Monday, April 6, 2009

A dozen Bags March/April

Now that you have 27 little flannel "sandwiches" made, lay them out in 4 rows- 8,8,8,and 3 sandwiches. The little row of 3 will be the bottom of the bag.
Take half inch seams when you sew them together. You'll either just catch or just miss the little 4 inch piece of batting. Either way- it's fine. Try to come within a 1/4 inch or so of the beginning and end of the stitched rows and back stitch or reinforce the beginning and end of the stitching lines.
Now sew the rows together. Open the seams up and use pins to help you keep them open while you stitch. Again- reinforce the beginning and end of the long rows and come to within about 1/4 inch of the beginning and end.
When you stitch the last little row on, attach them to the 5th, 6th and 7th squares in the row above.
Here's a close up noting that I didn't sew all the way to the end of the row.

Tomorrow we'll make it look like a bag and put on some handles. Simple so far? Remember- it's RAG quilting. Don't stress over the details. Just keep sewing.


Lisalou said...

Thanks so much for sharing!