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Winner of the Read-A-Thon Quilt Kit

I'm so excited to announce the winner of this beautiful spring quilt kit. Lisa Marie wrote the most wonderful things about spring and why we sew. Read below her comments.


Lisa Marie:
Here is just one example of why I love sewing. At a recent family gathering I saw one of my husband's second cousins. We seldom see each other but that night we had a chance to chat a bit and I really enjoyed it. A few days later I was still thinking of that and decided to send her a couple little things to let her know I was thinking of her. I made a quilted potholder and an infinity scarf, which are both quick little projects. I threw in a few handmade notecards and sent it all to her. A week later I got a gushing thank you note from her about how I had made her day and her week by sending the little gifts. Not long after that, my MIL talked about this cousin going on and on about this fabulous package I had sent to her. Just knowing that you can do something, even a small thing, to brighten someone…

Union Jack Blog Tour Project Bag

I used the small Union Jack panel from the Riley Blake Designs collection. There are so many fun colors to choose from. You might need to do what I did and make several of your favorite colors. Supplies needed: 1 union jack 1 rectangle 10” x 13” fusible fleece or batting 1 rectangle 10” x 13” coordinating fabric 1 rectangle 2 ½” x 10” for the handle 1 rectangle 5 ½” x 9 ½” thick premium vinyl 10” or larger zipper


1.Sandwich the batting between the Union Jack  and the coordinating fabric.

2.Quilt desired pattern on the Union Jack through all layers. Trim around the outside edge, leaving a ¼” seam allowance.
           Note: Union Jack measures approximately 9 ½” x 11 ¾”

  3.Cut 2 sections 1 ¼”.

 4.With right sides together place zipper on top of the first 1 ¼” section.


5.Topstitch on right side of fabric.

6. With right sides together sew 
other side of zipper.