Open Wide Zipper Pouches

I have been on a small projects kick lately, well mostly I guess.

My oldest just turned 11, and she had a sleepover party. The girls that came were awesome, I love that all my kids have such great friends! We went to watch the new Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 movie, it was good. I would love some idea pants, hahaha.

So, I decided that instead of buying some plastic bags, or whatever else I found to put their stuff in, I would make some zipper pouches. I used the open wide zipper pouch tutorial from Noodlehead.

Now, I have had a few bumps along the way with my pouches, but this one was a piece of cake to make!

I ended up making 6 of these open wide zipper pouches, they went together quick! I even tried a new free motion quilting technique on them. It’s a great project to test drive some new quilting since you don’t have to quilt such large pieces.

The tutorial has lots of photos, and the way it is worded is great – very easy to follow!

This tutorial is definitely going into my ‘favorites’ section. What about you? Do you have a favorite pouch to make?


In September…

I went on my first quilt retreat, awesomeness!!

Sorry, not everyone is pictured.

I turned the big 30. Yea, it wasn’t that big of a deal.

I made my first triple zip. Love it.

I finished my first mystery quilt. Took forever and a day.

I made my first purse, and hope to get the pattern together soon.

I went to find some family members.

I played lots with the cutest kids.

How has the beginning of your fall been??

Giveaway Winner & I think I’m in triple love…

Congrats to lucky Comment #3!! 
I wanna go on the retreat too….bummer

You have won the giveaway!! I will be contacting you within 24 hours to get your prize on it’s way to you!
In other news… 

Yep, I’m in love… with this triple zip pouch
If you haven’t made one, you need to. Just sayin. The tutorial is great, lots of pictures.
And the zippers ready aren’t that bad if you remember this little trick: open your zipper and sew it in until you are about a half inch from where you left the tab, then put your needle down and lift up your machine foot, then just zip the zipper shut and continue to sew the rest of the way down. Tada! No more wavy seams next to your zippers. 
Sadly, this triple zip and thread catcher was a gift for a friend. So, there are just a few more of these that need to be made from some of favorite fabrics! (wink wink)
I think the best thing about this zip is it’s sturdy. It uses fusible fleece (one of my new favorite things!), and it’s just so squishy!
One of the best parts about making one is that you can share your triple goodness on The Quilting with a Quilter’s Table Flickr group!