Saturday, November 3, 2012

quilt ornament bag

Last Christmas my homemade ornament/gift/favor was a quilt bag.
The pattern is called a liberated checkerboard block.

the pattern
{vertical and horizontal lines are meant to be random}


back {and lining}


sew one back piece and one lining piece
right sides together
with strap/hanger in the middle
{call this: piece a}

sew one front piece to one lining piece
{call this: piece b}

place piece a on top of piece b right sides facing
sew around leaving a 2" opening at bottom

turn right side out and stitch opening closed

tuck lining into bag


I found a book called Visions of Sugarplums at an antique store
I tore out pages and rolled them up to put in each bag

I also added some greenery, a candle, a candy cane and berries

finished bag

the basket of favors ready to go

I found Liberated Checkerboard Block directions here.
I modified mine to be 3x3.

{Reposted from January 2012}


Joan - South Island, New Zealand. said...

What a lovely posting. I love all those beautiful photos which clearly illustrate your work in progress.

Betsy said...

It is adorable.

Crickit said...

These are really cute! What a great idea! :)

Just a little something from Judy said...

Do you know what is so special to me about these pretty favors? I received one from you last year when I won it in your kind giveaway. I feel so fortunate. Thank you!

Beth said...

I love them. I will quilt one day!

Klaudia said...

Beautiful bags...I love them!
Thank you for Tutorial!

Greatings from Germany