Free Tutorial Friday

It's Summer time and do I have a treat for you! The über talented Valerie Haberer of Sew Much More designed this super fun and easy-to-sew Summer Strip Quilt to go along with our Sun & Surf Tote pattern. And now that Playdate is in stores worldwide and our new patterns have shipped to all who pre-ordered, feel free to use this tutorial to saturate your Summer months with color!

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Those of you who stopped by our Quilt Market booth last month may remember this adorable mini-quilt on our far left wall. It is the perfect compliment to our Sun & Surf Tote since it rolls up and fits inside snugly.

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It's such a clever design where the strips are sewn right onto a standard bath towel.

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You can embellish the towel with embroidery or applique to add an extra touch of whimsy.

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Click on the image below to download the free PDF tutorial. The file is 4.3MB so if you have a slow connection, let me know and I can send you a low-res version. All tutorial links are also posted on our side bar... over there >>>

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Enjoy!

(pssst... there's still time to enter my scraptastic giveaway... winners will be chosen on Sunday, June 2oth)

13 comments:

  1. your killing me with all your super uber talent Patty.. I barely had time to sew that owl you see in my booth!! I have to make a fun towel this weekend for the boys for camp next week.. humm you have given me some ideas!!

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  2. I just have to say, this is the cutest idea! I would've never thought to put a quilt on a towel. I can see some of these in my not to distant future! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. How fun to make a quilt on a towel!!! What a fantastic idea!!! :)

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  4. Very cool. That would make a great gift for a summer birthday. Thanks for the freebie.

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  5. I love this idea! it's just fabulous!

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  6. I love that towel! I especially like the idea to use it with a smaller towel to make an absorbent changing pad. And those fabrics are gorgeous!

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  7. This is so CUTE! What a great idea!

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  8. It's so pretty, Patty. Totally inspired to sew it right onto a standard towel, too.

    Sarah :)

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  9. Nicki C K12:52 AM

    eeeeeeeek ADORABLE! I am SO making this for my nieces upcoming swim birthday party! Thanks for the great ideas---as always!

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  10. What a great idea! Congrats for your new collection is very beautiful. Especially thoses orange fishes, so cute :D

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  11. Love this! I am also making the matching sun and surf tote bag with your pattern and fabric. I was wondering if you could tell me where I could get the grommets used in the sample pictures. I have searched all over with no luck! :(

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