DIY Fabric Pennant Banners

I love to decorate my home!  Whether the decorations are store-bought or handmade, there is a great amount of satisfaction in making my home beautiful.  Since being blessed with the love of sewing, I prefer to make my own home decor, if possible.  Making some DIY fabric pennant banners took my home decor to a whole new level!  I was able to create seasonal decor with ease, decorate for a birthday party and even have some swanky ambiance for our NYE celebration!  Once you try these DIY fabric pennant banners – you will want to make more and more!  Let me show you how it’s done!

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First – you need to get your FREE Pennant Template.  Click HERE and I will email this to you!

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DIY Fabric Pennant Banner Supply List

Basic Sewing Supplies Needed

DIY fabric pennant banner tutorial

Iron your fabrics nice and flat.  Print out your Pennant Template and lay this over a few pieces of fabric and cut these out.  Cut out as many pennants as you will need.  I love using Fat Quarter Bundles for this project because the fabrics are already coordinated!

Cut the fabric

Because these pennants are double-sided, you will decide which fabric will be on the front and on the back.  Place your cut fabric RST (right sides together) and sew along the 2 long sides of the triangle (leaving the short side open for turning).  Repeat this step for each pennant in your banner.

sew along dotted line

Next, you will turn each pennant right side out and get the tip of your pennant to a point.  I have found using a Purple Thang is the perfect tool to get these pesky points out!  Do this for each pennant and then press any wrinkles out.

turn pennant RSO

Once you have your pennants pressed out, you will take your Double Sided Bias Tape and situate this along the open raw edge of each pennant.  Enclose the raw edges with the bias tape.  Use pins or Wonder Clips to situate each pennant placement before you sew these in place.

clip bias tape to pennant

That’s it!  Easy Peasy!  

Even our cat, Sox, loved it!

NYE wall decor

This project is an easy sew and the perfect project to help take your home or party decor to the next level.  Most noteworthy is how you can make these banners for seasonal decorations and then pack them away for the next year.  Consider making these for a great Baby Shower gift!  Because these are so simple to make, you can even make these for graduation parties!  The possibilities are amazing!  Get your free Pennant Template and make DIY Fabric Pennant Banners today!

Happy Sewing!

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How to Install Metal Bag Labels

Installing metal bag labels into your handmade totes, purses, wallets or bags is one of the easiest additions you can bring to your custom items.  This additional bit of hardware can really set your handmade items apart and help people take notice of all your hard work!  These metal bag labels come in a variety of finishes to compliment your fabric and even the rest of your hardware.  Let me show you all the options for this wonderful hardware and don’t forget to watch the video tutorial so you can see how easy it is to install your own metal tags!

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Metal bag label Supply List

Installing your Metal Bag Label

Deciding which hardware finish to use on your handmade bag is really fun!  I like to try to match all my hardware.  If I am using a metal zipper, then I try to match the teeth on the zipper.  If I am using Swivel Snap Hooks or Adjustable Sliders, then I will try to match those as well.  I think a nice bag or purse will have all matching hardware finish.  If you don’t have any other hardware on your bag or wallet, you can always determine which hardware finish would most complement your handmade item.

For this tutorial, I am using a piece of Cork Fabric that is interfaced with foam and SF101 (Shape-flex).  Your Metal Bag Label comes in a variety of finishes.  This hardware comes with 2 screws and a stabilizing bracket.  Have a marking utensil handy as well as a small Phillips head screwdriver.

I recommend using a Leather Punch.



This Leather Punch has an adjustable head so you can ensure the hole you make is the right size for your project.  Take a moment to compare the size of the hole, on the back of the Metal Bag Label, to the size of the hole on the Leather Punch.  The holes on the back of the Metal Bag Label are not horizontally aligned.  One side is higher than the other side.  This means we need to pay close attention to where we punch holes to install our Metal Bag Label.  

Take your Metal Bag Label and press down to make an indent in your project.  Use your marking utensil to denote where the holes need to be punched.  Use your Leather Punch to make your holes in the front of your project and also on the back.  Remove any access materials that might be in the way of the screw.

Align the Metal Bag Label with the holes that you just made and attach the stabilizing bracket.  PRO TIP!  If your project is either Cotton or Canvas, I recommend using Frey Check!  Install the screws with a tiny Phillips head screwdriver.

Pictured below is the front of my Ethel Bag.  This is a free sewing pattern by Swoon and super easy to make.

