Hello cute people!
It's the first Saturday night
of the month and
at our house that means that
my family room is
filled with guys watching the fights:)
So as promised a few weeks back...
I finally have time to post
the tutorial on my new
Quilty Zip Bag
8" x 10"
During my Farm Girl Fridays Sew Along
I did a tutorial on these
using my Modern Minis fabric.
I've had so much fun with them and I have loved seeing all of yours!
I promised that I would
design another during my
using my Calico Days fabric and also
the same Easy Peasy Zipper installation...
And so here it is!
I used my
A-5 - A-9 - A-7
to make this fun appliqué flower.
I cut my background fabric 5" x 7"
I used my favorite method just like I've shown in week one of the sew along.
to see that video tutorial.
After I finished my appliqué
I made a 9 patch block using
9 - 2 1/2" Calico Days squares:)
I grabbed a 14" zipper from my stash
and chose 2 fabrics for the
binding and the outer lining.
I always cut my background a little larger when I appliqué and then I trim it down.
I trimmed it to 4 1/2" wide and 6 1/2" tall...
and then sewed it to the 9 patch.
Unit should measure
6 1/2" x 10 1/2" at this point.
Knowing this measurement will give you the freedom to create whatever design you want for the front...
as long as it measures the same:)
I cut a piece of yellow fabric
11" wide and 7 1/2" tall.
This is for the inner lining that will go behind the flower/9 patch section of the bag.
I cut 2- 11" squares from the yellow inner lining and the blue outer lining.
With right sides together I sewed a
1/4"seam along the top of these two sections.
I pressed my seams open.
Then I cut 2 pieces of thin batting
the same size as the lining.
7 1/2" x 11"
I sandwiched the batting in-between the
top and bottom pieces right down
the center of the top seams like this...
Then folded them over and
pinned for quilting.
I didn't quilt the large piece
(inner and outer lining)
I just did a little easy quilting
on the flower and patchwork section.
I highly recommend using a
walking foot for that
and for the remaining steps.
After quilting I topstitched the top
folded edges of each piece
on one side of the zipper...
in the center of the zipper.
There will be a few inches
of the zipper hanging over each edge.
I also sewed around all of the
edges of both fabric pieces
just to keep them lined up.
Next...I trimmed everything up on the lining sides and bottom edge...and also the patchwork front bottom edge.
I then folded it so that both of those bottom edges were even like this.
I also opened the zipper a few inches into the center because I'm going to trim of the ends and I don't want to cut off the zipper pull!
When you have the bottom corners
and edges lined up...
Pin into place
so it stays nice and flat...
And cut off the zipper ends...
then zig-zag all the way
around the edges including the top...
to prepare for the binding.
I cut 3 - 2 1/2" x 21" from a fat quarter
and joined them together for the binding.
I bound it the same way that
I bind all of my quilts and pillows.
I did a detailed tutorial on my method several years ago.
if you want to see it.
I cut some of my baby chick selvedge
from my Calico Days
blue cherries print
to use for the zipper pull.
The machine part of the binding
now for the whip stitching
on the back:)
I threaded the selvedge through the zipper pull
and sewed across it to keep it from coming out.
Look how cute the yellow daisy print is for the lining...ready to be filled with all kinds of cute quilty supplies!
I love how my Quilty Zip Bag turned out.
I also love appliqué and patchwork together
and I'm sure I'll be making many more of these bags.
You could make the front section
all appliqué or all squares...
sew many possibilities!
I'd LOVE to see yours:)
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I'll be back on Monday
for BLOOM Block 8:)