Sewing Room!

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Hi everyone,

It has been a busy couple of months here and I can finally talk about all the secrets I’ve been keeping all this time.  At BERNINA University this past week I debuted a brand new collection for Benartex Sewing Room! This one is close to my heart as a BERNINA Spokesperson because it has my very favorite sewing machines!

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A selection of fabrics from my “Sewing Room” collection for Benartex, shipping in August/September.

Although the collection is available to quilt shops everywhere, the SKUs with the BERNINA logo are only available to BERNINA dealers.  If you like the collection please ask your quilt shop to give Benartex a call.

Patterns are just starting to ship this week to distributorsand are also on my website.  Of course, if you can order from your local shop please do so – shops are the heart of our industry and we want them to stay in business!

First up is a new pieced block-of-the-month pattern called Sewing Room Sampler.  It is my favorite pattern ever I think because it was such fun to sew and to quilt.  (I quilted it on my BERNINA Q 24 and I’ll be talking about how I did so in my Facebook group later in the year.)  It is a larger pattern than my usual patterns – 16 pages full-color.

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Next up is “S is for Sew”.  It is a fun project that incorporates appliqué and basic piecing.  It comes with a download code with embroidery files for “in-the-hoop appliqué”, cutwork files and SVG files if you’d like to digitally cut your fabric so it is something new for me.  I also have a new Aurifil thread collection that I’m really excited about that allows you to try appliqué with the 28 wt. thread I love for a reasonable price.  (More on that at the bottom of this post.)

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The third pattern is called “Sewing Garden”.  It is a simple pieced design made from two stacks of 10” squares.

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I also have two Aurifil thread collections which I’m really excited about, both of which coordinate with not only Sewing Room, but with all of my collections so far.  The first is great for piecing and quilting – it contains 11 large spools of 50 wt.

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The smaller thread collection is perfect for appliqué!  I love to use thicker thread for my appliqué, so it contains 8 spools of 28 wt. in a range of colors for blanket and specialty stitches and two spools of 12 wt. to use for the triple stitch and/or to mimic (or actually do if you are brave!) hand embroidery.  Aurifil is having a giveaway over on their blog for this one so check it out!

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Next month I’ll be coming out a coordinating Sewing Room Quilting Collection as well for long arms and embroidery machines, similar to my Feathers & Flourishes Quilting Collection, which just started shipping as well.

There is also a coordinating embroidery collection available from OESD.  I’ll post pictures of that soon!

I hope you are enjoying your summers – happy quilting!

Amanda

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Feathers & Flourishes Complimentary patterns

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Hi everyone,

Well the word is that Feathers & Flourishes is starting to ship to shops – YAY!  So excited to see what you make with this line!

The free patterns that go with this collection are now available for download.  The first is called Cinema and is a 2-1/2”-strip-friendly bargello quilt reminiscent of 1920s design.

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I have to brag for a minute – my daughter quilted most of this one using rulers on the BERNINA Q24!  Proud mom!

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The second pattern is called Evolutions and is a re-release of a pattern formerly in my line that was just perfect for this collection.  (The blue version is in a box on its way to BERNINA University and I forgot to snap a picture of it so I’ll have to show you that one later.  Special thanks to Jo Anne and Traci for helping with these!)

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You can get this and all of my free patterns on my download page.  This includes the free pattern for the Feathers and Flourishes Embroidered Runner, which utilizes the OESD embroidery collection but also would work well by simply fussy-cutting centers from the medallion print from this collection.

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“Feathers & Fourishes” embroidered runner

You can get the other patterns that go with this collection in my shop or, better yet, please consider asking your local quilt shop to order them.  The local shops are the lifeblood of this industry and we want them to do well!

If you make something and have an instagram account please post to Instagram with the #amandamurphydesign and @amandamurphydesign labels – my user name is AMANDAMURPHYDESIGN.

Have a lovely weekend with lots of sewing!

Amanda

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Feathers & Flourishes patterns are in – plus a giveaway!

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Note: The winner of this giveaway is Mary, who loves nature-inspired collections with dark colors mixed in.  Congratulations Mary and thanks for commenting everyone!  I am underwater with prep for BERNINA University right now so haven’t gotten to respond to all of your comments but I did read them.  Thanks for the GREAT ideas!  – Amanda

Hi everyone!

My 4 new Feathers & Flourishes patterns will all be in by the end of the week!   I’m so excited I thought we’d do a giveaway for a full set of patterns!  (All were pieced on the BERNINA 780 and quilted on the BERNINA Q 24.)

Here’s the rundown…

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Plume! A 10”-square-friendly design that can look wild different by switching out just the border and background prints.

 

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Posies… a fat-quarter-friendly quilt on a dramatic blue background. This is a 1-block quilt with strip-pieced sashing.

 

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“Starstruck” – a 2-1/2”-strip-friendly design. (And my personal favorite this time.)

 

 

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Last, but certainly not least, Flourishes, a fusible appliqué design with an SVG file option.

If you like the patterns and fabric, if you would ask your local shop to order them I’d really appreciate it.  They listen to you guys!

For those of you who don’t have a local shop, the patterns will be up in my shop, but will not ship until early next week ’cause I need folding time!  Also, you’ll notice my shop is in a  bit of a transition and some of my patterns and books are shown.  I’m rebuilding it so that I have the ability offer PDFs so international customers and I’ll be adding items back over the next few weeks.

Ready for a chance to win a full set of patterns?  If so, tell me what type of style or theme you’d like to see in my next collection by commenting at the bottom of this post.  (If you buy a set of patterns before you win, you can opt for other patterns in my line instead so no worries.)  You may have to click on the title of the post to see the comment area at the bottom. Limit one entry per person please and make sure to leave a way for me to contact me if you win if your email settings are private.  The deadline to enter will be two weeks from now so end of day on June 30th.  Also, if I don’t respond to all comments like I normally try to do, I apologize.  I have new projects and fabric due for BERNINA University in July so things are crazy around here!

For another chance to win, head over to Brewer’s blog and follow the instructions to enter!  Good luck!

Have a lovely weekend and happy quilting!

Amanda

 

 

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