Free Tutorial Friday

It's Summer time and do I have a treat for you! The ├╝ber 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!


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.


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


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


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 >>>



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


  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!!

  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!

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

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

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

  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!

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

  8. Anonymous12:12 AM

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

    Sarah :)

  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!

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

  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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