Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Go'n Sew'n for the Row by Row

A lot of my normal design time has been taken up this month by helping the quilt shop get ready for the Row by Row experience.  This includes writing the pattern for the current year as well as re-writing the 2015 Row so we can continue to sell patterns for that without having them professionally printed.  I got a lot of good practice in on drawing applique shapes in EQ7!

This is the 2015 row Sea Sam and Sue.  Another lady drew the design, and I wrote the pattern.  We had a local printer do full size reversed patterns for it, but we had to have them printed in larger quantities than we liked.  I drew the pattern up in EQ7 so we could print it out ourselves in smaller quantities as needed.

And here is the 2017 row!  We loved the theme and thought a row of ATV's headed for the quilt shop would be great for our row this year.  It was a lot simpler to design, and make.  We fussy cut the stripes from the border print and it made the perfect frame for our row. We aren't including that in the kit, but have some available in the shop.  I love how well this year's fabric worked for our row!

Are you participating in the Row by Row Experience?  Make sure to tell all the shops how much you appreciate their work - believe me, a lot of time and energy goes into creating the free patterns you collect.  It's really fun, and we enjoy it, and it makes it even better when we know how much the customers appreciate it!

 And Thank You for coming into the shops and buying kits, and other goodies!  We love our customers and it's fun to meet new ones.  We all hope to make your Row by Row Experience fun and enjoyable, too.

If you would like this row, it's available at Threads That Bind in Coos Bay, OR.  We'll be offering a kit, and both will be available to order after the Row by Row Experience ends this fall.

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