Oliver + S

summer sewing

Usually I try to check in on the Oliver + S Flickr group every couple of days. It’s always amazing to me how many new photos show up, because you’re a prolific group of sewists! I’ve been traveling for the …

our summer sale is on

For the next week, you’ll receive 20% off your order when you purchase any Oliver + S products (patterns, Modern Workshop fabric packs, even the book) from our website. Use coupon code SUMMER2011 when checking out to receive your discount. …

apron and helper

Now that school is out for the summer, S is keeping busy for a couple of weeks with play dates and her summer reading list before she gets on a plane to spend time at the lake with her grandparents. …

details: colored thread

Here’s a cute detail to consider in your own sewing. Each button on this blouse was sewn using a different thread color. This would be especially effective on a neutral-colored print (like the blouse shown) or on a solid color. …

modern workshop on Flickr

With all the excitement around here this spring, I neglected to tell you that there is a Modern Workshop Flickr group for the collection. I would be thrilled if you would add your photos. After all, the best part about …

going out of print announcement

Every so often, we make an announcement about our children’s sewing patterns that are due to go out of print. It’s been a while since we’ve done that, so here are our current plans. Over coming months, we will be …

a little help from our friends

If you follow Oliver + S on Facebook, you’ve already seen photos of our booth from Quilt Market. I thought it might be fun to tell you how the booth came together this time. We’ve always done a small booth …

“stitch home alabama” fundraiser for tornado relief efforts

Angel and Jenny from Stumbles and Stitches are holding an on-line fund-raising raffle to support relief efforts for the devastating tornadoes that recently ravaged several states in the southern United States. For every $10 donated to The Salvation Army Emergency …

hugs & kisses from jaybird quilts

Isn’t this a pretty quilt? It’s the new Hugs & Kisses quilt pattern from Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts. The cover image for the pattern features the latest Oliver + S fabric collection, Modern Workshop. Click here to see where …

like the new oliver + s page on facebook

We’re pleased to announce that Oliver + S has a new presence on Facebook. Since Facebook is retiring the group page format we’ve used there for the last few years, we’ve upgraded to a new, more exciting page. You can …

the modern workshop quilt: a free pattern

The colors and spectrum of Modern Workshop lend themselves nicely to this simple strip quilt that I created for Moda. I had lots of fun designing it, and it’s a good project for someone who is new to quilting or …

spring-summer trunk show now making the rounds

Each season we put together a trunk show of new and recent styles and tour the show to select shops that carry Oliver + S patterns. This season’s trunk show is our largest ever and features our new Spring-Summer 2011 …