*Footnote Quilt Made from Soul Mate by Amy Butler – and Two Other Projects to Try!

IMG_9094I’d love to introduce you to Soul Mate – Amy Butler’s latest collection for FreeSpirit Fabrics.  In fact, I’ve got three inspired projects for you to consider.  Brace yourself for total breathtaking beauty!  And thanks for indulging me and letting me introduce you to a few of my Soul Mates, too.

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That Amy Butler.  She’s a ray of sunshine.  A precious lil’ lover.  A bright shiny light.  All the things super vivid and lovely and glittery; that pretty much sums up Ms. Butler.  I love that cat dearly so when I was asked to make something with her newest collection Soul Mate, I couldn’t say no.


Introducing the first project, the *Footnote quilt pattern was calling my name with all 24 pieces of Soul Mate and 24 coordinating FreeSpirit solids, I knew this quilt was destined to be a stunner and eventually to live on my bed!!


Here’s my dad giving his seal of approval during the design process.  He also came to the rescue by bringing me my mom’s sewing machine when mine crashed during the process.


I’m so grateful for Quilting by the Stitch who was able to quilt this duder beautifully!   I really like simple, irregular quilting.  These lines work like magic.


Bright colors totally found in nature, this collection is incredibly love infused and filled with wonder.



Want more inspiration?  Here’s another beautiful Soul Mate inspiration. Carnival Pinwheels by Susan Guzman. IMG_4224

Carnival Pinwheels Quilt – FREE on FreeSpirit’s website.  Download the pattern here!

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Try your hand at tote making with the Carnival Pinwheels Tote by Amy Butler and Susan GuzmanThis tote is a mini version of the Carnival quilt, and is a supplemental pattern to Amy’s Spice Market Tote, which I have made multiple times!!


Carnival Pinwheels Tote – FREE on FreeSpirit’s website –  Download the pattern here!

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Love is love is love.  And I love love love this collection of fabric.  I love the way it looks in the *Footnote quilt.  I just super love that Amy Butler.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t introduce you my dearest Soul Mate, Ms. Jamie MacDougall.

And here are a slug more of my favorite people in the entire world.  My own personal collection of soul mates, soul friends, soul sisters and brothers, my super star seeds.



Want to win a gorgeous bundle of Soul Mate by Amy Butler of your very own?  The generous people at FreeSpirit are giving one away!  Find me on Instagram @CrimsonTate and post a comment there focused on who are your Soul Mates? I always love a good story or reasons why.  Winner will be randomly drawn on Monday, July 24.  Don’t delay!  Comments left here on my blog are a BONUS just for funzies. I’d love to hear what you think, though.  xoxoxo.

Find me on Instagram @CrimsonTate and be sure to check out @AmyButlerDesign@FreeSpiritFabric , too, for loads of inspiration.





March 25 Amy Garro of 13 spools :: Tutorial + Giveaway

Local girl Amy Garro of 13 spools is top drawer.  She recently published a book titled Paper Pieced Modern through C+T Publishing.  It was a pleasure watching Amy work and choose fabrics for the book and then to see it come to life!  Outstanding.


Head over to Amy Garro’s blog 13 spools and see what she created using Succulents and don’t forget, we’ve only got a few days left to be entered into the  fat quarter bundle drawing (fourteen bundles!!!) courtesy of Windham Fabrics.  So head to all of the blogs, check out how this creative community is using the fabric.Heather4154

Photo by Eric Lubrick

March 15: Heather Givans of Crimson Tate
March 16: Eric Lubrick of Eric Lubrick Photography
March 17: Sarah Sharp of {no} hats quilts }
March 18: Lindsay Lefevere of ellesquare
March 19: Karen McTavish of McTavish Quilting Studio
March 20: David Barnhouse of Crimson Tate
March 21: Meghan Eschbaugh of Calvin and Carolyn
March 22: Brooke Starnes
March 23: Matthew Wheeler of Kapa Quilts
March 24: Samantha Howard of Bobaloo Kids
March 25: Amy Garro of 13 spools HEAD HERE TODAY!!
March 26: Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts
March 27: Heather Jones of Heather Jones Studio
March 28: Heather Givans of Crimson Tate

New Session of Six Weeks of Sewing 101 ADDED!!

Yayyyyayayyy!!!  We’ve added a new section of Six Weeks of Sewing 101 before we announce the entire schedule!  You’ll find it on our website here.


Here’s what you can expect!

ADDED SESSION: Thursday April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8 6-8 PM

Let’s go deeper! The idea of Sewing 101 is great. You want to learn but you want to work together with the gang of Crimson Tate for more than two sessions. In this marathon session of Sewing 101 we will create pin cushion, pillowcase, zippered pouches, tote bags, and a very chic thread catcher that incorporates some aspects of quilting. It’s a great paced first time project series that will build confidence in reading patterns, cutting fabric, and using your sewing machine.

Instructors: Heather Givans + David Barnhouse

As a thank you for taking a class at Crimson Tate, a $25 credit will be applied when you purchase your Six Weeks of Sewing 101 materials in the store.

In order to not pay shipping for classes, be sure to select STORE PICK-UP during checkout.

Sewing machines are reserved on a first come, first served basis. Please email iwannasew@crimsontate.com or call 317-426-3300 to reserve your machine today!

Cancelation Policy: Please notify the store at least 72 hours in advance to receive a store credit for your class purchase. Unfortunately, we cannot offer any form of refund if we do not receive 72-hour notice.