Paper Pieced Totoro Nappy Wallet

 Practically Paper Piecing

Welcome to my day for the Practically Paper Pieced blog hop! If you’re new here, please, make yourself at home – maybe check out why I quilt or my sewing space? And TGIFF will be visiting here on Friday with a special finish and giveaway to be shared – so pop back then to show off your finishes! But please, hang around to check out my… Totoro Nappy Wallet!

UPDATE: Pattern is now available in my Craftsy store!

My kids LOVE Totoro – a famous Japanese movie about a couple of little girls and a forest spirit named Totoro. So at about the same time as Kristy thought up this blog hop, I decided to design a Totoro pattern. A bit of freehanding by me, and some fancy EQ fine-tuning by the lovely hostess herself, and we had an 8″ Totoro block!

I had originally planned on making him into something else, but once our nappy wallet started to fall apart (and is a little too small anyway), I had a change of plans. And I decided that not only did I want a new nappy wallet, but I wanted one that I could hang off my handbag! I was planning on buying some snap pliers anyway so I could make some bibs for my sister, so why not try it out on this project first! My other need was for it to be bigger – I have 2 kids in nappies and I like to have two nappies each on hand. So no, this isn’t a slip-into-your-handbag nappy wallet. Hence the snaps!

What you will need:

  •  Paper pieced front – I bordered mine to get it to the right size (10.5″ x 11″) and back piece of the same size
  • Two 10.5″x11″ quilted lining pieces – I didn’t want to have quilting showing on the outside. If you do, just quilt the front and back pieces first!

  • 1 zipper trimmed to 1/2″ smaller than your unfinished front/back/lining – I add pretty tabs in coordinating fabric
  • 2  2.5″x8″ of coordinating fabric
  • 2  1″x7.5″ of flannel
  • Snaps pliers and snaps (velcro would also work)

1. Place the flannel on the wrong side of your strip of coordinating fabric like in the picture – 1/4″ away from the edges. Sew 1/8″ in from the edge. Fold the fabric in half with right-sides together and sew along one short edge and one long edge – leave the third edge open to turn it out. Once you’ve turned it out, sew around the tube along the line you sewed in the first step. Repeat for the other set!

2. Layer your lining and front piece with the zipper – front piece right side up, zipper right side down, lining right side down. Note that the zipper is 1/4″ in from the outer edge. Pin or baste if you need, I’m a rebel and freehand it. Use your zipper foot and sew a close to the zipper as possible – backstitch at the beginning and end.

3. Top stitch the front down.

4. Repeat for the backing – fold the front pieces out of the way and layer accordingly. My backing had no right or wrong side, but if your’s does, you will need it right side down on top of the front piece. The lining is right side up. Top stitch.

Progress should like this!

5. Next is to sew everything together – arrange your pieces so the lining pieces are on one side, and the front/back pieces are on the other. MAKE SURE YOUR ZIPPER IS OPEN! And for a neater finish, make sure the zipper teeth are facing towards the lining.

6. Insert your two straps about an inch away from your zipper between the front and back pieces on the opposite side from where the zip sits when it closes. Or in other words, where the zip sits when it’s open! Align the raw edges with the edge of the front and back pieces and pin in place.

7. Sew all around your wallet 1/4″ from the edge, making sure to leave a section unsewn in the lining so that you can turn the wallet out. When you come to the zipper, don’t sew over the zipper/end tabs – this is why your zipper is 1/2″ smaller than the pieces as it leaves you space for a 1/4″ seam. And when you sew over the handle straps, backstictch over it a couple of times to make sure it’s good and proper sewn on!

8. Pinch the corner together so the seams align and mark 1″ down from the corner – draw a line across. Sew along this line and the snip off the corner 1/4″ from your new seam. Repeat for all corners.

9. Turn the wallet out and sew up the opening – a very scant machine stitch is fine!


10. Follow your snaps pliers’ instructions for attaching the snaps to the end of the straps. Or sew some velcro on.

11. Fill with nappies, wipes and a snack or two and away you go!

My husband loves the orange and grey colour combo, which means he’s totally comfortable taking this out with him whenever he goes out with the kids by himself. And there’s plenty of space inside so I’m no longer trying to squeeze everything in. Win win!


And the fun part for you? Coquette by Chez Moi is such a sweet line of yummy pastels  with florals and blenders and  the wonderful Julie from The Intrepid Thread is offering one lucky reader two Coquette charm packs! This giveaway is open internationally and the winner will be announced here next Wednesday.