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Once you have chosen your hardware finish, you just need to install your hardware!  It is important to do this before you assemble your bag.  I usually install the Metal Bag Label when I am done adding the interfacing to a panel.

 

Watch the video Tutorial

For this video tutorial, I have used a scrap piece of Cork Fabric.  You can use just about any type of fabric.  I have used cotton, knit, vinyl, cork, and leather (just to name a few). Check out this step-by-step video to see how easy it is to install your own hardware to your handmade bag, tote or purse.

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Be sure to head over to my online shop to get a Metal Bag Label in the finish you like best!

Happy Sewing!

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Maple Leaf Quilt Block

The Maple Leaf Quilt Block is the perfect block for the Fall Season!  This quilt block is a traditional design and likely originated in the late 1800s. Typically, this block is made in two strongly contrasting colors.  This nine-patch quilt block is super easy and looks really great! There are many ways to make a Maple Leaf Quilt Block.  Let me show you how I made this version.

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Maple leaf quilt block – Materials List

maple leaf quilt block – Supply List

Four HST from one square

This method creates HST (half square triangles) on the bias, so you will want to generously starch your fabric and be sure to press your project and not iron. I love to make these quilt blocks, quickly!  The quickest way to make four HST is using the method below:

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  • Step One:  Sew together the large square pieces:  Place (1) Background and (1) Leaf Fabric with RST (right sides together). Sew 1/4″ seam all around the perimeter of the square.
  • Step Two:  Mark two diagonal lines and cut the square apart.
  • Step Three:   Press each HST open.
  • Step Four:  Trim off excess fabric to your desired measurement.

making the stem block

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  • Step Five:  Cut one of the background blocks in half, diagonally.  Place the Leaf Fabric Stem piece against the raw edge (as shown in the picture above).  Sew a quarter-inch away from the raw edge and press open to the dark side.
  • Step Six:  Repeat step five with the remaining HST and press to the dark side.
  • Step Seven:  Center the ‘stem’ along your 45* angle on your acrylic ruler or cutting mat and trim this block to the appropriate square measurement.

maple leaf quilt block – assembly

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  • Step Eight:  Arrange your blocks in the correct layout (pictured above)
  • Step Nine:  Using a quarter inch seam allowance, sew each row and then sew the rows together.  Press your seams in the opposite directions. Be sure to nest your seams!
  • Step Ten:  Join all rows, using a quarter inch seam allowance.  Take time to nest your seams.  Press your completed block and trim down to the correct size (if necessary)

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I have calculated and published a PDF Pattern for (3) different sizes of the Maple Leaf Quilt Block.  You have the option to make either a 6″, 9″ or 12″ Maple Leaf Quilt Block!  All three sizes are included in this PDF Quilt Block Pattern.  If you would like to download this pattern, you have a couple of options:

Option 1: Download for free.

To download the cutting measurements 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 instructions too. Woot!

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

Option 2: Purchase the PDF Pattern

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

Don’t you just love this block?  It makes me crave a cup of Pumpkin Spice Latte, put on a hoodie or sweater and snuggle up in a Maple Leaf Quilt with a good book (or maybe even binge on a new Netflix series)!

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The options for this simple quilt block is fun to imagine!  You could make just a couple more for a seasonal Table Runner or several more for an entire Quilt.  The Maple Leaf Quilt Block is a really fun and simple quilt block.  I hope you make lots and lots of them!

Watch my Video Tutorial

Be sure to share your quilt block in my Facebook Group and don’t forget to check out my fabric shop for some excellent fabric options!

Happy Quilting!

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How to Install Purse Feet

Purse Feet are some of the easiest additions to install into your Handmade Bag, Tote or Purse!  These little gems can take your handmade bags and purses to the next level while keeping the bottom of your item off surfaces.  I love how this hardware comes in different sizes and finishes too!  Let me show you how to install purse feet and you can start adding these to your handmade goodies too!

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Purse Feet Supply List

  • Bucket Purse Feet
    • (Check out all the different finishes right HERE)
  • Stabilizing swatch
    • (I used Pellon Peltex)
  • Sharp blade
    • (You can get something like THIS on Amazon)
  • Marking tool
    • (I just used a pencil)
  • Fray Check
    • (you should only need this if using cotton or knit fabric)

Installing your purse feet

Deciding which hardware finish to use on your handmade bag is really fun!  I like to try to match all my hardware.  If I am using a metal zipper, then I try to match the teeth on the zipper.  If I am using Swivel Snaps or Adjustable Sliders, then I will try to match those as well.  I think a nice bag or purse will have all matching hardware finish.

