September Newsletter

If you’re not subscribed to my monthly newsletter, you can read it here and find a link to this 10-minute potholder tutorial. Visit my Spoonflower shop for this impeach fabric and other designs. And check out my shop at Society6 for goods such as coffee mugs, phone cases, and art prints as shown below. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Sierra Club.

The Long Thread Shop

Hi all! As I evaluate where my design career is heading, I’m thinking of opening an online shop. I need your input! If you have a minute, could you complete this quick online survey? Thank you!


Protest Letter Fabric

Here’s a new mini-collection that I posted over on Spoonflower. All the designs were created from paper cut artwork, as shown below. Now you can make an impeach dress or a resist tote bag!

Triangle Pouches


Kokka is translating many of their tutorials into English! I finally made these triangle pouches yesterday. Find more details in my August newsletter here.


And I made this stack of pillows yesterday with my Paint fabric collection for Kokka — in shops now! Find the full collection over at Miss Matatabi.

Checking in


I’ve been busy moving my sewing room downstairs into a new space, which gives my 12 and 14-year-old daughters a space of their own. Of course this project bled into every room of our house and turned into a major purge and attic clearing. Whew. I’ve moved my desk and computer into a different room so that it won’t distract me from sewing, but so far, I’m just spending more time at the computer. I’m still thinking about my next idea and looking for meaningful freelance projects. I’m also planning to get back on track with my monthly newsletters soon!


Quilt Market was in St. Louis a few weeks ago, and although I didn’t attend, I heard it was pretty slow. Perhaps it’s time for a change in the industry? My new PAINT collection for Kokka was there and I made these inflatable ottomans again, which are perfect for easy shipping. The fabric here is Brushstrokes in blue/red and Beads in charcoal/natural.



And a few zippered pouches in the Flower pattern.


I also made a larger variation of my Simple Tote pattern with the Brushstrokes fabric in black/natural.


In addition to these cotton/linen blends above, the collection also features three designs in double gauze cotton, including these metallics in the Texture pattern.

Coming to a fabric shop near you soon! See photos of the full collection and colorways.