Bobbin Pattern is ready to Order!

Bobbin the Robin Pincushion/Selfie Plush Pattern

Bobbin the Robin Pincushion/Selfie Plush Pattern

The Bobbin the Robin Pattern is all ready to be ordered!

http://www.zebrapatterns.com/bobbintherobin.html

This was the first time I ever created a 3-D pincushion pattern! Here is the story behind it. Bobbin has appeared in all of our printed fabric for the Row by Row Experience™. I was thinking about the silly online selfies that are taken with Flat Stanley or the Gnome. I got an inspirational thought that told me to create a 3d pincushion for all of the quilting world to take selfies with! So how did I go about it? Quilters are traveling all over the place during the summer. Why not take a pix with Bobbin when you are Row by Rowing!

It is not like you can go out and purchase a Bird Form in your local sewing center, so I created my own. I bought some children’s air dry clay. I sculpted a bird and let it dry. Then I made a muslin sample. (Thank you Project Runway for showing how designers pin clothes to the mannequins) Then I made 2-3 prototypes with minke, cottons and Batiks. My first prototypes needed to go on a diet! I altered the pattern 4-5 times and finally got a shape I liked. I found it was important to really follow curved seams lines accurately and smoothly to avoid a misshaped bird.

You can get the silly 18″ doll shoes and accessories in toys stores, stores like Walmart and Target or craft stores. It is so fun and so so so easy!

Clay Model Bobbin

Clay Model Bobbin

First Bobbin prototype

First Bobbin muslin prototype

First Bobbin muslin prototype

First Bobbin prototype

First Bobbin prototype

Once I got the pattern done I painted the wooden BBQ skewers white with black stripes. I dipped them in fabric glue and stuck them in the body in the under belly. The glue sealed the hole edges. Then I put air dry kid’s clay into 18″ doll shoes. It was so much fun that I ended up doing a second Bobbin – with cowboy boots and hat. I named him Bubba Bobbin. Then I loved the glittery red shoes so I made a Prima Bobbin! So much fun!

Bobbin and Friends

Bobbin and Friends

New 2015 Theme for Row by Row is “WATER”

Row by RoRow by Row H20!

That is right it is water! Shops across all 50 states of the USA and Canada will be creating water themed rows for 2015! It might be the ocean, or a lake, a snowflake,  a stream or rain or any other number of water rows! I have designed the new fabric for 2015 and here is a sneak peak of that….

Row-by-Row-2015-sneak-peek[7]

All new FabricPlates™ for all 50 states and Canada! And….we have a Pin Cushion Pattern of our Row by Row mascot “Robin the Bobbin”

Make your own Robin the Bobbin and bring him on your Row by Row travels and snap selfies with your Robin all over the USA! Participating shops will make their own Robin the Bobbin – all decked out and you can snap pix of your Bobbin with their shop Bobbin! Move over Flat Stanley and Gnome selfies – we quilters are going to do selfies with Robin the Bobbin! Take a look below! It is a SUPER SIMPLE 3 PIECE PATTERN pattern available from your favorite participating quilt shops! I would like to introduce you to “Robin the Bobbin” and “Bubba Bobbin” and “Prima Bobbin”!They are decked out Bobbin’s with 18″ doll clothes! How can you create a unique Bobbin?????

Robin the Bobbin Pattern

Robin the Bobbin Pattern

Bobbin Cover 1 up

 

 

NEW FLOWER!!!! Geranium!

This is our 40th Flower! I really like this one – Geranium!

Geranium Applique Pattern by Debra Gabel

Geranium Applique Pattern by Debra Gabel

CONGRATS!!Nancy Glaspie of Sew Much More Quilt Shop, Paris TX

CONGRATS!! Nancy Glaspie of Sew Much More Quilt Shop, Paris TX. Nancy is the 2014 Row by Row Experience Zebra FarbricPlate™ winner! Nancy will receive 12 BOM pattern kits for her shop! We will ship out your patterns this week! Many thanks to all the participants. It was a fun contest and we will do it again in 2015!

Nancy Glaspie of Sew Much More Quilt Shop, Paris TX

Nancy Glaspie of Sew Much More Quilt Shop, Paris TX

Last Postcard for Zebra Greetings Done!

I LOVE painting on the computer! Here is another photoshop original! It is the twelfth in the Zebra Greetings postcard Kit line! That makes a doze for the 2015 year! That line is ready for Houston! Whahoo!

 

Grateful Bobbin the Robin

Grateful Bobbin the Robin

2014 Row by Row FabricPlate™ Contest Entries!

We will be voting on the Row by Row FabricPlate™ Contest. Winner will receive 12 Basket Bloom collections for their store! We will announce the winner in the next few days! Here are the entries.Stay tuned for the WINNER!!!!

Plate contest 2014

Introducing…. Zebra Greetings!

Going to market in 10 days! Here is a sneak peak at a new product from Zebra Patterns! These are postcard kits to send to friends and family. How many UFO’s do you have laying around? Maybe cut them up and embellish a bit and send them as postcards! These will be introduced at market! So fun! Each kit has a pre printed Zebra Greeting Panel along with a piece of double sided fusible foam and a crystal clear mailing envelope.

NEW! Zebra Greetings  by Debra Gabel

NEW! Zebra Greetings by Debra Gabel

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