Favorite Patterns From Indie Designers

May 25, 2016
Did you read about May is for Makers yet?  For the month of May we have an opportunity to band together and commit to support a different maker in our quilting community each week.
May Is For Makers | LRstitched.com
I’ve purchased my first four items for this fun challenge (check out my list below).  But I need help from you to select the last one. Please leave me a comment with your suggestions!  I’d love to buy something from an indie designer who is new to me.

Why Bother Supporting Indie Designers?

Here are my Top 5 Reasons:

  1. Buying from indie designers supports creativity and innovation in the market when big companies may be hesitant to back them.
  2. Pattern purchases help support all the free content offered by your favorite bloggers.
  3. Many indie designers are often a one man/woman show. So the product you purchase from them not only has their creative heart and soul poured into it, but also the blood, sweat and tears it takes to wear all the hats of a business.
  4. It’s the right thing to do.  Sharing patterns with friends may seem harmless, and like “the friendly thing to do” but it plays a part in making it more difficult for makers to support their families and continue to be creative for our benefit.
  5. If we want this industry to continue to thrive, we need to support the makers who give us the inspiration to keep making.

ONE

Leslie, from The Seasoned Homemaker has developed an adorable applique set.  I love small projects that I can make in a day, and this one set for $6 includes several small projects.    Leslie also has a new ebook about Applique techniques.  This would be a great help to me since I haven’t done that much applique yet.

TWO

Nydia Kehnle’s clean lines and use of color are always gorgeous.  This pre-printed pillow panel is the perfect way to practice my stitches and will look great on my sofa.

Nydia Kehnle Pillow

THREE

This purchase is a little different.  This is a great new 1/4″ thick ruler designed by Kelly Cline for longarmers, but it can be used for domestic quilters who use a free motion ruler foot too!  It is small, and will fit nicely in my hand.   And what the heck.  I’ll get the long skinny one too, because I have a thing for rulers. 🙂

Kelly Cline longarm rulers

FOUR

I LOVE this modern quilt design called Beacon by Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl.  I am so excited to eventually get to make it.

Beacon Quilt Pattern

I hope you’ll join me in supporting the Makers of our community.  They really deserve it.

And Please Help Me Choose my Fifth Purchase!! Leave a Comment

Signature Stephanie at Late Night Quilter

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3 Comments

  • Reply Diana @ Red Delicious Life May 26, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Oooh! Thanks for showing me about the rulers! I’ve been wanting to find a ruler that would work with a DSM and I think I’m going to try them. I haven’t bought a pattern each week, but I did get one – it’s the Terrazzo pattern: http://freshly-pieced-quilt-patterns.myshopify.com/collections/paper-patterns/products/terrazzo-paper-pattern?variant=10551067713

  • Reply Kelly Cline May 28, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Thanks for the ruler shout out, Stephanie! My favorite new “tool” is from Cindy Needham. She has created the Ultimate Stencil and has an e-book that goes with it fabulously!!! Love your “support small business/designer article”. Thanks! http://cindyneedham.com/ultimate_stencil.htm

  • Reply Carrie wikander June 6, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Wow, I love that pillow! The colors are amazing, and so are the stitches. I’m definitely checking her out! Thanks for sharing.

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