Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Test Runs

So what does one do with all the fabric sandwiches that were made from practicing free motion quilting?

Use them as pattern pieces.

I'm testing out a purse pattern. Yes, I know the zipper is too short, and the quilting doesn't match, but that is the fun of a test run. It doesn't have to look good.

This is the lining and inside pockets.

I'm liking the look of the long lines with the little open boxes as the quilting motif for the fabrics.

Fabrics and zipper that will be used to create the bottom left purse on this pattern.

The zipper is going to need a decorative bead or ring to dress it up and make it easier to pull the zipper open.


  1. Great idea! I hate, hate HATE to waste stuff so I'm always thinking about what I can do with practice runs.