5 yards, 5 fabrics, 5 projects!

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After visiting Quilter’s Loft a month ago and picking up one yard each of five different Valentine’s themed fabrics by Moda, I resolved to use them (plus scrap batting and muslin) to make five different projects. Drumroll, please….

As you can see, our projects included a mantlepiece decoration, one large bag, one drawstring bag, a change purse, and a tiny gift bag.
First, we paper-pieced hearts and produced a Valentine’s Day mantlepiece decoration. Paper piecing is a great technique to do with kids – it is easy because you sew right on a printed line! The results always look so professional, even for beginning sewers.

After playing around with these scrumptious fabrics, our daughter Caitrin, ever a fan of brown and pink combinations, decided she would like a bag. We decorated with flowers and ruffles and made each side a little different.



We also made a drawstring bag in two contrasting prints.
There were a few scraps left and I still needed a fifth project. What’s a girl to do? “Omiyage” by Kumiko Sudo, came to the rescue. We made this tiny marble bag to complete our set of five. Now we are ready for Valentine’s Day!

(I hope to have some of these projects available as patterns for future fabric releases… stay tuned.)
Have a great week, everyone!

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