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!

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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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 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!

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
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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

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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!

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

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.

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

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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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

The Starburst Quilt is a fun and lively pattern that is perfect for the confident beginner! This block is easier to make than you think! Learn more here! #Pattern #Quilts #Pillows #Easy #Templates #ForBeginners #ConfidentBeginner #Art #Design #ArtDesign #Block #Hip #Trendy #ModernQuilt #ModernQuilting #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

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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I’ve been having fun sewing curves!  I first learned how to sew a curve when my local quilt guild hosted a Schoolhouse for the Quick Curve Ruler.  All the students learned how to sew curves, using the incredibly fun and easy ruler.  Once I learned how easy sewing curves could be, I took another class for a fun pattern called Color Love.  This pattern uses similar tools and the end result is fabulous!  Let me show you how it’s done!

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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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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Cutting the Fabric

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I’m inserting this video, which demonstrates how easy it is to use the Quick Curve Ruler Mini.  For the Color Love Pattern, you will be cutting all your fabric in preparation for sewing.  Once you sew your first curve set together, the video also demonstrates how to square up your piece.  The more you make these blocks, the easier it becomes!

I like to keep my scraps and had quite a bit of Tula Pink Tent Stripes and Pom Poms left over from previous projects.  I love how colorful these prints are and how they play really well with my assortment of Low Volume Fabrics.

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Assembling the Quilt Top

Once I figured out the layout (with the help of my Quilty friend Kelly), I just pieced it all together!  If you look closely, not every block is a curve set.  Some are simply squares!  Such a fun and happy mini quilt!

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

I used my Juki Miyabi to quilt this up.  I also invested in some Quick Curvit Quilting Rulers to help me with the Quilting. These rulers helped me follow the curve that the pieces take, once they are sewn together.  I love how the finished quilt turned out!  I used some of my Tula Pink Tail Feathers in Poppy to complete the backside of the quilt.  I just love how it came together!

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     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

I hope you make a Color Love Mini Quilt for yourself. When you do – don’t forget to share your project in our Facebook Group!  See you there!

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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Scrappy Nine Patch Throw Pillow

Have you ever used your fabric scraps to make something new?  I made a scrappy nine patch throw pillow with some of fabric scraps.  It was fun and easy to do.  Along the way, I was re-introduced to some of the fabric bits that I kept.

I have sooooooo many fabric scraps!  I try not to keep EVERYTHING, but I also don’t like to waste much either!  At one point, I told myself that I was not going to keep a scrap unless it measures at least 5″ x 5″.  While that was a noble thought and worked for a little bit, but eventually I found myself keeping smaller pieces more and more.  That leads to my next thought….. How large do you consider a ‘scrap’ piece of fabric?  Some folks buy yardage, while others prefer Fat Quarters and pre-cuts.  Ever since I started organizing my fabric on comic book boards, I consider items to be ‘scrap’ if it will not completely cover the front and back of a comic book board (with a little bit of overlap for pinning).

Needless to say, I had several scraps to choose from!  After auditioning several choices, I decided on a few of my favorites for my scrappy nine patch throw pillow!  I have a fair assortment of Cotton & Steel, Tula Pink, & Elea Lutz plus several others as well.  I was only pulling from my Red, Orange and Yellow scrap bin, so most of the scraps seemed to play well together.

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I made some minor changes in the final layout of the pillow front.  I tried to balance the lights and darks, but in the end – I think this random layout worked out just fine!  I added a contrasting border to make the pillow top the correct size for a 20″ x 20″ pillow form.  I sandwiched this all between some really great batting (I love Quilter’s Dream Supreme) and backed it with some muslin I had left over from a mock costume I made a couple years ago.  I added some simple straight line quilting.  Such a cute and simple pillow top!

I wanted the pillow back to have an envelope closure (which is probably the simplest type of closure you can make).  I pulled more of my fabric scraps to make an oversized panel.  I trimmed and sewed and got everything to fit just right.

I sandwiched this panel with more Quilter’s Dream Supreme batting and the rest of the left over muslin on the back.  I added more simple straight line quilting which was basically some stitches placed 1/4″ away from each seam.  Really fun and easy!

For the envelope closure, I cut the back panel in half and added a scrappy contrasting binding to the cut edges.  I used the same Mustard Colored fabric and some similar Striped Mustard Fabric for the binding which played nicely with the front of the pillow cover trim border fabric.

After installing the binding, I lined up the front and the back panels.  Placing them right sides together, I sewed them up using a 1/4″ seam allowance and returning with a tight zig zap all the way around the perimeter of the pillow cover.  I gave the envelope opening points a few more passes with the needle and thread to ensure the pillow would stay together nicely.

I am really pleased with how fun and easy this project turned out!  It was a great way to be creative and use up some of my fabric scraps as well!  I think I will make a blue/green pillow cover next!

I hope you try this fun project and use up some of your fabric scraps! 😊

Happy Sewing

~Nicole

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Moroccan Vibe Quilt

I know!  Sewing curves seems scary, but it doesn’t have to be!  I first learned how to sew a curve when my local quilt guild hosted a Schoolhouse for the Quick Curve Ruler, by Sew Kind of Wonderful.  All the students learned how to sew curves, using this incredibly fun and easy ruler – and you can too!  Let me show you all about our project, called the Moroccan Vibe Quilt!

