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February 7th, 2014

GIVEAWAY! The Brooksider: A Quilted Duffel

by Julie Hirt

My first bag pattern, if you don’t count smaller pouches. I’m pretty excited!


I was looking for a classic duffel (duffle? hey, I looked and either way is okay!) pattern and couldn’t find one I really liked.  So I decided to make my own and make it quilty.


There are strips running along the zipper to give it a little something.  The ribbon trim on the handles and ribbon pulls on the sides make me happy.


The inside is quilted with raw edges hidden away.


I have  few other bag ideas in my head and think I’ll stick to naming them with a Kansas City theme. “Brookside” is a neighborhood, which I love, in Kansas City.

All in all, I’m really happy with the bag and the pattern.   It feels solid and there is nothing flimsy about it.  Measures 22.5″ x 10″.


The pattern is heavily detailed with a picture for everything. My goal was to make it easy for a beginner to follow.

If you need zippers (this calls for a 22″),  Zipit has the largest, most affordable selection and you can save 15% at checkout using code: 627handworks.


To enter here:  Just leave me a comment.  For a second entry share on Facebook and comment that you shared.
Instagram: Giveaway for two patterns.  Follow me on Instagram (username is @juliehirt) and follow the directions from the image in my feed.

You can also purchase a copy of the pattern here or here.



November 10th, 2013

Ornaments with Felt, Sequins & Beads

by Julie Hirt

I’ve been all over the place regarding crafts this weekend.  I’ve worked on making a dog bed, ornaments, crochet rug, and on my Countdown to Christmas calendar.

Thanks to this awesome aqua deer ornament from Thrift Store Crafter (Sarah even has a free pattern!), I got the urge to create some ornaments.

I pulled out my felt, sequins, beads and threads and starting browsing the Googles machine for ideas.  So far I’ve made:

felt bird

This little bird was my first attempt. I totally stole the idea from somewhere online, but I can’t find the source now.

felt owl

This little owl idea is stolen from a brooch I saw :)

dala horse ornament

Dala horse –  it’s my favorite.  I actually came up with this one on my own.

Now that I have all my supplies out I’m going to try and create some vintage looking ornaments.  I’ll definitely be making Sarah’s deer pattern as well.

Hope you’re having a great weekend.



August 5th, 2013

How To: Tucked Quilt Fold

by Julie Hirt

This may seem silly but I’m going to share it anyway!

Tucked Quilt

Taking a few seconds to do this will keep your quilt folded and prevent it from being all floppy.   As a gift this makes it easier for wrapping or just tying a bow around.  You can even stick a card in the front flap!

On this one the fold is nice because you can see and feel the minky backing.  (In case you’re wondering the awesomely soft voile is from Cucire.)



Lay out your quilt face down

Tucked Quilt Fold (1)

Fold up a little less than a third of your quilt

Tucked Quilt Fold (2)

Fold over again and you should still see about 4″ of backing

Tucked Quilt Fold (3)

Flip it around

Tucked Quilt Fold (4)

Fold the 4″ backing flap up

Tucked Quilt Fold (5)

Flip it around and fold a third of the quilt over

Tucked Quilt Fold (6)

Fold over the other third

Tucked Quilt Fold (7)

Lift that last fold and you will see a little pocket

Tucked Quilt Fold (8)

Shove the other side in there

Tucked Quilt Fold (9)

That’s it!  Super easy and your quilt won’t unfold.

Tucked Quilt Fold (10)

This fold will also work for large quilts, you just need to play with how small you want it to fold up.   I’ll start with the quilt folded in half before following the steps.


July 12th, 2013

Let’s Get Acquainted Blog Hop & Giveaway

by Julie Hirt

EDITED:  – Apparently I can’t follow directions very well.  I posted this way too early so I took it down and re-posted today.  I always jump ahead! Now you can understand why I have problems following patterns.


Thanks so much to Plum & June for hosting the Let’s Get Acquainted Blog Hop 2013.  I’ve found some truly awesome blogs through this.

Plum and June

I started sewing 3 years ago this month.  I was out of commission for almost a year due to a house fire, so I’ve actually been sewing for just over two years.

First Quilt: (first sewing project, for that matter)


I’ve always enjoyed crafts like crochet, embroidery, jewelry, paper, on and on but nothing would ‘stick’.   I lose interest pretty quickly. So I was very wary about sewing and investing in the machine and fabrics. No one in my family sews and I had no experience whatsoever.

I’m happy to say that I’m in love with quilting and don’t see that changing. Fabric is too near and dear to my heart. I learned to sew and quilt by watching TONS of YouTube videos and the blogging world. I can’t thank the interwebs enough!

I jumped into free motion quilting with my 2nd quilt:


Since those first couple of weeks I’ve made many quilts and hope to make tons more.

Last finished quilt:



What is six-two-seven?   My husband and I started dating on 6/27/07 and were married on 6/27/11. When I first started this blog I didn’t even own a sewing machine. I just enjoyed making things and needed a name that wasn’t specific to a particular craft. So that’s how I came up with 627handworks.

Favorite non-quilt project:  My (beloved) Weekender.  I am still surprised that I was able to make this thing.

