Tote bags are fun to sew and one of the most useful things to have. When you mix inexpensive canvas fabric with pretty quilting cotton, your bags can be sturdy, long lasting, and beautiful! I want to show you these beautiful bags my sister made from a free pattern.
Sew an organizer covered with pockets that you can hang in your closet! This easy sewing project is great for organizing sewing and craft supplies, fashion accessories, bathroom necessities, gift wrappings, and more. There are pockets on both sides plus a big interior pocket so every bit of space is used. I’ll show you easy step by step instructions for sewing this organizer and putting it to use in your home. Get sew organized today.
At my daughter Chloe’s high school (can you believe my baby started high school???), the lunch lines are so long that she has been skipping lunch! She’s always starving by the time she gets home because she doesn’t want to carry a big lunch bag as well as her heavy backpack – poor girl!
I am so in love with the beautiful look of simple patchwork quilts with lots of squares. This is the perfect way to use up fabric scraps like I did, or you can make a beautifully coordinated quilt with pre-cut 2 1/2’’ square fabric pieces that come in mini-charm packs.
I’m also in love with the process. If you feel like quilt making is your escape from the world and sitting down to sew for a few hours makes your troubles fade away… this is the quilt for you!
Sew an easy beautiful apron with this free sewing pattern that only uses one yard of fabric! Whether you are sewing for yourself or for a friend, an apron always comes in handy and makes a great gift. This blog post includes a link to a free template that I digitized for you.
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I use my iron as much as I use my sewing machine. And I know I’m not the only one. Having a good iron makes all the difference in my book, so I was super-excited when Panasonic contacted me and offered to let me try their new 360 Degree Freestyle Cordless Iron. Panasonic is a sponsor of QuiltCon 2015 and since I am a MQG member and have a quilt hanging in the show (I guess), they picked me to get this iron, yay!
I’ve been using it for the past week, and I can honestly say I love it. So here’s my honest review:
If your fabric face mask pattern doesn’t have an elastic or tie option that works for you – or you can’t find the right kind of elastic, don’t worry. As you can tell from the myriad of patterns and tutorials available, you can use the supplies you have on hand to make something that works for you.
This month our Classic Blocks: Fresh Fabrics tutorial included two quilt blocks because it’s so cool how these two simple blocks make a stunning pattern when put together. Can you see the simple nine patches and humble snow ball blocks here? The print fabrics I used are Harmony from Blend Fabrics. Monday is the last day to enter to win a beautiful fat quarter bundle of these fabrics by just making one block! Visit the tutorial for more about that. The binding and solid white fabrics are both Kona Cotton (celery and snow).
It has taken me a long time to write this post because I was really embarrassed. I was duped by my local quilt shop. But not really local in the ‘close’ sense of the word – I had driven 40 minutes to get there and I was very excited because it was ‘Local Quilt Shop Day.’ While I was there, I bought a few items, including this product that looked really amazing – an instant hot iron cleaner.
I didn’t look too closely at what was inside the bag at the time – my only poor excuse must be that I was distracted by the fabric. I should have looked closer.
Have you ever tried to free motion quilt beautiful flowers, circles, and stars on your quilts, but then been disappointed when you couldn’t get it right? That’s totally me. It’s happened so many times that I now have a stack of quilt tops ready to be made into quilts, I’m just afraid that I’l ruin them if I try. Well, Sew Steady gifted me a ruler foot and some rulers, and I think my pile O’ tops might just see the batting.
Indeed adorable bags! Thanks for this fun party!
thank you for the phone pouch pattern. i love this pattern and can’t wait to make it.