Pumpkin Pincushion


I’m enjoying the cooler weather and glad we finally have some sun here in Atlanta after days and days of rain. Someone recently asked me to post the instructions for this pumpkin pincushion that I made a few years ago, so here it is! Download the  instructions here. There are two sizes of pumpkins here and obviously you could make them as a pincushion or fall decoration.


I’m busy getting ready for the upcoming Quilt Market in Houston, where I’ll be showing my new collection in the Seven Islands booth #354/454. More details soon.

Have you heard about the Craft Industry Alliance? If you are a maker or craft business owner, this community will provide you with lots of great advice and information. Head over to Crafty Planner to listen to a podcast with Abby and Kristin talking about their new venture. This is a great opportunity to empower us by providing more transparency in the industry.

Zippered Pouch Tutorial


Head over to Skip to My Lou for this quick pouch tutorial as part of the Bake, Craft, Sew, and Crochet holiday series. This holiday season, I am going to try to make only useful things!


This pouch’s finished size is 5″ x 7″, so it will hold your phone and cards. You could add a wrist strap to take it with you and skip the purse. I used some faux leather and my Framework fabric that you can buy here and here, among other places.



Double Diamond Quilt Block


Today I’m excited to be participating in Patchwork Posse’s Around the Block Round Robin of quilt block designs. My block, pictured above, is called Double Diamond. I’ve made the block here in my Garden collection fabrics and solids. Below, you can see what a full quilt might look like. You can also see how some simple changes to the layout would create different designs.


Be sure to head over to Patchwork Posse to enter to win a copy of my book, 1, 2, 3 QuiltClick on the image below to print out the .pdf with full instructions.


Rail Fence Tote Pattern


Head over to Chronicle Books’ facebook page to see the free pattern for my Rail Fence Tote, excerpted from 1, 2, 3 Quilt. A super-quick and easy bag to make as a gift or for yourself! The rail fence pattern is a good introduction to quilting.

Holiday Hot Pad Tutorial


Check out my simple instructions for making this hot pad for the holidays over at Skip to my Lou’s Handmade Holiday series.

I used my new Garden collection for Kokka, which will be available in the next couple of months. (Those are my Folk Modern tulips in the background, which you can find here and here). The pattern is adapted from my Ticking Stripe Hot Pad pattern in 1, 2, 3 Sew.

Since I’ll be selling some things at the Indie Craft Experience’s Holiday Shopping Spectacular this weekend, I made a few extra.


Check out other posts and giveaways in the series on Skip to my Lou!

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