New Pattern: Tribeca Tote + Discount Code!

The Tribeca Tote may look familiar to you. Give it a minute, what does it remind you of? Exactly – the Trapezoid Tote! The Tribeca is the little sister to the Trapezoid. It has the same great shape and roomy interior, but with shorter straps and a smaller bag size.

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Now, siblings are never exactly the same and the Tribeca is the quirkier younger sister. Instead of the blockier style patchwork option of the Trapezoid, the Tribeca uses Seminole piece to achieve a more detailed look.

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Seminole patchwork is a technique of strip cutting and piecing. It originated with the Seminole Indian women, who out of necessity, had to piece fabric to make their clothing. Referred to as strip clothing, these patchwork piece were used mainly in the long skirts of the women and the patchwork shirts for men. Today, these garments are worn for special celebrations.

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Of course, if you aren’t into quilting, you can make the Tribeca out of a solid fabric. It is a perfect canvas to feature your favorite fabric or pattern. We love how they look in these beautiful batiks from Hoffman Fabrics!

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Although it is smaller than the Trapezoid, the Tribeca still has a ton of storage space. It is deceiving to see it closed. Look how roomy it is when open!
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Can’t wait to make your own Tribeca Tote? Order the pattern today and get 20% off using code BG31 at checkout!

 

6 Patterns to Cook Up for Valentine’s Day

Cook up some romance in the kitchen this Valentine’s Day and gift your sweetheart some handmade love with these 5 patterns!

Start things off right with by bringing a bottle of wine – or better yet, champagne! Dress it up in a Bistro Wine Bag that can be re-used anytime you BYOW.

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Worried about mixing your drinks? Mark your wine glass – and keep it chilled– with a special wine glass jacket from Koozie Kouture.

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When it is time to get things cooking, protect your clothes with these aprons that can be made for him or her! The All-In-One Apron is a classic “butcher” style apron (which would be a fantastic canvas for embroidery) and the Upcycled Apron keeps things green by recycling men’s dress shirts to make all new aprons.

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While you are waiting for your entree, tame your appetite with a piece of bread – remember to keep your buns warm with our Bakery Baskets.

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You won’t want to skip dessert – especially if your Valentine loves homemade cookies you brought with our Quilted Cook & Carry.

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New Pattern – Modern Medley Top & Tunic

2016 is Indygo Junction’s 20th anniversary in business, and as you can imagine, we have designed a lot of patterns in 20 years! Even though fashion has changed dramatically since we started, some of our older pattern styles are now back. Our Modern Medley Top & Tunic pattern is a perfect example.

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6 Patterns for Fast Organization

Messy House? Clean it up! Here are five easy patterns to create fast organization for the home. Sew it up and put it away.

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The Banded Baskets have three sizes to choose from, so you can store everything from your tiny spools of thread to giant skeins of yarn.

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The Store in Style pattern will keep your jewelry safe and easily accessible. Choose from the long dress style, or the short shirt version.

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Keep your bathroom essentials organized with our Clearly Cute Beauty Cases. The cases come in two sizes – the large fits regular sized shampoo bottles, the small is perfect for travel sizes. You can also create an insulated hot iron holder to protect your curling or flat iron.

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The Quick Clothesline Carry-All is a great way to show off some of your favorite fabric combos while creating sturdy storage. The pattern also includes instructions to make different size straps to create everything from basket to bag.

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Never lose your remote control again with our Sort Your Stuff Organizer. This low-profile storage system has 6 pockets perfect to fit all your needs, from eyeglasses and remote to laptop and ipad.

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Our On-The-Go Bungee Bags will help tame the clutter in your car. Gather up toys, books and more to keep them out of the way, but still accessible for your little ones. Don’t have kids? Use it to organize your car staples like Kleenex, scrapers and more!

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Sneak Peek! The Denim Strip Quilt

Today we want to give you a sneak peek of a project that we are so excited about – and that will be released on Friday! The story starts in Minneapolis last May at Quilt Market. Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt Co. – an amazing store that is just an hour away from us in Kansas City – stopped by our booth, and started looking at our book Dimensional Denim. Jenny, who is world famous for her quilt tutorial videos, suggested that Amy join her on a tutorial and they make a quilt using the Strip N’ Stitch technique from Dimensional Denim.

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Of course, Amy was thrilled to partner with Jenny, and got to work at once designing the quilt. Here are some pictures of the quilt in progress – you will have to wait for the release of the tutorial on Friday to see the final product!

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During the design process we experimented with different stitches in the middle of the strip. We started with the idea of making the teal and eggplant pillow design that was featured in the book, into a tablemat. Then we played with our new 12 weight Crossroads thread on the Teal and Eggplant Denim pillow that we made. I love how the stitching, especially the variegated, really pops off the strips!

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Read more about Missouri Star Quilt Co. over on Amy’s blog. And, pick up your own copy of Dimensional Denim (and some Crossroads Denim, available at Missouri Star) so you can sew along with Amy and Jenny on Friday!

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If you want more inspiration for Crossroads Denim, check out our Crossroads fabric video and our Crossroads pattern look book.