This month will be making the quick and easy Jumbo sized “H Bag” by Orange Dot Quilts. This is a convenient way to carry all your bulky supplies to class. I will have the wooden dowel rods used for the handles for sale in class or you can go to your local hardware store and have the handles cut. I prefer using either a cotton/linen blend or home dec fabrics for the outside of the bag and regular quilter’s cotton for the inside of the bag. If possible, avoid directional fabrics for this project.
Please see the Prep Work below. To complete the project in class, it is important to complete the prep work.
The “H” Bag Pattern by Orange Dot Quilts **
1 1/3 yard Main Fabric
1 1/3 yard Lining Fabric
(2) 17” long 5/8” diameter Dowel Rods
9” x 17 ½” Bag Base (We will discuss options in class.)
Karen Kay Buckley Perfect Scissors*
Schmetz Jeans Needles 90/14 *
40wt Cotton Thread*
12”x18” Olfa Cutting Mat/ Olfa Rotary cutter*
6”x 24” or 8”x 24” and a 6”x 12” Creative Grids Rulers*
Iron/Ironing Mat/Fabric Spray**
Marking Pen of some sort. I used washable fine markers for this project. *
Sewing machine in good working order. Please bring your slide on tray.
Basic Sewing Supplies
Zig Zag Foot/Reverse Pattern Foot*
Prep Work for Class:
PreOrder/Purchase your needed supplies in July from Mel’s. From both the main fabric and the lining fabric cut out (2) 24”x 27” panels. You will bring all 4 pieces of fabric to class along with the left over fabric and we will make the cover for the base.
*Available at Mel’s for Purchase
**Available at Mel’s by Special Order