Friday, September 20

Quilt planning and SWATCH BUDDIES

I am embarking on a quilt mission. A challenge for me and my beginner/throw it together ways.
Recently we posted about Sandra, a new teacher here at Amitie. I want to re-create one of Sandra's beautiful quilts for myself. I want a similar colour scheme which means adding to my stash as they are colours I don't have a lot of.

I have a starting place. I pulled a few spots from my stash and added some of the new YUWA's.

It's a quilt I will be adding to slowly. It's going to need a big variety of prints all in the same colours. I find it so hard to carry colour in my mind. I pick something while at work that I think is perfect only to get it home and realise it's just a little bit off. This happens way too often soooo, I am enlisting the help of my Swatch Buddie kit.

These little guys are perfect for when you have a project just like this.

There's a little key chain with tiny swatches. You attach your fabrics and carry it with you on your fabric finding missions. It takes up a tiny scraps and is compact enough to always carry in your hand bag.

 You use it to audition the fabrics you already have, and then can add new ones to your spare swatches as you go!

I love them! Never again will I take home a piece of fabric that doesn't work!

The Swatch Buddie kits are available in store and ONLINE at Amitie. They come in 12 packs and 24 packs. There's also refill packs so you can reuse the kits once a project is finished.

Want to know what else is now listed online under NEW PRODUCTS?
The Authentic templates for Jen Kingwell's Steam Punk pattern!!!!
(just a reminder that Sandra doesn't sell patterns but you can recreate her quilts by doing a class with her. Information is on the website under CLASS LISTS).

Happy Friday

Thursday, September 5


We've had a lot of questions on Instagram lately about kits of Jen Kingwell's patterns so we've worked out a way we think we can spread the Amitie/JKD look to all our fantastic fans, all over the world!

Some starter kit options are now available online but it's set up a little different.
Click HERE to view.

For those of you who don't know, we offer starter kits as a way to get you going and then you can add your own flare with some backgrounds/borders/sashings of your choice. You can mix in some of your stash to create a quilt that is truly your own while keeping the Jen Kingwell look!

This kits will be sold via e-mail and cut to order. You can specify if you need the pattern shipped with the kit as well!
Because we're cutting to order, they might take 1-2 weeks to get together but we will keep you in the loop via e-mail!

Invoices will be sent once the kit is complete and we know the final cost with postage. Payment can be made via PayPal or credit card.

So, who wants a Jen Kingwell Designs starter kit put together by Amitie?!