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Minis, Wonder Wallets, and a Giveaway – Oh My!

What accessory could be more perfect for our Mini Series than a mini wallet? Lazy Girl Designs‘ Wonder Wallet pattern finishes at 4 1/4″ x 3″, making it just the right size to showcase these pint-sized prints. Tuck one into your pocket for those summer days when you’re always on-the-go!

We paired Mini Series cottons with Soho Solids in the following duos. Experiment with different options and let your creativity run wild!
Instructions for the pieced-body variation are included below (this variation is not part of the published pattern).

And don’t forget to enter our fat quarter bundle + pattern GIVEAWAY at the end of this post!

Foxes with Citrus
Pandas with Black
Hedgehogs with Almond
Birds with Sun

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These wallets are so addicting, you’re bound to end up with a whole collection of them. Keep a stash for impromptu gifts, or hand them out as party favors!

The pattern itself gives instructions for a non-pieced body, however Joan made some variations to her pattern for the fox and bird wallets pictured above. See how the body of the wallet is pieced? Here are her instructions for this variation. (The variation will yield two Wonder Wallets with complimentary pieced flap closure and front pocket as shown.)

You’ll need a bird FQ and a yellow FQ.
Two pieces of Face-It Soft lightweight fusible interfacing by Sew Lazy
Coordinating thread
1” of Fusion or sew-on Velcro

Cutting
Mini Birds:
Two 2 ½” bird strips
One 2 ½” bird strip
Cut 2 Pocket #3

Soho Sun (yellow fabric):
One 1 ½ yellow strip
Two 2” yellow strips
Cut 2 Pocket #2
Cut 2 Pocket #4

Making the strip sets
First strip set:
One 1 ½ yellow strip
Two 2 ½” bird strips

Sew bird/yellow/bird right sides together, should measure 5” across.

Second strip set:
Two 2” yellow strips
One 2 ½” bird strip

Sew yellow/bird/yellow, should measure 5” across.

Cut one cover piece and one Pocket #1 piece from each strip set and swap.

Each Wonder Wallet will have the same fabric arrangement for Pockets #2-4.
Pocket #2 Yellow
Pocket #3 Birds
Pocket #4 Yellow

Use Cover from strip set #1 with Pocket #1 from strip set 2
Use Cover from strip set #2 with Pocket #1 from strip set 1

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Giveaway Time!

Enter to win this summer-ready bundle of assorted Mini Series novelties and blenders (Sketch & Soho), PLUS  a copy of Lazy Girl‘s Wonder Wallet pattern (thank you Joan for generously providing a copy!).
The bundle contains ten fat quarters of our 100% cotton quilting fabric. With Lazy Girl’s FQ-friendly pattern, that’s enough to make up to 20 wallets, depending on your fabric choices and combinations.

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To enter the drawing, leave a comment telling us a little bit about your Lazy Girl side. What’s your favorite sewing room shortcut?

As usual, you’re allowed a bonus entry when you share this post on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, or your own blog. Just leave one extra comment with a link to the place where you shared it. That’s a total of two comments allowed per person.

A winner will be selected at random from the comment pool next Wednesday, June 12. Good luck!

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  1. Cindy
    Cindy says:

    I have hundreds of blocks but am too lazy to make them into quilts. I am addicted to paper piecing and just keep making every new one I find. (Also, I don’t have a large enough table or floor space to make the sandwiches.). : c

  2. Cindy
    Cindy says:

    I have hundreds of blocks but am too lazy to make them into quilts. I am addicted to paper piecing and just keep making every new one I find. (Also, I don’t have a large enough table or floor space to make the sandwiches.). : c

  3. Diane Loeb
    Diane Loeb says:

    I have been too intimidated to make my own purse or wallet. My lazy shortcut has been to wait for my friend to make and give me one! If I win I may get enought courage to try to make one myself and make one for my friend Julie too!

  4. Diane Loeb
    Diane Loeb says:

    I have been too intimidated to make my own purse or wallet. My lazy shortcut has been to wait for my friend to make and give me one! If I win I may get enought courage to try to make one myself and make one for my friend Julie too!

  5. Samdy E
    Samdy E says:

    I like to listen to a book on CD when a disc is finished, it is approx one hour and time to get up and do stretches. I have a small quilt on the wall behind my sewing table and I pin little bits of inspirational items on it and a list of my UFP’

  6. Samdy E
    Samdy E says:

    I like to listen to a book on CD when a disc is finished, it is approx one hour and time to get up and do stretches. I have a small quilt on the wall behind my sewing table and I pin little bits of inspirational items on it and a list of my UFP’

  7. Elizabeth Larson
    Elizabeth Larson says:

    My lazy girl is using cutting shortcuts…stacking fabric and cutting and shifting one or two fabrics.

  8. Elizabeth Larson
    Elizabeth Larson says:

    My lazy girl is using cutting shortcuts…stacking fabric and cutting and shifting one or two fabrics.

  9. Barbara G.
    Barbara G. says:

    I try to gather everything together before I start and do all or most of the prep work first, so I can just put it together. Love Lazy Girl patterns–easy to follow.

  10. Barbara G.
    Barbara G. says:

    I try to gather everything together before I start and do all or most of the prep work first, so I can just put it together. Love Lazy Girl patterns–easy to follow.

  11. Lori S
    Lori S says:

    Great give away. I like to bring my chain piecing to the ironing board still attached, as it is easier to get things lined up. I snip them apart after they are pressed. Thanks for the chance to win.

  12. Lori S
    Lori S says:

    Great give away. I like to bring my chain piecing to the ironing board still attached, as it is easier to get things lined up. I snip them apart after they are pressed. Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. cynthia
    cynthia says:

    My favorite shortcut is using tape on my sewing machine to line up squares for flying geese and stitch and flip instead of marking a diagonal on the squares.

  14. cynthia
    cynthia says:

    My favorite shortcut is using tape on my sewing machine to line up squares for flying geese and stitch and flip instead of marking a diagonal on the squares.

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