Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Assembling Line Sewing - Bag It Link-up

I'm making a bunch of zipped bags for friends and family this year as a small holiday gift.  When I'm making in volume (about 20), I work assembly line fashion. (See the finished bag.)

First step is some light quilting on the outside of each bag.  I'm using 2 layers of fusible fleece and quilting straight lines 1'' apart.  On one side, I do some extra lines on what will become the bottom of the bag.  I've ordered a bunch of colorful zippers from Zipit and it will be fun to match them up to the fabric. (Don't forget, Zipit has offered a coupon code for everyone participating in the Bag It event - just use BAGIT2017 on your next order now through December 15, 2017. )

Have you been making bags?  Well over 200 bags  have been shared so far in the link-up (below) or on the Elm Street Quilts Group Facebook page.

Next new Bag It post will feature the beautiful travel bag designed byAnnie.  I made this in time for our family vacation this summer and really enjoyed the opportunity to use it.

When you are ready to share on Instagram or from your blog, link-up a photo to claim your Bag It Entry
  • Photos linked from Instagram must contain the tag #elmstreetquiltsBagIt
  • Photos linked from a blog post must contain a link back to Elm Street Quilts.
Want to share and enter from Facebook?  Join the Elm Street Quilts Facebook QAL group and then record your entry via the Bag It Facebook Entry Form  
  • (Why the form?  Winners are notified via email and the form collects your email address plus it makes things WAY easier for me to randomly select winners.)
You can share the photo of your bag multiple times but ONLY enter it once either in the link-up OR in the Bag It Facebook Entry Form.   

You will know when your entry is 'official' because I will come visit and leave a comment thanking you for entering.  (I batch up my bag visits so it may be several days until I stop by!)

New to the event and want to join?  Read more here and check out the participant guidelines for everything you need to know!
(If you don't have blog, IG or Facebook, drop me an email with photos and I'll get your bag entered!)

Ready to link-up?  And not to worry, the event runs through December 15 so there is plenty of time to make bags!

Have a wonderful day! Patty

1 comment:

  1. The zippered bags are looking great. I esp. love the one made of the beige with the red, blue, white and black arrows. They will make great gifts, won't they?


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