I often get comments and emails form people wanting to know a bit more about the Norwegian patterns that I use. I was recently asked where I got the pattern from for this bag "Ut på kurs" (yes it's another AnnAKa pattern!) for keeping all my equipement in when I go on a class. When my friend Hanne came to stay with me last year she bought me this pattern and the kit as a present (she has the most WONDERFUL quilt shop, Lappedilla, in Norway....
.....the pouch that attaches to the front is made with plastic pockets so you can see all your equipement. The instructions in AnnAKa patterns are in Norwegian, but it has very good diagrams, so I was able to follow those....
.....and this is my version - photographed in the summer!! It was a bit tricky to make, but the diagrams are very good, and I was really pleased with it. If I get really stuck, then I use google translate which is quite helpful. My large cutting board - 24" x 18" fits in easily, along with all my rulers.....
.....and the clip-on pouch holds all the bits-and-bobs like rotary cutters and pens and smaller rulers. It really is very useful. I altered mine a little bit, and instead of using to ties to close the pouch I used magnetic fasteners. If you want to buy any AnnAKa patterns, you can contact Hanne at her shop - her website is in Norwegian, but if you send her an email she will be able to help you - happy sewing!
Blogs I follow
These are the UK shops that I use to purchase my quilting supplies - fabrics and threads etc.