I’m so excited… I get to go to Spring Quilt Market this year for the first time! I have attended Fall Quilt Market for 4 years now, but never spring so this is a real treat. I can’t wait to catch up with friends I haven’t seen for 6 months, and of course to roam the aisles at Market soaking in the fabric!
A couple months ago my friend at Blend Fabrics asked me if I’d sew up a couple projects for their Spring Market booth – something I LOVE to do because you wouldn’t believe how much fun it is to be roaming around Market and suddenly see something that YOU made, lol!
Anyway I said yes, of course, but then I started freaking out because I was deep into preparations for my new Craftsy class Colorful Patchwork Bags and Baskets. Luckily I am a smart cookie and I found a way to do both at the same time. This gorgeous matching tote bag and zipper pouch were samples for my class and now they are on their way to Market.
The fabrics are from Anna Griffin’s new Seafarer Collection. I sewed the huge tote from 8 1/2” squares and the zipper pouch from 3” squares – they are both from the same pattern with minor variations (like a zipper or a magnetic clasp)… the size of your finished project depends on which size square you decide to use, isn’t that fun??? All of the projects in the class are completely scalable. 🙂
This Seafarer tote really makes me want to go on a cruise… it would carry everything I need for that first day before your luggage arrives in your room.
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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He looks like a Kool Kitty to me! Have fun at quilt market!
Love this bag and pouch, is there a tutorial for it?
Love the tote. Can’t wait til the class is available at Craftsy. Looks like a "bear."
Love the bags and thanks so much for the party!!
I also thought it looks like a kitty, and was hoping there was a pattern for it. Looks quick and easy to make up.
looks like a kitty-kat to me. a pretty cute one by the way
When will your craftsy class start; I keep searching for it nothing comes up. thanks