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how to make crib size duvet cover

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Making a duvet cover is a simple beginner friendly sewing project. You can sew a crib size duvet cover for your baby or as a gift. It is a simple and quick project to make. I sew this duvet cover as a gift. Besides quilting, such easy quilting projects makes me happy and gives the chance of a break.
Whatever I make something new, I try to prepare tutorials as well, trying to make use of my knowledge and I like sharing ideas. Soooo here we go!
Instructions You will need a top and a bottom fabric for the duvet. There are standard measurements for each size but bedding can be varying so before sewing your duvet cover, measure yours in order to be sure that it will fit.

For toddle bed finished size is 33"×42". You need to add 1" to the with 1/2" seam allowance and add 1.5" to the length for seam allowance and 6" for the closure part. So cut two pieces of fabric measuring 34"×49.5"

Before starting it is important to wash and iron.


Start with closure…

8 modern foundation paper piecing patterns

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I love paper piecing. When I paper piece, I feel like I am playing games. I like seeing the images of the pattern come to life on fabric. Actually foundation paper piecing is my favourite. So I have collected a series of foundation paper piecing patterns that I like most. I have tried some of them, and some are waiting for to be done. What's more, they are all free. If you are new to foundation paper piecing, it is a good idea to start with a simple project that teaches you how to paper piece. FOUNDATION PAPER PIECING TUTORIAL will teach you how to do it.

10 foundation paper piecing patterns

The rose pattern by Jitka Designs is amazing. The image above is my version of rose pattern. You can download the pattern for free and make your own rose with your favourite colors.



You can make a modern foundation paper piecing quilt with the traditional pineapple quilt block. See my tutorial for pineapple quilt block.


This Mini Kaleidoscope Quilt by Wombat Quilts is lovely. Tiny scraps are u…

quilted zipper pouch tutorial

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Zipper pouches are one of my favourite world. They are both practical to use and also perfect as gift. When I am not quilting, I like sewing zipper pouches. What is more, you can also exgibit your quilting skills with zipper pouches by adding some quilting on them.


Here is one of these quilted zipper pouches that I have made. I used that lovely paper pieced butterfly at the front. I added a 1" yellow frame to the butterfly and added 2 1/2" purple frame to make the front piece of the pouch. I used purple fabric at the back. The finished size of the pouch is 9x12". It is pretty bigger than the other ones.
If you would like to make a quilted zipper pouch, the tutorial is HERE. It is quite practical with easy to follow instructions.



If you like the paper pieced butterfly and want to make one for yourself, it is also HERE with free pattern.




witch quilt block

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If you are a quilter, upcoming special days are more special to you since you look for the appropriate quilts to make relating that day. Since it is Halloween time, I feel excited about making quilt blocks related to Halloween. So I have been searching for some witch patterns to make. Below is one of what I have found and made. That witch is lovely and may inspire you too.

A paper pieced pattern which is released for free suitable for the spirit of Halloween. You can download the free witch pattern below.

Witch quilt pattern by Sonja Callaghan

 It is designed by Sonja Callaghan. Here is mine. I preferred to use orange as background colour. I thought it qould be good with Halloween spirit and made the witch dark blue. I like the result. I haven't decided whether to make it a cushion ör mini wall quilt yet. I enjoyed making mt Halloween Quilt. Hope you enjoy your witch quilt, too.

Happy Halloween!




carseat canopy tutorial

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Learn how to make a carseat cover for your little baby so that s/he can be protected from the germs and the changeable weather conditions.


Before you start, wash, dry and iron the fabric that you are going to use.

Cut the two fabrics (top and back) 35" wide and 42" long.Line up your fabrics, right sides together.Fold the top fabric vertically to find the center and iron a crease. Then cut the crease 19 1/2" (from the bottom) to make the front slit.


Place top and back fabrics right sides together and cut the slit up the back fabric so that both have an identical slit. Pin them together.



Sew together around the whole fabric, leaving a little space so that you can turn the fabric's right side out.After sewing, flip the fabric right side out and then iron around the edges. When you come to the part that hasn't been sewn yet, fold the raw edges under and iron smoothly, as in the photo below. And topstitch all the way around.

Now it is time to sew the strips. Cut two pie…

Open wide zippered pouch tutorial

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I made this zippered pouch the other day and prepared a tutorial. I have made some other zipper pouches before but this one is with open wide which will make it easier to find inside what you are looking for. So it is quite practical to use.

Here we go!

You will need 1/4 yard fabric, zipper at last 10" long or longer, thread, interfacing of your choice.


Directions:If you prefer to use interfacing, fuse on or baste on interfacing of your main exterior pieces.Lay one exterior piece (12"x 9") right side up, lay zipper on top. Align zipper tape edge to the raw edges of the top of exterior piece. Layer lining fabric on top, right side down on top of zipper.

Pin and using 1/4" seam allowance, sew over. At around 1" before the end of the fabric stop sewing, pull the zipper away from the seam and continue stitching along the fabric until the edge. Flip so the wrong sides of fabric are facing. Press.
Lay the other exterior piece right side up, lay zipper attached fabri…