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Let's Get Organized
Come join Let's Get Organized, a new project of the month club using patterns from byAnnie.com. We had so much fun learning new techniques from adding zippers to mesh different tips for binding. We are having a great time. Pack a lunch and come join us for the next class!!
This series is designed as skill builders. All brands of machines are welcome, bring your manuals. We recommend bringing a walking foot and a zipper foot. Each month you will learn new skills while making a useful organizer. Click for a list of the 2017 Projects of the Month
April - Project Bags
Perfect for organizing everything you need for each of your projects, these handy totes in four sizes have sturdy quilted bases and fun fabric details. Continue to improve and build upon your skills: -Quilting -Piecing (you'll love the way the bag is designed so that the raw edges of all the seams are hidden!) -Adding borders -Sewing with vinyl -Installing zippers -Making and attaching stabilized straps -Binding edges with straight-grain binding and mitering corners
The pattern includes complete instructions for four sizes of bags: small, medium, large, and extra-large. You’ll love this useful way to carry your projects-in-progress, organize toys, or travel with ease.
How to bind the mesh pockets using fold-over elastic.
How to make and attach the borders, pockets, and end strap.
How to attach the ends to the body of the bag. Note: Sew with the end of the bag against the bed of the machine first.
How to make and attach the bias binding to the ends of the bag.
How to install the zipper. NOTE: This style of zipper installation is different from most of our other projects.
EXTRA: How to use one 30-inch double-slide handbag zipper to make zippers for both the small and medium bags.
How to bind the edges of the zipper and attach the zipper tab to finish the end of the zipper.
HOMEWORK: We recommend that students quilt and cut out the pieces for the bag BEFORE class. If you come to class prepared, this project can be covered in a 3-hour class. We suggest that you make the MEDIUM bag in class.
How to attach the ultra suede strip between the vinyl and the zipper to keep threads in place.
EXTRA: How to use double-slide handbag zippers to make zippers for more than one pocket.
How to make and attach the vinyl pockets.
How to make and attach the button loop closure.
How to round edges of the case.
How to make and attach the bias binding and how to join the ends.
How to make and attach zipper pulls.
HOMEWORK:We recommend that you quilt and cut out the pieces for the bag BEFORE class. If you come to class prepared, this project can be covered in a 3-hour class. We suggest that you make the LARGE THREAD DISPENSER in class.