Summer Hiatus

Monday, June 12, 2023

I wanted to pop in to let you know that I'm taking a summer hiatus starting today! Since I started this blog back in 2009, I haven't taken an intentional extended break and it feels like the right time. I want to spend as little time on screens this summer as I can. Hopefully when I come back, I'll be feeling refreshed and energized to share more creative work and bring you more valuable information/tutorials!

Here's what you need to know:

- The plan is to bring new blog posts back starting in September, probably around the start of Fall.

- I will continue shipping physical goods (twill tape, beads, paper patterns, books) from my online shop through the end of June. So stock up while you can! Shipping will reopen in September.

- PDF patterns will continue to be available all summer long, but pattern and email support will be delayed. I'll be available, but it may take me an extra day or two to get back to your inquiry! The best way to contact me during this time (and any time!), is through my contact form which can be found here: Contact Me

- Wholesale pattern ordering will remain open all summer, but response times may be delayed.

While I'm away, I would recommend diving into my archives of over 1,700 posts! Here are a few places to start:

- I've shared 100+ tutorials here on the blog ranging from free quilt patterns to home decor tutorials and informational posts. Check out my Tutorials page for all those posts. I also have a number of video tutorials that can be found on my Youtube Channel.

- Looking for some guided sewing? You can find all the sew alongs I've hosted (including 3 years worth of the Lined Drawstring Bag Sew Along) on my Sew Alongs page.

- Summer is the perfect time to dip your toes into fabric dyeing since you can do it outside! Indigo dyeing is a magical experience and I have an in depth tutorial for doing it at home: DIY Indigo Fabric Dyeing Tutorial

- If you've got the itch to organize your sewing space this summer, may I suggest my Sewing Room Organization Series? It's full of inspiration and ideas for making the most out of your creative space.

- It's a great time to catch up on my Friday Favorites Series, for which there are now 61 posts!

- Check out my Pinterest, which I have loved curating over many years! I have dedicated boards for different quilt types, project types and much more.

I hope you all have a great summer!

Happy Making!


  1. Hi Jeni, I hope you have the best summer, ever... filled with happiness, sunshine, flowers and Popsicles! See you in the fall! ❤️ Cynthia

  2. you will be missed jeni, but will look forward to your marvelous return in the fall. do have a most wonderful and refreshing summer and just be and enjoy. happy days.

  3. Sounds like you have earned a break! Hope you have a lovely time among your flowers and fabrics and lazy summer mornings. See you in the fall!

  4. Have a great Summer. And right you have been blogging for a very long time so there is lots of information. Best.

  5. Enjoy your summer hiatus! You deserve it! Looking forward to pictures of your beautiful garden and flowers as well as quilts when you return. Thank you and I really enjoy your blog.

  6. Jeni: You are a marvel! Happy summer hiatus. I will miss, miss, miss you.

  7. Enjoy your time and change of focus!

  8. It’s going to be the best summer ever! Enjoy the peace of disconnecting for a time. Best luck with your gardening and all that summer brings to you.

  9. Good for you! Enjoy the summer break! I hope you have great experiences that refill your well of creativity.


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