Make the Perfect Fanny Pack!

I never thought to see the day that a Fanny Pack would be cool again!  I was in a Department Store the other day and they have a wide variety of Fanny Packs available.  They were all very nice (with lots of bling).  They are marketing these as “Belt Bags”.  I guess that calling these “Fanny Packs” isn’t the cool thing to say anymore, but let’s face it – they are Fanny Packs!  Fanny Packs are the perfect bag for travel or hands-free toting.  Let me share this latest pattern that I am just crazy about!  I’ve already made several and they come together so easily!  Follow along so you can make the perfect Fanny Pack too!  Don’t forget to watch the video tutorial!

Fanny Packs are the perfect bag for travel and for hands free! The Dayna Pack is a great Fanny Pack pattern. Get this fun and simple pattern to make your own Fanny Pack! Watch the video tutorial too! #FannyPack #DaynaPack #HowTo #DIY #VideoTutorial #StepByStep #VideoInstructions #BagMaker #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

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Fanny Pack – MATERIALS LIST


Fanny Packs are the perfect bag for travel and for hands free! The Dayna Pack is a great Fanny Pack pattern. Get this fun and simple pattern to make your own Fanny Pack! Watch the video tutorial too! #FannyPack #DaynaPack #HowTo #DIY #VideoTutorial #StepByStep #VideoInstructions #BagMaker #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

Fanny Pack – SUPPLY LIST

  • Sewing Machine with a regular presser foot & zipper foot
  • Thread (40 wt works really well for bag making)
  • Rotary Cutter with a sharp blade (no kidding about a sharp blade)
  • Sharp Scissors (these are my favorite)
  • Cutting Mat (I love my rotating mat for this project)
  • Iron & Wool Pressing Mat (if you don’t have one – get one!)
  • Sewing Pins and Wonder Clips
  • Optional Rivet Press for Strap Construction
  • Optional Custom Label on Back Liner piece


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Fanny Packs are the perfect bag for travel and for hands free! The Dayna Pack is a great Fanny Pack pattern. Get this fun and simple pattern to make your own Fanny Pack! Watch the video tutorial too! #FannyPack #DaynaPack #HowTo #DIY #VideoTutorial #StepByStep #VideoInstructions #BagMaker #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

Assembling the Fanny Pack pattern

Lindsay , with Linds Handmade Designs, does a fantastic job with this pattern.  It is written very clearly and the pictures help in the construction of this bag.  The pattern pieces are professionally done and easy to understand.  While there are a few seam allowance changes, throughout the construction of the bag, Linsday lets you know at every step.  I especially love how the bag comes together at the end.  It really is a fun sew.  You will be making many of these as they are very quick and simple to make!

WATCH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL

Check out my video tutorial on how to construct the Dayna Pack.  While you are at YouTube, be sure to subscribe to my channel and opt for notifications.  You don’t want to miss a thing!

I’ve been busy making Fanny Packs!

These have been lots of fun to make.  In just a short time, I’ve already made several with many requests from family and friends for custom orders.  Should I even add these to my ETSY SHOP?  Hmmm – I’m sure they would sell fast!  Check out these 2 others that I whipped up in no time!

Fanny Packs are the perfect bag for travel and for hands free! The Dayna Pack is a great Fanny Pack pattern. Get this fun and simple pattern to make your own Fanny Pack! Watch the video tutorial too! #FannyPack #DaynaPack #HowTo #DIY #VideoTutorial #StepByStep #VideoInstructions #BagMaker #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

Canvas Fabric with Cork Accents

Fanny Packs are the perfect bag for travel and for hands free! The Dayna Pack is a great Fanny Pack pattern. Get this fun and simple pattern to make your own Fanny Pack! Watch the video tutorial too! #FannyPack #DaynaPack #HowTo #DIY #VideoTutorial #StepByStep #VideoInstructions #BagMaker #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

Vinyl Accents with Webbing Strap

Using cork and vinyl was super easy with my Juki DU-1181N.  But don’t worry – you can also use your domestic sewing machine to make these as well!  I also loved using the webbing for the strap.  It was like cheating!  Super fast and easy strap!  I have many more of these planned!  There had to be a reason I was hoarding all that vinyl and cork fabric!  The little tassels are the cutest for finishing these off.  Don’t you just love them?  I hope you make a Dayna Pack.  Be sure to share your makes in my Facebook Group!

