Sew in Your Jammies Mini-Projects

Projects, Materials, Kits

 

Everything you need to know about the mini-projects is on this page. No need to hunt around for the details.

One of the awesome parts of this retreat is the opportunity to do a mini-project with each of our 5 instructors. These sessions are not mandatory, so if you choose not to join a mini-project session at your scheduled time, don’t worry! You will have access to the video recording after the retreat ends.

At this time, the ordering window has closed for most kits due to shipping timelines. If you are still interested in ordering kits, please see the class descriptions below for the links to ordering kits directly from each instructor.

If you do not want to purchase any kits, you can still join the mini-project sessions during the retreat and watch the videos afterward.

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Basic Supplies for All Mini-Projects

Equipment

  • Sewing machine in good working order
  • Pedal, and Power Cord for the sewing machine
  • Size 70/10 needles (Microtex recommended)
  • Size 75/11 needles (Quilting)
  • Size 90/14 needles (Quilting or Topstitch recommended)
  • 1/4" foot
  • Surge protector
  • Extension cord
  • Iron
  • Ironing board

     

    Cutting

    • Medium size cutting mat (18" x 24")
    • Rotary cutter 45 mm or 60 mm
    • New rotary blade
    • 6" x 12" ruler
    • Scissors

     Notions

    • Thread for piecing and quilting (50wt cotton recommended)
    • Template plastic
    • Pins

    • Seam ripper
    • Marking chalk (recommended) or heat
      erasable pen

    Instructors & Projects

    Kate Colleran

    Kate Colleran publishes a line of best-selling patterns under the name Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs. Her patterns are known for their complete, easy-to-follow instructions, with an eclectic design style inspired by traditional elements with a modern twist. Read full bio...

    Head Rest Pillow

    Make a decorative pillow sure to brighten up any room! Grab your scraps and create a pieced front with a braid accent. Finish your pillow with a simple envelope back or a hidden zipper.

    Materials List

    Required Supplies

    • SLD1620 Mini Braid Template**
    • SLD1911 Head Rest Pattern**
    • Fabrics for the pillow and backing**
      • See the pattern for the full list of fabrics and other supplies.

    Optional Supplies

    • Zipper foot if you plan to add a zipper
    • Wool pressing mat
    • Binding clips

    Any supply marked with an ** is available for purchase individually or as part of a kit. Note that kit fabrics may vary from the samples shown.

    Joanne Hillestad

    Joanne Hillestad, owner of The Fat Quarter Gypsy Designs, started her sewing journey at the age of 5. Hooked instantly, the love of playing with fabric only grew over the decades. Read full bio...

    Sew Organized

    Sew Cute! Sew Efficient! Sew Organized! Store your sewing and crafting essentials within easy reach. Eight pockets and a pincushion slide onto a sturdy steel frame. Uses 2 fat quarters or large scraps and stabilizer. Goes together quickly!

    Materials List

    Required Supplies

    • FQG150 Sew Organized Pattern** (includes instructions, frame, elastic and FQG label)
    • 2 fat quarters**
    • 1/3 yd of lightweight fusible stabilizer**
    • Scraps of batting for pin cushion
    • Safety pin

    Optional Supplies

    • Thread - matching fabrics for top-stitching
    • Wonder Clips
    • Pen or Pencil to write notes to yourself
    • Everything else you normally bring to a quilting or sewing class

    Class Prep

    In order to save time so you can complete your project during the mini-class, please do the following:

    • Cut out all fabric pieces according to the cutting instructions in the pattern
    • Cut out fusible stabilizer according to the cutting instructions in the pattern
    •  Cut out batting scraps according to the cutting instructions in the pattern
    • Wind 1 bobbin to match each fat quarter
    • Load machine with thread that matches the piece of fabric labelled “Front”

    Any supply marked with an ** is available for purchase individually or as part of a kit. Note that kit fabrics may vary from the samples shown.

    Jackie Kunkel

    Jackie has been a quilter since 1993 and a business owner of Canton Village Quilt Works since 2000. She began as a long arm quilter, and in 2009 added an online quilt shop. Jackie is also a designer for Island Batik Fabrics. She is a Certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor and Shop, and author of Splash of Color: A Rainbow of Brilliant Black and White Quilts. Read full bio...

