Elizabeth Hartman is meticulously written and well illustrated. There was never a point where I was unclear what to do next but as my friend Aimee famously said "There are two kinds of sewers - those who can follow a pattern and those who just want to blow their brains out..." I'm definitely the latter:-)
Facebook and Instagram you know I skipped around a bit on the directions, mostly because I didn't have all of my fabrics picked out in advance.
Perfect Quilted Tote. Realize this requires math. More cursing but the interior pockets are finally done.
Mods in case I make this again:
- Rework the bottom. I'd leave the exterior bottom as plain fabric/duck. Quilt the interior bottom with batting and duck. Add the 3 layers of Peltex as a slip in between the layers or make a false bottom.
- There shouldn't be a lot of stress on the top facing. Try just using a double sided fusible to keep it in place or possibly handstitch the folded edge to the bag.
- Still a lot of pockets, Simplify and lose a couple more of the interior pockets.
- I'd probably skip the short handles also.
So excited to be linking up with Finish it Up Friday!!! Welcome back, Crazy Mom Quilts... we missed you:-)