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“Help, You Know I Need Someone, Help”

You can tell by this post title that after releasing our Hard Day’s Night pattern a few weeks ago, we’re clearly not over our Beatles obsession. I mean, should anyone really ever be over the Beatles? Of course not.

(On a related, but completely non-sewing related note, we’ve been very conflicted about the upcoming “Yesterday” movie. Feel free to discuss in the comments.)

The actual point of this post is that we LOVE HELP from the sewers who buy our patterns. We always encourage comments, questions, and suggestions to help make our patterns better, so keep ’em coming!

In this case, we had gotten some great feedback from two different sewers in the past that our popular Stowaway pattern could use some clarifications. So we made some changes and revised the pattern available for purchase in our shop or on Etsy. And as always, if you purchased Stowaway from us in the past, just let us know and we’ll gladly send you a revised copy.

In this case, the changes were clarifications, not major revisions, so we didn’t feel like it warranted a posting on our “Morning After” page. But we’re committed to promoting all edits to our patterns – big and small.

Happy sewing, and keep your awesome suggestions coming! “Won’t you please, please help me…”

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Bladders, and Kidneys, and Flu, Oh My!

So our plan had been to release our newest bag pattern this month, but it turns out that March had other plans for us. Between the stomach flu, the real flu, and a case of kidney stones, keeping up with the laundry and the cooking has been more than enough to handle. So instead, we’re sharing a quick post about bladders! You nervous yet? Here goes!

It’s not at all a surprise that we use our Bacchus bags to enjoy wine (I mean, you can pretend to be surprised if you want). You can view it in action right here:

But we recently got a great question from another sewist. Can you purchase similar reusable drink bags for other beverages, like iced tea? Turns out the answer is definitely yes. And the thing you’re supposed to Google is “reusable wine bladder.” Yep, bladder. It works.

Here are some examples we found that mimic the wine bladder found in boxed wine, as well as some that have screw tops instead of a spout.

Two pack of reusable wine bladders with spout

Four pack of reusable wine bags with screw top caps

So feel free to enjoy any and all beverages with our Bacchus bag, which you can still buy for 50% off during our amazing shop opening sale! Just use the code OPENING50 on your first order on our site (limit one per person thru 3/31/19).

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We’ve had our Cheer… Now it’s Time for a Jeer

Well folks, we’ve had a good run. After five years of writing patterns, an astute customer let us know that we ain’t all that. Whomp whomp.

It turns out we majorly screwed up some of the Pellon yardage requirements for our Applejack laptop / tablet case pattern, which we know is extremely frustrating. We can’t count how many times that has happened to us over the years, and it always makes us shake our fists in anger. So please, shake those mighty fists at us right now.

(By the way, she is definitely our new spirit animal.)

So we are now adding this as our first post to “The Bad” section of our Morning After page so we can let you know what we needed to change.

If you already purchased this pattern digitally through Craftsy, the site will automatically send you the revised version, or digitally through Etsy, we have already convo’ed you to make sure you receive the new version. If you already purchased this as a paper pattern through your local quilt shop, please contact us and we will be happy to send you a reprint of the necessary pages.

For your reference, here is what the corrected fabric requirements for the Applejack pattern now look like:

We sincerely apologize for the oversight, and we ALWAYS appreciate when our customers let us know what they think about our patterns – the good and the bad!