with Tara Rebman
Learn the theory behind the quilt-as-you-go technique by working your way through a charming potholder before creating the “Tinker” patchwork bag from blocks you create on the fly. Tara shows you how to use scraps from your stash to build out from a single square using a freehanded approach that celebrates the uniqueness of each quilted bag. Whether you prefer straight-line or free-motion quilting, your extemporaneous blocks will blossom as your bag comes to life. Add a simple pocket or follow Tara’s instruction for a painless hidden zipper pocket. Learn how to add material to the bottom of your bag for extra durability and box corners for extra stability. Finish off your quilted bag with a magnetic closure and eye-catching bias binding. Or hand-sew an invisible binding for extra sophistication.
Meet Tara and learn the quilt-as-you-go-technique on a potholder - the perfect project to get you started!
Prepare your pattern and begin stitching your patchwork bag.
Add your bag's bottom and apply interfacing and leather.
Learn how to sew a basic and zippered pocket.
Learn multiple ways to add flaps to your bag, including magnetic snaps.
Assemble your bag, insert the lining and construct the bag bottom.
Learn how to create both a visible and hidden binding for your bag.
Get inspiration on more quilt-as-you-go projects!
"I have never been good at bags, and I generally find the written instructions for bag patterns confusing and frustrating. This is not so with the QAYG Patchwork Bags class. Tara is such a wonderful instructor and she makes it easy to understand what she's talking about. I really enjoyed the video lessons and I made two potholders and a bag already. If you love making bags, or even if you've struggled with bags in the past, I recommend signing up for this class. Thank you Tara for sharing your talents with us!"