Sunday, 4 April 2010
Mat & Ruler Bag, part 1
1.Cut two pieces of main bag fabric, two pieces of inside fabric and two pieces of batting/wadding at least 4" bigger than your cutting mat, that's 2" for each side, like the picture.
2. Layer one inside fabric, one main bag fabric, right sides together with one piece of batting. Like the picture (I used the same fabric inside and out)
3. Using your walking foot, sew a seam through all three layers, just use your walking foot edge as a guide.
4. Lift top fabric... like the picture and press it upwards
5. Press well then fold it over to the other side of the batting and press again, it should look like an un-pinned quilty sandwich.
This picture shows better what I mean, (it's from another attempt) This 'bagging' method gives you a lovely, already finished neatly, bag top, so you won't need to add any binding or hand stitching.
6. Now also using your walking foot, sew a couple of straight lines at the top of the bag side. Repeat all this for the other side of the bag.
7. You'll then have a bag front and a bag back that are stitched together at the top.
Now, either using your walking foot or with free motion OR using both!!!!
**Do not start in the middle as you are probably used to doing... Quilt from the top, stitched side, down to the bottom, you need to quilt the two pieces.... I will do that today and then post the next stage.
I'm happy to receive any comments about this, if something isn't clear enough, just say so. If it's OK and you see what I'm trying to show you, happy to hear that too!