PLAY HOUSE pattern

Happy 4th of July!

And today is my 8th pattern PLAY HOUSE releasing day! So exciting!

 

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I used traditional log cabin blocks with thin strips which gives a bit of modern, simple and clean look to it. This original version has scrappy look. (above picture) Actually I used the color squares from my scrap. I believe that you can use some of your scraps to make the blocks.

 

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This pattern has six sizes and includes TIDY version only using three fabrics of your choice. You can make crib, throw small, throw large, twin, queen and king from this pattern.

 

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The sewing process goes quite quickly and fun! It’s simple blocks to make but I marked the skill level as advanced beginner since you have to cut and piece the thin stripes accurately, also the volume of this pattern. Some fabrics might stretch more than others. Personally I don’t use but spray starch might help make the fabrics stiff and less stretchy.

 

 

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I’ve been making the quilt patterns since June 2018. It’s just over a year. It sounds crazy that I’ve made 8 patterns!

I want to celebrate new pattern release, one year anniversary as a pattern designer and 4th of July!!!

 

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Please go and check my Etsy shop and use code PLAYHOUSE25 to get 25% off  for everything!!! This coupon code is valid until July 8th! (US EST) Thank you so much for your support!

 

IKEA like pillowcase top tutorial

Hi!

Thank you for stopping by!

I would like to make a quick post to show you my finished pillowcase and share how to make the top.

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This IKEA like pillowcase looks very nice on IKEA chair! lol  This pillowcase is very easy to make and quick project for every skill level of sewers.

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You need (4)10″x 22″ fabrics for the top.

From each color, cut (2)3.5″x 22″ strips and (1)2.5″x 22″ strip.

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From each color,

Cross cut into (6)3.5″x 3.5″ squares from one 3.5″ width of strip and (3)3.5″x 3.5″ squares from the other strip.

Cross cut into (8)2.5″x 2.5″ squares from 2.5″ width of strip and (1) 2.5″x 2.5″ square from remaining 3.5″ width of strip.

You have (9)3.5″x 3.5″ squares and (9) 2.5″x 2.5″ squares from each color of fabric.

If you want to use your scraps, you need,

(36)3.5″x 3.5″ squares and (36) 2.5″x 2.5″ squares in total. 

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So what I did was, took each color of (9)2.5″ squares and divided to three of (3)2.5″ squares. And make sure that these divided 2.5″ squares are not the same color of 3.5″ squares when you make four sets of (9)3.5″x 3.5″ squares and (9) 2.5″x 2.5″ squares. Refer to the above photo.

Draw a diagonal line on back of the 2.5″ square. Layer the square onto the corner of 3.5″ square. The right sides together, sew on the line. Trim the seam allowance to 1/4″, open the seam and press. Repeat the steps.

Gather four units. I took one from each set. Sew the units together. Open the seam and press.

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Unfinished block size is 6.5″x 6.5″.  Make 9 blocks.

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Each row has 3 blocks and each column has 3 blocks.  Piece them together. Open the seam and press.

This pillowcase top unfinished size is 18.5″x 18.5″.

Finish up the pillowcase using your preferred method.

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I machine quilted 1/4″ away from the pieced line. I used Aurifil 50wt #2783 for quilting and it worked perfectly!

I did easy envelope backing to finish up this pillowcase with no binding. I was a little worried about no binding but it looks nice and I love it!

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It’s perfect here!

I enjoyed this quick project and want to make another one!!!

Please share your creations using #ikealikepillowcase and #satomiquiltspattern on Instagram!

Thank you for reading and hope you enjoy making too!

Happy Spring!

LUCKY CLOVER PATTERN

Spring is coming yet?

I’m so anxious to have warm weather and bright sun light after long winter!

And my wish became a spring quilt pattern! I’m please to share my new pattern called LUCKY CLOVER! This is my 7th pattern and I’m so excited!

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I made this design using traditional Irish chain blocks and clover blocks. What unique about this design is that I used different size of squares to make Irish chain blocks. And I added big clovers in between the Irish chain blocks.

 

 

 

 

This pattern is fat quarter friendly and comes with three sizes. Finished quilt size is as below.

Crib 44”x 44”
Throw (Small) 56”x 68”
Throw (Large) 68”x 80”

Unfinished block size: 12 ½”x 12 ½”

 

 

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I spent more time for machine quilting. I did free motion on my brother sewing machine. I love this texture!

 

 

 

 

I wanted to take some pretty pictures of this quilt with flowers but nothing yet in Connecticut. So I took it to the local railroad and did some photo shooting. It brought a little spring here!

 

 

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Also I made crib size using Cotton and steel basic fabrics. These colors are so pretty! I love the fun look of this LUCKY CLOVER !

 

 

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It might be unusual to have a leaf quilt in spring but this is such a fun and quick spring project!

