15 DIY Beginner Quilting Projects

Quilt-As-You-Go Patchwork Bags

Quilt-As-You-Go Patchwork Bags
Click here to take the online class: Quilt-As-You-Go Patchwork Bags

Add spontaneous piecing to your bag of quilting tricks and make a beautiful patchwork tote.

Learn the theory behind the quilt-as-you-go technique by working your way through a charming potholder before creating the “Tinker” patchwork bag from blocks you create on the fly. Tara shows you how to use scraps from your stash to build out from a single square using a freehanded approach that celebrates the uniqueness of each quilted bag. Whether you prefer straight-line or free-motion quilting, your extemporaneous blocks will blossom as your bag comes to life. Add a simple pocket or follow Tara’s instruction for a painless hidden zipper pocket. Learn how to add material to the bottom of your bag for extra durability and box corners for extra stability. Finish off your quilted bag with a magnetic closure and eye-catching bias binding. Or hand-sew an invisible binding for extra sophistication.


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