Kim & Kris Interview Anna Maria Horner at Quilt Market – Free Pattern

May 24th, 2011

Welcome to a new episode of The DIY Dish! As you may know, we recently returned from an inspiring trip to The International Quilt Market. One of the highlights was the opportunity we had to visit with Anna Maria Horner. We have been a fan of hers for years, so it definitely was a treat. Take a look at the stunning fabrics and patterns she has designed! Plus, she’s offering you a free pattern that we think you’ll love!


We have a feeling you’re going to especially love her new Loulouthi fabric line! It is simply gorgeous, isn’t it?!

Not only can you use them for quilts, home decor, and clothing, but the Loulouthi line also comes in one of our newest favorite items — laminated cotton!

Anna also has a new line of needlework patterns and embroidery floss. AND….she’s giving away a set to two of you!

This giveaway is open to a world-wide audience, ages 18 and over. Void where prohibited. The last day to enter is THIS FRIDAY, May 27, 2011.

There are 2 ways to enter:

1. Simply leave a comment here on the blog.  Easy!
2. Visit Anna’s website and let us know something that caught your eye! (Her site is full of beatiful things!)  P.S. You’ll LOVE her blog! 😉

Don’t forget to download your free pattern! We’d love to see what you make with it! Be sure to post your photos on our Facebook or Flickr pages!

Have a wonderful week!
-Kim & Kris

*Winners* Announced for Birthday Giveaway!

May 23rd, 2011

First off, thank you SO very much for the very kind birthday wishes you all sent our way! They really meant so much. You really know how to make one’s day….week…even year!

Congratulations to the following who were randomly drawn for the birthday giveaway prizes! We have your first name and a partial email address down below. We will contact you individually for more information on getting your prizes to you!

The Slice Fabrique
1. Marietta – meb66…
2. Marla – marla@lif….

Epic 6 Letterpress Combo Kits
1. Jessica – oleajessic…
2. Kris J. – grannykri…

Picture Keeper PK8
1. LaRose – ldwalk45…
2. Cyndi B. – cbreque…

Echo Park Paper Packages
1. Keri – sexymu…
2. Beckie – camelliacot…

My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe Fabric & Pattern Bundles
1. Linda H. – jrnlin…
2. Kim – kimmerz5…

4 Trends Found at Quilt Market; How to Make Fabric Pinwheels

May 18th, 2011

Hello! We just returned from the International Quilt Market! Since it is a tradeshow, it is closed to the public…but we wanted to share with you some of our favorite finds! Below is a segment we filmed with Studio 5 after market was over. We spotlighted designers from Utah as Studio 5 is a local television lifestyle show, but the items you’ll see could appear in your local quilt stores as well!

During quilt market we also had the opportunity to interview one of our favorite designers, Anna Maria Horner! Anna was also kind enough to share a free new pattern of hers and we can’t wait to share it with you! Stay tuned!

Have a wonderful week!
-Kim & Kris

It’s Our Birthday! (and We’re Giving You the Presents!)

May 10th, 2011

Welcome to a new episode of The DIY Dish! Since it is our birthday this week (we are 30…something…) we thought it would be fun to give away some fun prizes! And all we’d love for you to do is let your friends know how they can make fun projects on The DIY Dish! Take a look at our (silly?) 4-minute video below!


Here’s a closer look at what you can win! Visit the giveaway sponsors to find out more about their fantastic products!

A big THANK YOU to our giveaway sponsors during our Birthday Week! This giveaway is open to a world-wide audience, 18 years and older. Void where prohibited. Let us know how you shared The DIY Dish with your friends online or offline. You can enter 3 times and all you have to do is make a comment here on the blog letting us know the 3 ways you shared it!  We appreciate you letting others know how they can make these fun projects from our last 3 seasons! Last day to enter is THIS FRIDAY, May 13, 2011.

Have a wonderful week everyone and thank you for your support of The DIY Dish!

-Kim & Kris

How to Applique with a Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machine – Free Pattern

May 3rd, 2011

It’s an applique episode…times two! Kim will show you how to applique with a sewing machine. Kris will show you how fun it is to applique with an embroidery machine! Download the free watermelon pattern and you’ll be using the technique on just about everything! Take a look!

Here are some more photos!

Have a sewing machine? Download the watermelon paper pattern here.

Have an embroidery machine? Download the watermelon embroidery design at SWAKembroidery! Click here.

Do you love to applique? Have you wanted to applique, but weren’t sure how? Tell us about your experience here on the blog!

Have a wonderful week,

Kim & Kris

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