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OPEN WIDE UTILITY BAG



This cute little bag is quick & easy to assemble, especially with the construction changes that Mary will teach you. There are 3 sizes to choose from. Use your favorite fabric or show off your piecing skills for the outside of the bag. This would be a great way to use up some of those orphan blocks.

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Open Wide pattern from By Annie (available at Lyons Quilting)

Mary has changed the pattern so that you can make the sides of the bag from a different fabric than the outside of the bag. Refer to the cutting instructions handout (next page) for the sizes of the pieces that you need.

1 pkg of Soft & Stable batting (available at Lyons Quilting)

1 zipper – please buy YKK zippers available at Lyons Quilting. You need a 22” zipper for the large or medium size and a 14” zipper for the small size.

Sewing machine with all the usual supplies including a quarter inch foot. You will also need a zipper foot. If you have a walking foot, bring that too!  I recommend a size 90 needle for assembling the bag. For thread, I recommend Aurifil for piecing – some of the stitching will show so pick a color that either doesn’t show at all or looks really pretty!

Rotary cutter & quilter’s ruler – I recommend a 12 ½” square ruler but whatever you like best will be fine.

Marking pencils – bring one that will mark on dark fabrics & one that will mark on light fabric.

All your favorite sewing notions such as pins, scissors, tweezers, seam ripper, etc. I also recommend that you bring a bottle of Mary Ellen’s Best Press.

Pre-class preparation: If you want to be able to finish the bag in class, you need to cut out all the pieces per the attached cutting instructions. You also need to sandwich & quilt the pieces for the outside of the bag and for the sides of the bag (a total of 2 quilted pieces).

Open Wide

Adjusted Cutting & Pre-class instructions

 

I’ve adjusted the instructions so that you can have sides that don’t match the body of the bag.

For the outside of the bag – using main outside fabric, Soft ‘n Stable batting and lining fabric, cut out the following pieces (1 piece each from outside, batting & lining). Sandwich the layers together & quilt:

               Small                    9 ½” x 13

               Medium               12” x 19”

               Large                    14” x 26”

 

For the sides of the bag – using side fabric, Soft ‘n Stable batting and lining fabric, cut out the following pieces (1 piece each from side, batting & lining). Sandwich the layers together & quilt:

               Small                    4” x 9”

               Medium               5” x 14”

               Large                    10” x 13”

 

From the binding fabric, cut out the following pieces:

               Small     (1) sq 11” x 11” for the bias binding, (2) 2” x 3” for side binding, (1) 2” x 3” for end strap,
                              (1) strip 2” x WOF and (1) sq 3” x 3” for the zipper tab.

               Medium (1) sq 11” x 11” for bias binding, (2) 2” x 4 ½” for side binding, (1) 3” x 4 ½” for end
                              strap, (1) strip 2” x WOF and (1) sq 3” x 3” for the zipper tab.

               Large     (1) sq 13 ½” x 13 ½” for bias binding, (2) 2” x 6” for side binding, (1) 3” x 6” for end strap,
                              (1) strip 2” x WOF and (1) sq 3” x 3” for the zipper tab.

 

If you want to put a contrasting front border on the bag (this is optional & probably not used if you are piecing the outside of the bag in any way), cut out the following:

               Small                    2 ½” x 7 ½”

               Medium               4” x 10 ½”

               Large                    5 ½” x 12”                                        

 

 Any questions? Email Mary at maryramsey@yellowdogquilts.com or call/text to (520) 247-1359.

Instructor Name:
MARY RAMSEY
Instructor Bio:
MARY RAMSEY

OPEN WIDE UTILITY BAG

Cost:
$ 25.00
Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 10:00 am to 1:00 pm


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