Thursday, July 30, 2009

Woven Comfort Update

Not only is the brand new RD2018 Woven Comfort pattern available in my Etsy supplies shop at: AND on my website, its soon soon soon available for instant purchase over on!

I hope you head on over to to purchase your pdf. Have a great Thursday!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


As promised, I've been steppin' up the sewing for my Etsy finished goods shop. I now have 7 NEW NEW NEW Cube bags to show you, including 4 Flight Suit Bags. You can click on the images to see the whole group of bags much larger. I'm going to offer the bags to my local military community this week and add the remaining bags into the shop early next week. If you'd like one before they hit the shop, please email me at Each cube style bag measures about 10" squares and is made from an actual uniform (not fabric off the bolt!). Each one retails for $40 + shipping.

Thanks for checking out my bags. Have a great Tuesday! ~jen~

Friday, July 24, 2009

New Pattern!

Ok, I have two new patterns to put the polishing touches on for this summer's release. I'm proud to report that I still have 3 weeks of summer left (before school starts) and the first of two is FINISHED and up in the shop.

This quilt pattern is called Woven Comfort {RD2018}. Its made from ONE 15" block, repeated. I love how it makes a secondary interwoven design.

The picture above is the color pallet used by one of my rockin' awesome pattern testers. Its very traditional and the quilt would look great in my living room. I do have some wild fabric taste, myself, though- so I thought it'd be best to do a little more "wild" mock-up of the quilt.

Yes, the pink and black is so fun. The new pattern has both images and provides yardages for the large quilt, 90" x 75". You'll have to go check it out over on my design site, You can purchase it on the ReannaLily Designs site, or soon, I'll have it in my Etsy shop,


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hand Sewing

Ok, a couple weeks ago I posted a picture of these nice, traced-off fabric squares all ready for hand embroidery on a road trip. Well, on that trip we went from Oklahoma, to Kansas, to Mississippi then down to Florida. Yeh- it was crazy. I'm happy to report I did get to hand-sew in the car. Unfortunately, I might have been a bit ambitious with the quantity I traced off. (And for some reason I neglected to consider the fact that I'd have to help drive about 50% of that trip...)

So here it is, the big "first dent" in what I feel might be the on-going project of 2010-2020.

Yep. Seven. My first plan was to use the 6 1/2" squares as corner stones in a rainbow quilt. For that I need 28 blocks. Technically, I'm 1/4 the way there, so that's not too bad. BUT who knows when I'll get back to leisurely hand sewing... I might end up with a 7 square table runner.... You'll just have to stay tuned, through 2010-2020, to see how it turns out.

Adios, your ambitious friend, Jen

Friday, July 17, 2009

Looking for a quilt pattern

Hey, if you're looking to pick up one of my quilt patterns at a STELLAR discount- Kathy Mack over at Pink Chalk Studio is having a sale in her shop! Check it out. TONS of stuff on sale over there. Love Pink Chalk Studio. (by the way, many of the fabrics she carries would look excellent on a uniform bag should you be considering your own design)

**The image in this post is by Pink Chalk Studio. {Unfortunately its a little cropped. Click on it and head over to Pink Chalk Fabrics to see the WHOLE image. } I added it just to mention the great sale.**


Flight Suit Bags Are Here!

I have no idea why its taken me so long to make the Cube Purse with a flight suit. It turned out super fun. The flight suit pockets are crazy, so I think it makes the bag a little more interesting. And man, those flight suits have no less than a dozen actual pockets. Pilots must carry alot of things.

I've got zippers and vecro and welt seams all over the place. So far, I have 12 bags cut, ready to assemble and have finished two. I'm very proud to report that these two have generated quite a bit of buzz and are on their way right off the shelves. (Hooray!)

Look for even more of them over in the Etsy shop, in the purses category sometime next week.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

A couple-a-three bags in the shop-

Just wanted to let you know that I posted 3 new bags in the shop. I used the Recycled Uniforms Book Bag pattern, of mine, to make non-uniform bags-

Each bag is roughly a 13" square and is 3.5" deep. The straps are 22" long and each bag has a zipper pocket on the inside. You'll have to drive by the Etsy shop to see all the images. I think all the fabric in the shop bags are by Free Spirit.

