Sunday, February 21, 2010

Quilted Rag Purse

I took the plunge! I've been seeing these fabulous quilted rag purses online, and have had the material for quite a while to make one. Mine is a small version made for my niece's daughter who turns six in May. I was surprised to find that the material I purchased at a local Joanne's store is by Heidi Grace. I've always liked HG paper crafting goodies, and was happy she decided to branch out. I used my Bigz Clear Large Scallop Square die by Stampin' Up to cut the squares. It takes up to eight layers of material at a time. I followed the video tutorial by Angie Juda Kennedy, my talented up line. It took me about 3 1/2 hours from start to finish. I was also pleased that I was able to use my little Janome Mini. I have a regular sewing machine, but it's harder to get to because it's stored. I will probably add a felt or fabric flower to the right hand side. The project wasn't too difficult, thank goodness. My other niece's daughter has a birthday coming up in September so I'll have to make her one as well.

My two orchids that are blooming are incredibly gorgeous so I thought I would include them in the picture also. Have a beautiful Sunday afternoon!


  1. everything is beautiful. wait! isn't there a song with that title??????

    but it's true... that bag is gorgeous, your orchids are really gorgeous and the picture is fantabulous!

  2. LOVE this, will have to give it ago sometime! Hope your having a fun week Jean, thinking of you... Jennifer :)

  3. Thank you SO much - I've been seeing these everywhere, but you're the first person to link to a tutorial! I hope we get this die in NZ soon. Congrats on making the PT design team, so nice to work with another SU! demo!

  4. I soooo want to make one of these. I made a rag quilt for my grand-daughter for christmas (first time ever) but I never got around to the bag. I am super jealous!