    Pansy Garden Pillow

    You will be making one 24" block from the quilt pattern, Pansy Garden. You will learn how to piece a curve with ease.

    From this 24" block you can choose to make a pillow, tote bag, or if you are loving the technique you can continue and make the entire quilt. Let's get our curves on!

    Materials List

    Required Supplies

    • Pansy Garden Pattern**
    • (8) 1/4 yd cuts (2 background, 6 prints) for the pillow front**
    • 3/4 yard for the envelope back**
    • 32” square of background fabric for the backing to quilt the top
    • Glue Pen (Sewline or Fons and Porter recommended) NO LIQUID GLUE

    Optional Supplies

    • Purple thang (optional but used for curved piecing)

    Class Prep

    I used two background fabrics for the pillow. For the cutting below I divided the templates evenly between the 2 colors. So (4) of each color for Template B and (2) of each color for Template A:

    • (4) Template A - Backgrounds: 
      Cut (2) total - 1 of each color 5” x WOF strip
    • (8) Template B - Backgrounds:
      Cut (2) total - 1 of each color 6 1/2” x WOF strip
    • From EACH Color 1 and 2, you need
      (2) Template A pieces:

      Cut (1) total 5” x WOF strip from each color
    • From EACH Color 3 and 4, you need
      (4) Template A pieces:

      Cut (1) total 5” x WOF strip from each color
    • From EACH Color 5 and 6, you need
      (4) Template B pieces:

      Cut (1) total 6 1/2” x WOF strip from each color

    Remainder of the strips can be used to make the small outer border of the pillow

    Any supply marked with an ** is available for purchase individually or as part of a kit. Note that kit fabrics may vary from the samples shown.

    Ebony Love

    Award-winning author and quilter Ebony Love is recognized as one of the leading experts in fabric die-cutting techniques and is a highly sought-after instructor for sewing and quilting using a variety of techniques. She is author of The Big Little Book of Fabric Die Cutting Tips, Binding Crazy Angles, and other books about quilting, sewing and die cutting, published under her imprint, LoveBug Studios. Read full bio...

    Zippered Sewing Pouch

    Don’t let die cutting intimidate you! Let Ebony show you how easy it is to incorporate die cuts and applique for a stunning look to any project. As a bonus, she’ll show you how to inset a zipper for a professional finish. A fully pre-cut kit makes this a no-brainer to do!

    Materials List

    Required Supplies

    • Zippered Pouch Pattern**
    • 1/4 yard each exterior, lining, and lightweight fusible interfacing**
    • 1/8 yard for binding**
    • 7-9" zipper**

    Optional Supplies

    • Thread to match exterior fabric
    • Sharp embroidery scissors (cut to point)
    • Narrow zipper or topstitch foot

    Any supply marked with an ** is available for purchase individually or as part of a kit. Note that kit fabrics may vary from the samples shown.

    Tammy Silvers

    Tammy is the the creator and owner of Tamarinis. She’s been quilting since 1991, and confesses to a passion for bright fabrics, batiks, bold prints – and words on fabric! Her pattern line, Tamarinis, offers fun, unique patterns for quilters of all skill levels and interests. Read full bio...

    Compass Points

    Stitch up one simple Mariner’s Compass block without templates or paper piecing! Get the LOOK of a Mariner’s Compass quickly and easily with Tammy’s guided improv technique! You can finish it as a mini quilt (as she did), or use it as your starter for the larger Compass Points quilt!

    Materials List

    Required Supplies

    • Compass Points pattern**
    • 1/4 yard background**
    • 1/8 yard star point light**
    • 1/8 yard star point dark**

    Optional Supplies

    • Best Press

    Class Prep

    • Cut out all fabric pieces according to the cutting instructions in the pattern for ONE small star (Fabric A, Fabric B and Fabric E)

    Any supply marked with an ** is available for purchase individually or as part of a kit. Note that kit fabrics may vary from the samples shown.