Kimberly's Sac

Looking for a fast and easy purse pattern? The Fat Quarter Shop as an adorable patchwork sac pattern that's perfect! I love having a cloth purse for use in the warm weather. It can be toted in all the outdoor activities and if it gets dirty--just throw it in the wash! Carefree and easy, that's the only way.

Find the pattern for this bag at The Fat Quarter Shop here. I liked the idea of being able to use some of my fabric scraps for this project. As I planned my fabric selection I had the thought to also use some orphan blocks I had laying around. My thought was to keep the same patchwork cutting sized given in the pattern and substitute orphan blocks if I had anything that fit. Turns out none of those were the right size :( but it gave me an idea!

I have been wanting to try my hand at Wonky Flying Geese blocks and had seen a great tutorial about this on the Why Not Sew blog. This small project was the perfect place to try out this new technique. 

I followed pretty much everything Erin of Why Not Sew did but since I am always in a hurry I cut a few corners. Here's a quick look at how I made my Wonky Flying Geese units using freezer paper. For the original (and very good) instructions visit the Why Not Sew blog post for a great tutorial.

My Wonky Flying Geese Blocks

On the Kimberly Sac project there are large rectangles, small rectangles, and a square. I added together the large rectangle and square for the size of my pieced Wonky Flying Geese across the bottom of the bag and kept the same large rectangle size for the vertical rectangle that folds down on the flap. These Flying Geese sections simply replaced the shapes on the pattern and didn't change anything for the finished size of the bag or how it was assembled. 

The Fat Quarter Shop has a great video to accompany their pattern. See how easy this pattern is to make here.

I made my sac using the new Art Gallery Fabrics denims and quilting cotton from several different AGF fabric lines and Pure Elements. The palette of the finished bag will transition nicely into fall and has a rugged, artisan look to it. I even had a vintage wooden-toggle button for the closer--perfect!



Coastline Blog Tour Week 1 Recap

What a fantastic first week of February with the inspiration packed start of the Coastline Blog Tour and the Art Gallery Fabrics and Aurifil thread set giveaway! I hope you've been following along and visiting the amazing bloggers on the tour. Here's a look back at what happened this week. Find the entire tour schedule on my earlier Coastline Blog Tour post.

Coastline Blog Tour Week 1 Recap

Coastline Blog Tour Week 1 Recap

A huge thanks goes out to all the makers in the tour but I want to give a shout out to this weeks talent:

Thank you to my friend Heidi Staples of Fabricmutt for the perfect Brass Ring Pillow project from her book Sew Organized for the Busy Girl and her support and friendship. I love this gal and her attention to detail and enthusiasm for all things fabric and sewing.   

How about the amazing job Bethany Raymond of Sew-Not-Perfect making the Jenna Tote by Sotakhandmade purse pattern made with the Sandbar canvas and in drafting a skirt pattern using my High-Flown knit print.

Talk about gorgeous, Lisa Mabey of Mabey She Made It braves a snowstorm to be photographed in her Tradewinds knit mermaid skirt and Sew Caroline Sugar Pop Top pattern. Wow, I think she pulled it off beautifully!

On day 4 of the tour, Corinne Sovey of Must Love Quilts showed off this stunning Boardwalk quilt she designed with all the prints in the Coastline collection. Quilt lovers be sure to check out her site for more inspiration behind this design.

My tour would not be complete without Raedene Averitt of Chasing Mermaids Shop because Raedene is possibly the biggest fan of the coast and ocean. Her daughter looks so adorable in the Kailua Town Dress pattern by Little Lizard King. 

Be sure to visit the blogs of these talented makers to read more about each of these projects and keep following as 6 more must see designers show us more ways to sew with my prints on week 2 of the tour. 

Don't forget to repost Coastline Blog Tour images on Instagram to enter into a chance to win a 20 piece Coastline Fabrics fat quarter bundle!


  • Be a public Instagram user 

  • Repost your favorite image(s) from the Coastline Blog Tour on your Instagram account and include the hashtag #CoastlineFabricsGiveaway in your post to qualify - enter as many times as you like - entries from outside the USA are also welcome to enter 

I love getting comments here on my blog posts but sorry, those comments will not be counted as part of the drawing entries for the fabrics. So you will want to head over to Instagram and follow me there to see all the projects, easily follow your favorite makers, and repost your favorite tour pics to enter. Don't forget to also include the hashtag #CoastlineFabricsGiveaway when you repost!

I will randomly select the winner from the #CoastlineFabricsGiveaway hashtag pool on Friday, February 19th at 6:00 pm EST. The winner will be announced on my IG account and also here on the blog on Saturday, February 20th.