Editor’s Note May 2022

Caitlin Eaton

Dreaming of warm summer days spent lounging by the pool? Honestly, us too! We’re ready to shift into relaxation mode, which is why our May issue is packed with outdoor sewing patterns, chic summer accessories, and so much more.

If you’re already planning your summer vacation, you don’t want to miss the Key West Straw Sunhat designed by Quayln Stark. Paired with the Summer on the Cape Over-the-Shoulder Bag, this set of raffia straw accessories effortlessly dresses up any sundress. Looking for some warm-weather projects for when you don’t want to travel far from home? The Garden Party Outdoor Seat Cushions (pictured on our cover and designed by Sophie Tarrant) come in three different style options and will instantly elevate your patio furniture. And whether you’re heading to a spring picnic or ballgame at your local park, the Stashbuster Pinwheel Quilted Lunch Bag from Pam Voth is perfect for carrying your favorite snacks or lunch items.

This month’s quilting projects range from pretty and soft pastels to a rainbow of color! Amanda Ogden has a beautiful baby blue quilt block that will help you conquer quilting curves. Up for a challenge? Amanda’s also designed a colorful column quilt pattern that will let you tackle your ever-growing fabric stash. Plus, Melanie Rudy is here to share her tips for adding ruffles to a skirt (or anything else!). Find all of these fun patterns and more in our newest issue!

Happy Sewing,


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