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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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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Casual, Whimsical, Hipster, Funky
jodydeschenes on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? quilting cotton scraps, batting, Gutterman cotton thread

jodydeschenes on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? that i returned to my quilting "roots" - QAYG is the first thing i ever did and i love it - it is really "me" - so glad i got back into it - i love to use scraps to do things with ease and big bang for my investment of time and effort - and this is so "it" for me - love it! thx, tara!

jodydeschenes on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? relax, have fun, be flexible, be spontaneous, use scraps, be wonky, and plans & perfection be damned! it's so much fun if you want to be loose and scrappy & get instant gratification from immediate quilted pieces!

jodydeschenes on craftsy.com

sorry, this isn't a "finished" project, but Tara, wanted u to see i'm not slacking (; - i've been working on blocks vs making a hot pad, until i got my pattern printed - now i'm getting slowly started - just made the pile of scraps i'll use - some might look familiar! (:

07/31/2013 Flag

You're not slacking? You don't know what that even means, speed demon! I'm the one that still owes you a quilt!!! Love these blocks!

08/01/2013 Flag

This is so nice. It makes me want to try a quilt as you go quilt!

10/16/2013 Flag

LOVE IT! How did you join the blocks together? How does the back look?

11/14/2013 Flag

ugh, just wrote a long response but lost it when i went to look for the tutorial - so, there are many ways to join together, here is one: http://www.sewwequilt.com/2011/03/quilt-as-you-go-qayg.html not the best part of this process, a little tedious and takes some practice to do it neatly (i guess), so kind of the stick in the spokes for QAYG blocks, in my opinion, but i can't help myself, i love to make them! wish i had already done it so i could share my experience, but i am obviously dragging my feet on tackling it!

11/15/2013 Flag

Thank you...I would not have guessed that and sincerely appreciate the time you took to look up the info. I have really enjoyed making the potholders but have not moved onto my tinker tote yet. Your quilt is awesome! :)

11/15/2013 Flag