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the Cargo duffle Sew along !
I hope you are up for our
Part 4 today:
quilting and attaching pockets to front part
I am taking you step by step through the process:
read before you start!!:)
Step 2: assemble exterior: pages 4 and 5!
Wow : getting there ladies!!
(pour mes amies francophones: je pense que les photos sont suffisantes pour cette partie: n'hésitez pas à me poser les questions qui vous intéressent/ je pourrais mettre à jour le post avec les traductions nécessaires!)
- let's start by quilting front part:
Quick reminder for those who are new to quilting:
You will need :
- a walking foot
- Quilting pins
- And /or some spray glue
For best results:
- Tape canvas to flat surface
- place batting on top, smooth well with hands
- place quilting cotton on top (right side up) : I like to iron layers together.
You can spray a bit of glue before adding each part of the sandwich:
At the end I like to add pins to avoid fabrics from shifting:
Choose threads depending on the color of fabric:
- Now quilt your front and back with straight lines:
Leave 3.5" unquilted at the bottom: this is the place you will add your bottom accent piece. We will quilt it later.
When you are finished:
I like to add a raw of edgestitches to prevent my threads from pulling out: stitch at 1/8" from edges
I used a white thread in the bobbin but this is a bit useless as I plan to lone my bag!!:)
Trim to size: 11.5”tall x 19” wide:
It can happen that your batting is smaller than canvas and cotton: it is alright as we have ½” seam allowances when we will assemble the bag.
- You are ready to place your pockets on top of front exterior!
You can either draw a line with Hera Marker or erasable pencil or use rulers as I do.
So use a small ruler to insure that you have the same measurement on each side of pockets.
Make sure raw edge of pockets is DOWN and stitched edge is UP!
Pin well , not opening completely the sides so the edge does not move away from its original place:
Stitch exactly on the line of stitches you already have: go slow.
Do the same for the center: you should end up with something like that:
- Now add pockets flap:
Iron raw edge of flaps in and place the fold on the line you just marked / stitch
DON'T FORGET TO CUT RAW EDGES 1/4" AWAY FROM SEAM otherwise it will be visible when you open flaps (and that is pretty ugly!!)
so now you have something nice like that when you open flaps!!
stitch on top of flaps:
Now all you have to to is add the bottom accent: this one must be cut to the exact measurments: 4.5”x 19”
Repeat for the back but without adding pockets!! of course!
And while you are at it, go ahead and quilt bottom gusset piece.
This was a bit long wasn't it??!! quilting always is!
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