All About Vintage Fabric Studio Sewing Kits

Have you ever wanted to try sewing with vintage sheets but don’t want to invest the time to hunt for them? Are you new to sewing and need a helping hand through your next project? Or maybe you are an experienced sewist who is looking for a fun and easy way to create. How wonderful it is to have a project all ready to go! The fabric is cut out, the materials are gathered and the pattern is already picked out; all the details have been thought out for you. Let me walk you through all the awesomeness that is a sewing kit.

Vintage strings make up the adorable design of the ::Pretty Pincushion Kit::

Each kits comes with a detailed list of materials included in the kit and supplies you need to finish the project. Think of sewing tools like a sewing machine, rotary cutter and mat, iron and ironing board. There are also optional materials that make the job a little bit easier like Wonderclips & spray starch (see my blog post with a spray starch recipe here). If you have been sewing for a little probably already have these notions on hand.

The patterns are the foundation of our sewing kits and they are written with a beginner in mind.  I want you to feel confident during each step of the making process. The patterns are detailed with photos and written instructions to guide you through every stitch. One of my favorite things is to teach others to quilt and sew. I love to see a face light up and catch that ah’a moment of learning a new skill or mastery of something sorta tricky.

 

The kit line-up just got a little bit bigger last week when the ::Summertime Picnic Quilt:: was released. In this vintage sheet patchwork quilt you will find 56-8.5″ squares of vintage sheet fabric, a large piece of nylon for the backing and a hand needle and cotton perle for hand-tying the quilt for a simple finish. The fun and easy sewing of this kit includes a handle and ties for keeping the quilt together when not in use. The nylon (rip stop fabric) helps to keep your bum dry even when the ground is damp. Finishing at 55″ x 63″ it’s the perfect size for your next outing.

   ::Summertime Quilt Kit::

 

The kit that started it all; the ::Pretty Pincushion Kit:: is the perfect little project to get your feet wet in the sewing and quilting world. The pretty design uses string piecing on foundation fabric, a technique you will be able to play with after you master the 4 blocks made in the kit. Use the pattern to make them again and again for you and your sewing friends.

          Lots of pretty pincushions

The best news is that all kits are on sale now through July 5th. Shop the ::Kit:: section before the sale ends  and get sewing vintage. 

vintage sheets charm pack

Everything Die-Cut

Hello! I am excited to share with you my big budget video featuring me using the Accuquilt Studio2 Fabric Cutter to create a whole stack of charm squares in about 45 seconds. Haha! Just kidding it’s me in my basement studio space cranking out what I do best, making vintage fabric pre-cuts just for you. Have a look and I will tell you more about it after the short (3:43minute) Youtube video (press the arrow to begin the video).

What do you think? Pretty slick, huh. The two things that set Vintage Fabric Studio apart from the rest of the vintage sellers is the variety of charm square prints we stock and the accuracy of a die-cutter. Every sheet that comes through the studio is first ripped into fat quarters and then put through the die-cutter. This gives you a new selection of prints every couple of weeks. The Studio2 is so fast and accurate. It has taken all the guess work out of 5″ squares! No need to line up my rotary cutter and get distracted in the middle of a cut. The way the die cuts everything precisely for the shop is just what I need to produce enough volume to keep my happy customers in charm packs!

Charm packs come in counts of 25, 50, 75 and 100. Color ways include warm colors (think yellow, orange, pink) cool colors (green & blues), low-volume (prints with lots of white in the background or very light colors) and rainbow which includes multi-color prints and every color-way.

When you order a 25 count charm pack I do my best to minimize repeating prints depending on our stock on hand (for example there are 33 cool color prints right now!). For orders placed with 50-100 count charms we minimize print repeat with 2-4 of each print included depending on what bundle you buy.

Charm squares (5”x5”) are a versatile size for crafting and sewing. Use one on the top of a jelly jar for a cute gift idea. 5” squares are a common quilters size and can be used to make half-square triangles. A simple patchwork baby quilt can be sewn up with a 100 count-charm pack (8 rows by 12 rows).

Have I convinced you yet that our charms squares are something you will want to get your hands on? Let Vintage Fabric Studio help get your project off the ground with a charm pack in your favorite colors. We know you will love the variety of the prints in each pack and appreciate the accuracy of your final project. Grab yours today in the shop.