My niece is turning 12 next week and I wanted to give her something handmade. So while browsing through the internet I found this cute little Messenger Bag by Blue Calla and best of all it's a free pattern!!! It was a pretty easy sew. Clear instructions and pretty quick to sew. I used thick… Continue reading Mini Messenger Bag
Violette Field Threads (VFT) one of my favorite pattern designers recently launched the Give Hope Campaign to help provide education, nutrition and healthcare for little girls in Guatemala. For more info on how to help please visit http://www.casa-guatemala.org/ As part of this campaign VFT launched a new pattern "The Hope Dress & Tunic" and offered… Continue reading Give Hope Campaign!!
I got a new Lenovo Yoga Tablet last week and decided to make a quilted case for it. Looked through Pinterest for inspiration and found a good pattern. I didn't quite like the tablet patterns existing in the market and decided to just wing it. Turned out pretty good don't you think 🙂 Here is… Continue reading Handmade Tablet Case Tutorial
I recently made a yoga mat for my mother in law using cotton poplin, burlap fabric and polyester batting. It was an easy sew. I just used a precut polyester batting piece which was about 1.25 mts x 90 cms. I cut the top fabric to almost this size. My batting was slightly larger than… Continue reading Quilted Yoga Mat!!
Today I got to finish my quilted throw pillow!! In my previous post I had explained how I made the quilted top for this throw pillow. The quilt top I made was about 19" x 19". I wanted to make a zippered cover and looked for some tutorials on Pinterest. Found one which was easy… Continue reading Quilted Throw Pillow – Part II
The first block I tried when I first started quilting was a disappearing hour glass block. Although it was not perfect it came out pretty well (except that the two corners also disappeared) and was much appreciated by my quilting group on Facebook. To make this block I followed Missouri Star Quilt Company's (MSQC) tutorial… Continue reading Quilted Throw Pillow – Part I
Today I decided to take a break from cutting the squares for my nine patch quilt and make something. I had a few scraps from those fat quarters and made a patchwork quilt top. Most of the scraps were 4" wide and I just pieced them together into seven strips. I then trimmed all the… Continue reading A Patchwork Quilt
In my previous post I spoke about making this 9 patch quilt from all my fat quarter bundles and found this quilt as an inspiration. This afternoon I got to cutting up all my fat quarters into 4.5" strips. I have to cut 4.5" squares from these strips in order to make a finished 12"… Continue reading Getting Started on my First Quilt
Here is my inspiration for my first 9 patch quilt. I found this picture on Pinterest and am absolutely in love with this quilt. However, I am not able to find the source and neither the instructions. So as usual I turned to the internet for some much needed help. Calculations: For a king size… Continue reading 9 Patch Quilt from Fat Quarters!!!
On my recent trip to the United States I bought a few fat quarter bundles. A fat quarter bundle is a collection of fat quarters from a fabric line. What is a fat quarter? Fat quarters are quarter-yard cuts of fabric cut wide (hence the name fat). Each fat quarter is approximately 18" x 21".… Continue reading Fat Quarter Bundles!!!