Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Kitty Caddy Clutch :: Fat Quarter Shop

I love when I have the opportunity to refresh new skills and learn new ones. This Kitty Caddy Clutch by Fat Quarter Shop and Stacy Iest Hsu gave me all sorts of opportunities! It's been a long time since I've made my own bias tape, and even longer since I've done hand embroidery. It was nice to discover that, with a little bit of practice, my abilities came back nicely.

Rather than using velcro or a traditional snap, which the pattern calls for, I knew that I wanted to use a magnetic snap for a more professional look. I was surprised how easy they were to use. The most important part is making sure that you have everything lined up correctly, because once you make those little cuts into the fabric for the brad attachment to go through, there is no going back!

Although the pattern was originally designed as a sewing caddy, with a sweet little mouse that acts as a pin cushion, I made mine to use as a wallet. It's just the right size to hold all of the necessities when you're on the go. I have "feline" that my cat obsessed daughter is going to love it!

You can find the Kitty Caddy Clutch pattern on the Fat Quarter Shop blog.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

En Pointe Bag :: Moda Bake Shop

Who doesn't love a great fall bag? This one is made using those adorable mini charms that we simply can't resist. Hop on over to Moda Bake Shop for the tutorial. You'll be happy you did!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Mini Charm Chocolates Quilt :: Fat Quarter Shop Shortcut Quilt

It's always so much fun to test out a new pattern. This Mini Charm Chocolates by Fat Quarter Shop was quick and easy to make. I love how the Moda Bella Solids gives a modern feel to this baby quilt.

I went with straight line quilting, which is easy to do on your home machine, especially on a quilt this size. This baby size finishes at 30"x38".

This is the first time I've ever used purple for binding, but I think it was the perfect choice for this quilt.

I'm happy with how quickly this quilt went together, and I know I'll be using this pattern again when I need a baby gift in a hurry.