Also using deep shade of greens and orange color make a perfect shamrock quilt for St. Patrick’s Day! Well… for next year but starting the project right now is not too early! I have to make one for us too…even though we are not Irish! lol

Hope you enjoy as much as I do!!!

LUCKY CLOVER PDF PATTERN is available on my Etsy shop. Please click HERE to purchase!

A LITTLE BREAK – TINY MUG – pattern

Today is the release day of A LITTLE BREAK -TINY MUG- pattern!

 

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I’m pretty excited about this mini version! I’ve been thinking that this mug block is too cute that we can’t just use for making large quilts. The smaller blocks give you more opportunities to make different items.

 

 

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I’m not the maker who can make all kids of handmade items. But I made these coasters and a potholder from 6″x 6″ blocks. Also mini placemats from 8″x 8″ blocks.

 

 

I used Amy Sinibaldi’s pretty little potholder tutorial. It’s a great tutorials that I could make!!! I was excited about the finished!

 

 

 

These coasters are very simple. I just made the blocks, quilted, trim the corners, made bias binding and bind. 6″x 6″ coasters might be big for you but I like this size because I use the big Starbucks mugs all the time.

 

 

I love these mini placemats! I used 8″x 8″ blocks and added the 2.5″x 8.5″ rectangle to the right side of the block. For the pink placemat, I randomly pieced the scraps trimmed to 2.5″x 8.5″ rectangle. The finished size is 8″x 10″ and you need one 2.5″x With of Fabric strip for the binding.

 

 

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It’s such a fun to make and hope you enjoy these tiny mug blocks!!!

 

Please click here to purchase my pattern!

Etsy shop—> A LITTLE BREAK-TINY MUG- pattern

 

ON THE ROAD_I LOVE VERSION!

Hi!

Tonight is Super Bowl! All american football fans must be so thrilled! To be honest, I’m not football person but I enjoy Super Bowl every year! Especially half time show!!! We got the food and kids are taking a nap so that they can stay up late a little! We are so ready for tonight!

 

I’ve been working on a fun and cute pattern and I’m very excited to share it today!

 

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I LOVE VW BUS!!!

How cute is that?! I got an inspiration from many artists who make posters and paintings of VW bus. They are so cute! So I couldn’t resist! I made this design using my ON THE ROAD pattern. It was so fun to make this mini quilt!

 

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By the way, I realized that I’ve never posted about this pattern… well this is ON THE ROAD pattern which I released December 2018!

 

 

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This I LOVE version (I call it!) is an additional pattern to ON THE ROAD pattern. So it’s free pattern for people who already purchased. But if not, the pattern is available in my Etsy shop, so please go and grab it!!!

 

This is my first attempt to make the kind of free pattern. I think this quilt block is so cute and fun that we can’t just make one time. I’m hoping to share more unique patterns with this block in the future!!!

 

One heart block version

 

The pattern has two heart block options. You can choose your favorite!

 

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Example of using two colors.

 

I hope you enjoy this fun and cute pattern! And please don’t forget to use #satomiquiltspattern and #ontheroadquiltpattern if you share your creation on Instagram!!!

 

Okay, here is the pattern! Just click to download!

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Happy quilting!

A LITTLE BREAK QUILT PATTERN

I’m pleased to introduce my new pattern called A LITTLE BREAK!!!

 

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I got an inspiration from a mug with a little heart which my kids use during the winter to drink hot cocoa! So I turned it into a big coffee mug since I’m a coffee lover! It’s such a joy to make these cute mug blocks!!!

 

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This pattern is quick to make and very easy. I put a lot of diagrams and the step by step instruction. Hopefully it helps your process easier!

 

 

 

 

I’m also making different version. I love pink background and black heart!

 

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This pattern comes with three sizes which is crib, small throw and large throw size.

Crib 46”x 46”
Throw (Small) 46”x 60”
Throw (Large) 60”x 74”

 

 

 

 

You can find this new pattern on my Esty shop. Please click here—>A LITTLE BREAK PATTERN

 

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Hope you enjoy making these cute mugs!

Happy quilting!

 

 

SPOOKY PUMPKIN PATCH quilt pattern

Hi!

I just released my 3rd quilt pattern tonight! Yay! I though I could wait until tomorrow morning but I was too excited and couldn’t wait anymore!

My 3rd pattern is called SPOOKY PUMPKIN PATCH.

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It’s very simple and a great pattern for beginner level quilters! Originally I wanted to the pumpkins and the sashing between. And maybe I could do something more with the sashing. But my idea didn’t work well so I had to think again. So I came up with this idea which is adding Xs (I’ve been saying Xs but can I say that?!) to the corners to make this simple design looks more fun!

 

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The quilt size is 48 1/2″x 60 1/2″. It’s a wall hanging but you can use as a small throw. I prepared only one size in my pattern but there is the color variations you can choose. That quilt I made was mix and match colors version. The other one is called the simple color version which is all the pumpkins and background color or fabric is the same.