Pictured below is the bottom side of my Ansel Camera Bag.  To learn more about how I made this fun bag (and about using cork fabric) – Head over to my post about Sewing with Cork Fabric.

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Once you have chosen your hardware finish, you just need to install your hardware!  It is important to do this before you assemble your bag.  I usually install purse feet when I am done adding the interfacing to a bottom panel.

In the bag pictured below, the designer wanted to add buttons instead of purse feet.  While buttons would have added a cute touch – I really like how the purse feet look instead.  This bag is called the Ultimate Travel Bag and there is LOTS of hardware in this bag.

 

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Watch the video Tutorial

For this video tutorial, I have used a scrap piece of soft vinyl.  You can use just about any type of fabric.  I have used cotton, knit, vinyl, cork, and leather (just to name a few). Check out this step-by-step video to see how easy it is to install your own hardware to your handmade bag, tote or purse.

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I hope you found this video tutorial helpful.  Be sure to head over to my online shop to get your own purse feet (in your favorite finish).  I cant wait to see your finished projects!  Be sure to share these on my Facebook Group.

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Comment below and tell me what your favorite finish is!  Currently, I love the Gun Metal finish!

Happy Sewing!

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Purse Feet are some of the easiest additions to install into your Handmade Bag, Tote or Purse! Let me show you how to install purse feet and you can start adding these to your handmade goodies too! #Sewing #DIY #PurseFeet #VideoTutorial #Totes #Bag #Handmade #Designer #Custom #BagHardware #Purses #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore
Purse Feet are some of the easiest additions to install into your Handmade Bag, Tote or Purse! Let me show you how to install purse feet and you can start adding these to your handmade goodies too! #Sewing #DIY #PurseFeet #VideoTutorial #Totes #Bag #Handmade #Designer #Custom #BagHardware #Purses #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore
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Churn Dash Quilt Block

The Churn Dash Quilt Block is a classic quilt block that has stood the test of time. The Churn Dash is a very old 9-Patch quilt block pattern, originating between 1800 and 1849. Its name is a result of the resemblance of the triangle and rectangle perimeter of the block to a butter churn and the center square to the stick (or “dash”) of the butter churn.  In this picture tutorial, I will show you how to put together this fun and easy quilt block.  Grab your cutting measurements and let’s get started with this Churn Dash Quilt Block Tutorial!

Churn Dash Quilt Block - Pinterest Pin 2

To get your cutting measurements, you have a couple choices:

Option 1: Download for free.

To download the cutting measurements 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 instructions too. Woot!

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

Option 2: Purchase the Cutting Measurments

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

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Churn Dash Quilt Block Supply List

Basic Sewing Supplies Needed

Churn Dash quilt block tutorial

Iron your fabrics nice and flat to remove any and all wrinkles.  Sometimes, I like to spray my fabrics with my favorite spray starch to make it easier to manage.  Use your cutting measurements to get your pieces all cut and in order.
Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 1

Sew your (2) long strips of fabric together like in the image below (right sides together).  Next, cut your sewn strip of fabrics into (4) equal parts.  For exact cutting measurements, please reference your pattern.  Press open.

Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 2 

Take your large square fabrics and line up, right sides together.  Sew a 1/4″ seam allowance all around the perimeter of the square.  Next, make (2) diagonal cuts and press each piece open.

Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 4 Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 5

Now it is time to assemble your blocks.  I recommend sewing each row together first and then assembling the three rows.  I have shown below the recommended pressing direction for optimal assembly.

Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 6 Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 7

Such a fun and easy quilt block!

Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 8

Have fun with this block and try all kinds of fabrics!

Be sure to show your completed Churn Dash Quilt Block in my FaceBook Group!

We would love to see your work!

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Until next time, Happy Quilting!

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15 Fabulous Patterns for Fall!

Sewing and Quilting for the Fall Season is a perfect time to make something special for yourself or for others.  While we watch the leaves drop and the sky turn to grey, now is the perfect opportunity to use up some scraps or cut into that special fabric you have been saving!  Let me share some really great patterns and inspiration with you so you can start creating!  Check out these 15 fabulous patterns for fall!

