Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Free Pattern: Triune Tote

Hello lovelies! 

What an incredible couple of days I had. With the realizing of Etno and reading/listening of all the lovely feedback from all of you, it truly warms my heart! Thank you, thank you and thank you. Now to the crafty stuff! I will be blogging about some of the free projects featured on Etno's lookbook. Like this unique and stunning Triune Tote with webbing jute straps!  

Carry all your goodies in style and download the Triune Tote FREE pattern here. Don't forget to share your final project-refer to project sharing guidelines here- I am always keen to see what you lovelies create with my fabric collections ☺☺

Happy sewing lovelies



Thursday, February 19, 2015

Etno is now available!

Hello lovelies!

The wait is over! I can finally show you some wonderful images that the talented AGF team have put together for my newest collection, Etno. Like I had explained in my Etno Inspiration post, this time around, I created a collection that captures the ethnic expression trend through a medley of etchings. Regarding the design aspect of my new collection, this is a bit of a departure from my floral lines-although it has many beautiful flowers- I am in awe with the ethnic vibe right now. It is very versatile, perfect for quilting. However, lots of the prints are great for garments as well! 

I am also very excited for my newest quilt pattern that is soon going to be for sale! My Echoes Quilt pattern will be available at Fat Quarter Shop and Craftsy. I will let you all know its availability in my social media outlets, so make sure to follow me☺

What I love about Etno is its versatility, this collection works perfectly with apparel as well as home decor. For more inspirational projects, take a look at the fantastic LookBook that the brilliant AGF team created.

Lets no forget about Etno's free pattern, "Soulful Windows" download it and share it with all of your quilting friends. 

Head over the AGF Blog for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of Etno ☺

I am beyond thrilled with my newest collection and I hope you all like it as much as I liked creating it.

Happy sewing lovelies!



Monday, February 16, 2015

Presser Foot of The Day

Hello fabric lovers!

As you all know, I am a BERNINA ambassador, and I simply adore the machine. Sewing with a BERNINA is like heaven. Everything in this machine is top of the line and its perfect for quilters and everyday sewers. BERNINA sewing machine has many qualities which among them is its countless presser feet. Each of them having a specific and unique roll. Today's presser foot is Patchwork Foot #37.

Because it is designed for straight stitching, foot #37 is perfect for sewing 1/4'' or 1/8'' (3 or 6 mm) seam allowances. Also, foot #37 has three evenly spaced markings, 1/4'' apart, on its side which makes the square insertion of piecing easier. Patchwork foot #37 is your partner in crime when it comes to patchwork and precision stitching techniques. 
For more information, click on the video below. BERNINA provides a presser-feet online tutorial which features patchwork foo t#37 

I hope you all enjoyed my BERNINA tip of the day, more of them coming soon! 



Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A Valentine's Day Gift ♥

Hello lovelies!

I am very thrilled to finally show you what I had been creating for Valentine's Day!!.......Surprise, surprise! With Valentine's day a couple of days away, I wanted to surprise you all with these downloadable ♥Valentine's day Cards♥. Featuring Etno and Dreaming in French, these cards will be a perfect add on to your Valentine's day gift☺

Make these cards a bit more original by adorably tying them with a hemp string and adding a fabric heart on the back. In this case, I used Looming Love Pastel. 

I wanted to create a different type of Valentine's Day card...make it a bit more original and unique. Therefore,  I have created five different designs to fit everyone's style.....or you can just use them all☺

Download your favorite and make that special someone extra special. Downloadable links for each card are provided below.

1. Dreams of Amina/Stitched Anthimania Luster
2. Cubist Perception/ Sauvage Sky Artic
3. Pink Coquette/ Fresh Romance

Have fun this Valentine's Day ♥! And enjoy this day with your significant other.



For personal use only, Pat Bravo ©

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

FREE Projects: Dreaming in French

Hello lovelies!

Today I feel very inspired by pastel colors and Paris! So I want to share not one, but two free projects using my Dreaming in French collection. Like this stunning Peony Pillow featuring  Pink Coquette design from Dreaming in French and Oval Elements' Petal Pink.

To download instruction click here.

What you'll Need: 
  • 2 ¾ yd of Fabric A
  • ¼ yd of Fabric B
  • 1 (one) 21" pillow form round

And this sweet and cute Romance Pillow designed using Orchid Bloom from Dreaming in French and Pure Elements' Vere Violet! 

To download instruction click here.

What you'll need:
  • ½ yd of Fabric B
  • Fat eight of Fabric A
  • 1 (one) 16" × 22" thin batting piece
  • 11" × 18" piece of Steam a Seam 2 Interfacing (Double sided ultra light weight)
  • 1 (one) 14" × 20" pillow form
  • Color coordinated thread (lime green & violet)

I hope you enjoy creating these two wonderful and fun projects that will illuminate your home! 

Enjoy a happy day of sewing my lovelies