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Welcome to Day 1
Welcome to day 1 of the Quilted Boxy Pouch Sew Along! I am so excited to have you join me! Y-A-Y!!!
Today we are piecing the scrappy outside panels of your pouch. Making the quilted boxy very much you by using your fave scraps! Remember... no scrap too small. Ever!!
And here again the schedule for the week!
- Day 1 - piece your patchwork panels (today)
- Day 2 - quilting your panels
- Day 3 - insert your zipper
- Day 4 - assemble your bag
- Day 5 - finishing touches
It's going to be a super quick Sew Along. I would say it will take you about one hour a day (maybe a little longer for piecing the patchwork panels today... depending how detailed/ small your pieces are) each day of the Sew Along. Probably even less for most days...
If you feel you're falling a little behind. No worries! Don't feel pressured to rush along. Save your email and catch up whenever you're ready! You are in charge, my friend.
Day 1 - Video
And here's the video for Day 1 of the Quilted Boxy Pouch Sew Along. Tab on the image below to play the video!
Today I am sharing how I scrappy piece the patchwork panels of my pouch. Using some of my fave, darker prints. But see for yourself…
If you're new to scrappy piecing or want to refresh your patchwork skills - please check out my designated blog post and video tutorial on how to turn your scraps into gorgeous patchwork panels.
Click right here for more!
You don't have to buy anything really! We are making a quilty pouch from scraps and your stash of tiny scraps will be your best friend today.
But of course... if you're curious about some of the materials I am using, please have a look below for more details.
Fabric. I am using my darker prints for this pouch. Pretty much all of them are older prints by RSS for Moda. But again, please use what you have on hand. No need to buy more!
Thread. For piecing I am using Aurifil 50wt in white. It's strong and won't be visible later on. My fave thread weight for piecing and construction of the pouch.
Basic quilty notions. And finally, you'll need your basic quilty notions. You probably have all of them already at home. So you'll need a cutting mat, a ruler and rotary cutter. And I love using wonder clips instead of pins - it's just so much quicker... You have to press your fabric using your iron (I love this one with a separate water bottle to avoid fabric stains). And of course a sewing machine (this is mine).
Share your progress!
And now the fun bit! Wahoooo! Please share the scrappy panels you've made today over on Instagram (or Facebook) using the #quiltedboxypouch. I can't wait to see what you came up with. Your biggest cheerleader right here!!!
And thats's a wrap for day 1. You done it! Tomorrow we are quilting your patchwork panels by machine. A super fun and meditative step of the process. I am sure you'll love it.
Take care and big quilty hugs,
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