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let nature inspire you

Most of these patterns are fun and simple.  Some patterns require a little more “know how”.  If you’ve ever tried foundation paper piecing, you will know how great these projects can be!  Not only do they turn out PERFECT, but they can also be added to other blocks to make a larger project!  I just loved these different patterns:

Mushroom Quilt Block

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This pattern is very easy to sew even if you have never tried paper piecing before. This mushroom would be an excellent project for you with just a few steps to complete the design. Look at the added stitches (those green shoots) to make the Mousy a bit more comfy. Grab your pretty fabric scraps and get sewing! Pattern by Larissa with Stitching Notes

Paper Pieced Squirrel FTW!!!

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This cute squirrel has lots of character and is a challenging but fun make. Use the finished block as a mini quilt or as part of a larger creation. Think of all the scraps you can use up!!  The PDF also includes instructions to scale-up the pattern to make a quilt of any size.    Pattern by Diane Lawrence with Etive & Co.

Fox Pup FPP Pattern

Make this adorable Fox Pup, using the Foundation Paper Piecing Method. Pattern by Quilt Art Designs by Janeen van Niekerk

Paper Pieced Feathers

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The pattern makes a 5″ x 10″ block. The beauty of this pattern is its versatility. This is a fabulous Pattern by Quiet Play.  The arrow is also a Quiet Play pattern.  Both are excellent!

Small projects make quick finishes!

There is no need to make a huge fuss about these fun and seasonal projects!  Just pick one or two of them and get started!  They are fun and addicting!

Scrappy Patchwork Acorn

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This 6” Scrappy Acorn block is a great Fall and Autumn project for beginners and experienced stitchers alike. Use up some of the left-over scraps or pull out all your favorite brown, orange and red fabrics. This pattern is by The Patchsmith’s Pattern Shop

Scrappy Pumpkin Block

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This scrappy block of the month is a strippy little pumpkin that’s made up entirely of 1 1/2″ wide strips and will finish at 8″ square. This adorable block comes together in a snap, so it’s perfect for weekend warriors who are looking for a project to usher in the Fall Season!

Hazel the Hedgehog

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Elizabeth Hartman’s Hazel Hedgehog Pattern – While they might not be as soft and cuddly like a kitten they certainly are cute whether in real life or interpreted in fabric on a quilt

Applique Turkey Quilt Block

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This 10.5″ square turkey block is appliqued and simply adorable! Learn more about how to make your own Turkey Quilt Block! – Pattern by Lori Holt with Bee in my Bonnet

Barn Mini Quilt

Make this Barn Mini Quilt and hang it on your wall for the season! This also makes a great Table Topper!

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scrap busting projects ftw!

If you keep your fabric scraps (like many of us do) – these simple projects are perfect for you!  Grab your Oranges, Browns, Greens and Reds to create something Fabulous for Fall!

Pumpkin Mug Rug

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Make this fun little orange 8″ x 10″ mini quilt! This is also the perfect size for an adorable season Mug Rug! Pattern by Sassafrass-Lane.

Mod Owls by Sew Kind of Wonderful

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Sew Kind Of Wonderful QCR Mod Owls Pattern- This pattern uses both the Quick Curve Ruler and the Quick Curve Mini Ruler (both sold separately). These adorable owls have a very modern look with their clean lines and simplistic design. All curves are pieced

ps – you will need the Large Quick Curve Ruler and also the Mini Quick Curve Ruler for this pattern.  You can check these out in my SHOP.

Sunflower Quilt Block (this one is made by Pat Sloan)

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The block was designed by Vanessa Goertzen from Lella Boutique for Aurifil’s 2017 September Designer of the Month feature. It’s constructed of squares and half-square triangles surrounding a snowball center and finishes at 12″ square.

Two Sizes in this Acorn Quilt Block!

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Gather up your fabrics to make lots of these adorable Acorn Quilt Blocks! There are two sizes included in this pattern! This pattern is by Ellisa and Higgs

Fancy Fox Tote Bag

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I incorporated a Fancy Fox Quilt Block into a panel for a Tote and I couldn’t be happier! Click the picture to see my finished project!

I don’t know about you, but I am excited about all the Fall sewing and quilting possibilities!  I’ve already made the Fancy Fox Tote and the Barn Mini Quilt…..  I think my scraps are beckoning to be made into something Fabulous!!

Tell us in the comments if you have tried any of these fun projects!

