Friday, 11 May 2012

Quilted Tote bag


I wanted to try and make a tote bag, but I wanted to quilt it.  I searched the internet for examples and found this tutorial from Leslie Unfinished.

It was surprisingly very easy, and I would definitely do it again.  I quilted it using FMQ, I tried to blend in with the flower print and did a wiggly-loopy pattern connecting them with small petal flowers.  This picture does not show it as clearly as I had hoped, but it gives you an idea of what I had done. 
Kayleigh's Quilt
I used some leftover fabric from the quilt I made for my baby girl.  At the time bought the fabric, I had no idea (as it was my 1st try at sewing, let alone quilting) that some of the fabric I had bought was polyester.  I just went into the shop and started selecting random prints that I thought would look together, I had no idea what I was doing.
It proved to be very difficult using cotton, polly-cotton and polyester all together to make a quilt. Although I like this quilt, I believe it would have look great had I used the right fabric for it.  My blocks did not line up the way they should have, so I forced it to go the way I wanted.  

The result is not so bad, and for my 1st try I am very proud...  

As for the tote bag, I am happy with the fabric and it actually worked great.  I'm glad I got to use the it, and I like the result.

Happy quilting.

5 comments:

Suzette Beetge - Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

I want one please? I'll send you some fabric :-) xx

Marelize Ries said...

Oooooh, I would love to get my hands on that fabric you showed me the other day....!

LeslieUnfinished said...

Your bag is so cute! So glad the tutorial worked for you. I think I may have to make me one that's quilted. I like how it stands up and has some structure.

Rosemary said...

Love the quilt and the bag! I've never used polyester before. I've heard some people like it! I think I'll stick to cotton!

FarahLin said...

Love the tote bag and the quilt does look pretty even with the different types of fabric used.

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