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#15 Ohio Star August BOM Bag

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Front of bag and pouch

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Craftsy Block of the Month 2012 taught by Amy Gibson

In Craftsy's first-ever Block of the Month, Amy Gibson brings you 10 specific quilting techniques - appliqué, string quilting, paper piecing and more.

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Funky, Eco-Friendly, Classic
HeatherIsaacson on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? - I used - #15 Ohio Star August BOM For the block: - I used Cotton grape and leaves print - I used grey green denum For the lining inside of the bag and the zipper pouch: - I used hand dyed burgundy material and the wooden button that was dyed at the same time. - I also used every scrap left from doing the blocks to put together the pouche For the quilting: - I used thin batting and a mesh on the back to quilt - I drew the leaves on each corner of the blocks free hand and free motion quilted them. - I used burgundy thread on the green grey material for the free motion quilting - I used the pattern from Kristin's course "Bag Basics" this helped with the size.

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What are you most proud of? - In February 2011, I experimented with fabric dying. I used some unbleached cotton and dyed this piece of burgundy color material with natural berry dye. - After setting the dye, I dried and folded it away for another day. - At that time I had all these plain wooden buttons and I dyed them along with the material and yarn, I was dying at the same time. I got to use the material and one button on this bag. folding the bag: 1.Turn inside out 2. With the button and tab down , 3. fold in thirds 4. Role from the bottom 5. Tuck the handles in 6. when the button shows up pull the tab over it ah ha ! neatly stored in your purse until you need it.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I also put the button lower on the side because of the bulkyness of the quilted block on the side. I also installed the button on the inside of the bag and the loop on the inside. When folding it I turned the inside out. Search your stash, you might just be surprised what you find.

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