Just for fun!

I found a new product at my local Bernina shop and wanted to try it. It’s called Kraft-Tex, Kraft Paper Fabric. Here is the description from the package: You’ll love this rugged paper that looks and feels like leather, but sews, cuts and washes just like...

African Safari Professional Tote

Sharon Tippens from Knoxville, TN sent me these great pictures of 2 Professional Totes that she made along with some very kind words about my pattern. I asked for her permission to post these pictures and she very happily let me.   “Laura, I just wanted to...

New Pattern Announcement!!

I have been really busy for the last month and a half trying to get this new pattern in print. In late March I decided to go to the Spring Quilt Market in Portland, Oregon as a vendor. It is always a good idea to have a new product to show at these wholesale shows and...

1600 Race

Last week my friend Ursula and I went over to our friend Kathy’s house for a sewing day. This was to be part of our Christmas present from Kathy, but she didn’t tell us what we were making. She had given each of us a Bali Pop package of fabric for...

Sisters

Last week I received a note from June asking me to send her the last page of the Professional Tote pattern as she had lost hers. I sent it to her and she thanked me and said “When I have completed the bag, I will send you a picture and the story behind how my...

One More Time!

I am going to try this blog thing one more time. My life has quieted down since last year so I expect to have more time to spend on this. Last year our daughter got married and I was helping out with all the planning and parties that go along with that. I also had my...

Look Jane! Oh, look Dick!

Polly made this Professional Tote from all her left over Sally, Dick & Jane fabrics. Polly used to be a teacher (wild guess? No really!) Check out the fabric “measuring tape” handles and the “pom pom” fringe on the pockets! Polly said that...
Laura’s Tote

Laura’s Tote

Express yourself with Laura’s Tote! The easy directions and quick design will help you create a tote classic: Start with a fabric rectangle Sew the bottom and side seam Add a rim and handles Make one for yourself. You’ll enjoy it so much, you’ll make some for your...

New Pattern Anouncement!

Here it is! My newest pattern, called Hidden Treasure Tote. My daughter thought up the name and I think it is perfect. Inside this mid-size tote there is a hidden surprise. You will find a mini purse that is attached to the inside of the bag with Velcro. This is the...

NC Quilt Symposium & Hidden Treasure

I had so much fun teaching at the North Carolina Quilt Symposium. This was the first time that I taught at such a large venue and it was FUN! Quilt Symposium was held at Peace College in downtown Raleigh, NC. It is a small all girls school with a beautiful campus....

Cruise

Hello again! My husband and I are back from our wonderful cruise and seeing our son, Dan. (That’s my son in the picture, not my husband) It was so good to see him, he looks great and happy. Isn’t that what moms want to know. After being so busy right up to...