Category Archives: quick sewing project

Video tutorial: Circle in a square quilt block

Video tutorial: Circle in a square quilt block - quick and easy quilting

Sewing circles isn’t easy. There’re many ways to sew circles and mostly it involves sewing curves and using many pins or appliqué.

But this this video tutorial demonstrates a different technique that involves using fusible interfacing.

Learn how to sew circles the easy way

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Video tutorial: improv patchwork projects- quick and easy quilting

I’ve made a few improv projects over the years.

Do you have a lot of scraps you don’t know what to do with? Here is how you can use them.

Learn to do improv patchwork in 2 minutes

This is is just one way to do improv patchwork but quite an easy one.  You can use a piece of paper as stabiliser or nothing at all.

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Improv projects tutorials

Upcycled travel bag tutorial

Upcycled travel bag tutorial

Semi-improv 9-patch quilt

Quilt-as-you-go patchwork school bag

Urban garden iPad carry case

Reversible tray cover using improv piecing and embroidery

Improv patchwork headboard makeover

Spanish lace bobbins holder

Improv/free form quilt series

Free form patchwork mini quilt – visual creative process

Free form, free motion patchwork trial


Block 4: Disappearing pinwheel sampler quilt

Block 4: Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

How to make a disappearing pinwheel block

Learn how to make this block in less than 2 minutes.


  • Two 9 3/8 inch squares in contrasting fabrics

Block size

The finished block is 10 1/4 inch square.

How to arrange the patches to make this block

Block 4: Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Sew in rows and then the rows together.
Block 4: Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Quilt design ideas

You can make a whole quilt with one single block.

With sashing

Block 4: Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Without sashing

Block 4: Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Visual process

Block 4: Disappearing pinwheel quilt sampler

Pointy kitty softie

I made a third Pointy Kitty. This is my favourite free softie pattern I’ve found online so far. It’s cute and it turns out great every time. Thank you Hillary Lang from Wee Wonderfuls.

This time Pointy Kitty turned out a bit small. I must have added 1/4 inch allowance to the pieces previously but I forgot this time. As warned in the tutorial, turning the cat inside out is difficult though I’d say it’s only the tail that it’s hard. I had no problem with the legs or the ears.

Download free pattern by Wee Wonderfuls.

iPad accessories: 6 free sewing tutorials

I have now made 6 iPad accessories for my 2 iPads. Most of them are easy and quick to make.  Most tutorials can be adapted to e-book or ipod sizes.

Just in case you missed the tutorials here they are again:

iPad stand

This is the second stand or iPad beanbag I made. Useful when you need to use the iPad for long periods of time.

iPad carry bag

When you want to take your iPad with you.

iPad holder for the car

This iPad holder can equally be placed on the headrest of a car.

Patchwork iPad beanbag

I use my iPad stands for reading mostly but they´re useful to watch movies or for when you are following a recipe.

iPad slipcover with wrap around pocket and iPad slipcase with pocket

Choose your design. The first one opens on the side and the second one through the top.