The Creative Thimble Blog

Where Laura and Mike (AKA Mr Laura) document their thoughts and adventures

Ursula in Watercolor

Another beautiful Ursula by Julie James! "I was working on this at a quilt retreat and got compliments and questions about the pattern. I also showed the totes and mini totes that I've made. I sent them to your Creative Thimble web page. I hope you get lots of orders....

Lady and the… Mr.Laura

Lady and the… Mr.Laura

It’s good to be back in NC! QuiltWeek in Daytona Beach was another success. Thanks to all who came out and showed us your Creative Thimble bags. You can see photos of everyone who came by to show off their bags at our Facebook page. Laura and Mr. Laura took some time...

Daytona Behind the Scenes

Daytona Behind the Scenes

We are having a great time at QuiltWeek Daytona. If you are in town, be sure to swing by and see us at booth #1415. You can see a sped-up version of how we set up our big booth below! via...

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"I have been meaning to send you a message about both the regular Professional Tote and Mini Professional Tote patterns. I teach many bag classes at our local quilt shop in Prescott Valley AZ. In fact, I am know as the Bag Lady! I want to tell you that without a doubt your patterns are the best that I have taught! They are not the simplest by any means, but they are so well written, the illustrations are clear and I simply love the sheet of cutting labels. I have taught the regular Professional Tote 3 times and the Mini once and in all of the classes every student went home with a finished bag. No UFOs! Even the beginner sewers were able to complete it. Thank you for taking the time to make sure that your patterns are correct. I look forward to seeing new projects!"
~ Joan C.

"Laura's patterns have great instructions! I have made dozens of tote bags, but when I need a quick bag to give as a gift, I always come back to Laura's Tote. All of "Laura's patterns have clear instructions, and are easy to follow. I recommend Laura's patterns to all of my friends who are looking for tote bag patterns."
~ Lori R.

"The tote is done and I wanted to tell you how very much I enjoyed making it. Your instructions were marvelous. I am sending you pictures...I just wanted you to see how beautifully it turned out."
~ Janet J.

"BY FAR, your design is the most impressive that I have worked with to date, including the well known international companies. You covered all the bases from start to finish. Everything about the construction and design of this tote is expertly thought out and executed. The instructions are easy to understand, thorough, but not too overstated or understated - just perfect... Thanks so much!"
~ Deb