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May 29, 2020
Zip It Up bags from Wendy's Quilts and More

A couple of weeks ago I watched Tula Pink's video launching her new black and white fabric line - Linework (It won't be available for months yet, so don't panic).  Towards the end of the video Tula showed two Zip It Up! bags she had made.  I thought they looked amazing so I dashed off and ordered the pattern from the Ribbon Rose in Auckland.





Here's a link to Tula's video.  The bags appear at about 22 minutes in.

Of course we can't get Linework yet, so I ordered some half yards of Tula's ...

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May 11, 2020
Slowly getting back to normal from Oops Lah

After eight weeks of lockdown we're starting a new phase today as shops, restaurants, gyms, primary and middle schools are reopening here in Switzerland. High schools and universities will stay closed for another month and of course social distancing will still be in place for the unforeseeable future. To be honest, these past weeks have been quite nice as we had both kids home for some time. My daughter, who works as a teacher abroad was able to come back here as her school switched to online learning and my son managed to break his shoulder just before the ...

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December 7, 2019
Clutch Sewing Tutorial Perfect for Handmade Holiday Gifts! from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

For our second make of Christmas we are bringing back the Brooke Wristlet tutorial featuring the pattern by Sew Many Creations.

This is the first bag pattern tutorial we introduced you to because it is VERY easy. Even if you have never made a bag before, you can get great results with this pattern.

There are only five pieces of fabric, a zipper and a swivel hook, which is just about as basic as you can get with a bag. And we’ve made it even easier for you by making up several kits using Laurel Burch Feline Frolic.

You ...

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November 13, 2019
Fast, Fun Pleated Wristlet Perfect for Homemade Gifts! Leading Lady Pleated Wristlet from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

You are going to have so much fun making the Leading Lady Pleated Wristlet by Sew Many Creations. You can easily make this wristlet in an afternoon, and it doesn’t use much fabric, which makes it perfect for holiday homemade gifts!

In this video I walk you through how to center your fabric motifs to ensure they are centered, how to fold and sew pleats, how to make your strap, install a zipper and sew your wristlet together.

It is super easy and totally doable for beginner and advanced bag makers. And it is a great way to showcase ...

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