Leftover Block Envelope Bag tutorial

This tutorial shows a great idea for experimenting with and using a leftover quilt block. The small bag is square but could easily be adapted to a rectangular shape. I think it’s always nice to have projects that can be finished quickly and give us a nice sense of accomplishment!

Sherilyn

The Quilt Show is Coming!

I drove by the Torrance Cultural Arts Center on Sunday morning and was delighted to see the marquee announcing next weekend’s annual Quilt Show! There’s so much to see. We’d love to have you come and enjoy the show with us, including:

I want to mention the wonderful vendors who will be joining us. I’m always eager to see what new fabrics and patterns and notions they bring!

Betty’s Photos On Fabric
PO Box 930
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701

Cindy’s Fabric Shack
949-636-9216

Crafts by Jean
14124 Desert Rose St
Hesperia, CA 92344
909-946-9347

Cranberry Quiltworks
3810 Prospect Ave Unit A
Yorba Linda, California 92886

Dee’s Designs
Fontana, CA

Dragon Lady Quilts
PO Box 6305
Oceanside, CA 92052
760-612-4807

Elkhorn Quilt Company
2244 N Hunt Circle
Mesa, AZ 85203
480-773-0190

Fabulous Fabrics
11300 Maverick Drive
Weldon, CA 93283
661-600-6044

Kalimba Soundz
1060 Winter Ct
Tracy, CA 95376
831-234-1240

Luella’s Quilt Basket
1512 Aviation Blvd
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

Momen+
1323 El Prado Ave
Torrance, CA 90501
310-328-0500

O’rajess Creations
12830 6th St #66
Yucaipa, CA 92399
909-633-5014

Pegboard Highway
Marina Del Rey, CA
310-242-5217

Rusty Crow Quilt Shop
6949 Elfin Oaks Road
Elfin Forest, CA 92029
760-752-7784

Sew EZ Quilting
3254 Reese Lane
Gardnerville, NV 89410

Sewing Arts Center
3330 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Sweet Comfort
PO Box 27898
Santa Ana, CA 92799
949-642-3276

The Batty Lady
1831 Lexington Drive
Corona, CA 92880
951-279-9624

The Fabric Quarter
Santa Barbara, CA
805-683-3300

The Quilt Attic
106 Bridge St
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

The Quilt Cupboard
11891 Valley View
Garden Grove, CA 92845
714-891-8639

We look forward to seeing you next weekend!

Sherilyn

Quick Christmas Gifts (Part 2)

This is part 2 of a number of quick holiday gift tutorials on the internet. Part 1 included gift bags and small purses. Today we have links for larger bags, sewing items, a couple of zipper techniques, and other miscellaneous gifts.

Medium Bags:

Large Bags:

For fun:

Techniques:

Sewing and Other Organizers:

Other:

Well, that will keep us busy! Happy crafting!

Sherilyn

Quick Christmas Gifts (Part 1)

On Sunday I spent a while searching the internet for quick quilting/sewing-related Christmas gifts. (I need an idea for five friends who are meeting together in a few weeks.) While I still haven’t decided what to make, I thought that some of you might be in need of the same information. So here are links to some of the projects I found (part 1). Some are billed as quick and easy, but at least all of the tutorials didn’t look too hard! And, these are all free tutorials.

Gift Bags:

Wristlets:

Coin/Change Purses:

Small Bags:

Wallets:

Additional ideas are coming in part 2 for larger bags, luggage tags, camera/iPod cases, sewing items, and zipper techniques. If you have other gift suggestions, we’re all ears!

Happy quilting,

Sherilyn

Spring Fabrics to Dream About

I know. We’re barely starting into Fall and I’m already mentioning the Spring fabrics. But these are just too pretty not to share, and why not start dreaming about the possibilities?

Me and My Sister Designs has a new line called Dilly Dally created for Moda. It will be shown in Houston and hopefully our local shops will have it available next Spring! Here’s a preview of the turquoise colorway:

Dilly Dally turquoise.jpgTheir site has images of all colors and prints in the set.

Also from Me and My Sister Designs are a couple of patterns that would look so nice in their new fabric line:

  • Juliet Bag pattern – Besides the black and white model, here are photos from a recent class, showing other variations.

And Barb from Me and My Sister says Hi to all of us! (How nice!) So what other projects are you dreaming of?