InstructionsUse your imagination for fabrics and stitching. Color coordinate lining, zipper and sewing thread. Quilt 16 1/2 inch square pieced fabric sandwich (pieced fabric, fusible fleece or batting sandwich as described in materials). Cut quilted piece in half. Insert zipper on top edges. Sew sides and bottom. Sew triangle between side and bottom. For lining, cut fabric same size as original square. ...
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Type of item: Functional
Cotton fabrics, cotton and polyester machine threads, zipper, fusible fleece or wonder under plus batting plus fusible interfacing
What was your inspiration?
Looking at purses and bags on Craftsy! It seemed a good way to use up some pieced squares I'd made last summer that just didn't hava a quilt in their future.
What are you most proud of?
The color combinations and finding a good use for fabric that's been hanging around for 20 years!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Find a fabric that has several colors in it, then coordinate fabrics that go with those colors to make the pieced square. Color coordinate the lining, quilting threads and zipper. To get the fancy machine stitching to meet evenly at the point of the chevron, start there and sew to the end, then reverse the stitch on the machine, begin exactly at the first stitch of the previous stitching and sew in the opposite direction.