"How to Fussy Cut" for Paper Piecing Video

When I was at Quilt Market in November, 
Jenny from Martingale took a "how to" video - "How to Fussy Cut your Block".

You can find the video [HERE] starring my hands!  : )
I have full instructions in my book "Super Cute Paper Piecing" but it is always nice to see 
someone in action!


Happy Sewing


Purse Clasp Book Sew Along

I am a sucker for a good sew along.  Even though I know I shouldn't start any new projects I could not resist the Purse Clasp Book Sew Along Hosted by Elise and Emelie

The Sew Along runs for four weeks starting February 19th and you can find all the details [HERE]

I purchased the book a while ago and this was just the push I needed to make some clasp purses.
I have made 'sew in' clasp purses but never the glue in type.  It was a lot easier than I thought. 

This Strawberry purse in tiny at just 2 1/4" tall.  
I used the strawberry pattern from my book Super Cute Paper Piecing.

The back of the purse uses a print from the 30's collection by Atsuko Matsuyama.
The red gingham is Carolina gingham from Robert Kaufmann Fabrics.

I made two nine patch blocks that will also become a clasp purse.
The instruction to make at the block can be found [HERE]

I also make this tiny dress with the pattern from my book "Super Cute Paper Piecing" for another clasp purse.
The original pattern was reduced to 45%.
The back of the purse will have that adorable Suzuko Koseki Fashion Print.

If you are on Instagram, be sure to tag your pics of any clasp purses you make with the hashtag #purseclaspbooksal

Happy Sewing


Scrappy Patchwork Coaster Tutorial

Happy Friday!
I created a tutorial for Scrappy Patchwork Coasters.

There is a 9 patch version that uses 2" squares.

There is also a 16 patch version which uses 1 1/2" squares.

This project is perfect if you want to use up some of your scraps.

I like to make my own bias tape which I think adds a nice touch.  It is really quite easy to make.
If you'd like to try making bias tape, you can find a tutorial [HERE]

You can find the Scrappy Patchwork Coaster Tutorial [HERE]

Happy Sewing



Fussy Cut Heart Pouch

I think I have a problem -  I can't stop making pouches!
My fussy cut heart is the perfect size for my Splendid Notions Pouch so of course I had to make a pouch.

You can find my Fussy Cut Heart Pattern [HERE]

I used a 6" finished Farmer's Wife block for the flip side.

This one is very special and you can read more about it [HERE]

The Splendid Notions Pouch pattern can be found [HERE] and you can use any 6" or smaller block.