I am so excited to participate in another Fat Quarter Shop Quilt Along. This time we are making the Blog Remix 2: Sewing Machine Accessory Pouch!
Isn't this zippered bag cute and functional? It is sew easy to make too. The outside of the bag is quilted and the back has a pocket. I am going to use it when I travel to classes or RV Quilters Rallys. The original bag was scrappy, but I decided to make the pouch using two fabrics for the outside and a lighter green for the lining. I chose Frightful and Delightful by First Blush Studio for Henry Glass Co. for the main part of the pouch and Bloomin' Fresh by Deb Strain for Moda for the patchwork and pocket. The lining was Cute Clover-Lucid Pear by Connecting Threads. See photos below.
Make your fabric choices, scrappy or not, and sew the simple patchwork block for the front and cut the back and pocket pieces. I didn't have any basting spray to baste the fabric to the batting, so I used some fabric glue. Even though I used it sparingly, it seemed to work fine.
To quilt the front and back. I used a walking foot and matching thread. I quilted the patchwork front by stitching in the ditch. I quilted the back using a diamond all over pattern. It was easy to do. I used a water-soluble marker to draw a diagonal line from one corner to the other, then sewed along the line. Once I had sewn that line. I used my quilting bar as a guide to sew parallel lines. Once I had sewn all of the parallel lines possible in one direction, I drew a diagonal line with the water-soluble marker from the other two corners and repeated the process of sewing lines that were parallel to the original line. All of this quilting was really easy. See photos.
At the last minute, I decided to quilt the pocket too. I thought that it would make it stronger. I topstitched the upper edge of the pocket as suggested in the pattern. Then, I used my Quilting Bar to sew lines that were parallel to the edge and basted the pocket in place.
Next I sewed the zipper as directed in the pattern. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be. See photos.
You might have noticed that I added a pull to the zipper. It is a scissors charm that I happened to have, and yes, I attached it with a small wire key ring that I found lying around. See photos.
Safety note: Be sure to lock your rotary cutter before placing it in the pouch and whenever you are not using it to cut fabric.
Hope you enjoy making this bag as much as I did! . A full tutorial (including fabric requirements and complete instructions) can be found at Blog Remix 2: Sewing Machine Accessory Pouch.
Love to hear your comments! What fabrics do you want to use?
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I am a quilter who is starting a new adventure. After retiring in May 2016, I became a certified Quilt in a Day Instructor. I am certified to teach workshops using Quilt in a Day patterns and techniques. In addition, I am designing my own quilt patterns.
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