Two of our grandchildren have several Dr. things and when I recently sent them a bag, they tried to get all of it in the bag;
I have been making bags for years, this one is before I had lots of zippers, made about 1981.
Luckily I was cruising through pinterest and found this darling bag. Then I was scrolling around and found this work of art. Then I had to read the artist's blog and then I read about her technique for many of her quilts so then I decided to try it. Materials needed;
- liquifuse; purchased many years ago and experimented with, but got frustrated and set aside..(trying to applique just the edge like Terry did.) Found it in a drawer, dried out, but water rescued it.
- microtip applicator, don't have but to try her technique I could live with a thicker line.
- applique sheet to use with an iron; purchased about 5 years ago but only the size of my iron. Frustrating to keep changing the position of the sheet as I iron.
- tracing light box, I've always used a window but my shapes were simple so I cut them out and traced them onto the fabric.
- interfacing; mine was too thick but worked okay anyway.
- felt, waited a few days and decided to purchase some of this since I did not want the bag to shrink if I used my scraps of cotton batting, or my wool felt or wool batting, or introduce an additional layer of fabric.
The things I would change;
- choose the buttons first and size the vehicle to match the buttons
- remember that the bag is going to be 'boxed' and set the items further up
- put the headlight with the fabric instead of embroidery
- repeat the straight lines on the strap instead on introducing a new curved stitch
Do I have to make 2 more of these for our other families?
I'm excited to have another venue for quilt making...frankly I don't need another pillow or another quilt for that matter, but bags are useful and I don't have too many; yet!