We piled them all into totes and started sharing, digging and cutting. 5 1/2" squares we thought, that's big enough to be able to fussy cut some of the really cute things in the fabric. We were looking for a quilt to do together, but 5 1/2" squares seemed just too big to really have any kind of actual pattern. Plus, this isn't one of those things you can really use a color palette for. But every fabric has scissors, sewing machines, spools of thread, a quilt block, a pincushion....something!
|Sewing Notions & Quilting Themed Fabric Pile|
|Modified Chubby Charmer Bag|
|Love this tote!|
|Had to add Magnet Snaps|
The second reason we wanted them so big is that when we go to guild meetings, we are SO proud to be showing off our completed quilts. How sad is it that we stuff them in a garbage bag or something equivalent in order to be able to "hide & carry" them until the moment of the big reveal?? Well no more for this girl! I can fit two (or probably more) queen size quilts in this baby!! Woot Woot!
|Holds TWO full quilts!|
So that's what I did all weekend!! Excited to be just in time to post it for "Design Wall Monday!" Take a peek at other design walls over at Patchwork Times and Monday Making!
EDITED & UPDATED: I forgot to mention a REALLY important detail! My appreciation for the Singer Model 301 was completely renewed doing this project! I used my Vintage Suzy Centennial Singer 99 to piece the blocks together. But then I snapped the belt on her (my fault, it was an old rubber one that was cracked, I had been meaning to replace it). So I bounced over to my tablemate's Singer 301 to finish up. The side\bottom seams on this bag are as follows: (Main fabric, batting, Lining + Main Fabric, batting, Lining)... 6 layers. This is where it gets good!! With the plastic machines that I USED to use, I would have been hesitant to even try to top-stitch around the rim when I was done. That sweet little 301 didn't even hesitate, groan or growl! So that top-stitch went through 6 layers, PLUS the folded seam allowances from both sides! That is 12 LAYERS!! Perfect stitch all the way around. That, in my humble opinion, is the end all to be all selling point of these beautiful gear-driven machines!