Scrappy Project Update Part 3

The scrappy project moves along slowly. After I finished the quilting on the patched piece, I thought for quite a while as to what I wanted to do with it. It wouldn’t work as a quilt, it was too much of a mish-mash. The other thing I had in mind was to do something more complex and challenging.

Scrappy Project | From My Carolina Home

So, I decided to make a travel bag, for whatever I needed to travel with. It could be sewing supplies to a meeting, needlecraft for a class, or carry-on to an airplane with necessities. Now, the question was, how to do that. I did figure out a plan, and I’ll start with this post to share that. I’ll finish with a future post and show the finished project. I ordered the hardware I wanted, and it came last week, so all I need is time.

Scrappy Project ~ From My Carolina Home

I decided on size for the overall bag and cut that piece. I also cut strap and pocket pieces.

Scrappy Project ~ From My Carolina Home

I’ll have the outer patched piece, with the green lining as an accent.

Scrappy Project ~ From My Carolina Home

Now for the challenging part. My design is going to go together a bit differently, and I need to finish all those raw edges first. So, I started making binding.

Scrappy Project ~ From My Carolina Home

All together, the total strips were about 420 inches.

Scrappy Project ~ From My Carolina Home

I began sewing the binding strips onto the individual pieces.

Scrappy Project ~ From My Carolina Home

The idea is that the binding will become another accent, like piping.

Scrappy Project ~ From My Carolina Home

All the sewing of the binding was done for every piece.

Scrappy Project ~ From My Carolina Home

Yesterday, while watching TV, I began the slow stitching of all that binding to the backside of the pieces. Once I finish that, the assembly of the final design should go pretty quick. After I ordered the hardware, I contacted the company and will have a special surprise for you all on that post, so stay tuned!  Update – See the finish HERE.

Are you working on any UFOs?


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8 thoughts on “Scrappy Project Update Part 3

  1. What a great use for an un-favorite quilt! I’ll be posting today or tomorrow on finishing UFOs, and what to do if you finish and still are unhappy with the project. I’ll link to this great post of yours. Let me know if that’s not okay.

    btw, I love the quilting that shows in your photos. I must spend some more time on whimsical feathers and swirls like that. Really fun and soft. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Rosemaryflower

    UFOs are my life 😀
    It seems I work best when I have “four pots boiling on the stove” or more.
    That way I can work a little of everything at the same time ta-da…..
    This looks really exciting. Love those browns
    I think this will be a really pretty bag, and what was first something that was not so much what you wanted, will be something I bet you get a lot of compliments on.

  3. Good Morning Carole! This is a brilliant idea! I know I am looking forward to seeing what you ordered to finish the bag off with and what surprise could be inside. What a fun way to finish a project. Yes, I have several unfinished projects collecting dust, but Deanna and I have decided that we are going to finish each and every one of our UFOs before starting another project. Which will be a lot of fun. Have a great time sewing the binding down! Thank You for sharing and have a fantastic creative day!

  4. dezertsuz

    Wow, not what I expected you to do at all! Was it hard to make that first cut? It’s going to be a great bag, and I’m anxious to see what it looks like, since you’ve added binding already. Always a surprise with you. 😉 I AM working on UFOs!

  5. Denise

    I made several large quilted bags. I did not like the heavy seam so I made my straps long enough to cover the seam that I zigzagged together (the seam is offset so the straps are centered on the front and back). The straps not only covered the seam but made the bag more sturdy.

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