Knock-out Knits

We are in the throes of getting ready to head out tomorrow to the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Atlanta, GA.  Our heads are totally immersed in planning classes and presentations, picking jacket, knit and pants samples to take, and packing the van with merchandise and booth display equipment.  So, I thought I’d take this opportunity to preview our stage presentation for this year’s spring and fall expos, a trunk show we’ve titled “Knock-out Knits,” while working on my packing.

Knock-out Knits

Knock-out Knits

Almost everyone loves to wear knits.  They are so comfortable and easy, we frequently reach for them first.  “Knock-out Knits” will demonstrate how you can create a full wardrobe of knit tops from the most basic wardrobe tee to fun evening wear.  You’ll see knit tops ranging in complexity from just one or two lovely fabrics to tops featuring several fabrics, embellishments and trims.  Fit for Art’s pattern, Tabula Rasa Knit Tee & Tunic, is versatile enough to be used for all levels of complexity as well as well as for many types of knit fabrics; add on Wide Neckline Variations and you can create a slew of different styles.  (New variations for the Knit Tee & Tunic are in the works, which will give you even more options! You might even get to see a preview at the Expo!)

Enjoy this preview of knit tops you will see at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expos.  When you get to the Expo, make your way straight to our booth to get the best choice of knit fabric bundles.  We have some beautiful French and Italian rayon knits in our new bundles that feel so good to wear, they will go quickly!

Magenta Knit Tee

Magenta Knit Tee – one fabric, as basic as we can get!



Green silk jersey Tunic – just one scrumptious fabric for dress up

Morning Glory Tunic

Morning Glory Tunic – one asymmetrical print fabric requires careful layout

Black Swan Knit

Ballet Neckline – another great basic with just two textured fabrics

Circular knit Tee

Circular Tee – bold impact with one print and one solid

Paisley and Dots – add a Rounded collar with two prints




Black & White Tee

Add double angled collars with two prints and a solid

Pastel Flowers with Curved Hemline

Draped Front – add variety with a curved hemline in one print fabric

Fall Knit Tunic (front)

Fall  Tunic – several fabrics and vintage button embellishment










If you aren’t coming to the Expo, look in our blog archives for several additional entries featuring knit ideas and projects.

Please join me for the trunk show at the Atlanta Expo on Thursday at 2:30 and Friday at 11:15 and at the Cleveland Expo on Thursday at 3:15 and Friday at 1:00.  This is my first solo presenting a trunk show on the expo stage, so I’d love to see your smiling faces there!

Happy Sewing, Carrie

3 Responses to “Knock-out Knits”

  1. Barbara Mock March 7, 2017 at 10:14 pm #

    Hi Carrie,
    I’m looking forward to seeing all your new pieces at the Atlanta Expo on Thursday. I am planning to wear my Tabula Rasa jacket.

    • Rae Cumbie March 8, 2017 at 9:18 pm #

      Looking forward to seeing your jacket!

  2. Jane Pack March 13, 2017 at 6:26 pm #

    I would love to order the pants pattern but there are no exposed near me. Northern Wisconsin. How can I get fitted?

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