SEWING: Fat Quarter Face-Off with Fairfield World and Robert Kaufman

This project is part of the Fat Quarter Face-Off with Fairfield World and Robert Kaufman. This is a competition between the designers. The competition runs from today, November 5, 2014 till November 16, 2014 at 9:55pm. There is also a giveaway for those that do vote for any of the designers. Details for the competition and giveaway are below. 

This reuseable Winter gift bag uses fabric from Robert Kaufman's Winter Grandeur Indigo Fat Quarter stack and Smooth Interlining from Fairfield World. Holiday gifts often come with a lot of waste from packaging and wrapping. A reusable gift bag is great way to give a gift that is both what's inside and the bag it came in. The bag can double as a tote bag. It's fully lined, so it's reversible if needed. This fat quarter stack came with a Christmas Tree panel, but I'm saving that for another project. I used the quilt as you go method for the outside, quilting and bonding the fabric to the Smooth Interlining, as I added strips. The lining is normal patchworked strips. The handles also have the Smooth Interlining, for added stability. Each seam has decorative topstitched designs, playing off the fabric prints in color and design choice.

The bottom of the bag is folded inwards, like a gift bag is stored.

The bag bottom is expanded fully. Here are some details of the decorative topstitching.

These are views of the bottom boxing. The bag is soft enough for the bottom to be folded in half, or folded up again to compress more for storage. The bag still retains it's stability when sat up and used.

The handles are double sided, using two colors of the same print. There is decorative leaf topstitching around the handle. There is Smooth Interlining inside the handles, to make them more stable and comfortable to use. The inside of the bag is fully lined with striped of two fabrics, and boxed the same way the bag outer is. The lining does not have Smooth Interlining added, as the one layer on the bag outer is sufficient. The top edge of the bag is covered in a matching quilt fabric. It has two types of top stitching to secure it and bind the edge.

That's all for this project. There was a lot of sewing involved, which was a combination of basic construction and decorative stitching. This bag will likely get a lot of use this Winter.

Please check out the other bloggers participating in the event and vote for your favorites. Voting starts on Wednesday on the Fairfield World Blog

The designers are competing for prizes. The winning Master Maker will get a $75 Amazon card, Second Place $50 Amazon card and Third Place $25 Amazon card. All others will get love and gratitude.

Not only could they win something but you could too! There is a giveaway for voters to win a Fat Quarter Bundle and choice of a bag of Poly-fil batting or Poly-fil Fiberfill. .

Leave a comment on the Fairfield World blog answering this question. What you would make if you won? 

We will randomly select TWO winners from the comments.

Good luck! Vote for me!


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