I teach big stitch hand quilting in my boro bag class at Village Fabric Shop. It’s a great way to learn the technique without investing a huge amount of time. You also end up with an awesome little bag. The pattern is from noodle-head.com. Best bag patterns ever.
These boro bags belong to Ann (left) and Jean (right). Ann used Essex linen and did some piecing to make her panels. Jean used a fat quarter of the same fabric.
Same bags. Different sides. Jean quilted squares. Ann used different thread colors. Most of the threads were #8 perle cottons.
Back. Beautiful. Just the right amount of quilting.
Her back. She used Anna Maria Horner’s wovens and we all loved the result.
Jan’s blocks BEFORE assembly.
Back. Variegated thread. Sulky 12 weight. Check out the little embroidered heart top right. So sweet!
Back. Such a great use for orphan blocks.
Kay’s blocks before she made her bag. Kay is a very good hand quilter and we loved her patterns. Unfortunately I didn’t get a shot of her finished bag. Sorry Kay! It’s sitting right in the middle of the display below…
How about that rainbow?
Styled by Amy. 🙂
What size and brand needle do you use
For hand quilting?
Kathy jones. Kackon@ att.net. 😍
I buy chenille 24’s from primitivegatherings.us. They are short, sharp and easy to thread!