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March 19, 2020

Hello fellow quilters. All this talk on TV got you down?   I thought you would like to know that the class to make this Poppins bag is still on at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  The class is Friday, March 20.  Call the shop for a supply list.  

Also the Attic Window Quilt Shop will be open during usual hours this Friday and Saturday; however, next week the hours will change to 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Chris said that she wants to be there for quilters who need supplies.  
 Speaking of supplies, you might want to get this ...

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March 15, 2020

I've been hunkered down in my sewing room this weekend and forgot all about showing you more pictures of what I found at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. Above, is another adorable bag made by Marilyn.  This is a smaller version of the Poppins bag.  
Check out all the pockets on the inside.
 This is the fabric that Marilyn used to make the bag.  It is Poppy Meadows by Henry Glass & Co.  By the way, Marilyn will be teaching you how to make this bag on Friday, March 20th.  Call the shop to register and get a supply list ...

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February 17, 2020
Of pills, blood pressure and bags from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I have sisters. Lots of sisters. Seven, as a matter of fact. 

We all grew up in very close proximity: three bedrooms and one bathroom--for a family of 10. 

Nothing special, all utilitarian.

There are no brothers. That seems to make us unusual: eight girls and no boys. If I had a nickel for every time...

The orange paper is the size
of a medical card or ID.
We are all adults now. Growing old together, it turns out. Most of us are grandmothers. I said just a couple of days ago that it was wonderful to grow up with ...

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February 9, 2020
A Bag and A Blogiversary from Indigo Threads

Having the flu put a crimp in my blog plans!  But it's Day 8 now and I'm pretty sure I'm going to live after all.  So here we go.

I missed my blogiversary because of that darn flu.  It was on Wednesday and it's been 12 years! Hard to believe that I haven't run out of things to say yet!  Thanks for hanging in there with me!

My secret pal finally received her Christmas gift from me, so now I can share it with you!  This was through the Tacoma Modern Quilt Guild.  We have ...

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February 3, 2020

When I stopped in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop last week, I discovered Marilyn's bag class in session.  They were making this beautiful bag. Sue, Cathy, Robin, Janalee, Karin, and Barb were making the bag in various sizes.  
I tried not to disturb the class and just snapped pictures as I walked around.  Above, Robin is making the large bag.
Cathy M. is also making the big bag.  Love that Snoopy pocket.
This is the fabric Janalee was using on the inside of her smaller size bag.
I'm not sure whether this is Karen's or Barb ...

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January 30, 2020
The Perfect Zippered & Lined Bag from Where Art & Life Meet

I love a good zippered pouch. Preferably one that I can take on an airplane, large enough for a tablet or small sketch book, a needle roll, small pair of scissors, and project, but not so large that it becomes cumbersome. I began looking around at what is already out there and found many lovely… Continue reading The Perfect Zippered & Lined Bag

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January 27, 2020
Candy Bag.....Zip Cases 3 from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

A few more FUN zip cases...

still having a great time stitching up these bags...

Most any package works with Iron On Vinyl:

Yes, Oreo packages work great !

Once you begin making these,

you will begin looking at your packaging 

in a whole new light...

Tater Tot Zip Case

Steak Fries Zip Case

Food packages make FUN Zip Cases !

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

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January 19, 2020
2019 FINISHES from Kwilty Pleasures

2019 was a good year for my creativity.
I made a lot of fun things.
This post is about my sewing projects.

The year began with a trip to the beach with 
3 Kathys.  I made the other 2 Kathys
sun glass cases and card/key fobs

I finished a couple drawstring bags
that were started at GlampStitchalot in 2018
This camel was supposed to be an oval wall hanging or hoop.
I thought it would be cute as a knitting bag.

The ugly sweater block...also became a drawstring bag.
I gifted this one.

I finished a Poolside Tote ...

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January 16, 2020
Pin It Weekly #302 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Hülle für den Filofax Terminkalender nähen Schnittmuster und Anleitung kostenlos
Let's say hello to a few followers. 

The Lincoln MQG has this adorable planner cover that threw me down a rabbit hole of crafty things I'd like to make. Here are a few of the other pins I couldn't resist in that rabbit hole.

My Zippy Quilter's Planner Cover - The Crafty QuilterFree Zippy Quilter's Planner Cover PDF Pattern | The Quilter's Planner

Susan Sweeney did me the favor of pinning a few more of these craft items. Which I also pinned to "craft diy make."
Bedside Pockets Organizer - free sewing tutorial — SewCanShe | Free Sewing Patterns and Tutorials

Car Diddy Bag - Free Sewing Tutorial — SewCanShe | Free Sewing Patterns and Tutorials

Emily Taylor has some interesting pieces of furniture pinned. 
Konrad Dining Table in Carob design by Nuevo – BURKE DECOR
Dexter Leather Arm Chair | Rejuvenation

Patrick Mid Century Antique Brass Oak Wood Dining Table
And finally here is The Cheeky Cognoscenti with some fun applique blocks.

Jingle BOM Applique Block 2, Design by Erin Russek of One Piece At A Time

IMG_1274 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Name Your Goliath: My Giant Is Named JINGLE, So I'm Quilting It Anyway

July pictures 001

And that's today's PIW. Have a great ...

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January 15, 2020
SCHMETZ Super NonStick needles make sewing a fabric trinket box a breeze from Quilt Social

Yesterday I gathered the supplies and prepared the trinket box sections with Sulky Fuse ‘n Stitch stabilizer and layers of HeatnBond Lite iron-on adhesive.

Today will be so much fun completing the wonderful fabric trinket box. A SCHMETZ Super NonStick needle and Sulky rayon thread will make sewing a breeze. Let’s go.


