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Tips for saving time when sewing for business

So you’ve decided to turn your hobby/passion into a business.  Congratulations!!! It’s a big step and I’m sure you’re buzzing with excitement and dreams! Maybe you’re even busy imagining how life will be, when your business is the roaring success your friends are predicting.  I get it! Before my first market I’d already started planning what I was going to spend the money on when I sold out!  

At this point I’m going to give you an option.  If you want sunshine and rainbows and to keep dreaming about what you’ll spend your profits on, I suggest you go find another blog to read.  But if you’re up for a little dash of reality mixed with some practical tips read on!  

How to save time when sewing for your handmade business

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Pattern Hack Darling Daisy into an Easter Basket

‘Bunny Bag Pattern Hack‘

Template and Instructions to adapt the Darling Daisy Bag into a Bunny Bag

Created by Lauren Wright from Molly and Mama

For Confident Beginners

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How to make a reading pillow

Hi there! It’s Rachel Rossi again! If you loved the Timber! Quilt, then I’ve got a special treat for you; It’s a special little accessory to go along with your Timber! quilt that your little one is sure to love! It will take them for miles and miles of adventure without ever leaving your home: it’s a perfect little reading pillow. Complete with curious bears, singing birds, and pockets galore! This pillow not only gives you a place to lean and cozy up with your favorite book, but also a place to store your current books, pencils, bookmarks, and maybe even a few small treasures.

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Raw Edge Appliqué Tute

The Timber! quilt is perfect for anyone who loves appliqué or wants to work on their appliqué skills, be it learning or perfecting that skill. If you loved the Timber! pattern but were a little intimidated by the amount of appliqué it requires, I totally understand, but, once you see how easy it really is, you’ll be zooming your way through the pattern in no time!

Today I’ve got a raw edge appliqué tutorial for you—a full, step-by-step tutorial on how to achieve a lovely little raw edge appliqué. This is the only type of appliqué that I use in my patterns, because it is so very simple and I love the dimension and texture it adds to my quilts. If you’re an appliqué lover and want to see those patterns, be sure to check them out in my shop.

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Interview with Rachel from Rachel Rossi Designs

Rachel Rossi is a recent addition to the One Thimble family, bringing us the Timber! quilt pattern in Issue 14. She is a quilt designer based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with modern quilt patterns that keep the tradition of quilting alive in a new and exciting way. With fresh & fun patterns and tutorials, you’re sure to be inspired over at her blog! But first, let’s get to know her a little better…


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