Monday, July 25, 2011

The Homepage has a Whole New Look



It was time for a facelift - and I got tired of looking at the same stuff. So we added a few new blocks to the home page.

  1. The slide show picture box shows you the last 25 projects added to SeamedUP; with the project title.
  2. The homepage Thread lets you know what has been going on; whether a new fabric was added, if members become friends, when someone stashes something.... you get the picture.
  3. What's popular show you what pieces of content have been viewed the most over the last few days.
  4. And we added quick links to get some help. We know, our help pages are not very helpful. But we are working on it.
Let us know if you like the new look. We are working page by page to debug the site and clean up the "look". It's like spring cleaning in the summer. Except hotter.
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Friday, July 22, 2011

Wonderful SeamedUP offer from one of sponsors!

It's a great time to be a member of SeamedUP because the quilting garden has made a generous offer for YOU!

Check out the What's UP page on seamedup.com for more details:)

Hint.

YumYum. I am sooooo Happy. I should eat some Mochi.=

The SeamedUP Podcast - Episode 2

Download it now from iTunes or click here to get it on your browser



We had a special co-host this week - Jaye!

Check out her blog ArtQuiltmaker Blog. On SeamedUP you can see her profile at http://seamedup.com/user/jlapac


Our Pics of the Week:











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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Help us choose! Which selection should we add to the roster?

With SO many FABULOUS fabrics to add to the catalog - we need a little guidance from our friends to help prioritize....

Will you help me by voting in the this weeks Poll?

The 4 options are described below:

Dance with Me designed by Jennifer Paganelli for Freespirit:







Early Bird by Cosmo Cricket for Andover Fabric







A Day in the Life by MummySam for Robert Kaufman







Poppy Lane by Alice Kennedy for Timeless Treasures







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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Creating the Catalog

Behind the scenes {aka in my living with fans blowing on me} we are hard at work acquiring fabric stash information from every major fabric manufacturer on the planet.

Why? Because it is SO much easier to search for fabric on SeamededUP - find it - click add to stash and then add your own personal details such as how much you have on hand, where you bought, etc.... instead of going through your fabric searching for selvages that you've already cut off because you want to make this gorgeous dress!

With the help of some uber volunteers we are streamlining the process so that we can add fabrics that we already know of and of course, new releases as they come out. There is a butt load of fabric people!

Adding to the Catalog does slow down the site.

Imagine this: You are downloading 14 podcasts, printing 22 patterns, using Skype, Tweeting, running a back-up of your computer {you do run back-ups, right?}, editing 60 megabyte photos, and standing on 1 foot - all at the same time. And then some schmo comes along and says 'can you open word and type this up for me?'... Voila - Straw. Camel. Back.

Which is why we are now introducing a weekly Catalog UPdate time! Schmo no more, I say!

You can expect these UPdates every Tuesday morning between 8am and 10am Eastern Standard Time. During this time - SeamedUP will not be available. We will be back online by 10AM the LATEST and with more quilty goodness than you can stand. Well, you can probably still stand.

The first Catalog UPdate will be this Tuesday, July 19th. See you at 10am.=

Monday, July 11, 2011

And the winner is...

Modernology is the winner of last week poll! Thank you to everyone for participating - We will have that collection available in the SeamedUP catalog this week.

Stay tuned - another poll is just around the corner!=

Friday, July 8, 2011

SeamedUP has a podcast!

Brye and I (Allison) are thrilled to announce our first podcast as the co-founders of SeamedUP.com!

Every other week you will be able to catch up on new and exciting features on the site - as well as learn more about how the site operates - all in an effort to help you better take advantage of this resource!

Of course we will also be chatting about the projects contributed by members - that is our favorite part :)

We have a lot of plans (like always) for the future of the podcast and we are both excited to be back at the mike!

Here is a little collage of the 4 picks from member projects for this week!



Links to the projects in SeamedUP:

Please note: You will have to be a member to view the projects - but - membership is FREE!

Clockwise from the top left:
Little Houses
Color Work Quilt
Monopoly!
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Sunday, July 3, 2011

A new fabric poll!

Hello! It's been a little while since we have held a poll asking you which fabric collection you would most like to see added to SeamedUP for easy 'add to stash' access!

So - without further delay....

1001 Peeps by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics











I Heart by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Timeless Treasures










Modernology by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics:










Confections by various designers for Robert Kaufman







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