Among Brenda's Quilts

The Scrappy Sampler Quilt

The Scrappy Sampler pattern

A retired pattern gets a new life. The Scrappy Sampler pattern is stunning in the new Fall Feast fabric from Clothworks. See how the quilt turned out, plus take a look at results other talented quilters have produced over the years.

Written by Brenda Miller — June 21, 2016

Yoga Bag Duo: Yoga Girl and Yoga Fitness Bag

This showcase focuses on patterns for a pair of yoga bags. The samples shown are made with a wide variety of pretty and serene fabrics. Maybe you'll get an idea or two for your own!

  • Yoga Girl is a bag for your yoga mat that's a bit more functional than your typical mat carrier. Instead of stuffing the bag in the end, it opens from the side.
  • The Yoga Fitness Bag is a bit roomier, with space for a mat and a change of clothes, plus pockets for your phone and wallet.

Get the story behind these patterns and see how others have used them to make functional bags that suit their personal tastes.

Written by Brenda Miller — November 09, 2015

The Everything Goes Bag: How One Bag Turned Into Another

There are over 30 different variations on the Everything Goes Bag in this showcase! Scroll to the bottom to see them all, but first I share a little story about how Everything Goes used to be Mr. Snowman.

Written by Brenda Miller — August 24, 2015


I'm Brenda, and I love designing patterns that help you create beautiful, functional bags and quilts.

These patterns are unique, well-illustrated, simple to follow, and fun to sew.

We also carry my own line of bag zippers, finished designer bags, bag hardware kits, specialty fabrics, and notions, so you're able to easily find what you need to do a superb job on all of your ABQ projects.

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