A non-profit guild located in Cedar Crest, New Mexico.
Our goal is to promote and perpetuate the art of quilting
and to benefit and educate all persons interested
in preserving, continuing, and advancing this art.
We encourage a high standard of design and technique
in all forms of quilting and promote the art by teaching
and sponsoring exhibits.
Guild meetings are held at 9:30 am
the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Mountainside United Methodist Church - 4 Penny Lane, Cedar Crest NM
This page includes some instructions and links for projects that have been presented at past meetings. Please let me know if there is a project we've completed that you would like to see again here. Thank you.
presented by Crafty Gemini - Search “YouTube Crafty Gemini Triangle Zipper
Pouch” to find this link to her tutorial:
2 of 10 inch
squares of coordinating or contrasting fabrics
2 of 7 inch
(or longer) nylon zippers in coordinating colors to your fabrics
1 of 10 inch
square of Fusible Fleece or Thermolam Plus Fusible
1 of 10 inch
square of ShapeFlex Fusible interfacing or other lightweight Fusible
2 pieces of
½ inch ribbon 4 inches long or 2 rectangles of fabric 2” x4” for tabs
machine and regular sewing supplies including a zipper foot and coordinating
1.Cut each of the 10 inch pieces ( 2
fabrics, fusible fleece, and interfacing) in half creating two of each
measuring 5 inches x 10 inches
2.Choose which fabric is your outer and
which is the lining. Fuse the fleece to the outer fabric and the lightweight
interfacing to the lining.
3.Place your outer fabric right side up
in front of you with a short side at top. Center the zipper face down (with
closed zipper pull to your right) on upper short edge of fabric rectangle. You
do Not trim the zipper until a later step. Use one pin or clip to hold it in
place. Place the lining fabric right side down and line up the short edges of
your fabric with the zipper sandwiched between. Pin or clip all layers
together. Using your zipper foot, stitch close to the zipper through all the
4.Fold fabrics open and away from
zipper, lining up all the edges. Topstitch the folded edge down on the zipper
5.Fold Outer fabric on itself right
sides together taking the loose short side to the unsewn side of the zipper
tape - matching short sides and all edges. Pin or clip temporarily. Flip the
project over and do the same with the lining fabric – matching the short sides
and sandwiching the zipper. Pin or clip layers together. Stitch close to the
zipper through all layers.
6.Open the zipper and flip the whole
thing right side out. It won’t open all the way because your zipper is still
stopped at the bottom.
Fold the fabrics away from the zipper and topstitch close to the fold as
7.Bring the fabrics so lining side is
out and re-zip the zipper. This will give you a tube. Flatten the tube with the
zipper centered. Pin or clip the side opposite the zipper pull and stitch with
¼ inch seam allowance backstitching and anchoring the thread at both ends. Be
sure you are catching all the layers. Zigzag the raw edge of the seam allowance
for a finished look on the inside of your pouch. Trim off the zipper tape on
this end only.
8.Make the Tab: Fold the 2”x 4” in half
lengthwise (long way) and press. Open and fold each long raw edge to center and
press. Fold in half so long edges meet. Topstitch close to both long edges to
secure. Result is a 4” x ½“ strip with two short raw edges.
9.Open the zipper. Keeping pouch wrong
side out, fold the other end of the pouch so the zipper teeth match on the top.
This creates your triangle shape. (Adding the tab: Fold the ribbon or strip in
half making a loop. Place the loop to the inside and slightly below the zipper.
Line up the raw edges and anchor with a pin or clip.) Stitch the ¼ inch seam allowance backstitching
and anchoring the thread at both ends. Be sure you are catching all the layers.
Zigzag the raw edge of the seam allowance for a finished look. Trim off the
your pouch right side out and zip it up. You have a finished pouch.
After your bowl is the desired size continue stitching around the top edge for an integrated look.
Message about scans of project pages:
On most computers you can capture a picture with a click of the right mouse button and choose Save Image As. Pick a folder and give the image a name so you can find it in your computer. Then you can size it to a Word document or other program to print it out if desired. This blog currently does not have the capability to expand the picture any larger than given here. I'll keep learning to see if there is another alternative to making it a full page. Thank you. Holly P.