Abbie by Sue Daley Designs with Gabrielle Neil

It’s always great to be invited to participate on a blog tour, it is hugely flattering and fun. It also helps a lot that I have Amber, my wonderful and trusty assistant who comes up with the most amazing things to make.

Side note: Sometimes I wonder if Amber and I are a bit like Wallace and Gromit, with me being more like Wallace and her more like Gromit.


She’s always willing to go along with my weird and outrageous schemes, but she keeps a level head and always pulls out something amazing!

Amber came up with the perfect project for Abbie. She made this wall hanging using this pattern by Kelby Sews. I think it perfectly matches the fabric, so full of love and fun.


Then, when I was upstairs in my daughters room, I saw her chalkboard wall, and I knew this wall hanging belonged there. How perfect! She had written “Do everything in LOVE”. Seriously, that was there when I got there to photograph it!


My daughter is pretty obsessed with sayings and such, so it doesn’t really surprise me, but I was super happy about it!


It’s a great reminder, and I think I will take it to heart. Our world could do with a lot more love.

Have a wonderful week and HAPPY SEWING!


Flora and Fawn Flowers

It's been wonderful to work with a creative team again. If you've been following along on Instagram, you will know all about it.  What a joy to see what they create and to participate in the creative process with them. One of the most recent finishes is this quilt by Chelsea Fitzgerald.


I'm so blown away by this quilt. The simple design, the amazing quilting, the gorgeous contrast in colors.  Such a showstopper.  Chelsea even wrote up a simple tutorial so that you can make your own.  Click here to get the pattern and happy sewing!

Flora and Fawn

It is always exciting when one of my fabric lines is shipping to stores and I know that sewists are buying it and using it in their creations.  It is a wonderful way to partner in the creative process and I truly love it!  I am very grateful to be able to do what I love and grateful for the opportunity to be involved in your creative world.

Flora and Fawn is a return to whimsical sweet florals for me.  It is filled with my favorite colors and has lots of great prints that I know you are going to love.  One of my favorite projects I have made from Flora and Fawn is this quilt:



This is made using a paper pieced block that I designed for Aurifil when I was their designer of the month.  I just made 9 of the blocks and sewed them together.  You can find the block HERE.



We just returned from quilt market where we featured Flora and Fawn in half of the booth.  I loved the way the display came together.

The deer pattern is "Darla" by Melly and Me.  The rest are all just little projects we put together.  Aren't those mushrooms adorable?

I have lots of great friends joining in on this blog tour, I hope you will visit them all!  Here is the schedule:

Monday November 13- Amanda Herring (You are here!)

Tuesday November 14- Keera Job

Wednesday November 15- Melissa Mortenson

Thursday November 16- Amy Smart 

Friday November 17-  Tasha Horsely 

You can follow along on Instagram, too (@AmandaHerringDesigns) and I will point you in the right direction every day.  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy creating!


Creative Team Call

Are you interested in being a part of a fun team of creative people?  Amanda Herring Designs is introducing a creative team, and we want you!  We are looking for 5-8 people to spend 8 months with us.  During that time we have lots of fun things planned...sewing, creating, making, growing, sharing and so much more.  It will be a fun chance to get to know each other and to do so many fun things.  There will be deadlines, expectations, and work, but it will be filled with fun and support and FABRIC!  If you are interested in being a part of the team, you will need to complete an application (below).  We hope you will do it in your own, creative way.  We don't care how you submit it, as long as it is submitted by November 10th.  We are anxious to get started!  Send your completed application to our email, post it on your IG feed and tag us @AmandaHerringDesigns, and/or post it on YouTube and send us a link.

Creative Team application

  1. Tell us about any experience you have with sewing or creating.
  2. Can you show us some things you have made/done? You can attach pictures or link us to social media channels.
  3. Tell us about how you feel about deadlines?
  4. What do you think you would bring to the creative team?
  5. Tell us about how you feel about failure?
  6. What are your expectations for working with a creative team?
  7. What are the biggest things you would want from the team experience?
  8. Send us a video (two minutes or less) introducing yourself.

While we are on the subject, here's a little bit of what will be in the contract we send to the people we choose:

  1. I will be inclusive.
  2. I will have fun.
  3. I will not share images or information prior to the approved times.
  4. I will (do my best to) embrace being vulnerable.
  5. I will be open to new ideas, techniques, and concepts.
  6. I will leave my ego at the door, and always remember that everyone brings something to the table.
  7. I will meet deadlines and requirements.
  8. I will not be greedy with fabric requests.

Open to US residents only (due to shipping and other third party issues, we LOVE our international friends!!).

I know that this will be amazing. I look forward to meeting you!!





I am thrilled to be welcoming you to the new home of Amanda Herring Designs! I am so pleased you are here.  Let me take a minute to introduce myself and my business.  I am a mother of 3, a boy (teenager) and twin girls (almost teenagers), wife to an amazing man (thinks he's a race car driver) and daughter of two wonderful parents (successful entrepreneurs).  I am an idea person, I love to create, help others around me, take naps and eat chocolate.  I also have an anxiety disorder and have struggled with mental illness most of my life.  

I have been in business for 9 years, during which I have designed sewing patterns, fabric, scrapbook paper, jewelry, home decor items, and custom hand tuft rugs.  I went to school in fashion design and interior design, and feel blessed to be able to use so many of the skills I learned in my education.  The best education, however, has been experience and I am grateful for all of the many amazing opportunities I have had and for the people that have shared the ride.

What can you expect to find here? Sewing, design, creating, laughing, know...all the things.  Thanks for being here.