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Dolly's Tinker Tote

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Quilt-As-You-Go Patchwork Bags taught by Tara Rebman

Add spontaneous piecing to your bag of quilting tricks and make a beautiful patchwork tote designed by Tara Rebman.

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Category Quilting
Type Accessory
Style Retro / Vintage
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What materials did you use? Batting, cotton fabric scraps, pellon etc

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What are you most proud of? That I finished it and it looks pretty good. Made a bag for my tablet too.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? DO NOT cut out your bag sections until AFTER you have everything sewed on. Cutting after the qayg is the only way to get it all accurate and the same size. Ask me how I know...... ha ha

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BRAVO!! I love this the colours, the shape everything is great. Thanks for the tips on the binding... but Im not clear... please clarify.. Did you sew the binding to the outside and then turn in? where was glue used?

07/21/2013 Flag

Yes, I sewed b

07/26/2013 Flag

(Sorry, I'm too fast for my own good!) I'll start again...yes, I sewed the binding on the outside first, pressed it as well as I could, turned it and used Elmer's School glue to hold it down on the inside. You do have to iron it, helps to dry the glue and make it stick well. Once dry, I top stitched from the outside, however missed a few places as I was flying around the curves! Then when I went back to hand stitch what I missed it was difficult for me to get the hand needle through the dried glue. Next time....I think I'll use slightly larger binding, or turn it under, but I love the exposed

07/26/2013 Flag

Very beautiful. What did you use for the base of the bag? I shall have to sew this too

08/19/2013 Flag

Jane, I have a big bolt of a linen-like fabric that I've had for years. It is not fragile however, so I've used ig in several projects.

08/26/2013 Flag

I really love your bag too, great job on it. The colors just pop! Very nice.

10/25/2013 Flag

You have inspired me, Dolly, to get the materials and make one of my own! Lovely bag.

09/20/2014 Flag

Thanks for your kind words. It is so much fun to make these bags and they always get a comment from others. I know you will love it when you're finished. Tara is really a great teacher and has wonderful ideas!

09/26/2014 Flag