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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Finished Tote Bag for Me

I liked the tote bag that I made for the Guild Shop, so I made one for me. 
I cut two pieces of light denim, 12 1/2" x 22", two pieces of dark denim, 6 1/2" x 22" and two straps of dark denim, 4" x 27".  I cut two pieces of batting, 27" x 1" to go in the straps. Straps were folded to the middle and then over, so they finished 1" wide and 27" long.  I applied Pellon 808 to the four bag pieces.  The fabric lining was cut 18" x 22". Sewed the lining on three sides, leaving one 22" side open and a 4-5" opening in the bottom for turning. I boxed the bottom corners of both bag and lining.  The bag and lining pockets are Pellon 808 between two pieces of fabric.  I sewed the pockets right sides together on three sides, leaving the bottom open.  I turned them right side out and sewed the bottom on with 1/4" seam and then flipped pocket up into position and stitched on both sides, leaving the top open.  I sewed straps to the top of the bag.  Placed lining and bag right sides together with straps tucked down and between the two.  Stitched all around the top of the bag and turned bag through the lining hole.  Push lining down inside the bag and top stitch around the top of the bag to keep lining in place.
(Hints:  Sew pockets on before constructing bag and leave a turning hole in the lining.)  I made both of these mistakes on the first bag. lol

Love this roomy bag.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Tote Bag

I made this Tote Bag to be sold in the Guild Shop at our Show. A bunch of denim was donated to our Guild and the Charity Bee made totes from it.
My first time to make an interfaced and lined tote. It turned out pretty good if I do say so myself.

Denim Tote
18" x 22"

Lining with interfaced pocket.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

More Jar Openers

Twenty more Jar Openers for the Quilt Show.  We were shooting for 1000 and last I heard we were over.  These will be given to each attendee of the West Houston Quilters Show in March 2019.


Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Donation Quilt is Quilted

The Donation Quilt is back from the longarm quilter.  It is beautiful.  Betty did a wonderful job.  Now I just need to trim it and sew on the binding, which is one of my favorite parts.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Donation to Quilt Show 2019

The Monday Night Divas had a block exchange in 2017.  We made extra blocks to use in a charity quilt and to use in a quilt to donate to the WHQG's 2019 Quilt Show.  This quilt will be our donation to the Show's Tin Can Raffle.

Pieces Cut

On the Design Wall

Center Pieced

Before Trimming

After Trimming

With Borders

Ready for the long arm quilter.
Batik fabric under quilt top is the backing.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Jar Openers

I have joined the Charity Bee of WHQG.  We are in charge of making the free gifts that will be given to each attendee of the 2019 Show.  In the past, we have given out felt needle holders or totes.  In 2019, we will give a jar opener to each attendee. The Goal is 1000 by the end of the year.  Since I am new to the Bee, I have only completed 40, but around 600-700 have been made so far. There are about 10 members in the Bee, and we make them in lots of 20.

Cotton fabric on top, muslin in middle and rubber shelf liner on back.

Below is a link to the instructions.


HINT:  Place the rubber on the bottom, when topstitching and place a piece of old pattern tissue underneath.  Do not put the tissue all the way to the stitching line and you will not have to tear it out afterward.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Baby Doll Quilt

I had just enough of these fabrics left over to make a baby quilt, so this was my project for the Divas' July Sew-In.