It all started with finding a box of cassette tapes in the garage. In the end it became a mini quilt for a challenge. Posting on Instagram as I made it, excitement for this project took over my feed like wildfire. By the time the quilt was completed and posted, it had received much love, pattern requests and even a marriage proposal!.... I couldn't do anything about the marriage proposal, I made the pattern instead. It's available on ETSY. This little quilt also made it in to Quiltcon 2016 and the LA Times.

Later I was contacted by Kim Kight to sew for her new Cotton + Steel collection, Snap to Grid for Spring Quilt Market 2017. Thus the Boombox Sewing Machine was born! Along with the zippy pouch to go inside of it… A N D you can make it too! All that’s required are the patterns from the Cassette Tape quilt/tutorial and my Boombox quilt/tutorial.

The following year in 2018 my cassette tape “purses” (or zippy pouches) were on the cover of Mollie Makes Issue 94!

This quilt has given me many gifts, some of whom are people who have connected with me over it. I'm blown away by what people do with my patterns and I love showing them off! From left to right below.

  • Jonna: She made me this cassette tape bowl for my birthday. I cherish it. It’s as awesome as she is!

  • Sherri: Made this super snazzy bag using my pattern and the Snap to Grid collection. She’s also in the photo above, same bag, same pattern, same smile, different fabric.

  • Kim: Made for a baby quilt. Impressive right?! Now check out the embroidered cassette label. Brilliant!

  • Reece: Is a talented bag maker, she combo-ed up my cassette tape pattern with Sara Lawson’s Polaris bag. Amazing right?!

  • Stephanie: Not only did she sew a BOOMBOX but also 28! 28 cassette tapes as a rainbow boarder. Mind. Blown!!! It was super fun to watch her progress on Instagram. What a treat!