Designer Jen Eskridge is a native Texan who has lived and traveled all over the world. Her favorite residence to date is Daegu, South Korea. The longest she's lived anywhere, since college, in ...
Designer Jen Eskridge is a native Texan who has lived and traveled all over the world. Her favorite residence to date is Daegu, South Korea. The longest she's lived anywhere, since college, in Baton Rouge, has only been 3 years.
It was in South Korea, while shopping at fabric manufacturer's mill markets that Jen decided to apply her Apparel Design Degree to her very own quilting and sewing pattern company, ReannaLily Designs.
Once she returned to the United States in summer 2008, Jen launched the company with the trademarked Seamingly Accurate Seam Guide and commissioned sewing jobs. The company has evolved into a pattern and design company in addition to its humble sewing beginnings.
Jen has been featured in numerous magazines, Sew It All TV and Pat Sloan's Radio show for her design work. Jen is a contributing artist in a few collective books and has 3 books of her own on the market. Deploy That Fabric, Hexagons Made Easy, and Learn to Sew Easy Curves.
ReannaLily Designs is largely focused on quick affordable designs for a range of skill leveled sewing enthusiasts. Visit the website, reannalilydesigns.com, to view and shop the entire catalog.
Jen maintains a daily blog at reannalilydesigns.com/blog to showcase sewing adventures, successes and mishaps. She also has over 30 free sewing projects, tips, and tutorials listed on the blog site.
This is a basic outline for making a super easy, super fast PLUS quilt with only 12 Fat Quarters. The download has cutting instructions and a "map" for you to pin your fabrics directly to the sheet of paper, rather than using a design wall. Great beginner project and a good one to work with your young sewing enthusiasts. See more on the blog.
Updated to add: Pin each plus seam intersection when applicable. **This may cause the rows to stagger. That is OK. Simply trim the ends even before quilting. Easy fix.