Making a Striking Quilted Bag From Leftovers (Part 2)
With the fabric panel complete it can be turned into just about anything I want to make.
This fabric panel will be used for a Striking and functional Art Quilted Del~Lillian’smini-nessenger bag.
The next step in the construction of my bags
is to embellish the fabric panels with appliques.
I happen to be drawn to circles…
If you have followed me for even a minute you may have noticed that. 🙂
To make my appliques I use random circular items such as,
lids from containers, spools of thread, large paint bottles, whatever I happen to have hanging around my studio at the time that fits the purpose for me.
I trace these to Fusible Webbing.
- Then I pick out fabric leftovers that I like and fit the project
- fuse the webbing to the wrong side
- Cut the circles out -I make sure there is more than enough to choose from (whatever isn’t used, will be used in a different project down the road.)
Those circles are added to the fabric panel, when I am happy with the placement – they are fused in place, and after that all the pieces are machine appliqued in place with a narrow satin stitch.
Now it is ready to be cut up and turned into that bag . . .
Stay tuned for the next steps!
Create it…with leftovers!
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Adele, Creative Domestic Engineer
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