I started buying other people’s unfinished quilt blocks. When a quilt block is sewn together (called piecing a block) but it doesn’t make it into an actual quilt it gets called an ‘orphan block’.
Most quilters have at least a few of these lying around. This is often because quilters make test blocks for patterns to see if they like fabric combinations or test a technique.
I have really tried to follow the instructions I have seen for sewing straight zippers but they never quite resulted in a straight line for me!
I came up with two methods for sewing my zippers that involve lining my foot up against different parts of my project depending on how far or near the zipper teeth I want to stitch.
I used strips of denim fabric remnants that I also bought on eBay for the back. The stars were already on the fabric!