Simplicity 4589- 6 made easy misses tops

First, double check the sizing on the pattern-I tend to just grab one without checking what sizes are in the packet.  This is the second time I’ve done it this month!  And I was planning on sewing this one tonight….oh well. 

 The Pattern-6 Made Easy Misses Tops

Pattern reviews and examples-

Reviews at Pattern Review (PR)

Review with trick for making nice facings (PR)

Tank Version (sew? i knit!)

Square Neck Version (Wardrobe Refashion)

Embroidery on Linen Version (Berlin’s Whimsy)

Redrafted adding underbust band (journey to couture)

Flickr Group


 Simplicity 4589 (black floral)


Machine Quilting Tips

I really want to learn how to do free motion quilting and I am planning on getting this book soon: Learn to machine quilt with Pat Sloan  She also guides you through the process in her blog.  (start there, then go through to the next posts to continue)

more info on machine quilting-all types

10 Tips to improve your machine quilting (McCall’s Quilting)

Machine quilting basics (Quiltbug)

Free Motion Quilting Tips (Quilter’s Review)

Free Motion Quilting -with video (crazy mom quilts)

Camille’s Stippling Tutorial (Jolly Jabber)

Free Motion Quilting Tutorial (sew inspired)

Free Motion Quilt using Freezer Paper (pink chalk studio)

Basting Tips:

One way to baste a quilt (crazy mom quilts)

Quilt Basting Tutorial (sew inspired)