To enter:
(1) Leave a comment telling me which line from The Intrepid Thread would you use to paper piece you or your kids’ favourite movie character?

Optional entries:

(2) Follow Julie on Facebook or her blog and leave me another comment here telling me you’ve done so!

(3) Old or new followers of my blog leave an extra comment to tell me you’re following me here or on Facebook!

If your email is not linked to your Blogger profile (aka a no-reply blogger), please make sure to include your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win! Good luck, and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh I love this. Totoro is one of the films we have too.. something magical about it. I think I am going to have to take a month off to make some of these wonderful projects, this one is definitely one my list!! YAY

  2. That is just fabulous Alyce! I am loving that grey and orange combination too. Did the Totoro block take long? It looks very complicated but satisfying at the same time!

  3. I have already liked her on facebook

  4. i have been a follower of your blog for a while

  5. all i can think of is christmas fabric and i love santa is coming to town

  6. My youngest loves her Barbie movies – Tula’s Birds & The Bees would make a gorgeous Barbie wall hanging. Not sure if my paper piecing skills are up to it though!

  7. My oldest loves Blue from Blue’s Clues. (Thank you, Netflix!) I think I’d work with some of the Pure Elements solids–I haven’t used them before, so it would be cool to test them out, and maybe throw in some La Dee Da, particularly the mishmash and the fiddlesticks prints in aqua. Granted, my paper piecing skillz are non-existent, so it would have to be an abstract rendering. :)

  8. OMG – I want one – no I need one of these bags. It just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the how you put it all together too! Will have to pin this for later reference and hopefully wrangle the pattern out of the lovely Kristy!

    My youngest’s favourite movie at the moment is Despicable Me! For a little fellow with speech issues – Despicable comes out clear as a bell. LOL – so the Moda solids of yellow, black, white with a dash of Indigo Prezzy print in the border would be perfect for making a paper pieced block wallhanging. Hmmm, now I wonder if Kristy could do that block up??????

    Thanks for introducing me To the Intrepid Thread too – have become followers on both FB and the blog. I am totally loving what I see.

  9. Alyce! This looks fantastic!! Love how it looks translated into fabric – well done you!! Awesome nappy wallet too – definitely need to go bigger when you add more kids to the family. I have a big nappy bag now that doubles as the swimming stuff bag and my sewing stuff bag and my everything else bag hehe!

  10. I follow on fb

  11. I follow you via RSS. The last comment I ment to say I follow IT on RSS too.

  12. My twins are huge fans of Nemo currently. Awesome bag – perhaps a nemo one next?! You are a very talented lady and I do follow on Facebook :-)

  13. You did such an awesome job on that totoro!! I’m really impressed!
    As for the fabric line I would choose, it would be the Westminister/Free Spirit/Rowan line, I especially like this fabric and would love to own a piece of it!

  14. Love your new nappy wallet! I can see why your Husband is happy to take it out! I would have to do a paper pieced Marsupilami using Chevrons by Riley Blake. I’m not sure if he is known outside of the French speaking world, but my kids love him.

  15. I follow you on both Facebook and in google reader :)

  16. I follow the Intrepid Thread on both Facebook and google reader :)

  17. That owl is just the cutest little thing! Great tutorial! My son would love if I made him a paper-pieced Thomas the Train Quilt.

  18. I am now following Intrepid Thread’s blog and FB page.

  19. I already follow your blog, but I just “liked” you on FB!

  20. I have never paper pieced, but would love to try it soon!

  21. I follow you! :) on GFC

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  22. I follow Intrepid Treads blog! Thanks for the chance to win!

  23. WoW! Love your bags. I’d probably use solids and I came across the “Quilt con” bundle and loved the colors.

    Thank you and The Intrepid Thread for a great giveaway and a chance to win.


  24. I’m already following Julie on FB as well as her blog.

    Thanks again for a chance to win.


  25. I’m a new follower of your blog. Looking forward to coming back to see what I’ve missed.

    Thank you and The Intrepid Thread for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


  26. I love their Down Under bundle! Great colours for boys!

  27. I follow you on FB!

  28. This is great! My kids also love Totoro. There are so many great lines right now at The Intrepid Thread but I’d love to use Chicopee to make something.

  29. I follow you.

  30. I’m already a fan of Intrepid Thread on FB.

  31. What a cute wallet!

    I’m pretty sure that my kids would want me to paper piece a gruffalo. I’d use solids for it.

