Accuquilt Drunkard’s Path Quilt Block

Making an Accuquilt Drunkard’s Path Quilt Block looks more difficult than it really is.  Let me show you how simple these are to make, especially when using the Accuquilt cutting system!

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Accuquilt DRUNKARD’S PATH QUILT BLOCK SUPPLY LIST

BASIC SEWING SUPPLIES NEEDED

A FEW TIPS TO MAKE THE DRUNKARD’S PATH QUILT BLOCK

For this project, I used the Accuquilt Go Cutter, the 7-inch Drunkard’s Path Die and the 10” x 24” Accuquilt Mat.  I cut my fabric to fit the die pieces.  I am stacking several layers of fabric at a time as well.  Once you run your die through the cutter, simply remove the Accuquilt Mat and discard the bits of excess fabric.  

Sewing curves is easier than you might think!  Simply align the notches that the Accuquilt cutter made in your fabric and start pinning.  Begin by aligning and pinning the center notches.  I like to align each edge and pin along the way.  Sew a quarter-inch seam allowance along the curved edge.  When sewing the curved edge, it is important to take your time.  You shouldn’t need to stretch your fabric.  Just make adjustments along the way.  I like to use a stiletto.  It helps me keep the fabric where I want them to be.  Once the curve is sewn together, we can press our seam to the darkest fabric.

For this tutorial, I made 4 Drunkard’s Path units.  Each unit is pressed towards the darkest fabric to help the seams nest.  When joining the blocks together, it is important to NEST the seams.  I like to pin on each side of the seam nest.  If it helps you, I recommend making a sewing line to keep your quarter inch seam measurements accurate.  Once that seam is in place, then press the seam to the darkest fabric.  Repeat that step for the other block sets.

For the final seam, align the middle seam nest and pin on each side.  Do the same for both seam nests on either end as well.  I like to add a few more pins to keep the fabric in place.  Making a sewing line to ensure an accurate seam allowance is always a great idea!  Press the final seam open.

Be sure to watch my Video Tutorial and see just how easy it is when you use the Accuquilt cutting system to cut your fabric!

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I think this block set turned out really great!  I just loved making these quilt blocks! What do you think?  Are you ready to make your own?

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Happy Quilting!

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20+ Perfect Projects for Easter

It’s that time of year to start thinking about sewing and decorating for Easter!  It’s kind of sad to put away your Valentines decor and quilts.  Thank goodness we can make our homes pretty again with some Springtime decor!  I have scoured the internet and made some great connections with some lovely folks to share these 20 projects for Easter with you!  Let’s all get sewing and have a Handmade Easter!

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If you would like to know more about any of these fun Projects for Easter, just click on the picture!

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An adorable Chickie Pattern by Bunny Hill Designs

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Mix & Match Bunny Blocks by Shiny Happy World

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Bunny Face Bag Tutorial by sewVery

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Easter Egg Placemat by Jacquelynne Steves

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Bunny Ears Bag by Just Jude

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DIY Mesh bags by Sew Sparkles – Pack these with Easter goodies!!!

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Tulip quilt by Michelle Engel Benscko

Rain Boot Quilt Block – Pattern by Nadra Ridgeway with ellis & higgs

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Check out this Chubby Bunny Sewing Pattern on the Fluffmonger Etsy site!

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This lovely Easter Themed Quilt was designed by Center Street Quilts. Check out her tutorial!

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I just love this Rainy Days mini quilt, which is designed by Nadra Ridgeway of ellis and higgs.

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Aren’t these Rabbit Napkin Rings, by Artzy Creations, just adorable? These would be great for the kids table! Super quick and simple project for Easter!

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Dress up your little bunnies with these darling DIY Bunny Ears Headbands. Check out this great tutorial by Say Yes!

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Thanks to V & Co for this really great tutorial to make a Fabric Easter Basket with a Jelly roll and some rope! Adorable!

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Fill up these fun Carrot shaped treat bags with all the Jelly Beans! Just love this tutorial by Make It – Love It!

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This precious Hippity Hoppity Mini Quilt is perfect to spruce up any space! Check out the pattern by Nadra Ridgeway with ellis & higgs

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Don’t you just LOVE these Spring Bunnies? Check out Flamingo Toes tutorial and make one of these for yourself! The poofy tails are just the cutest!