But, then I had all the supplies out and was contacted by a client who was interested in two "not pink" uniform book bags. Well, ok... What is a day of sewing without a little uniform thrown in for good measure???

I do hope you love the "not pink" uniform book bags. Two pockets on the front, a HUGE pocket on the back and a zipper pocket inside. Just enough pockets to hold the world. The top bag is Jane Sassaman fabrics and the lower bag (white-ish one) is Alexander Henry fabrics.

If you are finding this blog post and want a uniform bag of your own, please email me for the details. Hopefully I'll have some new Cube purse designs in the shop soon, too. Have a great afternoon!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Trademark

When Seamingly Accurate was picked up for production and distribution by, I thought it'd be smart to register my trademark. So I did. That was about 10 months ago. The US Patent and Trademark Office website is not the easiest to navigate. They have all the forms available for you online to fill out... but then all the verbage on the forms is like rocket science. (Which is kinda funny, since my brother and sister-in-law both worked as rocket scientists for a while. I digress...)

I went to my local notary two separate times and learned all about "office actions". I also learned that once you apply for a registered trademark, every greedy lawyer will get your address from the public filing record and desperately snail-mail you in an efforts to help the application process. Lordy Pete.
When you start the application process there's a disclaimer that says it can take up to 18 months. I'm very proud to report that I'm bringing down the average! Wait, that doesn't sound good....

Very soon, I hope the Seamingly Accurate website will have a cute little R-circle beside the name. It will take a little work and a little time, but I'm certain it will be worth it in the end.

Again, thanks for all the continued support in making Seamingly Accurate such a great success. I love the seam guide tool and am happy you SEAM to like it also. If you haven't seen it in action, take a look at website

On a side note, I just might love love love the little registered trademark symbol, since in my mind, its like my very own itsy bitsy tiny "Reannalily" R, wrapped neatly in a circle.

Have a good one!


Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Folded Fat Quarter Purse

This idea came to me after seeing a commercial for gum. Yes, strange, I suppose. I cannot even remember the gum, I just remember the "strap through the handles, yeah, that could work!".

The shape of the bag is one where "when you need more stuff at the beginning of your day". Like a trip to the park, with snacks and a change of underpants for the toddler... by the afternoon, the snacks are gone and you really don't need a bag all that tall.

Incidentally, the "grow" idea works in reverse too- take just a wallet in the purse at the beginning of your shop hop and as you start buying gobs of fat quarters, use the bag in its "taller" shape.

Here, let me show you the specs:

The bag starts as a tall, deep hand-held bag. The body handles are made with a facing, but unlike other bags, the facing is part of the design. See that red rectangle? That is the actual facing for the inside AND outside handles. The bag is roughly 10" x 20" (roughly half of a fat quarter) with shaping darts at the bottom to make the bottom edge about 3" deep.

The bag has mix & match sides. I like the contrast when the bag is in its folded down shape. The lining is also green and yellow. See that red strap right there on the lower half? You can drape the burp cloth (or shop hop flier!) through there when its not being used to fold the bag down.

I also added quilted handles to the sides of this bag. Can't go wrong with coordinated quilted handles.

Now the coolest part of the bag- its made with 3 quilter's fat quarters (18" x 22" cuts) and very minimal waste. I purchased these lovelies in Hawaii on the island of Oahu at Fabric Mart last summer. ...technically, I'm using up my stash...

Let me show you the inside.

I added a pocket way down in there, just for good measure. And those of you faithful blog readers will be floored to know there are NO magnet clasps in this bag. Crazy, right? :)

Ok, so that is the new fun flashy bag. I've made good notes as to "how-to" make it and hopefully I'll add bags to my pattern line. Thanks for checking out my bloggy blog. Have a good one!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Shop Update

Sorry I've been gone for a couple weeks. I planned on leaving you with that cool quilt tutorial, but I hadn't planned on it being this long!

I've got some crazy news- I'm actually completely sold out of my Army Cube purses in my finished goods Etsy shop (at HOOOOORAY! Thank you all so much for your support and interest in my original design. The Cube is by far the best seller.

Looks like I'd better get my buns in gear to fill the shop up for the holiday gift givers!

More news and project pictures, coming soon!