  32. wow, tough question! I don’t have any kids and I’m not a fan of animated films myself… I really don’t know how to answer this! Can I just say I love your bag (though I have no idea who Toroto is!) and there are loads of lines I’m loving over at Intrepid thread?

  33. I don’t know that I would use them to paper piece a movie character, but I want to get my hands on some Cherry Christmas, Madrona Road and Mama Said Sew. Yum, yum! Thanks for sharing the tutorial and the fantastic giveaway!

  34. I follow Intrepid Thread on facebook and I follow them by email.

  35. I’m an ongoing (that sounds better than calling myself old!) follower. Keep the great posts coming. I love them!

  36. I have fallen in love with LillyBelle by Art Gallery fabrics. I appreciate the chance for the giveaway.

  37. I like Alpine Wonderland!

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  40. Anonymous says:

    Wow, i have never thought of paper pieced totoro before… So original:) i dont know what fabric line to choose though, because i have never paper pieced anything-yet!

  41. I am following Julie on fb

  42. My kids don’t watch enough tv to have favorite characters, but my 17 year old is in love with Tula Pink’s Nightshade collection.

  43. My grandkids love Toy Story. I think I’d like to make Buzz out of the Down Under line. I love your bag but am very happy I don’t need a nappy carrier right now. :)

  44. I follow Julie’s blog and get her newsletter.

  45. I like Cynthia Frenette’s new fabric line! I’m not sure about using it for paper piecing but it’s fabulous!

  46. I follow Julie’s blog!

  47. I’m now following you!

  48. I would use some of the lovely solids/prints from the Dear Stella campground collection!

  49. I follow the intrepid thread on FB

  50. I also follow intrepid thread by email!

  51. I don’t know which fabric I’d pick for a movie character, but I’d love the Daer Stella Campgrounds Fat Quarter Bundle – so cool!

  52. I think I’d pick solids if I was going to try something as complicated as paper-piecing a film character! In general I love the Apple of my Eye fabric :)

  53. I’m a follower of your blog :)

  54. And I’ve liked the Facebook page!

  55. This bag is gorgeous!! I would use some solids as my kids love superheros. Spiderman, Batman, Superman!

  56. I follow Julie’s blog!

  57. I am a new follower, partly because I want to know when that Totoro pattern is ready ;)

  58. Well my grandsons are into batman so that doesn’t help with the fabric selection. But I love the ‘Pieces of Hope’ – would make for a great children’s charity quilt.

  59. I’ve never done this before, but I’d love to try to make Doc McStuffins out of Pagoda Lullaby. bethfouche at hotmail dot com

  60. No favorite cartoon characters to be made right now. My adult kids aren’t into any superhero’s and no little ones to create for right now. That said, I love the Karavan line at Intrepid Thread! Thanks for sharing.

  61. I follow Julies blog!

  62. I am a new follower via RSS feeds.

  63. Very cute! I don’t have kids, so I’d have to go with Art Gallery Elements :)

  64. I’d love to use the down under collection to piece a fish or a mermaid from the little mermaid!

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  67. I think Kim Possible would look good in Kona Modern quilts!

  68. I want to use Chicopee :)

  69. I follow Julie’s blog

  70. I follow your blog

  71. My daughter likes Polly Pocket…unfortunately.

  72. I follow the Intrepid Thread blog.

  73. I think Good Life is a darling fabric. Thanks for the giveaway!

  74. I am a follower of the IT blog.

  75. I’d love to use some of the new Cheery Christmas line by Aneela Hoey to do some paper-pieced Christmas gifts.

  76. An “old” follower on here and FB

  77. Also now a follower of Julie’s blog

  78. I would use Picadilly Circus :) from Intrepid Thread.

  79. I follow you :) on FB.

  80. I already follow Intrepid on FB :)

  81. My kids are adults and I have no grandkids so there isn’t anyone to paper peice favorite character for. I do love the Art Gallery Elements line at Intrepid Thread and could always find something to make with that.

  82. I follow Julie’s blog.

  83. I already follow Julie’s blog x

  84. I love your blog and am following along now xx

  85. I’d use the goodlife line to make some cute stuff for the kids x

  86. I would use the Kona Modern quilt fabric. Love the colors!

  87. I already follow Julie on facebook.

  88. I’m happy to be a new follower of yours as well! Thx.

  89. Well, my kid is grown but when he was little he loved Winnie the Pooh. I think Pooh and company would be best pieced with solids but I would add some Ric Rac Rabbits fabrics so they would have some new friends!

