Traveling to Japan

Join us as we travel in January, 2018, to Japan for the Tokyo Quilt Festival.  We start our tour in Kyoto for several days, then make our way to Tokyo.  We will be spending 13 days in lovely Japan learning about the culture through fabrics.  For more information, please contact me directly at barb@materialgirlquilt.com Hope you . . . → Read More: Traveling to Japan

Sew Together Bag 7

I recently made a Sew Together Bag, pattern by SewDemented.

The last things you do are to add those tabs to the ends of the zipper that is bound to the outside edges. Then you’ll stitch them down, centered on the sides, in the same line as you used to stitch down the binding.

Then you’re done!!!

FIN!

Have YOU made . . . → Read More: Sew Together Bag 7

Sew Together Bag 6

I  made a Sew Together Bag, pattern by SewDemented, and this is how I finished it!

So now that you’ve got the lining and the exterior pin basted, you’ll be able to add the binding on the sides. If you’ve ever bound a quilt, it’s the same concept. I sew the binding on the right side, flip it . . . → Read More: Sew Together Bag 6

Sew Together Bag 5

I recently made a Sew Together Bag, pattern by SewDemented. Now we’re adding the side panels.

This is the part of the pattern that has the most photos, It’s still the most difficult part.

So here you need to put the zipper heads into the middle of the pockets to keep them out of the way of your machine . . . → Read More: Sew Together Bag 5

Sew Together Bag 4

So, I recently made a Sew Together Bag, pattern by SewDemented, this is the continuing story of my progress.

So when you put the zippers in, you end up with two sections that look like this:

Then you have to add the center pocket lining and zipper. Then they have you stitch the lining pieces down to . . . → Read More: Sew Together Bag 4

Sew Together Bag 3

Hi there!

I recently made a Sew Together Bag, pattern by SewDemented. Here’s how I did it…

So the next thing you need to do is to start putting together the pockets after you have them laid out how you want them. I used 14 inch zippers for 2 reasons.

#1, We have a bigger selection of colors in the . . . → Read More: Sew Together Bag 3

Sew Together Bag 2

Hi there!

I recently made a Sew Together Bag, pattern by SewDemented.

So  to continue, you stitch together the side panel pieces using the pattern piece included in the pattern. You’ll want to remember to clip the corners before using a Purple Thang to turn it. I am not sure why it works better than a straight awl, but . . . → Read More: Sew Together Bag 2

Sew Together Bag 1

Hi there!

I recently made a Sew Together Bag, pattern by SewDemented.

I used some REALLY cute fabrics. For the outside I used some adorable, sweet florals. Heirloom, Romance and Armand. For the inside I used Vintage Dressmaking in Pink, then for the lining of each of the pockets I used Gratitude Blooms gray.

The pattern calls for Three . . . → Read More: Sew Together Bag 1

Charming Challenge

We have seven different projects that have been turned in for the Charming Challenge.  Everyone used at least half of a 5″ charm package for their projects.  Now we need everyone to vote on their favorite project.  They are listed below.

Number one, a small quilt with folded flowers on it, check the close up . . . → Read More: Charming Challenge

CEO Challenge

What is a CEO?  Well, this is what we will be calling “Completely Executed Objects”  and you will find that you will become the boss of your sewing room.

This is how it will work:

Make a numbered list of 6 projects you wish to complete in the next 6 months (through June).  This can be a binding . . . → Read More: CEO Challenge

 

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