Here are some basic instructions in case you'd like to make a Quick Change Coin Purse of your very own. Because this is a not-tutorial tutorial I am assuming you know how to sew a binding, box corners, and sew a zipper.
Okay so some of you know how to make dresden plates, others of you have thought you'd like to try it but you don't know where to begin, and other of you are like "ew dresden plates is an old fashion block." Well then i'm talking to you if you fall in any of these categories.
Well this time around i made a cute little tote... bags are accessories, and are an extension of your outfit, sometimes the bag is what completes the outfit. i like bags like.a.lot. I wanted to see how this fabric would look as a hand bag and it did not disappoint.
These bags are great for large shopping trips; but not so convenient when just running in to pick up a tomato & sour cream for dinner. That is where this little folded bag comes in handy. It's just the right size to fit into your purse so it's always ready when you need it.
Today we are going to learn how to make a Jacob's Ladder block. Originally, the block was made using two sharply contrasting colors: a dark and a light. The pieces are arranged in such a way as to create diagonal patterns of light and dark across the block.
This block features a very simple half square triangle block, Crosses & Losses. Also known as Goose & Goslings, Fox & Geese, and Bouncing Betty, this block is easy to put together and allows for many drastically different looks, depending on your color choices.
Today's Traditional Block Thursday tutorial features a new technique! We are going to learn how to make a quarter square triangle (QST), also known as an hourglass block. It is pretty obvious by looking at the block how the hourglass block got its name. Just like the half square triangle, the quarter square triangle is a very versatile block.
Our last block for our Traditional Block Thursday is this beautiful Weather Vane Block. This block "dates back to the time when great-grandmother used that commodity to 'calc'late a change,' instead of listening to a scientific forecast on the radio. But her pattern, the weather vane, is one of the loveliest of our old-time quilt designs." - Ruby Short McKim
The Variable Star is a classic quilt block that has been around for over 100 years. It has also been called the Sawtooth Star and the Evening Star. The possibilities with this one really are endless. Since the center is a square, you can fill that square with patchwork, fussy cut fabric, or more stars
The Dutchman's Puzzle pattern is a simple block constructed of pairs of flying geese blocks. It is a very old design, originating in the late 1800's. It is also commonly known as a Windmill Block or Spinning Windmill Block because the triangles are reminiscent of the famous Dutch windmills.
You cannot have too many tote bags. Especially after you discover how easy they are to sew! Combining different fabrics and experimenting with various sizes will give you endless possibilities. A book bag, a knitting tote, a gym carryall, a catch-all for the car, it makes a marvellous customized gift for anyone.