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{TUTORIAL} Adding Zipper Pocket

Hello,
The last two days was euphoria for me. It's the first time I got published in an online media and that too on Ecwid Blog! I was contacted by them by email early this month and was so excited about it. You can read my Behind the Scene Story in Ecwid Blog. I hope I can inspire more mothers who decided to left 9 to 5 job and pursue her dreams.

Now let's get down to the fun stuff. I got email from Patti, asking about how to add zipper pocket on the Phone Pouch. Thank you so much Patti!! Adding zipper pouch is very easy. If you already got the pattern  here is what you have to do. (if you haven't,  you can get it at the end of this post)

After you cut all your Exterior, Lining and Interfacing pieces as per pattern instructions, cut 2 extra lining pieces of Main Panel.

1. Fuse the interfacing on to the wrong side of the back exterior piece. Mark 1.5" down on one of the short end and cut.

Do the same with one of the lining piece.

2. Put the lining and exterior pieces…

Week 4 of January

I bought  this 200 blocks book last year and this is one block I bookmarked.  I really love this one

I esp. love the tiny star in the middle.

Let see how I will progress here. This is going to be my "one block at a time" project. Like maybe 3 or 4 blocks in a month or maybe less. 
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Aaaand I finally finished the TOP of this quilt. Started last year but somehow never got around to join the blocks. too much of distraction 0_0

it will be finish at 40" x 50" 
I am still thinking what to put at the back, maybe a grey chevron will look good. 

and another quilt is basted. Plan to do the quilting next week after finish my custom orders

*************************** and my son is growing =_=  how time flies!!  He is taller than me now listening to rock music and best part is  now we can sing Bryan Adams and GnR songs together though I am still trying to convert him to Bon Jovi <3 


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Another thing I did was I started d…

Oh My Star

I always love star blocks and when I saw Jera of Quilting in The Rain "Summer Mini Star" quilt I just went ahead and bought the pattern one year ago...
and it's super easy to do

I've done it in a day...well if you count the hours that I am working on it ;-)
here is the detail of the FMQ, isn't that pretty?? Please don't mind if I can't stop being narcissistic here  I've been trying FMQ in my HV Designer Topaz 20 which is I must admit it was rather bumpy journey. I read and watched a bunch of tutorials, fiddle with the settings, etc but it was not working as smooth as my  humble Usha Stitch Queen


and this one I did with Rayon thread in butter yellow color. It's so gorgeous in person.  HV DT 20 in my opinion is good as embroidery machine or general sewing. But not for quilting. This is from my personal experiences. 

At the back, I decided to go with this yellow and green geometric print from my Etsy Fabric Shop. I wanted something bright. And the…

The Queen is home

I've been looking for a 3rd machine. I want something semi automatic, something heavy duty. I read online about Janome HD1000 and visited Usha Janome shops in my town and they said it is not available in India. 
But I need a machine to sew my wallets and bags. 
My Bernette has been having some problem and in and out of service a couple of times but the problem persist. My Husqvarna Viking  DT 20 can handle it so far, but it is not tough enough to handle the load. Besides, if anything happen, there is no service support for Husqvarna Viking in my town or the nearest Metro (that is Calcutta), it's going to be a headache for me.  So, I was looking something less expensive which will serve my purpose.
First I went to the main dealer of Usha Janome in GS Road, the guy there was trying to sell me the high end machine, and refused to show me Usha Stitch Queen, the machine that I have in mind (besides the HD1000). I told him, I already have fancy one and I don't need another one. So …

Looking Back

Happy New Year!!
2015 was a good year. I traveled quite a lot and collecting more fabrics. I learned Jogakbo (Korean Patchwork) during my visit to South Korea, started trying hand quilting (still in WIP now) and also started making bigger bags (again).


The latest bag that I finished was Ikat Super Tote from Noodlehead pattern. It took me quite a long time to start. I love how the grey jute highlighted the ikkat fabric. The bag is perfect size for someone who love carrying lots of stuff like me. 


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 here are some of the things that I've completed in 2015.
More photos can be seen HERE or in my INSTAGRAM 
{ Bag and Pouches} 

{quilts}

{Passport wallets}

{iPhone sleeves}


Now, I'm ready with new adventures in 2016.

Happy 2016



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