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Who doesn’t want a Stuffed Bunny with a cute little pocket? I just love this tutorial by Alice and Lois!

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These DIY Felt Carrots, by Apple Green Cottage, are perfect for the little to play with!

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You really need to make a Fabric Easter Basket! This quick and simple pattern can be completed in about an hour!  Fill it up will all the Easter Goodies!

 

Whew!  That’s a lot of Easter Inspiration!  I hope you find something fun to make for Easter this year!  Remember, there is nothing better than making Handmade gifts and Home Decor, especially for Easter!

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Drunkard’s Path Quilt Block Tutorial

The Drunkard’s Path Quilt block is a fun and versatile quilt block!  While the Drunkards Path Quilt Block is a traditional block, you can use it in a variety of ways to make it modern! Many people shy away from the Drunkard’s Path Quilt Block because of the curved seam.  Don’t let that prevent you from trying this out yourself.  As you will see in my video below, I breakdown the construction and assembly of this quilt block and share some tips and tricks along the way.  All you need is a good pattern, a few tips, and some practice and you will be well on your way to loving the Drunkard’s Path Quilt Block.

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Drunkard’s Path QUILT BLOCK SUPPLY LIST

BASIC SEWING SUPPLIES NEEDED

A few tips to make the Drunkard’s Path Quilt Block

Mark your seam allowance on one of your pieces.  I have always found it useful to sew along a marked line.  When sewing curves, it is especially helpful!  I used a #2 pencil for this marking, but you can use a chalk pen, invisible ink or even a frixion pen if you wanted!

You can never have too many sewing pins when assembling the Drunkard’s Path Quilt Block!  Of course, this will force you to slow down as you take them out during the sewing process.  Luckily – this isn’t a race.  Take your time and do your best to sew around the curve while maintaining your 1/4″ seam allowance.

After you’ve sewn your block together, you can decide which way you want to press your seam.  I try to look at my next block and how these will come together.  Pressing seams so that you can eventually nest your seams should stay in the back of your mind.  Use a wool pressing mat and spray starch to help your block lay flat.

The amount of fabric needed will depend on the number of blocks and the size of blocks you make.  This pattern has 5 different sizes to choose from!

Check out this video to give you an idea of how to make the quilt block.  You will love how easy it is to make and want to make more!

Be sure to show your completed Drunkard’s Path Quilt Blocks projects in my Facebook Group!

We would love to see your work!

Modern Quilt Block of the Month Group

Until next time, Happy Quilting!

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Spring Fling Mini Quilt

 

 

Sun Print 2020 by Alison Glass

I’m really excited about the new fabric collection called Sun Print 2020, by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics!  Alison has outdone herself with fantastic illustrations, deep and saturated colors and more fantastic designs!  This fabric is just perfect for making quilts, sewing bags, and even garments!  Let me share some exciting pictures of this fabulous fabric line!

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Sun Print 2020 Patterns

In the Sun Print 2020 Collection, there are a total of twenty-seven prints.  There are three patterns in this collection.  Each pattern has nine unique colors with its own shade of the rainbow.  Each pattern compliments with each other, so using them together is a great idea.  You can also use each pattern independently from the rest of the collection.  There are so many options with this fabric collection!  Let’s take a look at each pattern

Menagerie 2020

Menagerie is a lovely pattern with nine gorgeous colors.  These prints read a bit lighter than the rest because of the lovely cross-stitch design throughout each print.  Hidden with the designs, you will find birds, flowers, squirrels, lions, bumble-bees and many more fun designs!  Handwork artists can even use this fabric as a base for cross-stitch!  Imagine that!  No counting!  Yay!

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Stitched 2020 Pattern

The Stitched Pattern consists of nine more prints that are artistically illustrated!  You will find continuous lines that create a variety of motifs for slow sewing.  Even if you didn’t want to use the fabric for its hand-stitching patterns – the designs make for a great path for free motion quilting as well!  The printed lines are just subtle enough to let this fabric act as a great blender for your quilts and would make a great lining for your handmade bags and wallets.

