I am a published sewing and quilting author with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. My most recent book, How to Make a Quilt was published in August 2014 by Storey Publishing. ...
I am a published sewing and quilting author with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. My most recent book, How to Make a Quilt was published in August 2014 by Storey Publishing. I've written two other successful books for them-- The Quilting Answer Book and The Sewing Answer Book. I learned to sew from my great grandmother, two grandmothers, and my Mom when I was barely in grade school and I've been sewing ever since. I added quilting to my repertoire in the 1980s and worked for a major quilt book publisher as Managing Editor and then Editor-in-Chief for 5 years. Now I have my own business, designing quilts and tote bags and anything else that strikes my fancy. Go to www.joyofsewingandquilting.blogspot.com to see my projects and whatever else I'm up to. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find something you'd like to make in my Craftsy store!
Double-faced, quilted fabric is the backdrop for contrasting divided pockets and the bottom panel on the outside of this pretty tote. Use it for round-the-town shopping or as a roomy carry-on for your travel essentials. Inside, you'll find a zipped security pocket. For lots more fabric options, check out home dec fabrics to make your own quilted yardage; directions are included.
Note: The directions for quilting your own fabric were recently updated (4.17.15), and changes are on page 5 in Quilt-It-Yourself.