Happy Sewing!

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Learn how to use a Rivet Press

Learning how to use a Rivet Press is fun and simple!  In this tutorial, I will show you how to choose the correct rivet and how to install these into your projects.    Rivets are perfect for every day and especially for taking your bag making to the next level!  Let’s get started and don’t forget to watch the video too!

Let me help you take the mystery out of using a rivet press! Learn to choose the correct size rivet for each project! Watch my video tutorial right here! #RivetPress #Rivet #HowTo #DIY #VideoTutorial #StepByStep #VideoInstructions #BagMaker #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

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Now, before we jump right in – I would like to give you some general information about the general anatomy of a rivet…

Let me help you take the mystery out of using a rivet press! Learn to choose the correct size rivet for each project! Watch my video tutorial right here! #RivetPress #Rivet #HowTo #DIY #VideoTutorial #StepByStep #VideoInstructions #BagMaker #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

It’s important to use the correct rivet for your project.  However, knowing which rivet is the right size for your project can be tricky!  Check out this handy reference chart to use.  Hopefully, this takes the “mystery” out of this question!

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It’s important to note that not all rivets work with all Rivet Presses and Dies.  Be sure to order your rivets from the same place you get your rivet press and rivet dies.  There is nothing worse than ordering rivets that you cannot use!

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How to use a rivet press – Materials List


Rivet installation instructions

  • Firstly, select the correct size rivet for your project.  Install the appropriate rivet die on your rivet press
  • Secondly, use your Leather Punch and prepare your hole.
  • Place the rivet cap in the top die and insert the shaft rivet into your project.
  • Next, align your capped rivet into your rivet press and press the handle firmly in the down position.  Check the project to ensure the rivet is set.  You should be able to tug firmly and the rivet will hold in place.
Pro Tip!

Once you start accumulating different size and types of dies, you will want a good way to store your materials.  I use hinged tin storage cases (with a window) for my rivets and dies.  I also use a label maker to help me easily identify the rivet size!  The label maker was actually a Christmas Gift to my husband, but I stole it from him soon after I discovered how wonderful it was to use in my sewing space!  It’s a real time saver and keeps my sewing space nice and tidy.


I created a YouTube tutorial to help you learn to use your Rivet Press.  Enjoy!

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Happy Sewing and Good Luck in the contest!

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Make your own Pencil Pouch

Making your own pencil pouch is fun and simple!  In this tutorial, I will show you how to use a nylon zipper and your favorite fabrics to create your very own pencil pouch.    Pencil Pouches are perfect for every day and especially for back to school!  This versatile project make a quick and easy gift too!  Let’s get started and don’t forget to watch the video too!

Making your own pencil pouch is fun and simple!  Be sure to follow along in my step by step tutorial. I even made a video! Let's make a Pencil Pouch! #pencilpouch #Sewing #BackToSchool #Easy #Beginner #VideoTutorial #DIY #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

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Make your own pencil pouch – Materials List

  • Qty (2) Exterior fabric pieces: 10.5″ x 5.5″.
  • Qty (2) Interior fabric pieces: 10.5″ x 5.5″
  • Qty (2) thin batting pieces: 10.5″ x 5.5″ (I use THIS BATTING for my pencil pouches)
  • Zipper Tab fabric: 2″ x 4″
  • Qty (1) 13″ Nylon zipper – I get all my zippers right HERE
  • Optional label – Check out Dutch Label Shop

Making your own pencil pouch is fun and simple!  Be sure to follow along in my step by step tutorial. I even made a video! Let's make a Pencil Pouch! #pencilpouch #Sewing #BackToSchool #Easy #Beginner #VideoTutorial #DIY #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

Make your own pencil pouch – Supply List

  • Sewing Machine
  • Cotton Thread (I recommend Aurifil 40 wt)
  • Rotary Cutter with sharp blade (no kidding about a sharp blade)
  • Cutting Mat (I am using THIS MAT for this project)
  • 505 Fabric Spray Adhesive (I fused my batting to the back of my exterior fabric)
  • Seam Roller (I use this instead of an iron)
  • Sewing Pins and Wonder Clips
  • Thread Snips – I love my little scissors from Warm Crochet
    • use coupon code SMM for 10% off your order

