This month our Modern Quilt Guild is doing a zipper pouch swap. Apparently I had pinned this Zipper Pouch Tutorial by the Sewing Chick more than one time on my Pinterest boards so I’m glad I had a reason to make it. Instead of leaving a hole in the lining of the bag and pulling it through like I have done every other time I’ve made a zipper pouch, she has you make a small bindings for the linings. It ends up looking nice but it was a bit tedious. I’m sure it didn’t help that I was finishing the bag at 11:00 at night. I used some Liberty of London tana lawn scraps and some Cotton+Steel sparkle linen for the outside. And my favorite Add it Up print from Cotton+Steel for the lining. I used fusible fleece for the interfacing instead of ShapeFlex 101. I wanted it to stand up and have some body. I really like the way this..
I know it’s been a while since I’ve blogged regularly. I have been so busy with my shop, Pink Castle Fabrics. And, I recently purchased another quilting shop in Howell, Michigan called The Stitchery Sewing center. I have to say that it was a longer process than I had anticipated, buying someone else’s existing business. Of course, now I have the challenge of bringing the shop back up to speed and full inventory. And just like any process, there are bumps in the road and unexpected complications. But I’m getting there and I’m hoping that both shops will be running smoothly soon enough. It’s been ages since I was able to set foot in my sewing room. I finally got a chance this weekend to clean up a little bit and put together a project. I had this machine embroidery that I made with the Janome Skyline S9 at work and I finally made it into a quilted pillow. The..