Happy Stitches!

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Bag & Purse Hardware is HERE!

Do you ever spent lots of time (and money) on making the perfect handmade bag only to be disappointed with the hardware you had to use?  So many Big Box stores carry hardware that is bulky and ugly.  Wouldnt it be nice to find a hardware selection that has more variety of sizes and finishes?

I’m super excited to share that I have stocked my shelves with some really great bag and purse hardware!  Many of you already know how much I love using hardware when making bags, purses and totes.  Now I can also offer these great items to you as well!  Just take a look at what you might find in my online shop!

Get all your Purse & Bag Hardware right here! Lots of finishes and sizes to choose from! #handmadebags #PurseHardware #BagHardware #DIY #SewMuchMooreInStore #SewMuchMoore

Considering all the things I love to make, it only made sense for me to start stocking and selling professional grade, high quality bag and purse hardware.  I have partnered with Emmaline Bags, Inc (based in Canada) to bring you most of my very favorite items!  Let me show you some of these right here.

Triangle Rings

Triangle rings are used in place of D-rings.  These triangle rings are top of the line, solid metal and come in a variety of sizes and finishes.  I just love them and use them on the Ultimate Travel Bag and the Betty Bowler Bag.  You can even use these on the Dayna Pack.

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Bucket Purse Feet

These little gems are just about the easiest bling that you can add to your bag or tote.  With easy installation – bucket purse feet can really save the fabric of your bag.  I dont know how many times I have had to set down my purse in a spot that I wish was cleaner (ball games, airports and even restroom floors – eeewwwwww).  Adding bucket purse feet has extended the life of many bags indeed!

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Adjustable & Removable Strap Hardware

If you’ve followed me for long, you know that I love to make purse and bag straps that are adjustable and removable!  In order to do this, you need 3 seperate pieces of hardware.  You need Triangle Rings, Swivel Clasps and Adjustable Sliders.

Get all your Purse & Bag Hardware right here! Lots of finishes and sizes to choose from! Perfect supplies for making your own Adjustable and Removable Bag Strap! #handmadebags #PurseHardware #BagHardware #DIY #AdjustableSlider #TriangleRings #SwivelClasp #AdjustableStrap #RemovableStrap #SewMuchMooreInStore #SewMuchMoore

Fancy Finishings

You worked so hard on your handmade bag, so why not add some “Fancy Finishings” to make your bag complete!  Wheather you add a Metal Label or a Metal Zipper Pull, these final touches will complete the look of your handmade masterpiece!  Be sure to add your Metal Label during the construction of your bag!  You don’t want the attaching hardware to show through your lining!

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There are many more options in my Shop.  Head over and take a peek!  If you need something that you dont see offered, be sure to leave a comment below and I will add it to my list!

Happy Sewing!

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2020 Quilter’s Planner

With each new year, I look forward to a new planner.  Having a planner helps me organize my months, weeks, days and even my hourly schedule.  The reason I chose the Quilter’s Planner is the number of options that are given (no matter how you like to organize your life).  As a bonus, I can also track many other things in my life and have a wonderful resource of inspiration as well!  I also want to mention that the featured designer for 2020 is Karen Lewis of Karen Lewis Textiles.  Karen is a fabric designer for Robert Kauffman.  I adore her style and gobble up her fabric each chance I get!  Just take a look at what you can expect with the 2020 Quilter’s Planner!

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The 2020 Quilter’s Day Planner is designed to bring joy to planning your day, so you can balance your daily responsibilities with your creative quilting life. This planner, made specifically for quilters, is a high-quality spiral-bound book with monthly and weekly calendars, as well as quilt block patterns, graph paper and much, much more.

New Size!!! 7″ x 9″ Planner Features:

This year’s edition is full of improvements made from the comments and suggestions you provided, including:

