Little House on the Prairie Dresden Pouch from the book Just For You


{Andover Fabrics is sponsoring a HUGE $383 value Little House on the Prairie giveaway, so make sure you read to the end to enter}

I LOVE Little House on the Prairie. I grew up reading (and re-reading) the books and wishing that I was Laura Ingalls. I experienced snow drifts taller than Pa, maple sugar candy, and snuggling under quilts sewn by Ma in the pages of the Little House books. Later I read some of the books to my children and marveled how 2 boys and 2 girls ages 2 through 8 could all lay still listening and then beg for another chapter, and another.


So when Andover Fabrics emailed asking if I’d like a sample of the new Little House on the Prairie fabrics to make something with, I couldn’t wait for it to arrive. It’s a beautiful collection of period calicos and then a sweet toile featuring wild flowers and, of course, Laura. 

Did you know that Laura Ingalls Wilder mentions quilts over 70 times in her stories?

So I wanted to use the fabric to make something prairie-isn and I decided on this Mini-Dresden Coin Pouch. You can find the sewing pattern in my book Just For You. I used my printer/copier to enlarge the pattern by 125%, and instead of using regular interfacing I stabilized the pouch with fusible fleece. After I had sewn on the dresden appliqué, I used my walking foot to quilt diagonal lines on the lower portion of the pouch and on the back.

This zipper pouch is a treasure that I love to look at!

Anyway, I saw the rest of the Little House on the Prairie® Andover Fabrics Collection at Fall 2015 Quilt Market last month and it is amazing. The winner of Andover’s giveaway will receive a fat quarter bundle with every print! Plus a bunch of other Little House prizes including the book Quilting with Laura Ingalls Wilder that I have to get. So make sure you use the rafflecopter widget below to enter, I will be too… and good luck!

p.s. Click here to find a store near you with the Little House on the Prairie® Andover Fabrics Collection. 

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  1. ERLA GAUTI says:

    I enjoyed watching Little House On The Prairie. Would love to win the giveaway.

  2. Carol Myer says:

    We watched and enjoyed watching Little House on th Prairie as a family.
    Now our children are all grown up just like the Ingall girls. I wish there were more family oriented shows for the young children of today to watch.
    I would be ecstatic to win this wonderful prize.
    Thank you for just having the chance!

  3. My favorite books as a girl!

  4. I bought these for my daughter when I was young.

  5. Jane Ritz says:

    I always watched Little House on the Prairie, now I enjoy the reruns. I read the books to my class when I taught school.

  6. Lillian K says:

    I always watched Little House on the Prairie. Would love to win the DVDs for my grand-daughter and the fabric for me……..

  7. Lovely collection – would love to win. Always like Little House on the Prairie.

  8. Nancy Stewart says:

    There is a darling LHOTP Cookbook!

  9. Aliza Biorn says:

    I love the way your project turned out. I made a piano runner with the fabric they sent me. I’m going to buy a bit more of the fabric at a local store so I can make an apron for my daughter.

  10. Susan Connolly says:

    Years ago, every Saturday, my mother and I would walk to the library for another Little House book. I read the entire series many times over. When the TV show began, Walnut Grove was exactIy as I envisioned it to be! My favorite episode was Christmas at Plum Creek. I so look forward to sharing all this with my 2 precious granddaughters. Their eyes will certainly be opened to a whole new lifestyle that they could not possibly imagine!

  11. Jo Stires says:

    It was when I was young and read the Little House on the Prairie series that I changed my name from Josephine to Jo.

  12. Carol Shaver says:

    I havebalways thought I was born in the wrong century as life in the Little House books is how I would LOVE to live! Those are BE-U-TI-FUL fabrics, and books! 😘

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