Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hodgepodge Patchwork Tuesday - Is it a Quilt or a Purse?

Remember this quilt? 

Well I had lots of scraps leftover and I made two little table toppers OR  two square baby quilts  OR  Two quilted squares!  Well what was I going to do with them?  On one quilt I had placed the squares at an angle.  I quilted one with meandering and swirly leaves and the other one I quilted with ribbon quilting.  They were pretty, but not very useful.

This was one of the Quilted Squares!
It was about 39" by 39".
It covered the top of a card table!

Wasn't very useful to me...

So I cut them up and turned them into purses....

This purse has a velcro closure and the other one is just an open purse. One is mine and I sold the other one. I love my quilted purse, but I did not love my quilted square. 

Have you ever made a small quilt that just didn't have a use?  You can cut it up and make it into a quilted purse or bag!

I did it with this one too! This one is for sale at http://www.craftysewing.com
It was made from the mini rectangular quilt below.

I am working on another quilted purse made from a small quilt.  Anyone recognize the fabric?  It was from the 2010 Hoffman Challenge.  Nope!  I never entered it in the challenge. I hope to finish the quilted purse this weekend! If I finish it, I will post it next week on Hodgepodge Patchwork Tuesday. 

Thanks again for following along.  Leave a comment if you have ever made a purse out of quilt or would you like to do this in May? 

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Vroomans' Quilts said...

I just love the Hodgepodge purse - how clever. I have plans for a new bag for May for Me - I deserve a new one. And all the extras that are going with it.

Miss Hillbilly said...

I actually have a small wall hanging I've been planning to make into a bag forever. I had better add it to the May for Me project. Do you have any hints about making bags or do you just sew them up however it feels right?

Heather said...

The bag turned out great! I've not made a bag from a quilt- yet. I'm not sure it'll be on my May for Me list tho because it's already a mile long!

Anonymous said...

That's awesome - the quilt block turned into a purse is just beautiful! You have really got my creative gears spinning here!
Jacque in SC

Handmade Crafts Done While RVing Blog said...

Your Hodgepodge rocks.. With Purple and teal being in for colors WOW... You amaze me

Chris Daly said...

Loving your hodgepodge patchwork Tuesday! I'm always admiring your purse. Love the colors

tealeafquilts said...

I just love this idea! I've got some tops that won't become quilts that are aching to be purses! And I love sewing bags and purses! Thank you!