How to Make a Pocket Tissue Pack Cover: A Tutorial

How to Make a Pocket Tissue Pack Cover: A Tutorial These pocket tissue pack covers are handy to have.  They save your tissues from getting tatty and shredded in your pocket or bag, and they make nice gifts.  They’re quick and easy to make.  So let’s get started… Here’s what you’ll need: Fabric for exterior … More How to Make a Pocket Tissue Pack Cover: A Tutorial

“Dreamin’ Vintage” Zipper Bag, Coffee Cozy, and Pocket Tissue Pack Cover

I love the “Dreamin’ Vintage” fabrics by Jeni Baker for Art Gallery Fabrics.  They were inspired by bed linens from the 1950s and 60s.  Last week I had fun using them again to make this zipper bag, coffee cozy, and pocket tissue pack cover for a birthday gift. ZIPPER BAG: The bag measures 9 x … More “Dreamin’ Vintage” Zipper Bag, Coffee Cozy, and Pocket Tissue Pack Cover

A Grand Day Out

Spring Quilt Festival 2018, Duxford It was a chilly -5°C as I drove to the Spring Quilt Festival last Friday.  Snow lay on the ground and the wind was icy.  But my heart was warmed at the prospect of all those quilts and all that fabric. The quilt festival takes place at the Imperial War … More A Grand Day Out

Coffee Cozy

You know when you have a hot drink in a disposable cup how it burns your fingers? Well, here’s the answer: a “Coffee Cozy”.  This fits snugly round your cup and insulates your fingers from the heat.  It’s a handy little thing to keep in your pocket, and they’re really easy to make. This one … More Coffee Cozy

1930s Baby Quilt

  Last week I was busy making this baby quilt and really enjoyed the process.  I love the cheerful colours and charming motifs of these 1930s reproduction fabrics.  Since I wanted this quilt to appeal to both boys and girls, I avoided a lot of pinks and florals. Instead I picked fabrics with kittens and puppies, … More 1930s Baby Quilt

Boxy Zipper Pouch

Recently it was my older daughter’s birthday, so I decided to make her a boxy zipper pouch for transporting her crochet projects.  Here’s how I did it… I used black denim for the bottom and the handle, and for the top I chose twelve fun black, white, grey, and pink fabrics .  The handle and … More Boxy Zipper Pouch

Storm at Sea Quilt

Last week I finished this quilt.  It seems ridiculous that I started it over twenty years ago.  Progress was interrupted by the birth of my eldest son.  Not that it was a bad interruption.  I suppose I didn’t resume this quilt because at the time I had struggled with the piecing.  From time to time … More Storm at Sea Quilt