April 30, 2020

7 Handmade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Double chevron lumbar pillow | 7 Handmade Gift Ideas for Mother's Day | Shannon Fraser Designs

Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching, and, of all the days of the year, this is the day where you want to go all out.

After all, our mom’s have done so much for us over the years. They’re our biggest champions and sometimes most vocal critics! But, through it all, they have our best interests at heart.

So, on the day that celebrates the woman who’s usually behind the scenes, showing up on the daily and just getting things done let’s make this a day that lets her shine.

April 23, 2020

Favourite Thread Weight | April Aurifil Artisan Challenge

Mod Rose Modern Aztec quilt showing off 28wt Aurifil Thread | Fave Thread Weight | Shannon Fraser Designs #quilting

I’m super bummed! I had THE funnest project planned for you to showcase my favourite Aurifil Thread weight and then – BAM – Covid hit and lots of plans had to be postponed.

Since I had to pack up and leave unexpectedly, I’ve found myself without my sewing machine.


April 14, 2020

What's In Your Sewing Bag? | Special Guest: Ange from A Little Patchwork

Belle & Boo sewing tin on top of EPP quilt | What's in your sewing bag? | Shannon Fraser Designs

You know those people that pop up in your Instagram feed and instantly bring a smile to your face?

It’s as though no matter how you’re feeling, as soon as you see their work you:

(1) instantly know it’s theirs; and
(2) it instantly brightens your day.

That’s what Ange’s work does for me. 

April 09, 2020

Quilt Buzz Podcast Interview

Head shot of Shannon Fraser at her sewing machine

I’m so excited to share with you that today’s the day my quilty chat goes live!!

I remember being super touched and honoured when the team behind Quilt Buzz Podcast reached out to invite me as a guest.

April 03, 2020

Improv Quilted Storage Boxes | Organize Your Fabric Scraps

Improv quilted storage boxes with green fabric scraps | Shannon Fraser Designs

Need a little incentive to get your fabric scraps tamed?

I’ve got just the project for you!

I’m fresh off the 7-Day Scrap Sorting Challenge and super fired up to see my scraps all sorted by colour and in the process of being neatly stored away.

March 26, 2020

7-Day Scrap Sorting Challenge - Tame Your Scraps

7-Day Scrap Sorting Challenge | Tame Your Scraps | Shannon Fraser Designs #fabricscraps #organizing #sewingroom

Got some fabric scraps kicking around your sewing room?

Me too!

The other day I shared that I was slowly working on a little spring cleaning of my scraps while self isolating during the Covid-19 outbreak.

I asked whether you’d like to spring clean our scraps together and I was surprised by how many of you wanted in on the tidying fun!

March 24, 2020

What's In Your Sewing Bag? Special Guest: Amanda Carye from Broadcloth Studio

Amanda from Broadcloth Studio's Sewing Bag | What's in Your Sewing Bag? | Shannon Fraser Designs #quilters #sewingbag #sewingkit #travelbag

Are you ready for the next installment of What’s In Your Sewing Bag series?

In case you missed the kickoff a few weeks back, you can read it here.

Otherwise, grab a hot cuppa coffee (or tea!) and settle in for the fantabulous and hilarious Amanda Carye – of Broadcloth Studio – a modern quilt pattern designer who shares my love for bold design.