Oh how I love when the Minnesota fabric comes out each year for the Minnesota Shop Hop. I know many devote quilters criss crossed the state to collect their stamps and Minnesota fabric. This year I didn't have a bunch of time for shop hopping, so I visited a couple of my favorite local shops and picked up just enough fabric to make a few fun projects. I'm going to share one of them with you today. I wanted to show how you can use my applique designs on more than just tea towels! One of my favorite patterns is my 'Camper Sweet Camper'. I just love this little retro camper.How about a quick and easy cosmetic bags for traveling.
|I started out with a layer cake of the 2016 Minnesota fabric...|
|Here are the front and back pieces of the bag with the finished edge on the top.|
|Using brown thread, sew around the design pieces using your machine's buttonhole stitch. (or whatever stitch you like best for machine applique) You will sew through all three layers.|
|Machine applique is all done.... I have star buttons to sew in the sky instead of appliqueing the stars in my original design.|
|I did a simple quilting line design on the back of the bag... sorta sewing in between all of the vintage campers.|
|I then added a fabric accent strip along the bottom... totally optional.|
|In this picture you can see that I have one side sewn and the other side ready to sew, see the pins? I then also sew along the 'tabs' to secure the zipper better.|
|Now it's time to embellish this cute bag with some buttons!|
Maybe next year I'll hop on a bus and visit a section I haven't been to yet. It would be fun to go on a little quilting trip and visit a section of Minnesota I don't normally go to. Maybe go on one of those fun overnight shop hop bus trips. I'll have a cute Minnesota cosmetic bag to pack for the trip!
Have a great day!