Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sweetwater's Mama Said Sew is in the Shop!!

Guess what just landed in the shop??? Mama Said Sew is the greatest new collection in red, gray, black and white and of course, Sweetwater's signature style!! Great graphic prints with a classic look abound making these prints versatile for any of your upcoming projects!! Have you ever thought about making a certain fabric collection or pattern the theme of your handmade Christmas gifts? I was just thinking how fabulous it would be to create all of the presents on my list with these great prints!! Just think of how cool it would be to make handmade ties for the guys in your life with the tiny zig zag prints, diagonal ginghams, or the ticking stripes with big polka dots for the bold fellas! Even the pinwheel prints would be fun!
I think this collection would be amazing for creating some chic and simple skirts or dresses for your girls! Pick a few of your favorite prints and make several Paper Bag Skirts! Or if you want to get a little funky, use several prints in a tiered skirt like the Girly Skirt or the Twirling Skirt!! Pair them with a plain white, black or gray tshirt or sweater and you're ready for any occasion! I bet you couldn't resist making something cute for yourself too, how about using one of the Fashion Formula booklets? They have several styles in each and easy formulas for getting your perfect fit!
Want to make a modern and fun quilt for someone on your list? Try the Neighborhood Charm Quilt that I found on the Moda Bake Shop blog! All you need is:
1¼ yards background fabric
yard binding fabric
44" x 45" backing fabric
44" x 45" batting
It is a small quilt but its perfect for draping over laps that are lounging on the couch while doing some handwork or watching a movie! It would also make a beautiful baby quilt or wall hanging...and it would most definitely look lovely hung over the foot of a bed or the back of loveseat! You can get the full instructions here!
As all of you Sweetwater fans know, they are pretty darn famous for their fabulous text-filled prints! I'm so in love with the sewing definitions! How cute would this be for making sewing room accessories? A little TOO cute!!! They also won't last long so if you love 'em, get 'em while you can!!

Oh my, I have just about the biggest crush on these grays! Make an arrangement of throw pillows in an assortment of the gray prints for a modern monochromatic look on a light colored couch, or use the whole colorway to add some punch to a dark sofa!!

These red and whites are really awesome too and they would look amazing in an all red and white quilt or you can work them in to your Christmas decor projects!! 
But however you decide to use them, we're sure you'll love bringing this collection into your home!! If you're in the area, come see these gorgeous prints in person!! Or shop them all online here! Don't forget to share those project pictures with us on Facebook! We always want to see how our amazing customers are using our favorite lines! And don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY below!!
Happy Sewing! 


diane said...

Wow!!!! You guys have all the best ideas EVER!!!!! I wish you were close by to be able to indulge in your shop and ideas. I found you at Houston.....and love your emails.
I hope to get to Houston soon again..every few years. The SWEETWATER collections are always inspiring in every way for me.
Mama Said Sew!!!! Oh my gosh....where did you ever dream this one up? Love to have it!!!

Anonymous said...

Mama Said Sew! Love the colors and designs. I love the Neighborhood pattern. I also have a couple Spool quilt patterns that would be great for this fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.


Diane Smith said...

Love your shop so bright and cheerful. A quilter always loves winning fabric.

scarlett said...

Winning something from this wonderful line would be terrific!! I have always wanted to make a black & white quilt and this line would be a great starting point!!

Kathleen said...

What a cute name for a fabric line. Love it. I really need to make a couple of these neighborhood quilts. . .For the Grands, for Christmas! LOVE everything about your shop.