52 zippers week 16: Crayon challenge

If you're new to my 52 zippers project, you can read the backstory, see all the zipper pouches, and download basic zipper pouch instructions here. So the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild had a crayon challenge that was due last week. [...]

52 zippers week 15: Improv color study

If you're new to my 52 zippers project, you can read the backstory, see all the zipper pouches, and download basic zipper pouch instructions here. For this week's zipper pouch, I wanted to do something to really stretch out of my comfort [...]

52 zippers week 14: mini paper pieced blocks

If you're new to my 52 zippers project, you can read the backstory, see all the zipper pouches, and download basic zipper pouch instructions here. For this week's zipper pouch, I wanted to do something really cute and fun! I had [...]

52 zippers week 13: more peek-a-boo pleats!

If you're new to my 52 zippers project, you can read the backstory, see all the zipper pouches, and download basic zipper pouch instructions here. For this week's zipper pouch, I decided I wanted to try some peek-a-boo pleats again. I [...]

52 zippers week 12: peek-a-boo pleats

If you're new to my 52 zippers project, you can read the backstory, see all the zipper pouches, and download basic zipper pouch instructions here. For this week's zipper pouch, I decided I wanted to try some peek-a-boo pleats. I can't [...]

52 zippers week 11: clear vinyl mini pouches

If you're new to my 52 zippers project, you can read the backstory, see all the zipper pouches, and download basic zipper pouch instructions here. For this week's zipper pouch, I wanted to play with vinyl. I have a bunch of [...]

52 zippers week 10: Use UFOs or orphan blocks

If you're new to my 52 zippers project, you can read the backstory, see all the zipper pouches, and download basic zipper pouch instructions here. For this week's zipper pouch, I wanted to find a use for a miniature log [...]

52 zippers week 9: Cut up a block that isn’t working

If you're new to my 52 zippers project, you can read the backstory, see all the zipper pouches, and download basic zipper pouch instructions here. For this week's zipper pouch, I wanted to make something very quick and easy again. [...]

52 zippers week 8: small and mini dumpling pouches

If you're new to my 52 zippers project, you can read the backstory, see all the zipper pouches, and download basic zipper pouch instructions here. For this week's zipper pouches, I wanted to make something very quick and easy. I'm [...]

52 zippers week 7: Dumpling pouch

If you're new to my 52 zippers project, you can read the backstory, see all the zipper pouches, and download basic zipper pouch instructions here. For this week's zipper pouch, I wanted to make something very quick and easy. I'm [...]

52 zippers week 5: adding a D-ring and wristlet strap

If you're new to my 52 zippers project, you can read the backstory, see all the zipper pouches, and download basic zipper pouch instructions here. For this week's zipper pouch, I wanted to make a small pouch that my daughter [...]

UFO Saturdays 2016 recap

It's the end of the year and everyone is writing their year-end recaps and their goals for next year, so here goes! Next year I have three main goals as far as sewing and quilting goes. And they are pretty [...]

How to reattach a zipper pull after you’ve cut it off

  It's almost Christmas! And that sometimes means last-minute Christmas sewing. My go-to last minute gift is nearly always a zipper pouch. They sew up quickly and are pretty easy. But when rushing sometimes I do things that I wish [...]

How to make a big ironing board for quilting

A few years ago, I was getting really tired of ironing quilt tops with my regular ironing board. The kind with the tapered end is really not designed for quilters! I started googling things like "big ironing board" and came across [...]