Annie Unrein
Craftsy Instructor

Saint George, UT USA

Annie Unrein is an expert quilter, pattern designer and teacher. Her quilts and designs have appeared in publications such as Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting, Quilt, and Memory Makers magazines. She also created ByAnnie's Soft and Stable?, a product that adds body, stability and professional finish to purses, bags and home decor.

Annie's Craftsy Classes


Sew Sturdy: The Ultimate Travel Bag

Don't take one more trip with a bag you don't love! Learn how to make a quilted bag that's perfect for travel with beloved instructor Annie Unrein. In this class, learn step-by-step construction, starting with with how to create sturdy quilted fabric with foam stabilizer that will become the bag's front, back and side panels.  From there, you'll create reinforced handles and sturdy straps. Next, Annie will teach you how to make slip pockets, mesh pockets, combination slip-and-zip pockets and other variations. With your bag almost ready to construct, Annie will help you add a stabilizer sleeve to the bottom of the bag, install zippers, shape the bag's edges and bind them beautifully. Then you'll be ready to join the bag front and back to the side strip, before binding the edges and adding a few last details for a fabulous finish.


$19.99 $39.99


Sew Sturdy: Home Organizers

Get organized with home storage that features the best of both fun style and fabulous functionality! Join expert and designer Annie Unrein as she shows you how to sew organizers for a beautiful, handmade way to keep track of knickknacks, notions and anything else that might fit. Take the fuss out of working with multiple layers using Annie’s tricks for sewing through layered fabric and stabilizer. Then, quilt fabric pieces and combine them with zippers and pockets for sturdy, standing organizers. You’ll also get insider tricks for working with bias binding and learn how to seamlessly join binding for a polished look. Plus, customize your organizers to meet your needs with labels, handles, lids and more!

$19.99 $39.99


Sew Sturdy Travel Organizers

Learn the secrets to professional-quality bags as you sew two cute and functional organizers with pattern designer Annie Unrein! Learn how to choose the best batting for quilted components, select a stabilizer for bags with great body and find out how to sew vinyl and mesh with ease.Then, turn handles, install hardware and bind edges like a pro. Annie will also share insider tips for installing zippers around curves. You’ll even discover ways to work with zippers by the yard to save yourself money and time. Add polished finishing details and showcase the fruits of your labor — a soft storage binder for sewing supplies, toiletries and beyond, and a travel cosmetic organizer that will keep everything in its place.

$24.99 $39.99

What's New

To save you time and money, we have made two Finishing Kits containing most of the supplies that you will need for the projects in the Sew Sturdy Travel Organizers class. Fabric is NOT included, so pick a fabric and then decide what color of zippers and hardware you would like. You will find more info about those kits (as well as links to the tools we recommend) at our website.
Jul 11, 2015
We just opened a distribution center in Spain so it will be much easier for customers in Europe to get Soft and Stable from us. We'd love to get Soft and Stable into more quilt shops in Europe, so please ask your local quilt shop to contact us at for more info. You can also buy directly from us either through our US website or by emailing us at We do not yet have our European website up and running, but it is in the works. In the meantime, retail customers can contact us at and we can have product shipped directly to you from Spain. That will be a more efficient method both in terms of time and cost.

Annie's Projects

Stacked Nesting Baskets
Colorful Nesting Baskets
Catch-All Caddy
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