Denim Pinwheel Bags by the dozen!

qm1606_cover_500qm1606_pouch_flat350Not too many months ago, one of my bags was published by Quiltmaker magazine. Instructions for making the Pinwheel Zipper bag was published in the May/June 2016 issue.

Imagine my delight when I received an email from Quiltmaker letting me know about all of the bags made by Cheryl Schuh for her students!!


This is what Cheryl had to say…

“I am a teacher who is a senior class adviser this year. (This email came at the end of the 2016 school year).  I was looking for a relatively quick, cheap project to sew for the girls for graduation gifts.  The Pinwheel Bag in the May/June issue was perfect.  Rather than quilting the back, I used jean pockets from the jeans I cut for the fronts. I used scraps I had on hand, so my only cost was the zippers. I embroidered their names on the front and the year on the back.  I am very pleased with the results.”

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Yippee!!!!! I absolutely LOVE these bags. They turned out perfect. And I think her idea for adding the jean pockets to the back was inspired! Finally, embroidering the girls’ names on the front really was the cherry on top. They must have been over the moon to get such a personalized gift.

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All I can say is- Cheryl, YOU ROCK! Going so above and beyond to make these gifts is a testament to how much our teachers care.  I’m glad my bag pattern could play a small part in your devotion and dedication to your kids.

THANK YOU for taking the time to write in and share these photos!!

All my best!

**Have you made anything with one of my patterns? If so, please take a moment to let me know and send a photo. There is nothing better than seeing your amazing creations come to life!! Email me anytime at:


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Thinking about Christmas yet?

This simple wall hanging uses scraps of denim jeans and a few fat quarters. Easy, unique and fun!

Buy the PDF version or receive the paper pattern in the mail!






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