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Embroidery 2020 Pattern

I just love the Embroidery 2020 Pattern!  This fabric also has nine colors of the rainbow and is just perfect for many, many uses!  Personally, I would use this fabric for fussy cutting, blending with other quilting fabrics, or for sewing bags and wallet linings.  If you are into hand embroidery, I can see how wonderful this fabric would be for a variety of embroidery projects!

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Sun Print 2020 available now!

Check your local quilt shop for the Sun Print 2020 fabric collection!  If your local shop doesn’t have it available, be sure to ask them to start stocking it!  If this isn’t locally available for you, you can find it on Etsy or from the Fat Quarter Shop.  There are a variety of bundles, pre-cuts and of course yardages available right now!

Leave a comment and let me know what you will be making with this fantastic new fabric collection!

Happy Stitches!

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DIY Planner Cover

I just love my 2020 Quilter’s Planner!  I wanted to make a cover for it, but the patterns I found did not give me all the customizations that I wanted for my own planner cover.  It was important to have a flap with some sort of closure, an interior zipper pocket and also a spot for my small notebooks.  I decided I needed to go ahead and make my own DIY planner cover and that is just what I did!  Keep reading to learn more about my DIY Planner Cover and how you can make one for yourself!

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planner cover Pattern

I drafted and published my own Planner Cover Pattern.  This design is perfect for my 2020 Quilter’s Planner and can be used with many different types of closures.

Magnetic Snap Closure

For one of my Planner Covers, I decided to use a magnetic snap.  These are super simple to install and the hardware comes in a variety of finishes (Gunmetal, Antique Bronze, Gold & Nickel).  I thought that the gunmetal finish looked best for the fabric that I was using for my Planner Cover.  I used a small piece of Peltex to stabilize the washer.  Be sure to watch my video below for visual instructions!

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Inset Zipper Pocket

I love having a pencil, pens, markers, and colored pencils handy for my DIY Planner Cover.  I decided to create an interior inset zipper (or welted zipper pocket) for the left interior sleeve.  I used a #5 zipper (which has a wider tape).  I get all my zippers from my favorite online shop.  She has a great selection and super quick shipping!  I used a coordinating fabric for the interior of the zipper pocket.  I just love all the little details (even the custom sewn-in woven labels)!

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Notebook pocket

I am a notetaker and a list maker!  I love to jot down notes and keep track of my lists while I’m working with my planner.  I use these little note pads all the time and wanted to incorporate a small pocket on the opposite interior sleeve to accommodate these notepads.  I used the same method as the inset zipper, just omitted the zipper.  Super simple!

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DIY Planner Cover Material LIST

  • Planner Cover Pattern
  • Qty (1/3) yard fabric for Exterior Body & Zipper Pocket Lining
    • more needed if your fabric is directional
  • Qty (1/3) yard fabric for Interior Body, Interior Sleeves & Notebook Pocket
    • more needed if your fabric is directional
  • Qty (1/3) yard fabric for Exterior Sleeves & Interior Flap
  • Approximately 8″ x 12″ for the Exterior Flap
    • It is up to you on what type of fabric you want to choose for this.
      • Be mindful that your machine will need to sew through this, plus several other layers during assembly.  If you want a machine that can handle it all – check out my blog series on my Industrial Sewing Machine!
  • Approx. 30″ x 12″ of Batting or Foam
    • I would recommend either Quilter’s Dream Supreme batting or Soft and Stable Foam.
  • Approx. 14″ x 12″ of Decor Bond interfacing
  • Peltex scraps
  • Qty (1) 9″ zipper (I get my zippers here)
    • be sure to get a #5 or purse zipper.  The tape is wider.
  • Qty (1) closure
  • Qty (1) Custom Label (optional)
Basic Sewing Supplies & Tools Needed

WATCH MY VIDEO TUTORIAL

Grab your Planner Cover Pattern and watch my video tutorial!  This is such a fun and easy pattern.  It’s packed full of useful extras (like making a welted pocket and installing a magnetic closure).  Make yourself a Quilter’s Planner Cover today!

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It’s not too late to order your own 2020 Quilter’s Planner!  I just know you’re gonna love it!

Just Keep Sewing!

