Circa by Jennifer Paganelli- Just Arrived

We are almost sold out and we have already placed another order. If it’s not available we recommend you place a pre-order for the next set that is coming soon. Enjoy these beauties by Jennifer Paganelli. The Circa Fabric Collection is just absolutely beautiful.

Order here

Quilted Pillow With Envelope Back Tutorial by Guest Host Amanda From Jedi Craft Girl

Hi! I am Amanda over here from Jedi Craft Girl. I am so excited to share with you my quilted pillow pattern. I love the fabrics at xo.gigi!! I decided on this throw pillow pattern so I could see these happy prints everyday in my home. This is a quick, easy way to showcase fabrics with big prints. This pattern is for an 18″ pillow form.

There are 3 pieces of fabric for the pillow front. Cut to these demensions:
Main teal print 12 3/4″ x 19″
Yellow accent strip 2″ x 19″
Yellow background with teal flowers 5 1/4″ x 19″
Piece the fabrics in the order below. Press seams to one side.
The pieced block should finish 19″ x 19″

I quilted mine. If you don’t have experience machine quilting, you can skip this step and sew the back on.

Using basting spray or pins, layer a piece of quilt batting under the pillow tip. I quilted mine with my walking foot sewing 1″ vertical lines.

Once it is quilted, trim any access batting. The top shrinks slightly with the quilting, it’s OK.

Prepare the back
For this pillow I made an envelope back. It is super easy: no zipper, no hand stitching – YEA!! ( If you really want a zipper enclosure check out Jedi Craft Girl’s Tutorial here)

Cut 2 pieces of fabric 13″ x 19″

Sew a narrow rolled hem on one of the 19″ sides of each piece. (Below)

I think it’s cute to add a little accent piece along the back. This is optional too.
Cut a strip of coordinating fabric 2″x19″
Fold the edges (length) in 1/4″ and press

Pin in place and topstitch about an inch from one of the hemmed edges.

I love topstitching!!

Now layer your 2 back pieces right sides up, with the hemmed edges overlapping about 4 inches as pictured below. ( I choose linen for my back, so it looks a little wrinkly)

Now pin your pillow front right sides together. Sew a generous 1/4″ seam around the pillow.

Turn your pillow and insert the pillow form.

The back is cute too!

A happy couch and a sleepy kitty!

I hope you enjoy making one too!!

Thank YOU Amanda for your Quilt Pillow Tutorial. What a great project. Gosh, it really looks so simple to do and your instructions really are easy to follow. I didn’t know that quilting was that simple. Oh, I must try ASAP! I have enjoyed so much reading your tutorial and obviously I already know my next sewing project. Big hugs from me! Gigi

Gingham fabrics have arrived!

Riley Blake Designs Gingham Fabric has just arrived. Oh, and they look so fabulous. We couldn’t decide which colors we loved the most so we ordered them all! Here’s a quilt created with ginghams to inspire you.

Need to have these fabrics order here.

Oh, and here are the colors you might have craved all this time.

Just in case you need a little more inspiration here is our Pinterest Gingham Board

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle for Andover Fabrics is almost here!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar quilt fabric, by Andover Fabrics licensed by Eric Carle. Oh, this hungry caterpillar is loved by so many children around the world. The very hungry caterpillar is a story about the transformation of caterpillar that turns into a beautiful butterfly that eats everything in sight along the way. Just like the book the quilt fabric is just as amazing. It’s vibrant, colorful and printed on high quality cotton that is soft to the touch.

Andover fabrics you did it again!

Enjoy these prints! Order Here

Visit Eric Carle’s Blog here: Blog

Check out this adorable prints that I found on his blog to wish you a Happy Valentines. So, cute!

FABRIC SIGHTING of the Very Hungry Caterpillar Fabric:

This adorable dress was create by Snickerdoodle

Oh, isn’t this tag blanket just precious. Created by: Home Made By Little Me I love the name of her shop. Too cute!

Show Off Your Stash Link Party- We have a winner: HEATHER B!

It’s time to “Show Off Your Stash” Link Party! Where do you sew? What does it look like? Show us your stash of fabrics! Inspire us! Email ( info (@) xo gigi us the link to your blog, Flickr or any other space online that will show pictures of your sewing space. We will then list your link here and automatically enter you to win a complete prize package from Robert Kaufman Fabrics.
Link Party will end on April 25, 2013.

p.s. Now, hold on…. don’t stress if your place is tiny, big, messy or whatever. Even, if it’s in the middle of your dining room we want you to share with us. Go on! Take some pictures. Don’t forget to open up those blinds and let some natural light in so we can see better.

Update: Okay. Because some of our fabulous entries don’t have a blog and want to show off their space we are going to change this up a bit. Email me your pictures, your name at the above email and I will list them here. I will come up with something clever. Thanks ladies!

1. BB&CP – {Mu}Stache! ;) Visit Blog

2. Mi Mara Mundo: Visit Blog

3. Kellie Ridgely Space

4. Jackie’s Custom Creations: Visit Jackie’s Facebook page

5. Kila S. Chevron Space!

6. Mi Rincon De Mariposas: Visit Blog

7. Kit and Squeak: Visit Fb Page here

8. Heather B. Heather doesn’t have a site to visit, but she has a stash!

9. Elise from Pas 2 Pareil: Visit her page here

10. Drew from Geaux Baby

11. Kelly Shellhart all the way from Germany!

12. Karen from

13. Cricket Lane Sewing Studio by Kathryn

14. Linda McClelland

15. Terri Dohnt’s Sewing Haven

Sewing Humor

Fabric Giveaway! Contest Closed

One winner will receive all 10 fabric prints. Yep, all 10 Riley Blake Designs Medium Gingham Fabric Collection. Hurry, just place a comment below and we will pick one random winner.

You can also enter on our Facebook Page here.

Winner will be chosen April 10

We have a winner!

2wenty-Thr3e by Eric and Julie Comstock Fabric Collection by Moda Fabrics

Modern, graphic, youthful and fun, we hope the fresh energy of 2wenty-Thr3e inspires you to get sewing! Make hip quilts, camera printed camera bags and funky skirts with a line that has as much style as you do. I can’t wait to introduce these fabrics to my sewing room very soon. Besides green I am in love with oranges. Now, what will I make? hmmm

Avalon by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Fabrics

Moda describes this beautiful collection as a little seaport village on the magical island of Catalina, Avalon brings us a breeze of fresh, Spring colors and prints. It takes us to summer getaways and sunny days on the porch or at the park.

Sneak Peek – Christmas 2013 Jingle by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman Fabrics


Owls with hats and reindeer antlers! Birdies with hats too! An all decked out santa. Oh, my goodness.
How cute is Ann Kelle’s Jingle Christmas collection? I literally jumped UP and DOWN and AROUND when I saw the preview cards this January.
I told my fabric rep. to move over. I had to grab all the preview cards, lay them across the floor so I could get a FULL VIEW of these adorable prints. ho! ho! Ho!

I know it’s a bit early, but I had to share with our fabric lovers out there. Stockings! Patchwork Quilt! Place Mats, and more. oh, how about a Christmas Skirt? Yum!

They are due to arrive late June early July. Start planning.