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Michelle (
Portland, OR USA
Interests: sewing, crafts, etsy, embroidery, art, quilting, diy, small business
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Quilting Cotton Scraps Besides the scrap bag shown above, a few other new things have been added to my etsy shop. Sew-on Fabric Patches: These are made using the same basic idea as the Cord Keepers. I'll write more about... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at {}
Finished this bag up today, so here I am to show it off! This is the medium size from the Grocery Bag pattern. Info about making these bags in patchwork can be found here. The link to that post can... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at {}
Quilting Cotton Scraps Kokka Fabric Remnant Tiny Scraps Butterfly Remnant Save Save Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at {}
Kitty Patchwork Pouch These patchwork pieces have been waiting to be made into pouches for too long, so this week I got my act together and finished them up! Kitty Patchwork Pouch Both of these are the same size, which... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at {}
Cord Keepers PDF Sewing Pattern With a cord cord here and a cord cord there, here a cord, there a cord, everywhere a cord cord... Oh my, so many cords in modern life! These things are out of control, so... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at {}
New scrap bags are available...come take a look: Quilting Cotton Scraps Denim Scraps Tiny Quilting Cotton Scraps Save Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at {}
Farm Girl Cherry Pie from Riley Blake The last of the strawberry print grocery bags sold over the weekend, and now I'd like to make a couple more in fruit or food theme fabric, but first I need more fabric!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at {}
This has been done for a few weeks, but once it was done I decided it needed a thicker wristlet strap. Which meant getting a bigger swivel clip, so this project had to wait for a bit. Then last week... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at {}
This Houses print from Carolyn Gavin's Flower Pedals collection for Windham would look great in my fabric stash. :0] Save Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at {}
Here's another custom size of the Improv Zip Wristlet and this one makes a very nice clutch. This is the second time making this size and this is the first one: This pattern is different than a regular sewing pattern... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at {}
A new pattern is available and this one is for those new to sewing, but it's also a good one for anyone who needs a quick project for gifts, just for fun, or to sew and sell. There are also... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at {}
Here are my two most recent grocery bags and though it wasn't planned, they both ended up made from two super sweet strawberry prints. This is the medium size and the fabric is from the Yours Truly collection by Kim... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at {}
There is one more fat eighth of this print by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics available in the fabric section of my etsy shop. This fabric has a pretty lilac background. It's an unusual color I don't notice being used... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at {}
Here's another coin purse in a sweet floral print called Spring Bouquet. This fabric is from a collection called Spring-a-ling by American Jane for Moda. The coin purses are made by reducing the size 1 pattern pieces from the Card... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at {}
Hehe...I hope your daughter has fun with her new book! :0]
It's been a while since I've sewn one of these Mending Kits, but inspiration came calling because more of these zines turned up and this pouch is perfect for this small book! Fix Your Clothes is something I've carried off... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at {}
Kokka Cats I've been out fabric collecting again. It really is a collection since it's useful for many decades and some will continue to have value in the future as vintage. As long as the collection stays under control and... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at {}
Cord Keeper A few new cord keepers are available in my etsy shop. Info about making these can be found in this blog post. Cord Keeper Cord Keeper Save Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at {}
I've been sewing some things and working on a pattern, but have waited too long between blog posts and don't quite remember all of it! But here are some things that are new or newish: One scrap bag is available... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2017 at {}
Class alert! On Thursday (4/27/17) a class for the Improv Zip Wristlet is being held at Quilter's Dream in Loveland, CO. If you are in the area, maybe you should take the class? If you aren't nearby, make a mental... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at {}
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Apr 19, 2017
Here is another way to make a patchwork grocery bag, and it goes a lot faster since there are only three pieces patched together for each side. On the other side the layout of the pieces is different, but the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at {}
I agree! She does have a great style. I think this is her first fabric collection, but we will hope for many more. On the block printing page of her website there are a few more that need to be made into fabric too!
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2017 on Cute Kitty Fabric Alert at {}
Here are some of the etsy shops that carry this print: CrosscutSewingCo NeedleandFoot ModernQuilter OakFabricsChicago Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at {}
Pink and Black Double Zipper Pouch Hello, pretty patchwork pouch in pink and black! Since first coming up with the idea for the Improv Zip Wristlet I've wanted to make it in patchwork, but felt stuck when thinking about which... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at {}