 

 

I wasn’t thinking of making the color variations in the beginning. But I was playing with my PC one night and tried the different colors, then I just loved them!!! I don’t think I have time to make another one before Halloween but definitely make one next year!

 

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This time I did simple straight quilting to it. I think grid quilting looked nice but when I was working on machine quilting, I felt like the quilt top sifted more than I expected. I didn’t want to do more quilting. I was a little afraid that it could shift funny way and would look bad. Machine quilting is the hardest part for me. It doesn’t matter whether free motion or straight line quilting… It’s always hard… I have to keep trying!

 

 

The above fabric photo is the first inspiration for Halloween like quilt. I like going to the quilt shop and just looking around. (Of course! End up I’m not just looking!) I get inspiration from all the fabrics! I loved the color combination and couldn’t go home without them!

 

 

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I hope you enjoy this fun quilt pattern! PDF pattern is available on my Etsy shop now!

Please click here —>>> SPOOKY PUMPKIN PATCH pdf quilt pattern

Thank you so much for reading!

 

Happy quilting!

Satomi

Whoopie Pies Quilt

Good morning!

It has been a long time since I updated my blog last time! Time flies! But I feel like things calm down a little, so I will keep up!

I recently finished Whoopie Pie quilt which is my 2nd pattern! I’m so excited! I’m doing final check of the pattern now and hoping to release it soon. But I’m going to do a giveaway on Instagram before releasing! If you are not following me on IG, please scroll down and click the IG mark. You will go to my IG account.

 

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I’ve been working on this project for a while. Originally I wanted to make french macaroon quilt. But I couldn’t make nice yummy shape! I tried different blocks, using paper piecing, curved piecing and applique. None of them worked! And at the end my older son told me ” Mommy! You made HAMBURGERS very well!” …. I couldn’t say anything. I just felt like I failed… My husband liked that he called that though. lol

 

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I put this project aside and decided to take a moment. One day kids and I went to the grocery store and I sew Whoopie pie at the bakery section. “That’s it!” My block is closer to Whoopie Pie than macaroon. I was so excited and worked on the design again. And finally I could make the shape I like!

The shape was decided and the next was the colors. I used different fabrics for each block. My image was lovely french macaroons. I couldn’t get rid of the pretty colors from my mind! Whoopie Pies can be pretty too, don’t you think?

And for the cream, I used black dots on white fabric. I tried white solid first and it was okay but didn’t look good as black dots on white fabric.

At the point I was so happy to see the block comes together nicely. The hardest thing to decide was the background color. If you know me, I usually don’t use solid colors for the background but only white and light grey. I needed a color to make those pie blocks to show. I started to look for the solids and I loved mint for this pattern.

How to assemble was the next. I wanted them to look like stacked. So I made stacked pies and put the sashing between the columns. And added the borders. But it looked a little boring to me. So I added the drunkard’s path block to the corners. I thought the curved block will look nice in this pattern.

 

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I used so many colors that I couldn’t decide what kind of fabric would go for the backing. When I was in Lancaster Pennsylvania, I found this pretty fabric from Camelot fabrics. I just loved it!

 

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Talk about the batting. I used Hobbs batting 80/20. It’s one of my favorite batting. I love to use it because the weight is light and I can get nice texture after the quilting!

I did free motion quilting on my sewing machine. It took a lot of time! Especially pebbles! I can’t show you too closely though. I’m not good at it at all! But I wanted to try and thought it would look nice from distance! lol

I hope you like my Whoopie Pie pattern as much as I do! It’s fun project!

Thank you for reading.

Happy quilting!

Satomi

OLD GLORY pattern

Hi!

Finally I can update my blog post! It has been busy summer for me and trying to do multiple tasks is not easy!

Some of you already know that I made my 1st quilt pattern OLD GLORY in June. Today I dropped off my quilts and some copies of paper pattern to local quilt shop, Quilted Ewe in New Hartford, Connecticut.

Yes! My pattern is sold in the shop! How exciting!!!

 

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When I talked the shop owner, Mary, she generously offered to have my patterns and hang the quilts to show customers. I’ve known her since I started quilting 5 yeas ago. My husband found her shop and I’m glad that we visited. She has a beautiful shop and lots of fabrics!!!

 

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Please click here to find more information about Quilted Ewe.

 

I’m incredibly lucky that I have wonderful people who support and help me along my new journey.  I’m leaning so much through making this pattern and it’s so fascinating!

 

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The paper pattern in only available in this shop for now. This is more like to see customers reaction and feedback. Meanwhile I will talk to a print company to see how it works to make more paper patterns. Everything is new to me and things are moving slowly but steady.

And please remember that OLD GLORY pdf pattern is available on My Etsy shop !!! It’s easy, quick and fun to make!

Happy quilting!