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Hugs and Kisses Quilt Block

The Hugs and Kisses Quilt block is a fun and versatile quilt block!  These blocks have also been called “X & O”.  How cute!  You can make an entire quilt with either the ‘X’ quilt block or an entire quilt of the ‘O’ quilt block.  It is even better when you mix up the quilt pattern with a little bit of both!  Check out the materials list and get your pattern and let’s make some fun quilt blocks!

To get your cutting measurements and specific sewing directions, you have a couple of choices:

Option 1: Download for free.

To download the cutting measurements & specific sewing instructions for free, you can subscribe to the Sew Much Moore Newsletter.  AFTER you sign up, you’ll get a confirmation email – and you have to confirm or my email service can’t send you the free pattern access email. But once you do confirm, you’ll get access to not just this but several other free patterns. Woot!

(PS – if you have trouble finding the pattern as a subscriber, please contact me)

Option 2: Purchase this PDF pattern

Use this link to purchase a pattern file. You’ll be emailed a download link for a file that references the instructions in this tutorial and provides the cutting measurements for this pattern.  You’ll also be able to download this file in my shop.

Hugs and Kisses X BlockHug and Kisses O Block

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Hugs & Kisses QUILT BLOCK SUPPLY LIST

BASIC SEWING SUPPLIES NEEDED

This amount of fabric will make more than (2) quilt blocks, but that’s ok!  We love extra fabric!!!

Check out this video to give you an idea of how to make the quilt block.  You will love how easy it is to make and want to make more!

What about doing an entire quilt?  Wouldn’t that be great??!!??

Hugs and Kisses Quilt Top

Be sure to show your completed Hugs and Kisses Quilt Blocks in my Facebook Group!

We would love to see your work!

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How to tackle your UFO pile

Do you have a quilting or sewing UFO pile?  Are you a starter of projects and struggle with getting to the finish line?  Do you have so many unfinished projects that it almost seems overwhelming to get back to them?  I totally get that!  I want to help and show you how to tackle your UFO pile!  I am often inspired by new fabrics and patterns – which leads me to start new projects.  I can often be working on several projects at the same time!  I think that simultaneous projects can help keep the sewing room interesting and ward off boredom.  Let me show you a few of my tricks to accomplish that UFO pile.

Make a list to tackle your UFO pile

You don’t really know what you have until you make yourself an inventory!  Giving your sewing space a good cleaning is the perfect time to start your list of UFOs.  While you are cleaning, you can also check out my tips on organizing your fabric!  But, back to our UFO’s…Some people consider purchased fabric for a pattern a UFO, while others consider cut or sewn fabric a UFO.  Whichever camp you fall into, it’s best to compile all these projects into one list.  You may surprise yourself once your list is finished!  You are one step closer to tackle your UFO pile!

Organize your projects!

Once you’ve organized your list you might as well label and contain these projects in a way that makes them easy to identify and to find.  I love these storage bins and this label maker for just this purpose!  The bins are nice sized and stack very neatly.  I also love my label maker.  I use it for lots more than just labeling my bins.  I’m sure you can think of loads of things that need a label!  Be sure to order some extra label tape.  I need to remember to reorder some soon!

Plan your finishes!

Now that you have your projects identified, listed out and organized – the only thing we have left to do is to finish them!  Finishing a project can sometimes be the most challenging step in the process!  Whether you just need to find the perfect backing for a quilt or you just need to send your finished quilt top to the longarmer – make a plan to get it done!  When I made my UFO inventory, I also gave myself some suggested deadlines for each project.  Once you set a timeline for things, they are more likely to get done!  Make a practice of checking your UFO list each week and see if you can take small steps on just one or more projects and you might be amazed at the progress you can make on your whole list!  Finishing is my favorite way to tackle your UFO pile!

Make an adoption plan!

Sometimes, we just fall out of love with our projects. Sad, but true.  Do you have orphaned projects in your UFO pile that deserve to be finished? Don’t have the energy, inclination or passion to give them the life they deserve? It’s time to put that project up for adoption!  My local quilt guild recently helped it’s members with a way to let go of UFO’s that had no hopes of getting finished.  We called it The Orphaned Project.  We were instructed to prepare our projects (gather all the materials and the pattern, bag it and label it).  At the meeting, a committee member would check in the UFO and then the UFO orphan projects were displayed on a table.  Members would browse the adoption table and claim a project with the challenge to finish it within the next six months!  Such a wonderful way to bring new life to an otherwise forgotten gem.

