Do you still need a quick last-minute gift, or something quick to make that special gift even better?

Well here is a quick Kindle cover that I made for my daughter, I can’t wait to give it to her.

Jenifer_Cowles_TOW_Kindle Case Cover

Therm O Web Supplies:
HeatNBond Lite
HeatNBond Fusible Fleece
HeatNBond Sew In Fleece

Solid: Kona Cotton in charcoal
chipboard (optional for making your case a bit sturdier)
Ribbons: May Arts

Step 1:  Gather supplies, cut a piece of solid, flannel and HeatNBond Fusible fleece 12″x 8.5″.  Iron the fleece to the inside of the Solid cotton.

Jenifer_Cowles_TOW_Kindle Case supplies

Step 2: Apply Heat N Bond lite to your 7 scraps of fabric.  Cut out Hexagons, apply to the Sew in Fleece and sew around all edges at 1/8″.  Cut close to the edges leaving a small white space around the edge.  Sew your hexagons to the front cover of your case.

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Step 3:  Select 4 different ribbons for the corners, these will hold your device in place.  Sew them down 2″ over on each side.  Select another ribbon for your ties and cut 2 12″ pieces, place them in the middle of the 8.5″ side.

Step 4:  Sew the cover to the inside facing together making sure you catch the ribbon pieces.  Remember to leave a 3″ opening for turning.  Turn your case so both of the outsides are facing out, this is where you insert the chipboard pieces, 2 5″x8″ chipboard pieces, one for each side.  Stitch up your 3 inch opening and top stitch.

Step 5:  Sew down the center catching the loose ribbons on the inside.

Jenifer_Cowles_TOW_Kindle Case Open

I hope you have enjoyed my little project today, it really isn’t that complicated and it took me about an hour to complete start to finish.

Make sure you come back tomorrow for more last-minute gifts from our very talented team.


In light of today being the one week anniversary of last week’s tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut we wanted to share some wonderful ways you, our fans can help and get involved.

PLEASE SHARE : Please Join in a National Moment of Silence in Honor of the Sandy Hook victims called for by Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy at 9:30 a.m. EST, on December 21st , spend several minutes reflecting quietly on this terrible tragedy and take a five minute pause from all activity.

Sandy Hook

The U.S. Postal Service has set up a dedicated PO Box allowing the public to send messages and condolences to the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary victims.

The address is:

Messages of Condolence for Newtown
PO Box 3700
Newtown, CT 06470
Mail sent directly to Sandy Hook Elementary School will continue to be delivered to the school.

Sign the  Sandy Hook Elementary School National Sympathy Card

Newtown Memorial Fund

 Donate to the Newtown Memorial Fund. Click here for more information. 

Join in and make some snowflakes to brighten the new school the children will attend after winter break!

Connecticut PTSA is deeply saddened by the tragedy that has struck our Newtown community. We have met with the PTA and community leaders in Newtown and Sandy Hook Elementary to offer our assistance at this very difficult time.  They have asked us to spearhead the following efforts on their behalf:

Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

Please help the students of Sandy Hook have a winter wonderland at their new school! Get Creative!!  No two snowflakes are alike. Make and send snowflakes to Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT  06514, by January 12, 2013.

Please note: Snowflakes can be delivered to the office .  Please note our office hours:  Monday thur Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  We are closed December 24 thru Dec 26. We reopen Thursday December 27. Thank you!

Coins for Sandy Hook
Students can collect spare change to support their peers at Sandy Hook.  Other fundraising ideas include Walk- A -Thons, Spirit Days, Pajama Days, etc.

Please send contributions to “Connecticut PTSA Sandy Hook Fund” by February 14, 2013.

Ongoing Fundraising Efforts
Donations are being accepted indefinitely to the: “Connecticut PTSA Sandy Hook Fund” to support the ongoing needs of the Sandy Hook Community. Send checks to “Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514.

Mail snowflakes or donations to: Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514.  Phone: 203-281-6617

For questions or to reach anyone at Sandy Hook PTA, please email us at The Newtown community has requested monetary contributions, but we do know there may be service and product donations that will be offered. For service or product inquiries, please contact

Click here for more info!

Comfort Pillowcases for Sandy Hook

Like the rest of the nation, we sat and watched in horror at he events that unfolded in Newtown, CT on December 14, 2012.  We wanted to help, but not sure how.  We received an email from Patrick Lose today asking if we would help spread the word of Comfort Pillowcases for the kids in Sandy Hook.  Two local quilt shops are trying to collect a pillowcase for each of the 700 students in the school.  If you would like to make a pillowcase or 2 for the kids, please send to one of the quilt shops below.

The Yankee Quilter
5 Klarides Village Drive
Seymour, CT 06483


Quilter’s Corner
312 Danbury Road
New Milford, CT 06776

If you need a pattern to make a pillowcase, one may be found here: and don’t forget you can pick up any needed Therm O Web or HeatnBond products right from the comfort of your homes. Click here to shop online. 

My Girlfriend's Quilt ShoppeOur friends at My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe are also participating! Details and video instructions can be found here.  


Not the crafty type but would still like to help! Consider a donation to the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Parrish Comfort Dogs as spotlighted on CNN.Canine Foundation! These wonderful dogs and their handlers drove from Chicago to Newtown Connecticut to visit the families and help spread a bit of love and care.  Learn more about them here and how you can donate!

Thanks everyone…our thoughts go out to the Newtown/Sandy Hook Elementary Community!