Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sophisticated Trio of Handbag Accessories Pattern

 Now you can make a set of handbag accessories for all your custom made bags. Simple and easy pattern pieces make an Eyeglass/sunglass case, Checkbook cover (fits standard checks and register), and Business card/credit card case. One half yard each of cover and lining fabric plus a fat-quarter size batting makes all 3 accessories. Super idea for gifting teachers and others--you'll use this pattern again and again. Business card/credit card case doubles as a "travel light" wallet, just large enough for an ID, bank card, and a few bills to slip in your pocket or sock while you jog. Visit Craftsy Store above right to learn more.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Perfectly Easy Mitered Border

Ever have troubles getting your mitered border joins to lay flat and behave?  I tried to do it the old-fahioned way, pencilling my line from the corner dot on the quilt top to the border outside corner and stitching the line up. Invariably, my pencil would distort the fabric seam line or  my pencil line would be too fat or some other mini calamity would prevent the outcome I wished for. That is, until I tried this method that I'm sharing with you. My apologies in advance if someone else has already developed this technique. Click A Perfectly Easy Mitered Border to view my tutorial. You will need some scraps of fusible tape or fusible web.  May all your corners be perfectly mitered!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine's Free Pattern

Heart Strings

Happy Valentine's Day to all you Sweethearts out there (you know who you are). Here's a little eye candy for you to enjoy, non-fattening!  Use this HEART STRINGS pattern as a table pad or wall quilt--add to your holiday collection of decorations or please a little Princess Sweetheart year-round. This pattern is available as a free download at XOXOXO