Shop Restock! January 19th, at 6:00 pm EST

Rainbow Deluxe Pincushion

Happy Friday! I hope you're all having an awesome day and YIPPEE for the weekend!

Today at 6:00 pm EST I will be updating my online shop with lots and lots of new handmade items, which I haven't done in months! Each item is one-of-a-kind and there will even be a few spots opened for custom orders - so you get to choose fabrics, design, etc!

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Below are a few pictures of just some of the items I'll be selling today. I hope you'll stop by and take a look!

Rainbow Two In One Case

Inside Outside Pouch (Bee's)

Linen Deluxe Pincushions

Hand stitched & quilted Posy Pincushion

Boxy Clear Pouch (Beauty Shop)

Unicorn Mini Drawstring Bag

Small pattern weights / pincushions

Mini Drawstring Bag

Key Fobs

All of these plus much more will be available at 6:00 pm EST in my shop.

Thanks for reading. Have an awesome weekend!

Inside Outside Pouch: Pattern Review

Oh, my! I have an absolutely amazing bag to show you all today!

If you've been following my Instagram (@amistabaker) you'll have noticed I tested yet another new pattern for Aneela Hoey, called the Inside Outside Pouch. It features a very large, incredibly roomy pouch with TWO vinyl zipper pouches on the outside.

This pouch is perfect for makeup, sewing or knitting supplies, or arts & craft supplies. It is really an amazing gift for all ages and genders. ANYONE could use this pouch! Clearly I am gushing LOL. But really, I adore this pouch and I can't wait to make more!

Okay, on to the review....


  • 10" wide, 6" tall, and 4" deep when opened.
  • 2 vinyl zipper pockets
  • roomy interior
  • sturdy, hard base 
  • carrying handle
  • lightweight

Pattern Review:

You can purchase the Inside Outside Pouch here.

First of all, as always, I find Aneela's patterns to be easy to follow and flawless in their instruction. Her illustrations are a wonderful addition, and something I think ALL pattern writers should consider adding - especially when it comes to bags!

I did not have any issues putting this bag together. The only remotely "difficult" part is hand sewing the binding onto the outer edges to finish it up. Its a bit tricky to get into those inside corners, just like the Boxy Clear Pouch pattern I tested for her last month. But, it can be done with some time and patience and the hand sewing really makes the bag look that much more professional.

Overall, this is a great addition to anyone's pattern library and something I think intermediate or expert level bag makers will really enjoy. If you're a Beginner this is totally do-able! Just take your time :)

Thanks for reading, I hope you'll checkout this awesome pattern and whip one up for yourself :)

Hopscotch 1930's Revival Quilt

Happy Thursday! Im stopping by really quick to show you some photos of the Hopscotch 1930's Revival Quilt kit I finished (Purchased from Craftsy) just before Christmas for my Mother-in-Law.

Funny enough - I forgot to take a photo of the entire quilt after it had been bound and finished. Likely because I got it done just days shy of Christmas and immediately packaged it up nice & neat with a bow and put it in a gift bag for her as soon as I was done. Either way, here are some photos for you to enjoy and a couple thoughts on the kit and pattern :)

Free motion E2E quilt design in "Stitch Happy", quilted by Shannon of River House Quilting in Montana. 

THE PATTERN: First off, let me start by saying that the pattern has some flaws and I wasn't the only one to point them out. After posting snapshots of this quilt on Instagram (@amistabaker), a couple quilters asked about my thoughts on the pattern and if I also had problems with it.

The cutting instructions seemed accurate, but the piecing instructions left something to be desired. The pattern writer referred to the background fabric (white - came with kit) and the lower volume shades from the jelly roll (also came with kit) both as "Light" fabric. So often times you weren't sure which "light" fabric they meant..... was it the background or the low volume prints?? Calling them the same thing was very confusing.

Aside from the minor pattern issues, I got this kit on sale and everything that came with it was more than enough to complete the quilt top and at a great price. Later on I purchased matching binding fabric to go with it before sending it off to be quilted.

Lastly, these fabrics are from the new Boundless lines by Craftsy. They are high quality quilting cotton and I didn't have any issues with these fabrics at all, they are rather nice!

Have you bought any of this new line of Boundless fabrics? What did you think?