So, what are you waiting for?  Now is the perfect time to get your sewing and quilting life organized!  In an effort to help you accomplish your goals, I’ve created a FREE Printable for your UFO list!  This is the perfect page to capture your projects and help you stay on track!

Once you get your UFO list filled out, be sure to share it on my Facebook Group.  Let’s cheer each other on as we knock out our UFO’s!  Yay!

Happy Finishing!

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How to Gift a Handmade Quilt

So you want to gift a handmade quilt.  Wow!  You’ve just spent a lot of time (and probably a lot of money) making a quilt.  Whoever is receiving this quilt is extremely fortunate!  Gifting a handmade quilt is like giving someone a hug that keeps on hugging them.  Did you know that some people don’t even own a quilt?  They have blankets (which we know are NOT the same as quilts).  These new quilt owners should definitely appreciate their new quilt, but they probably don’t know how to care for it or use it.  Some folks think they need to store it away so nothing ever happens to it while others might throw it in the back of the car for a day at the beach.  Whatever the case, I’ve come up with a few things to consider telling folks who receive your handmade quilt.

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USE THAT QUILT!

One of the reasons we gift a handmade quilt is so that our loved ones will use it!  There are lots of ways to use a new quilt!  Unless the quilt is an antique family heirloom – we should encourage folks to USE THAT QUILT!  Here are a few common examples of how to use your new quilt.

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    • Lay that new quilt on a couch or chair
      • This is especially great for seasonal quilts and for curling up with a book (or in my case – my Quilter’s Planner)
    • Show it off by using on a bed
      • It is so great when handmade quilts coordinate with existing decor
    • Bring it in the car
      • Tshirt quilts and lap-sized quilts are great for this!

Wash it, sometimes

Quilt owners may consider spot cleaning their quilt (unless it definitely needs a complete submersion).  We typically wash our bed quilts just a couple of times a year (maybe more for the teenager’s beds – LOL).

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    • Be sure to use mild soap in the washing machine on a gentle cycle.
      • I can recommend this mild detergent.
        • You can gift them a bit of soap in this container and let them know that it only takes a small amount for a single washing.
      • Be sure to have them only use cold water when washing a handmade quilt.
      • It is always nice to include a  color catcher and give them instructions on how to use a color catcher.  If you use quality fabric in your quilt – you should have minimal color bleeding.  That’s why I love the fabric in my online shop – It’s of the highest quality and has never bled out!
      • Can you put a handmade quilt in the dryer?  You may want to give them special instructions if your quilt has lots of applique or embellishments that might be hindered with a tumble in the dryer.
        • I put lots of my finished quilts into the dryer to get that wonderful crinkle effect, while others I like to dry outside in the open air.  You can decide which is best for your particular quilt.  I would recommend using the LOW HEAT setting if you decide to use the dryer with your washed quilt.

Add a quilt label

When we gift a handmade quilt, we want the recipient to remember some of the important details of their new quilt!  Creating and attaching a quilt label is a great way to do this!

    • Check out this custom embroidered label offering from Silver Lining Quilts.
    • Things to add to your label
      • Give yourself some credit and help folks remember where this labor of love came from!  Your quilt recipient will thank you for it!
      • It’s a good idea to mention who the quilt is for (even though it might seem obvious at the time)
      • Put a date on it for posterity sake!
      • If the quilt was made for a special occasion – go ahead and mention that as well!

Give them printed instructions!

I have created a PDF Printable Document that you can use in your greeting card or print it on cardstock and make it your primary card!  There are several occasions to choose from!

Birthday

Christmas

Graduation

New Baby

Wedding

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These PDF Printable Documents explain the most important things for a new quilt owner to know about their handmade quilt!  Use these instructions when gifting your handmade quilt and help those new quilt owners be confident with their new quilt!

I hope you make lots of quilts for gifting this year!  Nothing gives us more joy than spreading the love of a handmade quilt!  Be sure to share your finished projects in my Facebook Group!  We love to see what you’ve been working on!

