Quilt as you go ~ Springtime Patchwork Purse Tutorial

A year ago, I designed a fun patchwork bag for Sew Mama Sew ~
The Springtime Patchwork Purse.
 I decided to make another but this time I used a log cabin panel with a "quilt as you go" method.

Click on over to Sew Mama Sew for the pattern and instructions.

In order to make this version you will need to  Substitute, Add OR Omit the following~

Fabric and Interfacing 44/45” width:

2/3 yard Print Cotton for Lining
1/3 yard Linen
1/4 yard Apple Print
4 each - 1/8 yard: 4 different blue prints
14 pieces fussy cut prints 10" x 10" (7 prints for each panel)

1/3 yard Batting
1/3 yard Muslin
5/8 yard Heavy Wt Interfacing or Canvas

1/4 yard Light Weight Fusible Interfacing

**For this version of the purse, I used 7 different fabric pieces for each side - 14 total.
 You can use more fabrics and make a more intricate panel.**


Print Lining Fabric
2 - B - Purse Body
1 - 8 1/2“ x 10 1/2” print fabric for lining pocket

*OMIT Print for Outer Patchwork Panels
3 1/4” squares:
a) 28 “Teacher’s Pet” Apple Print
b) 6 “Dictionary” Text Print
c) 8 “Loves me not” Yellow Floral
d) 8 “Eyelet” Print
e) 6 “Daydress” Floral

4 - A Purse Border
1 Strip 3 1/2” x 28 1/2” (handle)

2 - B Purse Body
2 - 8 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Heavy Wt Interfacing or Canvas
2 - B Purse Body
4 - A Purse Boder

Light weight Interfacing
1 Strip 3 1/2” x 28 1/2” (handle)
2 - 1” squares

Muslin - 2 each,  8 1/2" x 10 1/2".

~~~SUBSTITUTE the following instructions for "Make the Patchwork Purse Panel:"~~~
1. Cut two  8 1/2" x 10 1/2" rectangles from the batting.

2. Attach the batting to the back of the 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" batting rectangle.
You can use fusible batting or basting spray for non fusible batting.

3. Trace the purse template onto the batting side of the  8 1/2" x 10 1/2" rectangle.
This will help you make sure you are covering the entire purse panel.

4. You are going to start in the middle of the panel and add fabrics in a counter clockwise direction.

Position the center motif on the center of the purse panel.  You can measure or just eyeball the position of the center fabric motif.  Pin in place.  (This center apple piece is approximately 3 1/2" x 4 3/4")

5. Choose the next fabric piece that will be sewn to the right of the center motif.  I chose this navy apple print because it is a nice contrast to the center apple motif.

6. Place both pieces right sides together matching the top and right edge on the center motif.
Stitch the right seam with a 1/4" seam allowance.

7. Fold the top piece back and press.  Topstitch 1/4" from the seam. OR you can quilt the panel
in your desired pattern.

8. Continue to add pieces in a counter clockwise direction.  I like to measure the length of the previous section to help determine how big of a piece I need to cut.

 You are basically making an improv log cabin block.

9.  When you have covered the purse panel, trace around the pattern and cut out the panel.
Baste around the edge.

Continue with the Sew Mama Sew instructions as follows:
"With right sides together, pin a Purse Border A to the top of a quilted Purse Body Panel B. Match notches and pin in place. Stitch the seam with a 3/8” seam allowance back tacking at ends. Repeat for the other side."
* Happy Sewing *

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