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assembly instructions

  • Firstly, cut off both ends of your nylon zipper.  Be sure to move the zipper head to the middle.  Next, take your zipper tab piece and cut this in half.  Secure the zipper tabs on each end of your zipper, using clips.  Sew the zipper tabs to the zipper tape ends.  For an in-depth tutorial of zipper tabs, check out THIS ARTICLE.
  • Secondly, place the front of the exterior fabric piece, right side up.  Place the zipper along the top raw edge, the wrong side down.  Clip in place and cover this with the interior fabric piece.  Clip all together and sew along the top edge with your zipper foot.  Be sure to secure this side with topstitching.
  • Next, follow the same steps on the back side of the pencil pouch.
  • Finally, OPEN YOUR ZIPPER!  (This is important).  Secure the exterior and interior pieces together (right sides together) and secure with clips.  Sew along the entire perimeter of the project, but leave a 3-4″ opening on the middle of the interior fabric side.
  • Now you can flip your project right side out and sew the opening closed
Sewing Tip!

You will be sewing through many layers when you get to the zipper junction.  I like to take it slow at this point and use a chopstick to help the fabric through.

I created a YouTube tutorial to help you learn to make your own pencil pouch.

Making your own pencil pouch is fun and simple!  Be sure to follow along in my step by step tutorial. I even made a video! Let's make a Pencil Pouch! #pencilpouch #Sewing #BackToSchool #Easy #Beginner #VideoTutorial #DIY #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

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I would love to know how you are going to use this technique in your next project.  Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Sewing!

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Adjustable Bag Strap Hardware

Adding hardware to make an adjustable strap is fun and simple!  In this tutorial, I will show you how to add the necessary hardware to complete your adjustable (and removable) bag strap.    Once you have your strap made (link below) then you are ready to add the hardware!  Let’s get started and don’t forget to watch the video too!

In this Step-by-Step tutorial, I will show you how to add the necessary hardware to complete your adjustable (and removable) bag strap. Watch the video too!!! #AdjustableStrap #BagStrap #DIY #RemovableStrap #MakeYourOwn #VideoTutorial #Easy #Sewing #BagMaker #SewMuchMooreInStore #SewMuchMoore

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Make your adjustable strap – Supply List

  • 60″ length of strapping (you can decide your own width) – I use 1.5″ for the Betty Bowler Bag.
    • Check out THIS ARTICLE to learn how to make your own strapping.
    • You can also purchase pre-made Cotton Webbing straps.  It comes in a variety of color and sizes.
      • 1″ width Cotton Webbing can be found HERE
      • 1.5″ width Cotton Webbing can be found HERE
  • Adjustable Strap Hardware

In this Step-by-Step tutorial, I will show you how to add the necessary hardware to complete your adjustable (and removable) bag strap. Watch the video too!!! #AdjustableStrap #BagStrap #DIY #RemovableStrap #MakeYourOwn #VideoTutorial #Easy #Sewing #BagMaker #SewMuchMooreInStore #SewMuchMoore

Pro Tip!

The width of your strapping will determine the size of the hardware you need.  When ordering your hardware, your INSIDE DIAMETER measurements of the hardware should match the finished width measurement of your strap.

In this Step-by-Step tutorial, I will show you how to add the necessary hardware to complete your adjustable (and removable) bag strap. Watch the video too!!! #AdjustableStrap #BagStrap #DIY #RemovableStrap #MakeYourOwn #VideoTutorial #Easy #Sewing #BagMaker #SewMuchMooreInStore #SewMuchMoore

assembly instructions

  • Firstly, with your strap facing right side up, insert your slider up, over, and through the center bar.  Move the slider bar about 12 – 18 inches from the end of the strap.
  • Secondly, add one of the Swivel Lobster Clasps (to the same end as your slider bar), ensuring that the clasp is facing the right side of your strap.  Move this clasp about 6 – 8 inches from the end of the strap.
  • Next, take that same strap end and weave it through the slider bar and fold it securely against the strap.  Be sure to include an extra fold, at the strap end,  to enclose your raw edge.  Secure the scrap in place with a Clover Wonder Clip.
  • Finally, add the second Swivel Lobster Clasp to the opposite strap end, ensuring that the clasp end is facing the right side of your strap.  Fold the strap end against the wrong side of the strap.  Include the hardware in the fold.  Be sure to include an extra fold, at the strap end,  to enclose your raw edge.  Secure the scrap in place with a Clover Wonder Clip.
  • Now you can sew your clipped sections to the scrap.
Sewing Tip!