A fabric trinket box can hold many treasures


Constructing the box body

Place a SCHMETZ Super NonStick needle size 80/12 and the standard sewing foot on the sewing machine. Thread the machine with Sulky rayon thread in both the top and bobbin.

Fold and crease the ...

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January 14, 2020
2 days to sew a fabric trinket box from Quilt Social

Yesterday I began an exploration of what makes the new SCHMETZ Super NonStick needle so special and tested its abilities by making a pair of applique tea towels. Today I’ll prepare the pieces to make a lovely fabric trinket box. Sulky Fuse ‘n Stitch and HeatnBond Lite will really help to show off the capabilities of the SCHMETZ super nonstick needles. I’ve used fabric from the Harbor Reflections collection by Northcott to lend an artistic flair.


A dimensional fabric trinket box


I’ve always found little boxes charming, even more so when made from pretty fabric. My fabric ...

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January 12, 2020
Twodles Birthday Cake Tote - Project Quilting Quilting Season 11, Challenge 1 from Creatin' in the Sticks

This is the first challenge of Season 10 of
Project Quilting.

I'm excited to join in this challenge, Notably Numeric.

My entry:
Twodles Birthday Cake Tote

this is the 8th year I'm participating.
Kim announces a challenge and you have one week to create something quilty.
Prizes can be won and it's a great way to meet new blogging friends.

The rules in this challenge are that the project must feature numbers, counting, or mathematics in the theme or implementation.  It must include either applique, piecing, or have 3 ...

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January 9, 2020
Snow Globe Zipper Pouch from Creatin' in the Sticks

It's a week of winter and snow globes over on the Thermoweb blog 
I'm so happy to share a fun project over there. 

I have the cutest little zipper pouches featuring 
a reverse applique snow globe tutorial to share.

.  Team HeatNBond Lite with a fabric collection like Michael Miller Fabrics' Curiosity by Sandra Clemons to make sweet little fabric snow globes. 

 They make sweet gifts for a snow globe collector or anyone.

All the details and the free pattern and tutorial can be found over at Thermoweb.

I love these so much and these fabrics are too ...

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January 4, 2020
I got your back! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

So did you sign up for the Canadian Quilter's Association Mini Swap??  It's going to be so much fun!! Hey - quilting is our hobby - we'd better be having fun with it or we need to find a new hobby. How many quilts can you make for you or your family?? This is something new and you get to make a new friend. I hope you signed up!!! 

I know that Nine did as she sent me an e-mail. Good morning Nina!!  She also sent me a link to her blog where she sewed the same backpack (well ...

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January 3, 2020
Pin It Weekly #301 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

 Geez, I'm struggling. This bout of depression is really sticking to me, but I'm determined to just wait it out until it gets out. In the meantime, I have managed two minutes in the studio, some babysitting, and some pinning. Yes, I know, but there's been quite a bit of waiting in doctors' offices, so ....

 What have I been pinning you ask? Well, I'm not quite over Christmas. I know others have put away their trees and packed up their pretties, but I'm just not ready. I want to wait and enjoy them when the ...

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January 1, 2020
And I had such good intentions from Oops Lah

to post a bit more regularly but then nothing, not even one post in 2019! The longer I waited the more it felt daunting to catch up. I really don't know where I'm going with this blog; should I just retire it and start using Instagram more? But I'm not really good at that either, as I often just forget to post.  I have no idea if there are still people out there reading this blog.  In any case,  here's a little recap of what I've been up to in 2019 (even if it's ...

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December 26, 2019
Candy Bag.....Zip Cases 2 from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

After feeding the cattle this morning,

I snuck off to the Thread Shed

to sew a few more...

These seem to go out the door

as quick as I get them made...

Everyone that sees them has the same reaction,

"Look at those, how cute are they!"

Then they take their favorite zip bag 

home with them...

I am saving so many different product packages,

they all work with the iron-on vinyl...

I am not just limited to candy bags.

I am not a licorice eater,

but the Cowboy is...

He saved both of these packages for me.

So colorful ...

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December 22, 2019
Candy Bag....Zip Cases from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

Candy Bags

stitched into Zip Cases

How FUN are these !!!

The secret weapon is...Iron-On Vinyl

Start saving your product bags:

When Halloween candy was on sale...

I stocked up on the larger bags:

All of these bags have been trimmed up, 

cut in half and the iron-on vinyl 

has been fused in place...

I also matched up zippers with each package...

These aren't just for candy packages:

Cookie packages work great...

Yes, frozen potato packages stitch up nicely:

I layer the package with batting...

I quilt a few rows of stitching to hold

the batting in place...

I ...

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December 21, 2019
The silence is deafening from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I finally got off my butt and had our furnace serviced for the upcoming (OK - we live in Ontario - we've been using the furnace for a couple of months) winter. Isn't today the first day of winter? Anyway, the furnace is 23 years old and for the last couple of years, the service technicians have been strongly suggesting that we replace the furnace. Not ready to jump into things, we kept putting it off. I had visions of HUGE expenses and wasn't prepared to cough up a lot of money.

The furnace
Besides getting a wee lecture ...

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December 20, 2019
More Holiday Making from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Is there something that intimidates you?  For me, it is zippers!

I have been wanting to make some Sew Together Bags for years.  But whenever I thought about sewing in FOUR zippers, I chickened out.

Well look at these!  I have already made two and I have the fabric and the supplies all pulled for two more.  Again, I didn't plan very well on colors because I have to trade the thread color out for each bag.  But I am really pleased with how they are turning out.

I don't know why zippers scare me so much.  I ...

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