The Patchfolio Pattern

Now before anyone thinks all I do is sit around cranking out patterns, this one has been in the “almost done” phase for quite a while.  It feels like all I’ve done for the last week is finalize this pattern (which involved a lot of sewing (fun!) and some trips to Home Depot (also fun!)) and looking up copyright stuff (not so much fun). 


Hey, is anyone going to tell her that the picture is sideways?

Okay, okay, that’s my attempt at being artistic.  I clearly need to learn some pattern cover-making skills.  Is there a class for that?  For those of you who might get hurt tilting your head, here’s a right-side-up shot:


Oh Lotus fabric, how beautiful I find thee.

HUGE thanks to Katie who whipped up not 1, but 2 patchfolios in one week, to test sew this pattern for me.  She is the reason this patchfolio is as sturdy as it is.   Thanks, Katie!


These girls are some models that didn’t make the cut for the cover shot.  But they were such good sports about it.  Not a complaint (“Awww!  Why can’t I be on the cover?”) out of either of them, which is such a nice thing for this Mama.

Patterns are, of course, in my shop.

Thanks to everyone who’s been asking how I’m doing!  You gals are so nice!  I’m almost 4 weeks post surgery and doing a lot better.  My body is craving exercise, but I hurt when anything in my tummy area does anything remotely similar to jiggling so for now I walk slowly, avoid walking down stairs, and dream of when I can get up early and walk with my walking buddy Yvonne.

29 Responses to “The Patchfolio Pattern”

  1. 1 Karyn May 8, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    Congratulations!! You’ve done it again!! I’m also very glad to hear you’re feeling better 🙂 I’m sure you’ll be out with your walking buddy before you know it!

  2. 2 fromthenarrows May 8, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    Beautiful! Sorry it’s been so long. just taking a much needed break and slowly getting back into blogging. Don’t forget my new blog home at

  3. 3 stacy May 8, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    Great design – I may break down and buy this one… it would make a wonderful teacher gift!

  4. 4 Shelly May 8, 2007 at 6:49 pm

    Another beautiful design! Whoooo. Hey, I want to come walking, too!

  5. 5 randomcontemplations May 8, 2007 at 7:10 pm

    I dream of that day too Linda!!!! I am jiggling all over about now from missing our walks. I never knew just how much those twice a week walks were keeping the jiggles away, but NOW I KNOW! Ewwww!! Right? TMI? 🙂


  6. 6 lera May 8, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    You’ve been a little busy lady! The Patchfolio is a fabulous idea. Love it.

  7. 7 Elizabeth K May 8, 2007 at 8:32 pm

    The Patchfolio (terrific name, by the way) is great. I am going to have to buy that pattern. It might not get sewn for years but I’ll have it!

  8. 8 Melissa (crazycatladymel) May 8, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    Yeah! I’ve been waiting for this pattern!!

  9. 9 computerpeach May 8, 2007 at 9:16 pm

    I have been waiting for this pattern and have already ordered it!

  10. 10 Mary May 8, 2007 at 9:56 pm

    Love it! I think that one’s coming home with me. 🙂 Glad you are on the mend!

  11. 11 Rachael May 8, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    What a great idea. I love all the blue fabrics in your cover shot.

  12. 12 Doe May 8, 2007 at 10:25 pm

    These are sooo beautiful…and functional!

  13. 13 kerry May 9, 2007 at 7:22 am

    This pattern looks great, my Tuesday class have been busy making folder covers over the past month, I will have to see if they would be interested in you new pattern.
    Glad to hear you are feeling better,
    Take care

  14. 14 cindy May 9, 2007 at 9:45 am

    Very nice! Love the fabrics on all of them. 🙂

  15. 15 Pieces May 9, 2007 at 12:11 pm

    What a fabulous pattern! Congratulations–I can’t imagine all the work that goes into one!

  16. 16 Constança May 9, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    Absolutely love them!! Great idea and great design 🙂

  17. 17 Cindi May 9, 2007 at 5:48 pm

    As usual you did an excellent job. I really loved the ladies who didn’t make the pattern cover cut. I am glad to hear you are doing well. I hope you will be able to walk soon!

  18. 18 alisonmc May 9, 2007 at 9:01 pm

    So cool! I love your patterns and the fabrics you use are always so fabulous.

  19. 19 Vicki May 9, 2007 at 10:33 pm

    I love it! I am going to need to get your pattern. It looks fabulous!

  20. 20 quenna May 9, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    Looks like another great pattern (love the name!). Glad to hear you’re recovery is going well 🙂

  21. 21 Monica May 10, 2007 at 6:36 am

    beautiful portfolio! (I love that grey/blue fabric too!)

    but sorry to hear you’re still not 100%… good luck with that.

  22. 22 weirdbunny May 11, 2007 at 4:32 am

    I just love these, practical yet beautiful. Juat imagine a woman who had to go away on a business metting, missing her familiy. She could take one of these with her, all patchworked and beautiful and use it to keep her happy as a reminder of her nice things of home, and that she’d be back with her family soon. Ahh – love Julia x

  23. 23 katie May 13, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    I’m back! And I can’t wait to see the fancy pattern! I will write tomorrow. Now I need to go sleep off the vacation (two little ones, no husband, you do the math, heh).

  24. 24 Chara Michele May 14, 2007 at 4:29 pm

    That’s a really neat pattern!

    Glad to hear you are feeling a little bit better! Hope you have a full recovery soon!

  25. 25 Happy Zombie May 15, 2007 at 5:57 pm

    I love the name “Patchfolio”! Not only do I love your design… but I love your pattern design too! Congratulations Lindiepindielou!!!

  26. 27 Bev Schweigert June 18, 2007 at 11:01 am

    I love it! I’m going to show it to my girls to see if they’d like me to make them each one… I’ll be back if they do!


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An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Well, crafting is my apple. It’s what I do to maintain my sanity while taking care of my family. I homeschool my three boys, ages 14, 15, and 16), am a quilter, a bagaholic, and pattern designer.  Oh – and I also like taking pictures.

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