  90. I follow Julie’s blog.

  91. I’m glad Julie mentioned your blog on hers. I like your posts and have signed up to be a follower.

  92. My son’s favorite characters are those of Spongebob or Lego, so maybe the bright colors of La Dee Da would work best for that!

  93. I love the Cameo collection. Such bright fun colors.

  94. I follow Julie’s blog.

  95. I’ve just signed up to follow our blog. I’m off to check out your other stuff now :)

  96. I already follow Julie! Wonderful!

  97. So cute! My kids love Totoro! I would probably use Pure Elements solids, or Essex linen might be nice too.

  98. I follow Julie’s blog

  99. My favorite movie character is Scarlett O’Hara so I would have to go with Lilly Belle! Thanks for the chance to win!

  100. I love your Totoro pattern! My family has loved the movie since our boys were young (they’re in their 20s now). As far as collections go, I love the Woodland Trails collection.

  101. I follow Julie’s blog!

  102. I’m following you on Facebook!

  103. I just love the eskimo pie line… they are sooo cute!

  104. I’m already a follower of Julie’s blog and loves it!

  105. I’m your new follower by e-mail :)

  106. I would use Chevron, I havent had the chance to use it and my grandsons would love it. Since I am a big Intrepid Fan, and making an order today, I just might get me some.

  107. I have no clue, but I like the Hope fabric.

  108. I like Intreped Thread on FB

  109. I follow you by Blogger and now FB too..


  111. I would like to use The Good Life.

  112. I love Intrepid Threads and follow her blog.



  115. I would use Cheery Christmas to make Elmo.

  116. I follow Julie on FB and her blog

  117. I am a new follower of your blog

  118. I’d use some of the free spirit designer solid’s that the Intrepid Thread sells. Thanks for the chance to win!

  119. I’m a new follower of your blog.

  120. I follow Julie’s Blog

  121. I already follow the Intrepid Thread blog :)

  122. I already follow your blog and your facebook page

  123. I might use the Elements bundle for paper piecing.

  124. I follow Julie in every way possible :-) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  126. I follow Julie. Love your great tut!

  127. I’d use Pure Elements – Linen White Solid, Pure Elements – Moonstone Solid, Pure Elements – Mystic Grey Solid to create Maximus, the horse, from Tangled :)

  128. I’ve just found your blog via Julie and have signed up to follow you via email. Nice to meet you! (laura84watt)

  129. I am a new follower!!! Looking forward to more of your inspiring projects!

  130. I would use some art gallery in boy colors for paper piecing.

  131. I follow the Intrepid Thread everywhere.

  132. I follow Julie’s blog, like Intrepid Thread on FB and receive the newsletters! Julie is amazing and so generous – bless her sweet soul!

  133. I follow Julie on her blog and get her newsletter.

  134. I would use Lucy’s Crab Shack for my paper piecing.

  135. I really love the line “Joy” and use it in a project featuring Frosty the Snowman. Thanks for the fun giveaway.

  136. A favorite movie character my kids love is Donkey on Shrek – he is soooo funny!!

  137. I would use one of her solid bundles…QuiltCon Challenge Color Bundle Solids….I actually would need a few different colors, but have seen some amazing Mario and Luigi quilts out there and my son would LOVE one. =)

    Thanks for a chance to win.

  138. I follow Intrepid thread!

  139. And I”m newly following your blog. Thanks for the chances to win! =)

  140. That’s awesome! My husband got me to watch that movie a few years ago. I’m pretty boring, so I’d use Pat Bravo’s pure elements to make…maybe Big Bird, since I had a big bird pillow when I was a kid!

    (PS, I needed to do some box corners on something but it didn’t work out, thanks for your clear pictures, I now realize what I did wrong, silly me!)

  141. I follow Julie on FB and subscribe to her blog too, thank you for the giveaway!

  142. My grandson loves mickey mouse. The thread I am not familiar with yet.

  143. Love it – but I am delighted to say that we have just toilet trained our youngest so would have to use the bag for something else! Our favourite character at the moment is Pingu so I’d go with some solids and then add in some Alpine Wonderland as background (now you have really got me thinking I might just have to go and sew!)

