If you are a quilter, the term "quilt as you go" might sound pretty familiar, and you probably have made a few project with that particular method, which simply means piecing the patchwork directly on the piece of batting.
I love using this technique to make small projects such as coaster (mug rug), placemat, table topper, and of course this adorable tote bag that I made using my favorite scraps.
I posted the full tutorial of this project on my Youtube Channel, that you may watch below :
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- Assorted strips of fabric scraps
- 2 x scraps of quilt batting (at least 13" x 13")
- Backing fabric (optional)
- 1/8 yard quilt weight fabric for the gusset
- 1/4 yard quilt weight fabric for the handles and binding
- Fusible fleece
- 1/2 yard fabric for the bag interior (lining, lining gusset, and pocket)
- 1 set of magnetic snap
- Nylon Zipper (at least 6")
Front and back exterior :
Make two blocks measuring 12" x 12"
Cut a strip of fabric 4" wide, and the length should be the same (or a bit longer) then the perimeter of the side and bottom exterior shell)
Cut a fusible fleece measuring 3" wide, the length should be the same as your gusset
Cut two 24" x 4"
Strap interfacing :
Cut two from the fusible fleece 23" x 2"
Front and back interior :
Cut two pieces the exact same as the front and back interior
Cut one strip the exact same measurement as the exterior gusset
Slip pockets :
Cut two 12" x 8"
ZIpper Pocket :
Cut two 9" x 7"
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to leave me a comment below.