You will be sewing through many layers, so be sure to use a denim or topstitching needle in your domestic sewing machine.  You may even need to feed your material through, one stitch at a time (if necessary).  However, if you use an Industrial Sewing Machine (like the one I have) – you should not have any trouble at all.

I created a YouTube tutorial to help you learn to assemble your own adjustable strap.  I will share an upcoming article and video about adding rivets and using a rivet press.  Until then, enjoy this video which shows you how to add the hardware!

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I would love to know how you are going to use this technique in your next project.  Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Sewing!

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Make your Own Piping

Making your own piping is a great way to enhance many projects. While it is totally possible to purchase premade piping, you can be sure to get the exact color and fabric match when you create your own. In this tutorial, I will show you how to make your own bias tape and then use that bias tape and some cording to make your own piping!  Let’s get started and don’t forget to watch the video too!

In this tutorial, I will show you how to make your own bias tape and then use that bias tape (and some cording) to make your own piping!  Let's get started and don't forget to watch the video too! #biastape #piping #DIY #Sewing #cording #Bags #BagMaker #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

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Make your own piping – Materials

  • I used a half yard of fabric to make 4.5 yards of 2″ bias tape (with some fabric left over)
  • Cording 
  • Thread (I recommend using a 50 wt thread)

Make your own piping – Tools Needed

In this tutorial, I will show you how to make your own bias tape and then use that bias tape (and some cording) to make your own piping!  Let's get started and don't forget to watch the video too! #biastape #piping #DIY #Sewing #cording #Bags #BagMaker #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

Sewing instructions

  1. Cut your fabric into bias strips.
  2. Sew your bias strips together, until you have one long continuous strip of bias tape.
  3. Enclose the cording inside the middle of the bias tape and sew closed.

Sewing Tip!

  • When sewing your bias tape closed, be sure to leave enough space for a couple more seams.  You will more than likely be basting the piping to your project and then applying a final seam when you sew the project closed.

I created a YouTube tutorial to help you learn to make your own Piping.  Enjoy!

In this tutorial, I will show you how to make your own bias tape and then use that bias tape (and some cording) to make your own piping!  Let's get started and don't forget to watch the video too! #biastape #piping #DIY #Sewing #cording #Bags #BagMaker #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

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I would love to know how you are going to use this technique in your next project.  Let me know in the comments below!

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The Perfect Barn Mini Quilt

I little while back, my local quilt shop, First City Quilts, started a Block of the Month program with some really fun and easy Barn Quilt Blocks!  These quilt blocks were a lot of fun to put together!  I decided that instead of making the entire quilt, that I was going to make a Mini Quilt (or Wall Hanging) instead.  Let me show you how I that turned out!

Make your own Barn Mini Quilt with DIY block of the month kits! You can make one or make all twelve! #Easy #Patterns #Tutorial #Simple #OfTheMonth #12” #Vintage #Modern #Star #ForBeginners #Scrappy #Quick #project #Fabric #Patchwork #DIY #Sampler #Ideas #Basic #HST #12Inch #StepByStep #Quilt #QuiltBlock #BOM #Quilting #Quilter #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore
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Make your own Barn Mini Quilt with DIY block of the month kits! You can make one or make all twelve! #Easy #Patterns #Tutorial #Simple #OfTheMonth #12” #Vintage #Modern #Star #ForBeginners #Scrappy #Quick #project #Fabric #Patchwork #DIY #Sampler #Ideas #Basic #HST #12Inch #StepByStep #Quilt #QuiltBlock #BOM #Quilting #Quilter #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

SUPPLY LIST

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Assembling the patterns

Each Barn Block kit come with everything you need for each block.  All the fabrics are high quality designer fabrics.  Perfect!  The cutting measurements and assembly instructions are easy to understand.  I love how the fabric is perfect for each block!