  144. I follow Julie’s blog and on facebook too – thanks for the giveaway

  145. Tula’s Birds and Bees or something similar – my mother (the great grandmother) has been working on teaching the 11 month old, the 19 month old and the 17 month old grandnieces to point and say “bird” when she rocks them on the porch … so birdie fabric is appropriate for their nappy wallets.

  146. I follow Julie’s blog, liked Intrepid Thread on FB, and receive her newsletter – thanks for the lovely giveaway

  147. I want to try some paper piecing using Flea Market Fancy.

  148. I follow the Intrepid Thread blog and also on FB.

  149. My first thought was solids, but I think I’d use Art Gallery Elements for a little more interest.

  150. I am a follower of Julie’s on FB.

  151. I am a new follower of yours through GFC.

  152. I would use La Dee Da – Fiddlesticks in Grey. I was immediately smiling when I scrolled down on your post. I LOVE Totoro and your bag is adorable!

  153. I like Julie on FB

  154. I’m a new follower via FB

  155. I’d use solids to make a Lorax (but not for children–it’d be for my sister)

  156. Follow Intrepid Thread on FB.

  157. Follow you on FB.

  158. I follow you.

  159. I follow Julie.

  160. I wouls use DS’s “Chicopee – Ziggy Medallion in Red.”

  161. I love coquette – no kids to make anything for, so it would be something for myself.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  162. My granddaughter loves Dot from A Bug’s Life.

  163. I don’t know what I would piece but I would frame up a bunch of the nightshade prints for Halloween. Great idea for a unisex bag which won’t threaten hubby. Win-win, I’d say. Thanks.

  164. Follow IT. Thanks.

  165. I would use Apple of my Eye

  166. I follow Julie on FB

  167. I follow you on FB

  168. I’d use Lilly Belle. I love that line!

  169. I follow Julie’s blog.

  170. I just followed your blog. I’m always happy to find a new one!

  171. I would use the Guising Line

  172. I follow Intrepid Threads on facebook and blog

  173. I liked you on facebook

  174. My kids love Simba. They are still young and love that movie.

  175. I follow Julie’s blog.

  176. I follow Julie on her blog and on Facebook

  177. I follow you on Facebook

  178. I think I would use the Art Gallery Elements line to paper piece a Twilight quilt.

  179. I follow Julie on her blog

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  180. Hi there. Lovely to meet you. This is a darling project!

    Wow. Intrepid Thread has some GREAT stuff. My daughter’s favorite character right now is Cinderella, though, so I would have to go with solids to create that.

  181. I am your follower via GFC; thanks for chance! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

  182. I get the Intrepid Thread newsletter; thanks (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

  183. Guising maybe; thanks for chance! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

  184. I follow your blog-thanks for the chance!

  185. I am along time follower of Julie! Luv the blog and the shop!

  186. I think that I would use the Art Gallery line to create my fave character-Hello Kitty!!!!

  187. I would use the Down Under collection to paper piece a mermaid. Thanks for the chance to win.

  188. I am following you on FB. Thanks!

  189. I follow Intrepid Thread on FB, also. Thanks again.

  190. I might go with Riley Blake, the chevrons would be sort of Dr. Seuss-ish.

    thanks for the chance to win.


  191. Calikisses says:

    I already follow Julie’s blog and on FB. Her shop is fantastic!

  192. Calikisses says:

    Hmm… That’s a tough question. I think I would go with the Guising Line, and maybe try to make a Jack Skellington for Halloween!

  193. I am a loyal follower of Julie’s.

  194. My “kid” is old now, and has a kid of his own, but his favourite movie character was Slimer from Ghostbusters, so I think I’d have to use Sew Stitchy – Pins in Olive by Aneela Hoey to give him some texture.

  195. I don’t have any little ones but seeing your design make me wish I still did. As far as the line I like to use I’d say The Good Life is one that would work up really cute.

  196. I’m a follower of Julie’s blog.

  197. I am a dedicated follower of Julie’s on her blog and FB.

  198. I follow you on FB

  199. I am a new follower on FB and your blog. Julie sent me over and I decided to stay!

  200. I would use Cameo by Amy Butler to paper piece a movie character! …probably a character from Madagascar!

  201. I already follow Julie on The Intrepid Thread, blog and FB.

  202. I subscribe to Julie’s blog.

  203. I am following you on FB!

  204. How about Cameo?

  205. Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway..please add me for the draw.

