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October 5, 2020 by
Casey Bunker

Welcome to our blog post for the Morrison Park Fabric Tour!

If you’re looking for sewing inspiration, you’ve come to the right place! We made a few ByAnnie patterns using the blue colorway of the Morrison Park fabric line by Pat Sloan (Benartex Fabrics), and we are so excited to share them with you.

Running With Scissors

The first project we want to show off is our Running With Scissors tool case pattern. This pattern is a top-seller and for good reason! It has many snug compartments for holding tools and sewing essentials.

The zipper along the outside keeps the case securely closed when not in use.

Zippered pockets on the front and back provide secure storage for items such as small rulers, manuals, calculator, or other objects you might need.

A sturdy handle on the 'spine' of the case make carrying and transportation easy.

A separate small pad can be inserted into the case before closing to protect tools and prevent them from knocking against each other.

Fabric requirements:

  • Main fabric - ¾ yard
  • Lining fabric - ¾ yard
  • Coordinating fabric - ¾ yard


Take A Stand

Whenever we sew a Running With Scissors tool case, we are sure to make a Take A Stand bag to match.

Take A Stand comes in two sizes, small (12½“H x 16”W x 8”D) and large (8¾”H x 12”W x 6½”D). The small was specifically designed to serve as a base for the Running With Scissors. As you’ll see in the images below, it makes access to everything so easy!

The small size is great for carrying thread cones and project pieces. The large size can fit a small sewing machine (be sure you get a base stabilizer for extra support!) and is also perfect for transporting large items like an iron and pressing ham.

Fabric requirements (small size):

  • Main fabric - ¾ yard
  • Lining fabric - ¾ yard
  • Coordinating fabric - ¾ yard

Fabric requirements (large size):

  • Main fabric - 1 yard
  • Lining fabric - 1 yard
  • Coordinating fabric - ¾ yard


Companion patterns!

Look at how Running With Scissors and the small Take A Stand work together! Just unzip the Running With Scissors tool case and drape it over Take A Stand for an easy-to-access sewing tool station. Tula Pink says that she sets hers on a revolving stand so that she can just turn it as she works to access each and every tool.

There are so many uses for these bags beyond sewing! Fill Running With Scissors with makeup brushes, art supplies, or other hobbyist tools. Imagine filling Running With Scissors with your various crochet hooks and knitting needles and using the small Take A Stand to store a couple skeins of yarn. Nice!

Bosom Buddy

Because it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), we thought it would be fitting to include our Bosom Buddy in some handsome blue Morrison Park fabrics.

Bosom Buddy debuted last year (2019) as part of our SewPINK Initiative. Our goal was (and still is) to raise awareness for breast cancer prevention and care. Our first SewPINK blog hop last year was so much fun and we’re excited to host it again this year. Join us on our SewPINK 2020 adventure!

Bosom Buddy is a soft, comfortable cushion made to reduce discomfort and protect tender areas after surgeries or chemo port placements. Seat belt rub can be brutal! The pattern is available as a PDF download and we’ve also filmed a complete video to walk you step by step through making it.

These make great guild projects if you’re looking for something simple and sweet to donate. And, if you’re like us, you likely know one or two people who would love one as a gift.

Fabric requirements:

  • Main fabric - fat quarter
  • Coordinating fabric - ⅓ yard


GIVEAWAY! Comment on this blog post for a chance to win!

Do you want to sew something special with Morrison Park fabrics?

Let us know which ByAnnie pattern you'd sew with Morrison Park fabrics in the comments below and we'll pick one lucky winner (at random) to receive one of two prizes.

Prize Option 1 (inside the US): Morrison Park layer cake and Benartex Fat Quarterly Club newsletter with charm pack.

Prize Option 2 (outside the US): Pat Sloan's Aurifil Perfect Box of Neutrals.

The Fine Print: We will be choosing one winner from between the dates of October 6, 2020 - October 11, 2020. We will be choosing the winners from the comments on this blog post. If you win, we will send you an email on October 12, 2020 to confirm your address and information. You will have 24 hours to respond to this confirmation email before we choose another winner.

Follow the fabric tour!

Check out these other great blogs to see what other makers sewed using Morrison Park fabrics!

✂ September 28Meadow Mist Designs

✂ September 29Slice of Pi Quilts

✂ September 30A Bright Corner

✂ October 1Amy's Creative Side

✂ October 2Quilting Jetgirl

✂ October 3Pam Kitty Morning

✂ October 4Patterns by Jen

✂ October 5The Sewing Loft

✂ October (Hey! That's us!)

✂ October 7Happy Quilting Melissa

✂ October 8Cream Craft Goods

✂ October 9Quilt Jane

✂ October 10Ivory Spring

✂ October 11Pat Sloan

A special ‘thank you’ goes to Pat Sloan for including us on her Morrison Park fabric tour! We loved working with her beautiful fabrics and can’t wait to see all the beautiful creations you’ll sew using it.

----Happy Stitching!

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