Author Archives: Kerry

How to prepare curved edge shapes for applique – with turned edges!

If you have an applique pattern that needs circle, ovals or petals, I have a favourite way of turning those edges under for turned edge applique. Then you’re ready to sew by machine or by hand – you choose. Here I show you how it’s done – with tin foil / aluminum foil! Guest appearance […]

Pattern Hack : Squiffy Crossbody Bag by Mrs H in directional fabric

This is a really gentle hack, but essential if you have prints that are one direction- that is there’s nothing upside down or on it’s side, fabrics that you definitely have to use a certain way up. Here’s my video tutorial, but if you prefer photos and text, just scroll a little further down. When […]

PennyDog Vlog #22: Craft fair display and pricing

A little lecture on pricing your goods, three new bags (I show you two a little closer) plus a look at what my stand at the craft fair on Saturday will look like!

Pattern Hack : Adding a flap to secure cards on the Boon Wallet

I apologise for only making a video tutorial on this, I have another hack or two up my sleeve, and I promise to do a photo and text version of the tutorial only. You will need the Boon Wallet by XOXO Lauren to make this, I’m just going to show you how I added a […]

Vlog #21 – Craft Fair Boons

Things didn’t quite go to plan as I booked on to do a craft fair before Christmas and needed to make stock! I’m now making for a craft fair in under two weeks!

Vlog #20 – November 13 2017 – OK, Enough With The Bags

I’ve made more bags! Don’t worry, I plan to start making a quilt this week!

Some video tutorials – Machine Tension for FMQ and Feature Zippers

I’ve been making videos again, this time I created one about the happy accident when I made the hole for the zip too big on an internal pocket. If you want to recreate this, I’ll show you how to do that without raw edges causing problems. It’s best to choose a solid or a small […]

PennyDog Vlog #19 – Quilts Returned

I’ve got a couple more finished Boronias and I got a bundle of quilts returned from C&T!

A Finish: Paraffin

This quilt is Paraffin, and it was designed to look like a lava lamp. I learned about how they work while making this quilt – that carbon tetrachloride is added to the paraffin to make it denser than water, where wax would normally float. The bulb heats the wax and makes it expand, making it […]

PennyDog Vlog #18 -October 29th 2017 – Hank-bag

Handbags and Hank! I am really pleased with my Boronia Bowler Bag that I’m putting in some bonus pictures. I’ve listed it on Etsy today too. I will definitely do a tutorial on the lining zip finish, and I did have a video I filmed last week on free motion quilting tension which will be up […]