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  • One Wonderful Curve (book by Sew Kind Of Wonderful)
  • Qty (8) fat quarters assorted prints (I used Tula Pink Tabby Road and coordinating solids)
  • Qty (1) fat quarter for block centers
  • Qty (2) yards background fabric
  • Qty (1/2) yard fabric for center diamond sashing
  • Qty (2/3) yard for binding
  • Qty (3.5) yards for backing (I went scrappy and pieced some of my leftover Tula)
  • Quilter’s Dream Supreme Batting (because it’s the best and I love it so much)

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Cutting the Fabric

 

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I’m inserting this video, which demonstrates the pattern book and also shows how the Quick Curve Ruler works.  For this pattern, you will be cutting all your fabric in preparation for sewing.  Once you sew your first curve set together, the video also demonstrates how to square up your piece.  The more you make these blocks, the easier it becomes!

I spent some time (and money) on Tula Pink fabric because I love to fussy cut!  I wanted to be sure the kitties were all facing the correct direction.  This meant some wasted fabric, but I save my scraps for my 100 Modern Quilt Blocks project.  Yay!  I was able to get my first block done during our Schoolhouse.

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Assembling the Quilt Top

Making the remaining 3 blocks was fun and easy.  Like I said, once you start making these – you won’t want to stop!

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I used my Juki Miyabi to quilt this up.  I also invested in some Quick Curvit Quilting Rulers to help me with the Quilting. These rulers helped me follow the curve on the Moroccan Vibe Quilt top.  I love how the finished quilt turned out!  Instagram was a great way for me to get some feedback, so I took a poll to help me decide upon the lovely striped bias binding.  I ran out of the dark pink strip and pieced in some of the light pink stripe to finish it off!  Also, I used up my remaining Tabby Road Fabric pieces to make the backing.  Isn’t it scrappy and happy??!?

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As Helen Robinson says, “The curves created with the Quick Curve Ruler remind us of the Middle East and its iconic curved dome buildings.  The Moroccan Vibe has a variety of layout options – a long runner or a runner with each large block rotated a quarter turn.”

I hope you make a Moroccan Vibe Quilt for yourself. When you do – don’t forget to share your project in our Facebook Group!  See you there!

Happy Quilting!

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DIY Travel Pillow Cases

With warmer weather quickly approaching, now is a perfect time to make a few DIY Travel Pillow Cases!  This fun and easy method will allow you to make one for each person in your family.  They make great gifts too!  Let me show you how!

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Get your cutting measurements!

Option 1: Download for free.

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Option 2: Purchase this PDF pattern

Use this link to purchase the fabric cutting instructions. 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.

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Here are the materials you will need to make a Travel Pillow Case:

DIY Travel Pillow Case – Materials List
  • Free Pillow Case Pattern
  • Qty (1) 12” x 16” Pillow Form
  • ½ Yard of Fabric for your Main Print (*Royals Fabric)
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  • ¼ Yard of Fabric for your Pillowcase Band (*Solid Blue)
  • 1/8 Yard of Fabric for your Pillowcase Trim (*Solid White)
DIY Travel Pillow Case – Basic Supplies
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread that coordinates your project (I use Aurifil 50 wt)
  • Sharp Fabric Scissors (I love these scissors)
  • Straight pins or wonder clips

Download my pattern for your cutting instructions and have a great time making your DIY Travel Pillow Case!  If you like video instructions; check out this video, which follows the same steps.  Please note that the video is showing you how to make a full sized pillow case.  The steps for the DIY Travel Pillow Case size are the same (just smaller).

Let me share a few pictures of some great group sewing events we had.  All the participants made their own DIY Travel Pillow Case!  Aren’t they fabulous??!?

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Make a Travel Sized Pillow Case! This fun and easy method is quick and simple! Perfect for the beginner! Let me show you how! #sewing #TravelPillowCase #PillowcaseTutorial #RoadTrips #FreePattern #GiftIdeas #Sew #ForKids #HowToMake #VideoTutorial #StepByStep #Easy #Simple #SpringBreak #SummerVacation #SewMuchMoore #SewMuchMooreInStore

I hope you make lots and lots of these fun DIY Travel Pillow Cases!

Happy Sewing!

~Nicole~

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Dresden Plate Quilt Block

The Dresden Plate quilt pattern was one of the most popular quilts made during the 1920s and 30s. It was first published in the 20s but not always under the name Dresden Plate. … This block is made with fabric sewn in a series of radiating “petals” with flat sides.

 

The Dresden Plate Quilt Block is a fun and easy block to make with either pre-cut squares or even using your own fabric scraps! Let me show you how!
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For this quilt block, I cut my fabric pieces into these petals (or blades), sewed the top of the blades to create the point, and then joined them together.  Then I created and adhered a middle piece.  Finally, I will either hand appliqué or machine appliqué the plate onto the background fabric.

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  • Sewing Machine
  • Cotton Thread (I recommend Aurifil 50 wt)
  • Rotary Cutter with sharp blade (no kidding about a sharp blade)
  • Cutting Mat (I love my rotating mat for this project)
  • Iron & Wool Pressing Mat (if you don’t have one – get one!)
  • Sewing Pins or Wonder Clips
  • small piece of cardboard for the circle template
    • I used a glass from my kitchen as the template

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Here is a fun video, that shows you how to make the Dresden blades quickly and easily!

Happy Quilting!

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Here is another project that uses the dresden ruler!

Valentines Day Mug Rug