Finishing the Mini Quilt

I used my Juki Miyabi to quilt my Barn Mini Quilt.  Sometimes it is hard to know what pattern to quilt, so I used some heavy gauge vinyl to “audition” different designs.  I liked how the faux wood grain pattern looked over the barn blocks.

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Have you ever tried Monofilament Thread by Aurifil?  I used it and it worked wonderfully!  Pro-Tip!  Be sure to tighten your top tension disks to accommodate the thinness of this wonderful thread.

Finishing things off with flange binding (which is my new favorite way to finish my projects) turned out great!  Here is a couple close ups of how that detail really makes a project POP!

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my finished Barn Mini Quilt

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I love the Barn Block Kits that First City Quilts offers!  They take the guess work out of fabric choice and as I mentioned before – they have all the measurement and assembly instructions included for you!  Easy Peasy!!!

For a limited time, First City Quilts is offering a 25% Discount if you get all 4 kits to make your own Barn Mini Quilt!  What are you waiting for?  Be sure to use Coupon Code SMMBB when you get your kits!

You could go all out an make all 12 Barn Quilt Blocks for a regular quilt as well!  That would be amazing!  Be sure to share you projects in our Facebook Group!  If you have any questions, be sure to comment below and I will do my best to get right back to you!

Happy Quilting!

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Millennium Falcon Mini Quilt

I admit it!  I’m a HUGE Star Wars fan!  If you didn’t know – The Millennium Falcon is the spaceship that belonged to Hans Solo.  Well, it originally belonged to Lando Calrissian – but let’s not get geeky with the details here.  As I was saying…….I’m such a big Star Wars fan that I knew I had to make a Millennium Falcon Mini Quilt when I saw Kristy’s pattern.  It has been a couple years since I came across the Millennium Falcon Pattern by Kristy from Quiet Play.  I immediately fell in love with it because of it’s modern aspect and the many different color options this pattern provides!  Let me tell you all about my Millennium Falcon Mini Quilt!

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MATERIALS LIST

What's not to love about this modern geometric pattern? Let me tell you all about my Millennium Falcon Mini Quilt! You are going to love it! #Tutorial #Free #Pattern #Printables #Quilts #Pillows #Easy #Templates #Star #ForBeginners #Beginner #Art #Design #ArtDesign #Block #Hip #StarWars #MillenniumFalcon #MayTheFourthBeWithYou MayThe4thBeWithYou #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

SUPPLY LIST


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Assembling the pattern

In the pattern, there are a few main sections to piece together and then you get to join those assembled sections together.  If you’ve never tried FPP (Foundation Paper Piecing) – no fear!  I’ve made a video tutorial (from a basic heart shaped pattern) to show you the fundamentals of this amazing technique.  This video show you about fabric placement and how to follow the numbered patterns (no matter which FPP you are working on)  Check it out!

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Finishing the Mini Quilt

I used my Juki Miyabi to quilt this up.  Using this Geometric Quilting Design, to accent the modern aspects of the mini quilt, was an easy choice.

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I love how the finished quilt turned out!  The flange binding really turned out great too!

What's not to love about this modern geometric pattern? Let me tell you all about my Millennium Falcon Mini Quilt! You are going to love it! #Tutorial #Free #Pattern #Printables #Quilts #Pillows #Easy #Templates #Star #ForBeginners #Beginner #Art #Design #ArtDesign #Block #Hip #StarWars #MillenniumFalcon #MayTheFourthBeWithYou MayThe4thBeWithYou #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

More Color Variety!

In case you wanted to make your own Millennium Falcon Mini Quilt (or Pillow Cover) – I also found a couple more color options (which are pretty darn amazing)!  Check them out!

Handmade by Salmon and Souvlaki

Handmade by Rosalind

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you decide to make a Millennium Falcon Mini Quilt or Pillow Cover!  I’m sure it will be out of this world!

Happy Quilting!