Happy Quilting!

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How to make a Mini Boxy Pouch

I just love these little, quick projects!  Using common items, found in your sewing studio, you can make a quick and easy Mini Boxy Pouch!  These are perfect to attach to a keychain, backpack or to your existing purse hardware!  Let me show you how I make these and don’t forget to watch my video tutorial too!

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Mini Boxy Pouch SUPPLY LIST

Basic Sewing Supplies Needed

Mini Boxy Pouch ASSEMBLY

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Cut and fuse all fabrics, according to your cutting directions.  Align and clip your zipper, right side facing the right side of your first fabric panel.  Make sure your zipper head is facing the fabric.  Using your zipper foot attachment, sew the zipper tape to the panel.  Fold-down the zipper tape to the back of the fabric panel and secure it with a line of stitches.  Align the other side of your panel to the top of zipper tape and clip in place.  Sew your second fabric panel to the zipper tape.  Fold-down the zipper tape to the back of the fabric panel and secure it with a line of stitches.  While your project is still inside out, unzip your zipper about halfway.  Fold the sewn fabric panels ends so that the center of the bottom is in the middle and the zipper is aligned on top of that.  Align and secure the raw edges together and insert the pull tab on the closed zipper end.  Repeat that step for the other side (except insert the lobster clasp and tab on this end) and sew the raw edges closed.

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Taking your boxing template, draw cut lines on all four corners of the project.  Using your sharp fabric scissors (these are the BEST scissors), cut out the corners.  Trim off the excess zipper tape.  Align the handle in the middle of the boxed corner.  Use clips to secure.  Repeat for the other end of the handle.  Sew these edges closed.  Make sure you backstitch at the beginning and end of each side.  It is also a good idea to backstitch the handle area as well since this is a high use area.  Repeat on the other side of the bag.  Turn your finished exterior bag right side out.

watch my VIDEO TUTORIAL

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE a video tutorial as well!  Check out my YouTube video which explains how to make my Mini Boxy Pouch!

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As I mentioned, these mini boxy pouches make excellent gifts.  You can store earbuds, folded money, chapstick/lipstick and all sorts of small items in there!  What will you use yours for?  Tell me in the comments below!

Happy Sewing!

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Pinetree Forest Quilt Block

Have you ever needed a quilt block that wasn’t quite Holiday specific, but still works throughout the entire winter season?  This is what I love about the Pinetree Forest Quilt Block!  Let me tell you about this versatile foundation paper pieced pattern so you can make one (or several)  for yourself and others!

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MATERIALS LIST

SUPPLY LIST

Making the Quilt Block

The construction of this quilt block is pretty straight forward and can be easily accomplished by the confident beginner.  If you have never tried foundation paper piecing before, I recommend watching my YouTube video to help you understand the basics of this technique.  You can also try your hand at this simple pattern to get your feet wet.

The Pinetree Forest Quilt Block pattern includes a Coloring Page, which is useful to help you determine what colors you like and also to help you keep track of which fabric to use for which piece.  I like to attach my tree fabrics to each tree to help me remember which color I am using for each Pinetree.

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The pattern is sectioned into 5 “strips” for easy assembly.  I highly recommend printing your pattern on special paper and also using the Add-A-Quarter Acrylic Ruler.  These two products will make quick and accurate work of any foundation paper pieced project!

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Once you have your sections trimmed, you simply sew each section together.  I have found that leaving the paper on for the section assembly will help to keep your pieces properly aligned.

Finishing the Pinetree Forest Quilt Block

Once you’ve completed the assembly of your Pinetree Forest Quilt Block – the sky is the limit on how you want to use it!  You can make several to create a table runner or make several more to make your own quilt top!  I will probably make a few more of these and use them as the focal points of some throw pillows on my living room couch!  I can leave them out until it’s time to decorate for Valentine’s Day!

Remember – if you sign up for my Newsletter, you can get a coupon code for this Quilt Block Pattern.  Don’t worry – If you are already a subscriber – you won’t get double emails.  What are you waiting for?  Get your coupon code right HERE! I hope you enjoy making the Pinetree Forest Quilt Block!

Happy Quilting!

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