Another scrappy zipper pouch finished

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I’m sure that many of my readers can relate to the following statement…. I’m such a hoarder. I hate to waste any fabric, no matter how small.

But what to do with all those scraps, apart from store them in ever increasing boxes, bag and tubs? I used up the extra pieces I had cut for my Schnitzel and Boo mini quilt to make a little zipper pouch.

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Here are my front and back pieces before quilting… you can see I made use of some spare pieces of batting I had trimmed off a larger project.

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The finished pouch! I used the basic directions from the Open Wide zippered pouch by Noodlehead. Her instructions are really straightforward and easy to follow, and the finished pouch is always fabulous.

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I’m really happy with my gorgeous little Anna Maria Horner zipper tab and my printed label that I finally remembered to stitch inside the seam! Add a little touch of Australian fabric with the Terra Australis kangaroos, so the lucky swap recipient will always know where it came from!

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I really love this floral fabric I found at spotlight for the lining. It matches the colours from the Pretty Potent line beautifully.

This pouch was my very first attempt at “matchstick” quilting, which is accepted as straight (ish) lines, about 1/8th of an inch apart. I used my walking foot for these, so they are pretty straight, with just the usual amount of bobbling. Of course, it would be less obvious if I hadn’t used this incredibly shiny thick grey thread from Glide that I picked up at the Australian Machine Quilting Festival last year. It was gorgeous to quilt with, but this obviously was meant to stand out, not blend in!

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I was using this as a chance to test drive my possible quilting choices for the Mini I had made from these fabrics…. and realised that this was NOT the one. But it still made for an awesome statement extra.

As for that Mini? You will just have to wait for my partner to receive it before you can see all the final detail. Are you excited? I know I am!

Happy Crafting - Cassie.

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6 Responses

  1. Oh it’s beautiful! I love the quilting on it and all the pretty scraps!!

  2. OK, I haven’t made one of those for months, I’ve made a number of scrappy ones but your closely quilted lines look awesome and I shall copy you!

  3. The matchstick quilting is just perfect and gives the pouch such a beautiful touch! Love it!

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