Row by Row 2017

Sew Simple is busy settling into our new space and getting closer to the vision we have that will make our customers happy, inspired, and creating with needle and thread.

Row by Row 611 steam engine
Row by Row , theme: “On the Go!” We’ve got the historic 611 steaming through our fine city.

We’re super excited about participating in the Row by Row Experience for the first time. This years theme is “On the Go!”

Beginning June 21, 2017, visit any of the participating shops and receive a free pattern for a row in a quilt. Combine your rows in any way to create a unique quilt that represents the fun you had traveling to the stores. Travel with friends, discover new quilt shops and have fun collecting rows!


Create a quilt using at least 8 different 2017 rows from 8 different 2017 participating RxR shops and be the first to bring it into a participating shop to win a stack of 25 fat quarters (6-1/4 yards of fabric!). Use that shop’s row in your quilt and win a bonus prize!

I designed our row in the midst of moving the shop last month. I decided on featuring the 611 steam engine as it steams through Lynchburg and past our house in small town Virginia as well. My family has some pretty big rail fans, especially the boys. We even saw this historic train get underway as it was towed to North Carolina three years ago to get restored and refitted. It fits the theme of “On the Go!” perfectly for us.

We’ve got the free pattern waiting for your visit as well as kits which include the fabrics used in my sample. There will even be a video tutorial on how I appli-piece the background fabrics together.