Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Gifts for Special People

Two very special colleagues at my school are retiring this year.  I have had several different ideas in mind for gifts for them, but could never really nail down exactly what I wanted to do.  Then I decided that something useful would be the best idea for them.  So I got busy on some Open Wide Zippered Pouches.  I made myself one last summer, and I have used it every time I have traveled ever since!  I hope they will like theirs just as much!

I'm slowly getting better at the zippers.  At first, I was very frustrated, and sure it was my zipper foot that was causing the trouble.  When I went to the Janome dealer in my area to see if he had a different zipper foot, he kindly suggested it might be my technique!  :)  So, home I went, to look for a YouTube video about sewing a zipper.  Sure enough, I found an idea that I tried and it helped.  I guess if I want to make a triple zip pouch, I'd better refine my technique!

I had fun choosing just the right text fabric for each of my friends.  I've been building my stash of text fabric for awhile, so I found just what I needed right on the shelf in my sewing room.

Made just for you, my friends!  With love.


Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Awesome bags! I am sure they will be greatly appreciated.

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Love bags-these are really neat fabrics too. Good work.

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

too cute! I love text print fabric, and the aqua one is fantastic!

Thank you so much for partying at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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