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Once I learned how easy sewing curves could be, I made a wonderful quilt called Color Love. Let me show you how its done! #ForBeginners #easy #quilt #Quilts #Quilting #ideas #modern #ToMake #Designs #Simple #Blocks #Tutorial #quilting #sewing #handmade #Project #Patchwork #Contemporary #WalkingFoot #DIY #Fabric #Bedding #Hip #Trendy #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

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Have a Handmade Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is the perfect time for handmade gifts.  Whether you make your own or have them made – nothing says “I love you” like a handmade gift!  Mother’s Day gifts aren’t just for our own Mom’s.  We can show our love by making and giving gifts to our Daughter’s or Daughter-in-Law’s and even Mom’s to be!.  Don’t forget out our Mother-In-Law’s and also those special Nieces and beloved Cousins too!  Getting or making the perfect gift can be overwhelming.  I know!  I wanted to give you several ideas to help you make this the best Handmade Mother’s Day yet!

Mother's Day is the perfect time for handmade gifts. Whether you make your own or have them made - nothing says

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Mother’s Day Gifts for the kitchen

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Wood Recipe Box with Cards by Country Barn Babe

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Personalized Family Flour Sack Tea Towel by Country Creations Boutique

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Personalized Wooden Spoon by The Sinclair Company

 

Mother’s Day Gifts for the home

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Miles Apart Pillow Cover by So Thoughtful Gifts

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Personalized Gift for Mom from Daughter – Picture with Star Charts by Our Love Was Born

Mother's Day is the perfect time for handmade gifts. Whether you make your own or have them made - nothing says

Rustic #momboss Sign by Farmhouse Reverie

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Please Wash Your Hands Sign by Wall Worthy Prints

 

Mother’s Day Gifts for Everyday

Tired as a Mother notepad by Liberty and Lilac Paper Company

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Coffee Mug – Second Born by MySticky (be sure to use the coupon!)

 

Mother’s Day Gifts for the Maker

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Make your own Ultimate Travel Bag – Online Class by Annie Unrein

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Tara Faughnan Big Stitches – Online Class via CreativeBug

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Make your own Makeup Bag – Instructions & Video Tutorial

Colored Pencil Mug Rug – Tutorial by Sew Much Moore

 

Don’t forget the card!

 

I hope you find inspiration and ideas to help with Mother’s Day this year!

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The Starburst Quilt

The Starburst Quilt is a fun and lively pattern that is perfect for the confident beginner!  Even if you don’t have much experience with foundation paper piecing, you can certainly make this amazing quilt!  Jenifer Dick (the creative genius behind 42 Quilts) designed this amazing pattern and I love it!  There are no tricky sections and the center nine patch really anchors the hypnotic optical illusion which surrounds it!  Just think of the color combinations!  This Starburst Quilt pattern finished size is 36″ x 51″ – perfect for a baby quilt.  You can even make more blocks (each block finished sizes are 15″ x 15″) to make an even bigger quilt!  I decided to make (4) blocks to make a really nice wall hanging.  Let me show you all about it!

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Starburst Quilt – MATERIALS LIST

  • Nine Patch Revolution (book by Jenifer Dick and Angela Walters)
    • Starburst is just ONE of the patterns in this wonderful book!
  • Main Color (I used what I had in my stash, but if you choose a solid color, I would recommend Paint Brush Studio (PBS) Fabrics – their solids hardly fray at all!)
  • Main Contrast (I used PBS Grey)
  • Backing Fabric (I used up the rest of my main color fabric for this)
  • Binding – I did a fancy flange binding and it turned out great!
  • Quilter’s Dream Supreme Batting (because it’s the best and I love it so much)

Starburst Quilt – Supply List

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Starburst Quilt – Cutting the fabric

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Jenifer’s pattern helps get you ready to make this fun pattern.  She gives you the measurements you need for each piece.  The cutting is super easy because you are just using strips of the two colors in a small variety of sizes.  The FPP pattern is very simple.  If you can sew a straight line – this pattern is for you!  I especially loved how the pattern is one page, and not small bits and pieces that you have to connect later.  Granted, you will piece the (4) sections around a nine patch to complete one block – but THAT’S IT!!!  Easy peasy!

