Category Archives: Amy Butler

Amy Butler – Free Patterns – Quilts

Whoa, I’m impressed. Photoshop Elements Version 10 really allowed me to show you some of the free patterns that Amy Butler has to offer on her website for quilters.

I’m not a quilter, but I know there are lots of you out there. And maybe one of the  quilts shown above might interest you.

To get these free patterns, visit Amy Butler’s site. Go to the free patterns and download the PDF formated file. Each file consists of instructions and measurements.

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New Patterns from Amy Butler

Two new patterns are out by Amy Butler, she just put the finishing touches on them.

Field Bag & ToteI was waiting for this day as I am sew interested in the Field Bag & Tote!!! Big bags are the in thing and this bag is really sharp. This design, depending on which you choose, can have a zippered closure or not. Can use one fabric or make with a coordinating fabric. The bag has lots of pockets inside for organizing your items and can be used for everyday use, crafting, week-end get-away or to the beach.

TunicAmy’s other pattern is her Mini-Dress, Tunic and Tops. This pattern comes in both girls and womens sizes. Lots of versatility. And depending on the style you choose, you can have pockets. Go to the link to see the sizes and other information on this pattern that Amy designed.

 

daisy chain strippy quiltCheck out Amy’s “FREE” pattern for her Daisy Chain Strippy Quilt. Go to Amy’s web-site or click here for the free pattern. As I am not a quilter, but from the looks of it, it looks very easy to put it together. The fabrics used to make this quilt is from Amy’s Daisy Chain Fabric line up. Don’t forget to check out all her other free patterns.

 

Midwest Modern fabricWhile your checking out her fabric line, swing over and see Amy’s new Midwest Modern 2 fabrics that she recently introduced. Some real nice fabrics out there. I love the fabrics from her Midwest Modern 2 line. I like the swirls and colors, as shown in her Field Bag and Tote.

Whats New with Amy Butler and a contest to boot

sweet life bagsCheck out Amy’s new line of Sweet Life Bags. This is her second set of bags. The new line of bags are constructed with August Fields fabric. Click on the photo to the left to get a slide show of the new products she is offering. When Amy designed these bags, she thought of the crafter; the knitter, the quilter and sewer. She implemented extra pockets, channels, stronger and longer straps for carrying comfort. The collection consists of

Dew Drop Sling, oval shaped with a long needle and cellphone pocket on the outside, two larger zippered pockets on the inside to hold yarn and other essentials. It has a wide shoulder strap for a more comfortable feel.

Diana Sling which is a modern, playful bag. It has roomy spaces, as she has created a zippered center pocket. There are several tool channels and a cellphone zippered pocket. The bottom has an expanded panel with a soft comfortable shoulder strap.

The Pearl bag is is very stylish and practical. One side of the bag has three pleated pockets. There is a zippered inner pocket allowing for more than one project, thus organization. I can see using this bag as everyday use, not just for those crafty days.

Check out her other Sweet Life bags, the Hampton and Sanibel.

mini dress tunicI can’t wait for Amy’s new field bag and tote. I “love” her bags and have almost everyone that she has designed, including her free project ones.

I like her mini dress tunic & top pattern. It sure will be a hit with the younger set and will be prefect for the upcoming season.

 

softwaresAmy is coming out with her first CD software program. It runs on Windows XP, Vista and MAC systems running Windows program (woo hoo). There are 22 projects with 9 bonus projects. You can make the projects as designed OR you can customize her projects with a program using the software tools. Just think of the possibilities of her bags you can design to your liking. She has included in the CD clear step-by-step instructions for each skill leveled sewer. And if help is needed, you can contact the Electric Quilt support team. Now all I have to do is make sure my MAC is running the windows program! Click the photo to the left to view a slide show of projects.

Now to move on to the contest. I have more to share, but I will post more tomorrow on “What’s New with Amy”.

mm_contest_newThe Mid Mod Contest runs from June 1st through September 15th. To see rules click on the photo to the left. This contest marks the one year anniversary of Amy’s Rowan Midwest Modern fabric line.

All you need to do is make a project using Amy’s Midwest Modern fabric. The project can be one of Amy’s patterns, one of your favorites or an original item you have created.

There will be 10 winners announced and Amy is putting together a Flickr account for all entries from her website. The winning entries will receive fat quarters from Amy’s line, Midwest Modern, a signed copy of Amy’s software and a great selection of her newest sewing patterns.

So time to get stitching. I’ll have to figure out what fabric and item I wish to enter into the contest.

Happy Stitching!