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Dec 30, 2013

Quilting with Linen

I am super excited about quilting with linen! You are going to be in for a surprise! Linen is gorgeous, soft and luxurious and there's something so sincere about organic linen textiles. Watch for a series here on the blog, and soon on PBS for It's Sew Easy! I can't wait to share!

Dec 2, 2013

LOOK #323

LOOK #323
Colby Vest in Autumn gold medium weight linen, vintage buttons and amazing swing; Plinka Pant in black medium weight linen, and the Nantucket Sleeved topper in ivory linen. Both Plinka and soon Colby are free patterns on the site, and Nantucket is coming shortly.

Email us we can hook you up with the most glorious linen ever!


Oct 8, 2013

THE SUCCESS OF PASSION & you are invited!

Join me and the amazing Jo Packham of WHERE WOMEN CREATE for this amazing panel discussion. Both Nancy Soriano, Editorial startegist extraordinaire and Kaari Meng of French General will both be there on the panel. We will be presenting THE SUCCESS OF PASSION... Become a successful artisan entrepreneur. And it's so thrilling!
A trade event so if you are a retailer, designer, artist, manufacturer, publisher, cottage industry, teacher to name a few, check the enrollment rules and complete the form, found at

   to enroll GO HERE



  How to integrate pdf downloadable patterns into your sales routine. It's all about delivering MORE to your customer. if they love a fabric why not offer them a pdf downloadable sewing pattern to work with it. Get your special coupon at checkout four your customers and receive FREE pattern playbook for Tina's latest fabric collection RIDDLES AND RHYMES.

1.30PM-2PM : RIDDLES & RHYMES a new fabric collection by Tina Givens
A darling new collection of mixed prints for children including boys and girls. Either infant or toddler this is the most amazing detailed illustration on fabric you'll see. It's collectable and fascinating how through the fabric production process Tina seemed to capture a hand drawn quality to the textiles. In pretty color for girls and sweet boyish color for little men.

Enroll for the early panel discussion with Jo Packham and for both schoolhouses or even just one. Tina would love to see you.

Questions? 919.848.9400

Jul 16, 2013


Quilters ~ from WHERE WOMEN CREATE ~ Jo Packham

I had an amazing time participating in this lovely book from editor, author and all round creative genius woman JO PACKHAM. The book is about several quilting personalities and their stories, their studios and their fav quilts. I am honored to be in the same company of these very talented folks including the super human quilter goddess, Tula Pink. I'm a big fan of hers.
So I hope you reserve your copy... book comes out this fall. A perfect gift for any quilter in your family and for yourself.  Stay tuned...

Jul 13, 2013

New Kika and Plinka Pant Sewing Patterns - FREE

Kika is from my BASE LINE sewing patterns. These will be available free online at

Remember to sign-up on the site for members only pages, and like us on facebook for more coupon savings to build your fabulous wardrobe.
Kids patterns are now also available on the site.
Remember to review the new pinterest project!!! for big winning!

DOVECOTE is shipping!!!

Visit your favorite local independent Quilt Shop for an exciting bright and bohemian group of fabrics. These are darling and choose between the two colorways whether for a fun and bright project or a more sophisticated one in hues of deep wine and sunshine.....

PRINTED PATTERNS are now available on

Jun 29, 2013

New Sewing Site

Oh yes!!! I am thrilled, we have been in development for quite some time and getting there. This new site will be a road map of sorts for all you creative sewers. I am a linen freak as you know and lots of new patterns in linen, silk, voile, cotton, jersey, rayon, you name it.....
We have been creating some amazing apparel patterns for you, and some freebys to get you started on the lavender road to building a complete Tina Givens wardrobe.
We've dabbed into the 'anthropologie' style ink pot for a little younger flavor for some colorful alternatives and amazing works of art to wear. You are going to luuu-uuu---vvvve!
And the best part - these sewing patterns are downloadable for quick access. We know you have that fabric stash, and we know you get the urge... who has time to wait! Although I love a printed pattern and getting it in the mail is special but.... downloadable speaks to me.
This is no ordinary sewing sight my angels. We are unique in that way. And as a fabric designer, my own fabrics don't always work in my garment sewing. I prefer all kinds of substrates and mixing those materials is part of the TG flavor!

See one of our inspiration boards! So there will be a little something for everyone! Watch for news. Subscribe above for updates on when the site goes live! Can't wait to share with you.

May 20, 2013


JUST FOR THEM! I created this new little category for young ladies. Inspired by my own daughter, Mel who is now almost 11. She needs something fun and pretty on occasion and so I made these!
Limited time get them at 20% off until June 1. They are shipping in June!

And more sewing patterns....


 4 new patterns for girls aged 2-8
Darling and sweet.

Plus we've added a new pattern category
Girls aged 9-12
Hard age to find things for. Young ladies but not yet adult enough!
Two scrumptious new patterns that are versatile and come with options.

get 20% off online at

Apr 26, 2013

New sewing patterns!

Sugar Slip (Gathered side or drawstring hem)

Luella Tunic & Cargo Pant

Layla Dress
Serena Slip Dress for girls
Layla Lou for girls {8-12}

Apr 8, 2013

Dovecote Inspiration

In preparing for Portland Quilt Market, we create new items and use the new fabrics in our sewing patterns. I am so excited about this bright and happy collection, it really is lovely. Inspired by dove imagery, a Dovecote and sunny days.
In preparing for a display at the trade show I am developing a unique applique quilting project for quilts or wall hangings. My inspiration for this part of sharing Dovecote I am using my everyday life's events. I am redoing Amelia's bedroom this summer and she loves the fabrics... wow! She's 10 and a bustling ball of energy, giggles and growth spurts! Soon to be 11 in June! So of course, quilts, wall hangings and more.
My PRAIRIE SLIP for women sewing pattern is outselling all patterns and so I have Dovecote fabrics selected just for that pattern! Introducing new patterns featuring the fabrics and throwing new Dovecote energy into the existing patterns. My apparel collection debuted last year and we use solid linens but we also use my fabrics designed for WFI FreeSpirit Fabrics and I am having a blast sharing these with women who don't sew. For you lucky ladies who do I have been so fortunate and encouraged to share the collection through sewing patterns for you!

This imagery is a small taste of what is to come. And if you are a store and coming to Portland please come and see it all at the WFI booth. I will be doing more blog posts as we make headway into the new sewing pattern photography, new downloadable printable posters for your store, and an amazing slew of freeby QUILT projects. I can't wait. In the meantime, enjoy and stay tuned for ongoing news.
Hugs from me,
To see the fabrics see the last post on 3/8/13 

Prairie Linen Slip Sewing Pattern (women)

Mar 8, 2013

DOVECOTE by Tina Givens

Dovecote: Afternoon Love Palette

Dovecote: Island Soul Palette


Latest pic of me wearing the Prairie Slip in fabrics from Pernilla's Journey. I used the Prairie Slip pattern but lengthened it in the body a tad and the skirts. Skirts I cut 13" wide for the top skirt, and the underskirt 15" wide. If you have the pattern you will know what I am talking about.

I love this dress! And I can't wait to see it in my new fabric collection called DOVECOTE. Here's a sneak peak... I chose these 3 for a fresh take on the dress! Dovecote shows at  Quilt Trade Market in Portland in May. Come see my spot in the Westminster Fibers booth.... + new sewing patterns of course!