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Zip it!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 7 Comments »
My name is Pat, and I am zipper phobic.  Ask me to make a block with a hundred 1" HSTs, or sew cowhide together, or maybe quilt a car, but don't ask me to install a zipper. 

My sewing horizons have been narrowed by this gap in my skill set.  I love those cute little zippy pouch patterns that look like swell, last-minute gifts, and I long to make a purse with something other than a button-an-loop closure.    Now I can! 

Thanks to Nicole, at Sister's Choice Quilts, we have a fabulous, fool-proof, zipper-installation-for-dummies tutorial.  Nicole wrote a post about a very cute, very simple cosmetic case pattern that she was using to crank out gifts by the dozen.  Loved it!  Then I lamented that I would love to try it, but alas, I had major problems with zippers. 

Nicole came to the rescue and created this ASTOUNDING TUTORIAL.  Go read it, print it out and bookmark it.  It will unzip all kinds of possibilities. 


7 comments:

Nicole said...

Woo hoo! Let the zipper sewing begin!

Quilt Hollow said...

I too enjoyed that tutorial from Nicole!!

Denise in PA said...

I was an "I don't do zippers" gal - not anymore! I've bookmarked Nicoles tutorial - I think even I can do it! o:)

quiltingnana said...

will check it out...Happy Thanksgiving

Robyn *Ü* said...

I didn't know how else to contact you and I hope this is okay. I saw your comment on Sister's Choice quilts about the kindle. You mentioned you were on an email list that told you about free books for Kindle. Would you mind sharing that list or directing me to how I can get on it? Thanks!

Pat said...

Robyn: I've already sent you an email. But for anyone else who is interested, here is the link for the website. You can check out free Kindle books as well as subscribe to email updates on free books.
http://ereadernewstoday.com/

Pat

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

YAY!!