Oliver + S

ruffled halter: free downloadable pattern

We initially developed the Ruffled Halter pattern for the Spring 2010 issue of Stitch magazine. Now, thanks to the generosity of the Stitch editorial team, we’re able to offer it to you here as a free download. This pattern is …

looking around at Quilt Market

When you exhibit at Quilt Market, it can be difficult to get away from the booth to see the rest of the show. This year I took a quick tour of the floor early one morning so I would have …

many stars

I am a big fan and supporter of the FabShop Network, an organization of independent quilt and fabric store owners. So I was especially pleased and honored to receive the very first Rising Star award at their Quilt Market kick-off …

all about Moda

We really like Moda’s visual and marketing team. Remember their dollhouse-themed booth we showed you the other day, with all that wonderful attention to detail? It all carries over into the effort Moda puts into their sales and marketing presentations, …

quilt market report

Hello there! We’re pleased to be back in the studio again after our quick jaunt to Quilt Market. I’m sure you’ll be seeing lots of blog posts from the show and may even grow tired of hearing about it over …

special “thanks for your patience” discount

Last week we ran an upgrade to our server. It was supposed to go off without a hitch, but they never do, do they? As a result, our shopping cart was acting funky for a few days. We’re happy to …

notches

Will you find one of the treasures in your neighborhood? Mighty Girl If there’s already Spanglish, why not Chinglish too: The New York Times What sewing machines and pre-paid cell phones have in common: Harvard Business Review Gummi bear surgery: …

petroleum-based manufactured fibers at BurdaStyle

Are you sick of all this fabric-geek-tech stuff yet, or are you enjoying the real nitty-gritty of how fabric is made? I have a new post on the BurdaStyle blog this month covering manufactured fibers like polyester, nylon, spandex, and …

notches

It’s always fun to get a peek into a designer’s process: Tula Pink, via True Up How to convert a pattern into a downloadable pdf: BurdaStyle I really need to get myself a subscriptions to Uppercase Photos of the volcano …

announcing our new City Weekend fabric collection for Moda

We are very pleased to announce the first Oliver + S fabric collection, City Weekend, produced by Moda. Here’s a preview for you. City Weekend debuts next month at Quilt Market, where fabric store buyers place orders for the following …

french seams

French seams give the wrong side of a garment a clean, finished appearance. This is an especially useful finish for very lightweight or sheer fabrics where a zigzagged or serged seam allowance might be visible. But it can also help …