  206. I’m a new follower of your blog..

  207. I’m following both you and intrepid thread in FB..Thank you

  208. I love your bag. It is very cool and definitely perfect for a male to carry around.
    I would use Free Spirit Solids to create a Marvin the Martian or Winnie the Pooh.

  209. I am a follower of Julie’s Blog. It is a great place to check out all the upcoming fabrics.

  210. Nursery Versery fabrics. They are so cute!

  211. I’m following Julie’s blog.

  212. i love this bag! im actually a miazaki cartoon addict :)

  213. im a new follower!

  214. I love the Chicopee line and if I was making your pattern, I’d use the Ladder Dot in Black and that lovely Ziggy Medallion in Red.
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  215. I follow the Intrepid Thread on Facebook
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  216. I’m following you on Facebook and with GFC
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  217. Thanks for tutorial, Alyce. i like Apple of my Eye)

  218. I follow the Intrepid Thread on Facebook and blog also

  219. im a new follower!

  220. I have on granddaughter that loves Tinkerbell and the other loves Cinderella. They would be hard to paper piece so I would have to try to piece a casle with Coquette. That would be fun.
    Thank you for the tut and the giveaway.

  221. I follow Julie. Thank you

  222. I am a new follower of yours. I found you through Julie. I think it’s so cool that you live in Japan. What a great life experience.
    Thank you for sharing.

  223. How fabulous! My daughter loves all the characters in Alice in Wonderland! thanks!

  224. I follow Julies blog!

  225. I have enjoyed reading you blog! thanks for the tutorial :) I know that is very time consuming to do. I added you to my RSS feed! have a great weekend.

  226. Nursery Versery is the fabric -thank you Alyce & Julie. I love Chez Moi and Coquette is their best design since Boutique,

  227. Julie, the Intrepid Thread follow on her blog. thanks for this beautiful giveaway.

  228. Alyce, I am a new follower with Blossom Heart Quilts wishing for the Coquette charms,

  229. Your Totoro is adorable! I’d love to use Madrona Road to paper piece something…maybe farm related for a child’s play book.

  230. Second entry: I follow Intrepid Thread on Facebook! :)

  231. My granddaughter doesn’t sit still through a movie yet, but she loves Cookie Monster, and I could create him in Cameo – Forget Me Not in Midnight

  232. I saw this on Flickr too. This is such an awesome project. Not too exciting, but I would choose Moda Bella solids in blue and white and grey to make a Tardis for my kid. She’s a big Dr. Who fan.

  233. I already follow Julie’s blog and facebook.

  234. I’m a new follower to your blog.

  235. thank you so much for this giveaway! which fabric line I don’t really know, but the character would definitely be Hello Kitty =)

  236. I already follow The Intrepid Thread blog, it’s thanks to Julie I found your giveaway =)

  237. as you can easily see I am your brand new GFC follower, and I follow you via newsletter too!

  238. I think I might possibly use every skill I have and make Scooby Doo out of some Oval Elements.

  239. I follow Julie’s blog.

  240. I follow Julie’s blog

  241. I follow your blog :)

  242. My son is a huge Harry Potter fan, so I’d probably choose some of the Art Gallery Elements fabrics to paper piece assorted Harry Potter themed blocks :)

  243. Anonymous says:

    I would use Good Life – Half Yard Bundle In Cream. Beautiful!

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  244. Anonymous says:

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  245. Anonymous says:

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  246. I help out a friend with her 2 1/2 yr old twins – they love Nemo & all the watery characters. So I looked for orangey fabric all thru The Intrepid Thread & came upon Flock – perfect!!! Lots of fishy colors to make all kinds of Nemo characters. Great question & great giveaway. Thanks.

  247. I follow Julie’s blog every day – love it. Thanks to you both for the great giveaway!

  248. My kids love pirates and I this that “Out To Sea” would be fun to use to paper piece a pirate!

  249. I follow Julie and the Intrepid Thread

  250. I would use solids to piece a Paddington!

  251. And I follow your blog!

  252. I think the Madrona Road fabric line has some fabrics in it that might lend themselves to paper piecing like this. Thanks for the bag tutorial. I’ve never tried paper piecing.

  253. I do follow Jule’s blog.

  254. And now I follow you, too! Glad to meet you!

  255. I follow your blog.

  256. Lovely tutorial! Good for you for designing the Totoro yourself! What a great idea to put a snap on the wristlet so it can be attached to the strap of a purse, etc.


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