InstructionsThis little bag was made by following instructions in the book "Modern Log Cabin Quilting: 25 Simple Quilts and Patchwork Projects" pp. 135-137.
The steps are:
1. Cut 9 1.5" x 16" strips from scraps - vary colors
2. Cut 2 9.5" x 5" pieces for lining
3. Cut 2 9.5" x 5" pieces of denim or other for batting
You build four blocks using the log ...
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Type of item: Accessory
What was your inspiration?
The book "Modern Log Cabin Quilting: 25 Simple Quilts and Patchwork Projects" which I borrowed from my local library. The final size of this bag is about 8.5" by 4.5" - great for carrying those little extra things that get lost in the bottom of a purse.
What are you most proud of?
Figuring out how to sew on the zipper - it's been a long time! I could not understand the directions so went to YouTube and quickly found a demo that worked just fine!! I had to go back and make the zipper tighter and fix a few things, but I like the final product. I'm making one for each of my two sisters. My younger sister liked the colors in the little cell phone holder I posted some time ago, so I used the same ones for her bag.
Also like that the directions called for using denim for the batting to give the bag some heft. I cut up an old pair of blue jeans and recylced the cloth.... funny to think of them in this pretty little bag!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I did not do the quilting the way they suggested because I could not figure out how to draw the lines. So I just started with a good angle and then used my pressure foot as a guide to judge the distance between the quilting lines. It's not perfect, but I like the look.