Blog 2016-10-17T20:45:08+00:00

52 zippers #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 #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 #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 #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 [...]

52 Zippers #2: How to add a flange to your piecing

If you're new to my 52 zippers project, you can read the backstory here. In my previous post there are instructions on how to make a basic zipper pouch. For this week's zipper pouch, I decided to use this super [...]

52 Zippers #1: Basic lined zipper pouch instructions

In 2017 I have a few lofty goals. One of the bigger ones is to undertake a project I'm calling "52 zippers": this year, every week I will sew a new zipper pouch and post about it. I have kind of the perfect [...]

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 [...]

Scrap storage done!

So it has been a long, busy summer with lots of travelling, camping, and not a lot of sewing. So not much quilty to blog about. But my daughter started back at school yesterday, and my son starts tomorrow, so [...]

New pattern! Pacific

Ok, this post is a little late coming, but I have a new pattern out. I called it Pacific because the multi-colored blues reminded me of the ocean. I love how this one is so soft and delicately colored, and [...]