Here was the challenge: Project QUILTING – Off Season Challenge: the Non-Quilt The off-season challenge came from – Kym of FabricFascination and Kimbuktu. Here’s what she’s challenged us with:"I would like to do a Non-Quilt Quilt challenge. The entries can be anything from a bag, to a sculpture, to a wearable, to an accessory, really anything as long as it is made of fabric and is three dimensional (not flat like a quilt). The entry must also incorporate at least two items or textures that are not fabric."I started with a bunch of assorted scraps of quilted rectangles and strips. I stitched them together and zig zagged the raw edges to finish the seams. I stitched enough of them together to make a rectangle that measured 27" X 35". Then I turned it into a bag. Turn a Quilt into a Bag Post.
I will use my Hodgepodge Patchwork Bag for packing our dry food to go to our camper.
I am a saver. I love to find uses for discarded fabrics and discarded clothes. About 6 years ago I started making quilted tote bags from fabric that I quilted on my long arm machine. I even taught classes at a local craft shop. When I would cut the kits from the quilted fabric there was always scraps and strips leftover. I put them all into a big tote and saved them. I am glad I did! They were perfect for this dimensional quilt challenge. The tote is still pretty full. I'll bet, I can make at least 2 more Patchwork Bags!
Thanks again to Project Quilting for inspiring me to create!
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