    • Featured Designer: Karen Lewis from Karen Lewis Textiles NEW!
    • More convenient 7″ x 9″ page size NEW!
    • Choose your Start Day!  Do you prefer your calendars to start on a Monday or Sunday?  YOU CHOOSE! NEW!
    • Choose your cover design (or sew your own with our free cover patterns!)
    • 2020 Quilter’s Planner Magazine: A companion full-color glossy magazine with 13 quilting and sewing patterns by top designers
    • 12 monthly blocks featured in a new Quilter’s Planner Sampler Quilt pattern by Karen Lewis (in two colorways) NEW!
    • Monthly calendar pages
    • Weekly calendar pages – Choose between 4 different weekly calendar designs: vertical, horizontal, graph paper or dot grid. NEW!
    • Laminated cover and tabs to last all year
    • Gorgeous quilt photography by Kitty Wilkin
    • Project Planning Pages and Projects-At-A-Glance Pages that thousands of quilters cannot live without
    • Yearly goals planning page
    • Vision board page so you can create a visual representation of what you will focus on this year NEW!
    • Deadline planning pages
    • Bee block & swap projects planner
    • Quilting reference pages
    • Multiple kinds of graph paper
    • Blank drawing paper
    • A pocket at the back of the planner

2020 Quilter’s Planner – Block of the Month

I love how Quilter’s Planner has made a fun community where folks can come together in a common project!  They would like you to join them on Facebook and Instagram as we sew the 2020 QP Sampler Quilt Block of the Month (BOM) pattern.  Check out their Facebook group and Instagram for tips for sewing a beautiful sampler quilt.  You can get support and help along the way by asking their QP experts and group members.  You can join in at any point during the year.  It’s never too late!

All you need to participate in the BOM sew-along is your copy of the 2020 Quilter’s Planner and the accompanying pattern magazine.

2020 Quilter’s Planner – accessories

I’m totally loving all the accessories to choose from this year!  From the little Pocket Planners to the Clip-In To-Do List!  Be sure to Check out the Accessories section and add some of these goodies to your cart before you check out!

I’m looking forward to getting my copy of the 2020 Quilter’s Planner.  Let me know if you have any planning tips or tricks for your Planner – we love tips and tricks!

Happy Planning!

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How to Make a 3 Ring Binder Zipper Pouch

Ever since I began sewing lessons for my kid’s classes, I have been teaching how to make a 3 ring binder zipper pouch.  This is such a fun and easy pattern that is perfect for back to school or a quick and simple gift.  I love the clear vinyl window and the grommets.  These add a nice finish to the 3 ring binder zipper pouch.  Let me show you all about this project and don’t forget to watch the video tutorial too!

Making a 3 Ring Binder Zipper Pouch is fun and easy! Let me show you all about this project and don't forget to watch the video tutorial too! #PencilPouch #3RingBinderZipperPouch #BackToSchool #SewingProject #Tutorial #VideoTutorial #PDFPattern #StepByStep #Easy #Beginner #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

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3 Ring Binder Zipper Pouch – MATERIALS LIST

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3 Ring Binder Zipper Pouch – SUPPLY LIST

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Assembling the pattern

These 3 Ring Binder Zipper Pouches come together very quickly!  I recommend that you adhere the fusible interfacing to the exterior fabric and then make your cuts.  This will speed up your prep time.

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and my pattern!  If you have any questions or suggestions, please be sure to leave these in the comments section below!

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How to make the Perfect Frame Wallet

I just love the Diva Frame Wallet!  This is such a fun and easy pattern that uses a metal frame and clasp.  The frames come in different sizes and even different finishes.  The fabric requirements for this wallet is extremely minimal and the instructions are quick and simple.  Let me show you how I made my Diva Frame Wallet and don’t forget to watch the video tutorial too!

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Frame Wallet – MATERIALS LIST

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Frame Wallet – 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)
  • Frixion Pen (I buy these from Amazon)
  • 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 Custom Label on inside pocket lining

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Assembling the pattern

I must admit that I changed the pattern a smidge by adding a lining to the zipper pocket.  The lining piece measuremnt is 8″ x 7″.  It was an easy addition and you can see this in the video footage below…

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Try a frame wallet today!

Check out some of these wallets that I found in the online marketplace! Be inspired!

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Puppy  Diva Wallet by Stitching with Grace

I just love these Frame Wallets! Let me show you how I made my Diva Frame Wallet and don't forget to watch the video tutorial too! #Sewing #DIY #Ideas #Weekend #ToSew #HowToMake #MetalFrameWallet #DivaFrameWallet #Projects #ChristmasGifts #Fabrics #Totes #Bag #Handmade #Designer #Custom #Style #zippers #Purses #Fun #Design #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

Rainbow Horse Wallet by Stitching with Grace

This wallet is fun to make.  In just a short time, you can make one too!  These also make very nice gifts.   What fabrics would you use to make your own Frame Wallet?  So many options!

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