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sashiko denim bag

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Learn how to make a sashiko denim tote bag using scraps of denim left from previous projects.
I like how sashiko bags look and making them are all fun. You play with fabric and stitches. Though it is a slow process, you will enjoy making it since it is one of these projects that make you relax.
I like working with denim and for such projects I recycle the jeans that aren't used anymore. This sashiko denim tote bag is also good for recycling your old jeans.
I like the look and texture of the method of Japanese sashiko technique.


How to make the bag:
Lay out pieces of denim in a design that looks good to you. You can use larger or smaller size pieces. It is all up to you.  Make sure  that your design is about 43x47 cm.



Use pins to hold the pieces together before starting stitching. In order to make stitching easier, I basted the pieces together.


Next step is just making lines of running stitch through all the layers to hold every piece together. Before starting stitching it may be …

snail's trail quilt pattern

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Snail's trail is a traditional pattern with a lot of fun in it. At first look it seems a bit tricky to construct due to its spiral pattern. It also looks hard but it actually isn't. Snail's trail quilt can also be foundation pieced, if you prefer but I think there is no need for this pattern. This quilt block lets you do many things considering fabric placement and color choices. You can make it scrappy and it is also ideal for charm packs.

These blocks I have made are 12" x 12". The snail's trail block is absolutely one of my favourites. You need at least two different fabrics and it is important to pay attention to the contrast in value. I made this block with two fabrics. 1/4" seam allowance is used for all the seams.


Cutting instructions
Cut 6 7/8" squares from each of your fabrics ( one light fabric and one dark fabric square)Cut 5 1/4 " squares from each of your fabricsCut 3 7/8" squares from each of your fabrics.Cut two 2 5/8" squ…

card trick quilt block tutorial

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A card trick quilt block is made of half and quarter square triangles. Card trick quilt block is a bit tricky if you are new to quilting when it is made with all triangles. There is an another method of making card trick quilt using squares and rectangles, which is easier to make, but it does not give the same effect. So I prefer making the block with half and quarter square triangles. 
I also prepared the tutorial, keeping it as simple and clear as possible. With this tutorial learn how to sew a card trick quilt block. It isn't as tricky as you think now!
Instructions You will need four different fabrics and a background fabric.Choose your fabrics, pay attention to the colour contrasts for it to give the right effect. I chose bright colours for card trick quilt block.Cut your pieces; - 5 1/4" square from each of the card fabrics and the background fabric (total 5 pieces)                                                   - 4 7/8" square from each of the card fabrics and …