Planning a quick weekend getaway anytime soon? Then you'll love this fast-and-easy carryall that will easily hold all your essentials. With a minimum of fabric, you can whip one up before this weekend even arrives. 

The free, downloadble pattern is available on the Robert Kaufman website here. The designer, Anna Graham of Noodlehead, even provides some great tips to guide you along the process. Don't forget to check out her Flicker page here as well, to see some very clever bags made by others.








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With this sample, you'll practice your invisible machine-applique work following Kim's Penny Circle directions (in Episode 1407). If you like, you can add a bit of punch with an outline of 'big stitch' embroidery.

Don't forget to post your work in the Show and Tell area. We're seeing some great pieces being created as a result of this series!





Surprise that special little someone on Easter morning (or anytime!) with a Mooshy Belly Bunny. These little cuties from Chez Beeper Bebe are made from soft t-shirts and can be whipped up in less than an hour. 




This week's homework is to make your own little Hankie Block following Karen Goeggler's instructions in Episode 1405. As we're making 8" finished blocks for this year-long project, be sure that when you go to the copy center that the line labeled 8" prints out at exactly 8".

We want to see your work, and as an incentive, we're offering you the chance to win one of FOUR Super Goodie bags (filled with lots of studio-audience giveaways) just for posting your work in Show and Tell by March 23. Winners will be announced in the Newsletter and Daily Blog on March 25.


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Are you looking for a quick-and-easy handmade gift?  Why not a soft fabric bowl made with fabrics already in your stash? 

This charming little bowl, designed by Brett Bara, uses only two 9 1/2" squares of fabric and interfacing, and can be whipped up in about 30 minutes. Now that's a last-minute project you'll want to keep handy!

Brett's easy-to-follow video walks you through the process from start to finish.



If you were inspired by all things vintage while watching Karen Gloeggler's Episode (1405), then you'll definitely want to check out these other great shows featuring techniques for adding a touch of history to your work.

Remember: As a Star Member, you have access to EVERY SHOW, EVERY TEACHER, AND EVERY TECHNIQUE . .  PLUS, we're creating small projects to practice some of the techniques taught in the current shows.



Precision piece a traditional Ohio Star
with Jo Morton (Episode 808)

Build a sepia-toned crazy-quilt block
with Brian Haggard (Episode 1106)

Learn the featherstitch, inspired by an antique sleigh blanket,
with Alex Anderson (Episode 608)


If you've enjoyed watching Victoria's method for unorthodox scrappy piecing (Episode 1404), you'll definitely want to check out these other great improv-piecing techniques.

Remember: As a Star Member, you have access to ALL shows that have aired. Don't miss out on this bounty of fantastic fun and learning!



Improvisational piecing with
 Jean Wells (Episode 1301)


 Wonky Star with
Ricky Tims (Episode 209)


Strata Piecing with
Louisa Smith (Episode 204)



This week's Little Scraps of Magic technique can be used for both large and small projects.  Gyleen shares her fast and simple technique for adding a binding to a project.  We made our quilt sandwich with scraps of fabric from our stash a 7" square (to accomdate the binding) to easily fit into the clear sheet protector. Get the downloadable instructions on the Projects page.




The weather outside may remind us that spring is still a long way off, but this floral table topper is sure to warm your heart . . . and your home decor. Click here for this fast-and-cheery project from WeAllSew.


We wrap up our Folding Fiber Book this week as classroom instructor Cheryl Lynch (Episode 811) shows you how to assemble and finish the book with a nifty edging.

As an added incentive, one lucky TQS member who submits an image of a WIP will win Cheryl's book, Sew Embellished!, PLUS a fat-quarter packet of wonderful Dutch fabric! Don't dawdle: the winner will be announced on March 14!

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