Patterns & Kits

Flat-sew Travel Pouch


This PDF downloadable pattern provides you the opportunity to make the perfect pouch to contain all your personal items, printed documents, and e-tablet / cords while traveling. Chose fun themed fabrics and a contrast zipper to personalize for gifting!

One Armed Bag-It Tote


The One Armed Bag-It Tote is an original pattern, that allows for easy access to your bag contents while shopping at the market for vegggies. I created this pattern when I saw a similar bag at a quilt show. What appealed to me was its simplicity and sturdiness to its modern shape. Heavier weight fabrics work best for this bag, but you can use light weight fabric with heavier interfacing if you prefer.

This pattern is for two sizes of bags:  Finished bag A: 14”x11”x 3"   B: 17”x12”x4”


You will need to supply:

One piece of freezer paper: 15" x 18” for smaller bag A, or 18” x 21” for larger bag B

Fabric needed:  2/3 yard each  if using 44" wide cotton for bag main  (I prefer heavy weight cotton) and lining (can use light or regular weight). 

1.25 yard Fusible interfacing (if 22" wide) medium weight, or choose a heavier type, if you like a more substantial bag. Use an additional yard if you want an even stiffer bag, lining both main and lining fabrics.

Thread, pins or wonder-clips, scissors, chalk marking pencil; Sewing machine, steam iron, Template - see page 3; Use 1/2" seams unless noted otherwise.

40 - 5 inch Asian Charm Squares plus Two Hexie Templates for EPP


This is a hand selected stack of 40 - 5 inch charm squares cut from my personal collection of Japanese fabrics. Ranging from rich golds, purples, indigos and greens, these designs also range in size from small and adorable to large scale prints. Each pack of 40 charm squares is from the same fabrics, but due to large scale prints, may not be exactly the same. 

What will a charm pack of 40 5" squares create?

One pack of forty will yield a quilt 22.5" x 36" (or two runners 11" x 18")
Two packs (80 squares) will yield a quilt 36" x 45"
Three packs (120 squares) will yield a quilt 45" x 54"

This charm pack comes with two bonus hexie templates for english paper piecing; one small 1" side hexie and one large 2" side hexie, so you can cut out paper templates for sewing your own hexies using this charm pack.

Need tutorials for making hexies by hand or machine? Need ideas or patterns for easy charm square quilts? No problem! For links to tutorials utilizing these templates or for creating charm square quilts, be sure to visit Pinterest for my collections of pins and boards for both of these topics!

Modern Casserole or Pie Tote


Carry your pie or dish to your next potluck in style! I created this pattern when I saw a similar casserole or pie tote brought in by a co-worker heading out to a potluck.  Heavier weight fabrics work best for this bag, plus you can option to add a layer of Insulbright for insulation. Fabric needed: one half yard of each for main and inner lining. (I prefer heavy weight cotton) 31"x16" of heavier weight Fusible interfacing. Optional: 16"x16" of Insulbright interfacing. Another option is to make this using Oilcloth for both outer and inner layers, as well as Kraft-Tex for carrying handles.

Printed Fabric Gift Tote Pattern or Kit for DIY

$6.00 for PDF pattern only; $12.00 for DIY Kit and Pattern

I created this pattern after I fell in love with this printed burlap fabric. Since burlap is fairly inexpensive, I thought it might be nice to create an unlined  gift bag for larger gift giving that is pretty enough for packaging that special gift, but durable enough for a trip to the farmer's market after the party. All it needs is a few sheets of tissue paper to wrap a gift inside the tote, and you're set!

Supplies needed:

One 16" x 28" piece of burlap, oilcloth, or other heavy weight fabric of your choosing.


Sewing machine

Serger machine (optional)

Two 22" lengths of grosgrain ribbon or cotton webbing for handles, 3/4 - 1" wide.

Finished size of bag:14"x11"x3" (depending on how big you construct the pleat at bag bottom)

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