Quilted Tote Bag March 15, 2013

     I just finished this darling quilted tote to take along to craft club meetings!  Instead of filling an Easter basket with treats, why not fill a personalized tote?!  There's nothing better than having a handy tote to take on outings, the beach, park, or simple shopping trips.  The totes can be customized with your choice of fabric, size, embroidery and so much more.  For more information, or to place your order, contact me at: mailto:susan@yankeebellecreations.com

This Tote Features:

Quilted Inside & Out
Front Pocket
Inside Pocket (additional pockets can be added inside)
Quilted Handles
Button & Loop Closure
Custom Embroidery (optional)


Monogrammed Towels As Gifts! January 12, 2013


Fleece Blanket & Matching Pillowcase November 17, 2012

Fleece Blanket & Matching Pillowcase

     This is one of the fleece blanket and pillowcases I am making for my grand children for Christmas. There are many different ways to make these, but this is my method.  

What you'll need for the blanket:

2 yds patterned fleece

2 yds solid fleece

scissors and/or rotary cutting tool

rotary cutting mat (only if using the cutting tool)

sewing machine (only if you choose to run a decorative stitch around the blanket)

embroidery sewing machine (only if you choose to embroider your blanket)

**Here is a pretty good basic tutorial of making one of these blankets. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gH0GoNTcj4&feature=related

The only difference between her blanket and mine is the embroidery, and the decorative stitching above the fringed area of the blanket.  Stitching 5 inches above the fringe cuttings gives the blanket more durability, and adds a little extra flare! 

Pillowcase Instructions



Pillowcases – Easy & Fun! November 7, 2012


     I've started some of my Christmas gift sewing and crafting, and these are the pillowcases I've made for my grandchildren.  I will be making them blankets to match so they will each have a "bed in a bag – Grandma style"!  These are very simple to make, and they are great project for even a novice sewer.  I chose to embroider mine, but it's not necessary.  Please visit the link below to see a wonderful tutorial provided by Missouri Quilt Company.