How to Make Fabric Flowers and Use Them in Your Home Decor

October 10th, 2011

Welcome to Episode 2! Since we are twins, we thought it would be fun to take on a segment we’d like to call, “The Double-Take Challenge!” The idea is that each of us would come up with our own project that involved 2 things. What are those 2 things this week? Fabric flowers and home decor. Take a look at what each one of us made…and you can make them, too! And of course, we’d like to know what “your take” is on fabric flowers and home decor. Post on our Facebook page or here on on our blog.


Click here to download your free pattern.


Here are some more photos from this week’s project!

A big THANK YOU to JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores for making this episode possible! There is where we found our felt (right off the bolt!) and that gorgeous dupioni silk! Visit them at

Did you miss last week’s episode? It’s not too late to view that, too! Click here to learn how to make these chic dress form pin cushions!

Have a wonderful week!
-Kim and Kris

Season 4! How to Make a Dress Form Mannequin Pin Cushion

October 3rd, 2011

It’s great to be back for another season of The DIY Dish! We’ve missed you!

It’s time to add to your pin cushion collection! We are making a dress form mannequin pin cushion that is going to look so chic sitting next to your sewing machine!

And think beyond the pin cushion…these would also look great holding jewelry, notes, and more!

So here it is! Watch the video demo below and keep reading because we also have a fun giveaway to tell you about, too!


Click here to download the pattern for the pin cushion!


Here are some more photos for inspiration!

Click here to download the pattern for the pin cushion.

We are also excited to have our shows be a part of the new Be sure to visit there to watch even more shows all around scrapbooking, crafts, and more! The show hosts are some of our very favorite in the industry!

Wouldn’t your friends love having one too? They make quick, easy, and inexpensive gifts.  In fact, Kris has kits for them over at

And how about some giveaways?! We’d love to have you share the news about this episode! Simply tell us (in the comments section below this post) how you told your online and/or offline friends about The DIY Dish and you could win!

Have a wonderful week everyone! And thank you for your kindness and support of our show!

Join the conversation on our Facebook Page, too! We’d love to “see” you there!

-Kim & Kris

Make a Clock from Fabric, Pictures, and a CD!

October 3rd, 2011

Kris had the opportunity to be a part of KSL/NBC’s Studio 5 program. They gave her a design challenge where she began with a bag filled with bingo numbers. Watch the video and see what she came up with using some fabric, pictures, the bingo numbers, AND an old CD!

The Sewing Summit Coming Soon!

September 28th, 2011
The Sewing Summit

It’s not too late to register for an amazing event — The Sewing Summit! We’ve asked the creative team behind “The Sewing Summit” to share with our readers and viewers what they have in store!  Take it away ladies!


In just a few short weeks, sewists and bloggers from all over the country (and even the world!) will be making their way to Salt Lake City, Utah. Why, you might ask? For the first ever Sewing Summit!

Founded by Amy Ellis and Erin Singleton, this modern sewing and blogging conferenceis a dream come true for lots of members of the online sewing community—it gives sewists andbloggers a chance to get to meet, face-to-face. And that’s why we are here, to share all of the exciting details with all of you DIY Dish readers!

The Sewing Summit, a modern sewing and blogging conference, will take place this October 7-9, 2011 and the fabulous Little America Hotel  in Salt Lake City. Our conference is all about connecting and inspiring the modern sewist! Whether you are an aspiring author or want to learn the basics of bag making, we have a diverse selection of classes for you to choose from.

Check out our complete list of teachers! We know you are sure to find something you love! Maybe garment sewing is more your thing? Then be sure to check out our Burda Style classroom led by Gretchen “Gertie” Hirsch! Amy and Erin have also lined up a BabyLock sewing room for you to sneak in some late hours sewing, especially for those of you looking for a bit of uninterrupted sewing time!

Be sure to check out our The Sewing Summit Facebook page and follow us on Twitter  for more exciting Sewing Summit details! Thanks Kim and Kris for having us and we hope to see some of you at Sewing Summit!

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Create Your Own “My Girlfriend’s Breakfast Club”

September 20th, 2011

Hello friends!
We recently had the opportunity to share an idea with readers of Where Women Cook Magazine. As you may know, Kris opened a new brick and mortar store (online, too!) called, “My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe.”

Not only is this a place to find fabric, patterns, notions, and more, but Kris really wanted it to become a “gathering place” for friends to learn new things and be inspired. As part of the many events being held at the shop, we’ve also started a “My Girlfriend’s Breakfast Club.” We are even more thrilled that this club will be featured over the next year in the Where Women Cook Magazine!

You see, what it entails is that we gather groups of friends, make a DIY project, and of course, EAT! So each issue of the magazine will include photographs of the event, the project, and definitely the breakfast recipes!  The Fall 2011 issue is on news stands now and we couldn’t be more excited.

We also outline a 9-step guide for creating your own “Girlfriend’s Breakfast Club”. We’d love to see women all over the country (and world!) getting together with old and new friends, creating, laughing, eating, and enjoying one another’s company.

The other cool part is that all of the projects we make will also be a free download that you can receive at The first project is this darling apron — appropriately called, “My Girlfriend’s Breakfast Club Apron.”

Download your free apron pattern here.

Fabric kits for the aprons are found here.

They’re so easy to make, you’ll want to make them for all of your girlfriends for gifts!

We hope you have a wonderful week. Our first episode of Season 4 begins Monday, October 3rd! We can’t wait!

-Kim & Kris

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