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 [...]

What to bring to a quilt retreat

I love going to sew-ins and retreats! But what to bring? Aside from the obvious and usual things, I thought I would post a few of my favorite retreat/sew in helpers. I already talked about my portable ironing board. That is a [...]

Bobbin organization

I think most quilters, and people who sew in general, have a lot of thread. If you are like me, thread organization can be an issue. I had a big problem with organizing all those bobbins for a long time. [...]

How to use a Sizzix die to make a handbag

So a few months ago I was lucky enough to win a flash giveaway of a Sizzix Fabi on Instagram! It came with one die, but then I had the opportunity to get some more dies if I came up [...]