Bonus Easter Bags for The Grands

I can’t remember the last time if ever, I purchased a pre-made Easter basket.  This year, however, I decided to make bags for The Grands.

I used a reversible Trick-or-Treat Bag pattern by Kenzie Mac.  I fell in love w/this pattern several years ago after seeing it at the AQG Quilt show in Mesa, AZ. I especially LOVE the jute webbing handle!

I made the first bag for no one in particular, using the lovely Hidden Garden by Miriam Bos for Birch Fabrics .

After showing it to my middle son, (who is temporarily living back at home w/me), and telling him how it’s actually a pattern for a Trick-or-Treat Bag,  he suggested making the reverse side in Halloween fabric so The Grands can use it for trick-or-treating too. Duh! It doesn’t have to be Easter on both sides!  I can’t believe I didn’t think of that on my own!

So that’s what I did.

Easter on one side.20170407_223245

And Halloween on the other.20170407_223419(1)

I love how they turned out. Now to fill them w/goodies!

Have a great holiday weekend.

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A Quick Handmake to Gift

I was recently invited to, and attended, three parties.

Since I’m a maker, it’s pretty much “a must” that I give handmade gifts. This is purely my own rule, not something imposed by anyone else.

But, since I’m also a busy person w/a long list of UFOs, my handmade gifts must also be things I can make quickly. And these fabric coasters fit the ticket perfectly!


I used a tutorial very similar to this one I found on Pinterest.  I used 5″ squares, which means it’s a perfect project to use up those charm packs you’ve been hoarding. I also used batting instead of fusible web.   Since the liner is not visible, it doesn’t have to be pretty; muslin will do. Nicely. I also top stitched around the perimeter of mine but it’s not necessary.

If you are looking for quick, cute, and functional, look no further!

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Quick Hand-Makes for Anytime Gifts

My most popular pattern to date is my Easy Reversible Microwave Cozy.

https://www.craftsy.com/quilting/patterns/easy-reversible-microwave-cozy-reg-size/263517

A few years ago I made one for all my coworkers, church family and friends.

I finally got around to making a set for my own home.  I used one of my Pampered Chef bowls as inspiration for my set of four. 

What makes my pattern different?  It does not require a lot of marking like most of the others I’ve come across. 

You can purchase my pattern on Craftsy for $1.50.  
I also sell a combo pack which includes instructions for medium and large size cozies for $3,

If you are looking to make quick, quilted gifts, look no further!  Your peeps are gonna love these! I guarantee it!

Until next time, God bless and happy stitchin’!

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In the same way the Spirit also joins to help in our weakness, because we do not know what to pray for as we should,  but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with unspoken groanings. Romans 8:26