Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Welcome Blog Hop folks!
Hey there blog hoppers! So great to meet you if this is your first time here. I made a little pouch for quilt market last year and Quilters Newsletter so kindly decided to put it in their magazine. Pretty exciting that the magazine was called Best Modern Quilts. That can give a girl a big head I tell you. This evening the fine people over at Quilters Newsletter will choose a winner from the comments section below…so go make a comment. Make sure there is an email for them to contact you if you are a shadow.
Here is the little bag I made. It is a super quick project. I made it in no time with my regular sewing machine. In the past I have made bunches (Christmas presents and end of the year teacher gifts) by quilting a large piece with my long arm and cutting it into smaller pieces to making into individual bags.
So for this blog hop I wanted to show you how I put my zippers in. I love this technique. The size of the zipper determines the size of the bag.
put your zipper right sides together with the quilted body of the bag. I guess my sewing machine could use a cleaning, huh?
Clip off most of the seam allowance. Don't cut the zipper. It will make you sad. You will probably have to start over.
Top stitch the zipper. This makes it pretty, strong and binds off the inside of the bag so batting and thread won't get stuck in the zipper teeth.
Sew down the other side of the zipper and clip off most of the seam allowance on this side too.
I hand stitch this side because I don't like fighting the bag through the sewing machine. It is much faster for me to hand stitch it and it looks fancy.
And Viola! Stitch up the sides of you bag, box off the corners and your little pouch is ready to fill with treasures.
Thanks again for coming to my blog! I hope to see you again in the future. I am a long arm quilter…so if you need one, shoot me and email and we can chat.