Sewing & Quilting

Lizzy Bag

In January I realized I was long overdue for a new purse and had looked but didn’t find one I liked. Then I decided to make one. One evening I checked for patterns online and came across the perfect one. image credit: Clover and Violet This is the Lizzy bag by Clover and Violet. I […] Read more…

In the Bag

My sixteen year old daughter did not own a bag. It’s not due to lack of looking. I can attest to that. Finally, one day when we were out she found a bag she liked. Unfortunately, she didn’t like any of the fabrics it came in. So, she asked me to make one like it. […] Read more…

Pouch Swap

First, I really don’t like the word pouch. Something about it bothers me. It’s right up there with moist, supple and panties. Unfortunately, I can’t think of another word to replace it with. I could say bag but for the swap what you consider a bag — a tote or purse — was not included. […] Read more…

Ready Set Go

I’m officially a modern quilter.  Well, at least in name.  I joined the St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild at the January monthly meeting a few Saturdays ago.  I paid my dues and am official.  As of that morning there were around 50 paid members.  A large number of them were at the meeting.  It was […] Read more…

Saint Louis Modern Quilt Guild

In December I finally made it to a monthly meeting of the Saint Louis Modern Quilt Guild.  The two months prior I wanted to go but other things came up.  I was interested in attending one of their meetings to see what it was all about after learning about modern quilting when I discovered Elizabeth Hartman’s […] Read more…

Make This Look

The other day I was checking The Sew Weekly and noticed their new feature titled Make This Look. Visitors to the site can submit an article of clothing they’ve found online that they’d like to make. The Sew Weekly then identifies a similar pattern and fabric to recreate the look. Here’s an example for the […] Read more…

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