 yard of fabric (or two fat quarters)
*Scraps (or a fat quarter) for pockets
*3/4" elastic (in the length of waist.  My very average-sized three year old is 15")
*Coordinating thread

1. Line up selvage edges, and cut in half.  (And trim the selvage edges). This makes 2 fat quarters or two 18" x 22" panels.
2. Cut 4 pockets from the provided template.
3. Right sides together, place straight edge of pocket 5" down from the top of skirt panel.


meags and me: toddler skirt with pockets tutorial
4. Sew 1/4" seam along straight edge of pocket.  Repeat on both the left and right sides for each skirt panel.
5. Carefully press pocket out.  With right sides together, line up both skirt panels.  Pockets should line up.  Pin carefully and sew 1/4" down sides of skirts and around the pockets (don't sew through them!)

meags and me: toddler skirt with pockets tutorial

6. From the right side, pockets should look like this:

meags and me: toddler skirt with pockets tutorial

7. Now make the elastic casing: Fold and press top of skirt to the wrong side 1/2" down and then again another 1".  
meags and me: toddler skirt with pockets tutorial


meags and me: toddler skirt with pockets tutorial

8. Sew 1/8" (or edgestitch) the folded edge, leaving about 2" to thread the elastic through.
9. With a safety pin, thread the elastic through the casing and out to the opening.  Overlap the elastic ends by about 1/2" and sew the two ends together.

meags and me: toddler skirt with pockets tutorial

10. Sew the elastic casing shut.
11. Fold up the bottom of the skirt about 1/2" and press.  Sew 1/4" to hem.
12. Fold up skirt to desired length and hem by hand.



Done!  So easy.  And since I couldn't get my daughter to smile like a normal person, here's a bunch of random faces to convince you this is the cutest skirt ever.  After making 50 in vibrant, hard to match colors, I had to do a matches-everything version because she has recently refused to wear any and all pants.  It's a good thing tights exist.

meags and me: toddler skirt with pockets tutorial


meags and me: toddler skirt with pockets tutorial


meags and me: toddler skirt with pockets tutorial

meags and me: toddler skirt with pockets tutorial

meags and me: toddler skirt with pockets tutorial

And for your convenience: an easy, printable, instruction sheet + pocket template.

Toddler Skirt Tutorial