Monday, August 5, 2013

Weekender Sew Along - Week 1

Welcome to week one of the Weekender Sew Along. Week one is all about cutting and getting prepared to begin assembling this bad boy.
First we need to cut out the pattern pieces. Luckily, there's only one place where you need to tape the pattern together.

Once you have your templates cut out, it's time to cut out your bag fabric, interfacing and lining. If you're doing the quilt-as-you-go method for your bag, you should make your panels this week. I'm sort of doing the quilt-as-you-go method, but with just one fabric. As a result, as you can see by the picture above, I cut my batting 1/2" smaller on all sides before I began quilting the panels.

Here you can see my quilted panel. This piece is the main bag panel. If you're looking to do a quilt-as-you-go version, check out Elizabeth Hartman's tutorial here.

If you're using the traditional method, once you cut your fabric and interfacing, fuse those bad boys together and get ready for week two!

Since we're all in this together, if you run into problems or have questions, I started a post on the MQG Community in the Boston MQG Group. If you have questions, feel free to post here: 


  1. Thanks for kicking things off, Jen!!! I LOVE your fabric choice, fabulous:-)