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Bow Tie 2 Ways

Heart of Mine

 

Techniques:

Bias Binding

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Fabric Folding

Wool Roses

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Projects:

Soft Book

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Mini Journal Cover

 

Binding:

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Scrappy Pouch

Supplies and Cutting:

Fabric Scraps: 1/4 yd assorted strings OR trimmings leftover from a string collage project

Fabric Scrap: (1) five sided piece about 2 1/2"

Inner Lining: 10" x 20"

Outer Lining: 10" x 20"

Batting: 10" x 20"

Binding: 1 1/2" x 10 of regular binding, 1 1/2" x 30" of bias binding

Button: 1

 

Assembly:

Layer the batting and the inner lining. This fabric will NOT be seen, it is only a stabilizer.

Choose a light colored scrap that will not shadow through your outer lining, or (as I have done) choose

something you want to use up and layer the right side toward the batting (to hide it).

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To start, place the five sided scrap of fabric on the batting, right side up, near the center.

Note: if you are using trimmings, select a nice big chunk (maybe 4-5") and cut it to be a five sided piece.

Quilt the scrap down with rows of stitching about ¼” apart.

(Set your stitch length to 2.7 - 3.0, or as desired.)

2    24                                  strings                                                                                          trimmings

 

Place the first string on top of the scrap, right sides together, aligning the raw

edges on one side.  Sew the scrap in place, with a ¼’’ seam allowance. Open and press.

Note: if you are using trimmings, cut strips off of the larger pieces that range from 1 1/2" to 3" wide.

3  25                                          strings                                                                                                                      trimmings

 

Quilt in place as before.

The number of rows of quilting added will vary depending on the size of the string added.

4  26                                     strings                                                                                                                      trimmings

Add the next string, following the same steps as before.

When adding pieces, sometimes it will be necessary to cover over a portion of a fabric that has already been

quilted in place. In this case, try to add a fabric that is darker than the one on the bottom to prevent shadowing.

If this is not possible, tuck a light colored scrap between the two pieces before quilting the top one in place.

Chose (or cut down) a small scrap that is just big enough to cover the affected area.

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Continue to add pieces to cover the batting.

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Use a rotary cutter and ruler to square up your quilted piece.

7  27                                     strings                                                                                                                      trimmings

Layer the quilted piece with the outer lining, wrong sides together.

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Add a few lines of quilting to hold it all together.

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Use a plate or other round object (I used a paint palette)

to round off the corners of the pouch.

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Mark one long edge of both of the binding pieces 1/4" from the edge.

One fast way to do this is to run them though the sewing machine, using the 1/4" foot.

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Apply the binding to the short, straight edge.

Sew the UNMARKED edge of the 10" binding strip to the LINING

side of the bag, right sides together, with a 1/4" seam allownace.

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Open and press.

Turn the raw edge under, using the 1/4" mark as a guide. Pin.

Sew in place as close to the folded edge as you can.

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Fold the bound edge up 7" (I folded this one 8" and it is too much).

Stay stitch both sides 1/8" from the edge.

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Cut a 1 1/4" notch out of each bottom corner.

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Apply the binding to the curved edge.

Sew the UNMARKED edge of the 30" BIAS binding strip to the LINING

side of the bag, right sides together, with a 1/4" seam allownace.

 

Open and press.

Turn the raw edge under, using the 1/4" mark as a guide. Pin.

Sew in place as close to the folded edge as you can.

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Turn the pouch inside out.

Pinch one of the corners togehter, as shown.

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Sew closed with a 1/4" seam allownace.

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Trim the raw edge with pinking shears, if desired.

 

Mark the bag for button and button hole placement.

Add both, using your preferred technique.

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Enjoy your new pouch!

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