Following the suggestion from a fellow ACG instructor, I have made all the nine blocks over the previous Ramadhan. The techniques covered: squares, half and quarter square triangles, foundation piecing, Y-seams, curve piecing, Dresden Plate, English paper piecing, and applique.

Contact me at zarina.craft@gmail.com or Whatsapps +60162222004 for future classes.

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My ‘first’ student wanted the half square triangle block (middle top row). Told her on the many different layouts and she chose the most popular – pinwheels. This is a simple cushion cover  envelope style with no zippers. patchworkclass

I just love the paw prints – so adorable.patchworkclass3patchworkclass2

I am pleased to inform that I have added a new product in my portfolio.

A quilt (blanket) + pillow = quillow.

Basically it’s a quilt or for small sizes, a blanket that can be folded and stuffed into a pocket at the back. Once folded, it can be used as a pillow. I have made a short video on how to open and fold a quillow, which you can view it here.

For small sizes (up to 38 x 38 inches) I use a layer of designer cotton and minkee.

The quillows can be made into any sizes from baby up to king size.

It’s great for car rides because storing it away is so easy. No need to search for bags to store it in.

This adorably pink quillow is a baby size – approximately 30 x 38 inches.quillow_pink

This trio is ideal for toddlers, with the dimension 38 x 38 inches.quillow

I have received a new quilted‬ product order from The Batik Boutique. It is time tolearn‬ a new free motion quilt‬ ‪‎design‬. ‪I picked a design from Leah Day’s Free Motion Quilting Project.


For the product, I have added two other quilting‬ designs‬:‪ stippling‬ and the classic‬ quilting affect in ‪Chanel’s‬ ‪‎handbag‬s.


And the completed product. It could be used as a ‪‎bedside‬ companion to keep your eye glasses ‬and hand phones. Personally, I would also keep a pencil & eraser because I love working with ‪Kakuro‬, a number puzzle before I go to sleep.


I am so happy to be invited for this event.

My demo for that day will be a Super Quick Baby Quilt and Bejeweled Quartrefoils Block.

Don’t miss the chance to meet and greet me.

See you there!!

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Don’t miss out on this!!

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My first class was back in February.  One of the student just purchased five starting kits to make a bed size quilt.


The other student who had zero sewing basics but made an almost perfect baby quilt with her new sewing machine. That was totally awesome.


For this month, I already have two online classes. The first one is to make the standard baby quilt.


The other class, she had a block set in her mind. Working within her budget and what combination I can get from my stash, she plans to make a lap size quilt.


Contact me if you are interested via email: zarina.craft@gmail.com or Whatsapps 0162222004.

As usual, the end of the year will focus on 2016 planner. I asked@rozirahman to see her postings of her past planners and she introduced me to bullet journal or bujo, for short.

After reading and looking at her samples and Pinterest, I think this will be ideal for me.

I’ve picked up two notebooks which I have been eyeing from @aeiou_studio this afternoon and started​ my bujo journey.

And now that I have my notebook, I don’t know which fabric to choose for the cover.

​I have purchased this Daniel Smith watercolor set​ ages ago. Hoping to start painting, I’m using it in my bujo.

With bujo, it is so flexible that you can never find any bujos that are identical.


In a nutshell, bullet journal is to put down the content in a concise and short manner, or as @rozirahman put it, rapid journaling.​
However, I have adapted the concept and used the color concept of Hobonichi in my own bujo.
​In keeping to the original bujo, the main elements need to be present. The index is a must – for easier reference in the future. The subject or topic to group together the contents. Page numbers – well that goes without saying. And finally, the content in bullet form.​
You can read up more at www.bulletjournal.com to make your own.​


Here is a sample from my new bujo.
Instead of using the conventional bullet, I used colors from the Daniel Smith watercolors to box the bulleted content.
I have yet to add legends but I feel that it’s not mandatory.

You can order yours Whatsapps 60162222004.


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