Starburst Quilt – Assembly

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Jenifer’s book gives really great step-by-step instructions on the assembly process, which is super helpful if you aren’t sure how to pull this all together.  I was fortunate enough to attend a workshop with Jenifer showing us how to put these fun units together!  Once we made each block, Jenifer recommended a basting stitch around the outside edge of each block.  This is to prevent wonkiness (is that even a word?) when you piece the large units together.  Brilliant!

My finished quilt!

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The entire project came together in a flash! I just love how this turned out!  I mentioned earlier that I was part of a workshop.  Let me show you some other fun fabric options.  Talk about inspiration!  Wow!

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Block by Deneen

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Block by Monica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I know I will be making another Starburst Quilt someday!  Aren’t these great?  Speaking of inspiration, what colors would you choose?  Comment below and share some inspiration!

Happy Quilting!

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ps – If you want to see more great patterns by Jenifer Dick, be sure to check out her new Etsy Shop!  Jenifer Dick and Trisch Price have teamed up with their new pattern company called Everyday Stitches.  SOOO many great patterns!  I’m going to get the “Spoolin’ Around” quilt pattern.  Our guild is going to do a block lotto with these blocks.  Check it out!

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Make the Perfect Quiet Book

Quiet books are perfect for those squirmy little ones that need to sit still and be quiet.  Quiet Books are WAAAAAY better than a cell phone or a tablet because they offer imaginative play.  A Quiet Book is made of fabric (typically felt). Each page is usually focused on a different skill or interaction. They are colorful, provide a new platform for learning, and inspire independent play and creativity. These books are great for travel or moments when you might need to keep your child occupied and quiet/focused.  Here are a few more reasons to love Quiet Books:

✅playing with books helps to develop fine-motor skills and finger-type grabbing;
✅practice memory, logic and mental agility;
✅practice attention, sound, tactile and visual perception;
✅pages and removable elements are soft and pleasant;
✅different texture of materials.

There are tons of offers for patterns and materials out there.  After doing some research, I have rounded up some really great options for you to consider when making a Quiet Play book.  Let me show you all about it!

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Quiet Book Materials to consider

Wool felt sheets will be your primary material when creating your Quiet Book.  There are tons of colors available!  It’s a good idea to have a nice assortment.  These books look really great with bright and vibrant color!

You can even get pages that are precut and hole punched for you!

Don’t forget to get your eyelets and tool for preparing to put your pages together!

Quiet Book PDF Patterns

Making your own Quiet Book is very affordable.  There are lots of patterns out there and the ideas are truly endless!  Here are a few of my favorite patterns!

Quiet Book Kits

Quiet Book kits are a great way to leave the cutting to someone else!  There are tons of options out there and I have rounded up the most darling right here!  Remember, you will still need to assemble your book, but the kits give you a head start!

 

 

 

Quiet Book – Felt additions

There is also an option to simply create your own pages by creating your own scenes.  These patterns help your little tell their own story!  These patterns are fun and simple.  I would imagine that you could even assemble some of them with little dabs of glue!

Quiet Book Monthly Subscription option

The Quiet Book Queen has a great program laid out for Quiet Books!  She has Page Kits that come with the template, instructions, and ALL supplies you will need to make TWO Quiet Book pages!  Buy individually to insert into your current Quiet Book or purchase the subscription to collect them all to make your own Calendar Themed Quiet Book.

The page kit subscriptions always SHIP FREE!  No code required.

Children will learn the months of the year, while also practicing fine motor skills (snapping, zipping, tying bows, weaving), colors, shapes, letter and number recognition, and counting.  There is also plenty of opportunity for imaginative and creative play!

 

Quiet Book – ready to purchase

Sometimes, we don’t have the time to make these for ourselves.  Luckily, these can be purchased from Handmade Artisans!  This is certainly not the most economical choice and these are usually made outside of the US – but sometimes you just need to get things ordered and done!

 

You can also do a search for Completed Quiet Books on Etsy.  The selection is amazing, but I’m afraid this will not save you any time.  They are typically made to order. ✂️✂️✂️

So, pat yourself on the back for considering to make (or buy) a Quiet Book for someone special!  This will be a project that will be rewarding for you and the little person that gets to use it!

Happy Sewing!

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