This bag happened because a sweet quilty friend of mine, Tish, of Tish's Adventures in Wonderland, sent me a bundle of fat eighths of Gooseberry by Bonnie and Camille, just because. She figured I needed some, she said. I figure she needs some back, and in the form of 3D sewing. :-)
Fat Quarter Shop on one of their Flash Sales, so I thought I could use what Tish sent me and a bit of the mini charms to create a bag for her using this fabric. The bag would go in with her mini round robin quilt I had to mail to her. This is why it took a little bit longer than it should have to get into the mail.
Here's side 2, since each side is a bit different:
You might (or might not) notice I added in a couple charms not from Gooseberry that really worked nicely, an older Daisy Kingdom one, an Art Gallery one, one from Amanda Jean's "Good Neighbors" line, and the buttons, or circles with 3 dots, hmm maybe not buttons, although I do see buttons...
A view of the inside shows you I used a laminated Kona cotton whose colour is absolutely perfect for the lining and a small inside pocket:
|Note the label?!|
I quilted the bag with two colours of Essential thread from Connecting Threads. (no affiliation) How I LOVE their thread!!! I totally forgot to put the Tea Rose one I used for the dot to dot in the flying geese in the photo, duh! It's a really pretty one too, but not variegated.
Sew Preeti Quilts, (click there and you will see she, like me, has been making some little bags) sent to me last winter. Like I have the very best of friends, so thoughtful. :-)
All right if you are still with me, here is how I made my own bias binding to go around the bag. It's a snap.
Lay a ruler (I used my 15" square) with a 45-degree angle line marked on it, having that 45-degree line along the straight edge of the fabric. Cut. You will have a large triangle like the one below.
Carefully turn the triangle so the just-cut edge is to the left, and slice off three 1" strips. You could use the 'cutting backwards' technique I showed you here, so you'd start by slicing off a 3" wide strip, and then moving the ruler back to the 2" line, and finally the 1" line to give you your three strips.
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