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Friday, October 31, 2008

TUT on Rag Quilt Bag

I went to the quilt show today, I had such a great time, there is really a lot of talented quilters around, we had a chance to vote on our favorite, no way I could choose just one. I also got to play with a quilting machine, it was a Gammill, just $6,995, right,I think I will go back tomorrow and get one LOL. The lady that was showing it was very nice though, she gave me her card and some info about her place and the machine. They also had some demos on some hand quilting and one on a very pretty Christmas Ornament,it is the Folded Evening Star Block, it would also be nice as a coaster and you can even make it larger to use as a hot pad. The only thing I bought was a Quilt Sew Easy, you use it for free motion quilting. I only paid $1.00 for it, I saw a lot of things I would have loved to buy, but I was good and it only cost $5.00 to get in and it was worth every penny of it.

Dear Hubby and I went to Vote this morning!!!!!! The line was not long in our little town, I Pray that the election goes well.



















Here is a little tut on how to make a rag quilt tote bag, this is a very small one.
First cut your squares, using two layers of your fabric and one layer of flannel for each square. these are cut 4x4 inches.


Sew them together vertically, using a 1/2 inch seam allowance.









Then measure a pocket to fit over two squares and one to fit one, lay it over the squares or square and sew it in as you sew that seam. I sewed one on the front panel and the other on the back panel, on the inside.








Then cut and sew your strap, this one is 1 1/2 wide and 10 inches long, then sew it to the top of the bag and top stitch the top of the bag.








Then sew the front and back together and clip all the seams and then wash and dry the bag.





Now you are all finished.



Of course you can make this what ever size you want, for the diaper bag I used 4x6 squares and put a band between the front and back.





PSALM



150: 5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high-sounding cymbals.

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