Weekender (10)

I also love, love, love my triple zipper pouch. If you haven’t made one, you should!  I store all my English Paper Piecing supplies in it.

photo 5

Favorite Notion: I’ve found that I cannot live without Wonder Clips.  I use these for everything!  I rarely pin anymore; the clips are great for piecing, too.

hexieproj (1)

Most recently I started hosting a weekly link party.  It’s called Thursday Threads and I would love for you to share your embroidery, crochet, quilting, sewing, anything made with thread!

I’m on the last stretch of Block Rock’n with 4 blocks to go.  It’s a free paper piecing series that I release a pattern for every other Friday.  Here are a couple of the blocks:





I’m active on Flickr, Instagram and Pinterest,  you may also find me on Twitter, Google+ and Etsy.


Be sure to check out the other Blog Hop Bloggers this week!

Karen @ Karen, {Novice} Quilter
Anne @ PlayCrafts
Rachel @ Let’s Begin Sewing…
Jan @ Sew And Sow Farm
Anna @ Quilting Along The Grain
Cath @ Wombat Quilts
Sarah @ {no} hats in the house
Christen @ Love by Hand
Julie @ 627handworks (that’s me!)


Oh!  If you haven’t entered my Giveaway, entries are open through July 17th.


July 8th, 2013


by Julie Hirt

I’m hosting a giveaway to celebrate my 3 year quilting anniversary and my 100th post.  I love free stuff and I bet you do too!



Goodies include:

  • Fat Eighth bundle of Cloud 9 Organic Cotton
  • Aurifil Mako 50 wt Cotton Thread in White *
  • Set of Clover Wonder Clips *
  • Mini Ball Jar Pin Cushion
  • Seam-Fix Seam Ripper *
  • All wrapped up in a cute sturdy box

* Clips, Aurifil and Seam-Fix are some of my favorite quilting supplies


Anyone can enter!  I just ask that you follow my blog and leave a comment letting me know:

  • Are you a new or old follower to 627handworks?
  • How do you follow my blog? (BlogLovin, Email Subscription, etc.)  I do not have a Facebook page, just the blog!
  • What is your current favorite fabric color combination?

Good luck!  Drawing will be held Wednesday, July 17th.




June 24th, 2013

New Blogger Hop

by Julie Hirt

Better late than never!   I will be participating in Plum & June’s Let’s Get Acquainted New Blogger Blog Hop this summer.   I have some catching up to do since I’m joining late, but I’m really excited to find some new blogs to follow.  Can never get enough quilty inspiration.

Plum and June

Check out some of these bloggers – they are amazing!


New Blogger Blog Hop Participant Schedule:
June 7th
Nancy @ Owen’s Olivia
Amy @ 13 Spools
Ashley @ Wasn’t Quilt In A Day
Casey @ The Studiolo
Nanette @ Yeah, I Made That
Ange @ Heart Of Charnwood
Kim @ Robot Mom Sews
Erica @ Kitchen Table Quilting
June 14
Julie @ Jolie Maxtin
Melissa @ Melia Mae Quilting
Adrianne @ On The Windy Side
Molli @ Molli Sparkles
Laura @ Little And Lots
Sarah @ Duck Egg Threads
Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation
Cari @ There’s A Thread
Valerie @ Between Quilts
June 21
Leigh Anne @ Ella’s Cottage
Stacey @ The Tilted Quilt
Sarah @ Quilt Candy
Jackie @ NW Patchwork
Liz @ Beadqueene’s Bits And Baubles
Erica @ Happy Fabric
Stephanie @ Simple Sewendipity
Lauren @ Seraphym
Amy @ Cloud CouCou Crafts
June 28
Green @ So Sew Green
Gwendellyn @ The Rainbow Revolts
Jessica @ Stitched In Thyme
Amira @ Little Mushroom Cap
Kathy @ Kayak Quilting
Michelle @ Factotum Of Arts
Paula @ The Sassy Quilter
Kris @ Sew Sunshine
Camilla @ Faffling
July 5
Christa @ Christa Quilts!
Alyce @ Wonderland By Alyce
Anna @ The Crooked Banana
Rachel @ Sew Happily Ever After
Stephanie @ Quarter Incher
Shayla @ Sassafras Lane Designs
Caroline @ Carolines Craftiness
Lisa @ Hilltop House Creative Works
July 12
Karen @ Karen, {Novice} Quilter
Anne @ PlayCrafts
Rachel @ Let’s Begin Sewing…
Jan @ Sew And Sow Farm
Anna @ Quilting Along The Grain
Cath @ Wombat Quilts
Sarah @ {no} hats in the house
Christen @ Love by Hand
Julie @ 627handworks
July 19
Karen @ Little Birdie Quilting Studio
Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures
Katie @ Snuggle Up With A Dish From Karma
Alison @ Making Happyness
Ella and Nesta @ Ella & Nesta’s Little Room
Adrienne @ Chezzetcook Modern Quilts
Nicole @ Modern Handcraft
Aylin @ AyliN-Nilya
Kelsey and Amanda @ Everyday Fray
July 26
Vicki @ A Quilter’s Mission
RobinSue @ RobinSue Quilts
Elisa Lea @ Lovelea Designs
Elizabeth @ In The Boon Docks
Jenny @ A Note To Follow Sew
Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts
Sonia @ Fabric & Flowers
Emily @ Sew E.T.
Em @ Sewing by Moonlight
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