My newest obsession. Gina and I are going to teach this technique as an all day workshop at Trailer Stash Fabrics on November 21. Here’s a close-up of some of the stitching.Another side of the bag.You will need a couple of orphan blocks for this great little bag. Mark some quilting lines. Layer up the block with a leftover piece of batting and pin baste it.
Hand stitch the lines. I like to quilt lines at the top, middle and bottom and then go back and fill in with additional quilting.
You can see the lines in this picture. I used an Eno pen to mark them.Close up of the finished bag. I used a Noodlehead tutorial to make my bag. Anna Graham writes the BEST tutorials.I also used an iron-on laminate for the inside lining. Perfect cosmetic bag!And there you go.Plain stitching is sometimes just the best.
I “experiment” on groups before I teach the actual class. Here’s Jennifer’s finished bag. She used double gauze and a great pink thread for her quilting.
Let us know if you are interested in the class! Again, it’s a great way to use up old blocks and they make perfect gifts for this time of year…