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Be Mine Gift Bag

9 1/2" x 11 1/2"




Image of Quilted Gift Bag

Materials Needed:

Tools



Fabric





From Cut Yield
Red Print Fabric 14 1/2" strip2Tri Triangles
2Easy Angles
111 1/2" x 10" pieceBag Back
White Fabric 14 1/2"4Recs Triangles
2Easy Angles
21 1/2" x 8 1/2" stripsSide Borders
122" x 10 1/2" pieceBag Lining
21 1/2" x 10 1/2" stripsTop Borders
Red Fabric 14 1/2" x 18"Casing

Instructions

schematic of how to make a tri unitSew two white Recs to each red Tri to make a Tri unit. Make two Tri units.



schematic of Easy Angle UnitSew one white Easy Angle to one red Easy Angle to make an Easy Angle unit. Make 2 Easy Angle units.

schematic of assembling heart blockAssemble block as shown to make 1 heart block. Press center seam open.







schematic of sashing around quilted heart blockSew 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" strip to each side of heart block.

Sew 1 1/2" x 10 1/2" strip to top and bottom of block.





Quilt Bag

schematic of quilted bagSew red print rectangle to bottom of heart block. Layer with batting and bag lining (batting and lining are slightly larger than block unit - do not trim at this time). Baste with safety pins and quilt as desired.



When quilting is complete, trim all layers evenly.



With right sides together and 3/8" seam allowance, stitch side seams. Turn bag right side out.



Casing

Stitch short ends of casing together using 3/8" seam allowance, leaving a 1 1/2" opening at the center of the seam for ribbon to pass through. Press seam open. Fold casing in half, wrong sides together, turning bottom edge of casing up 1/4". Press.



Stitch unpressed edge to top of bag, right sides together. Slipstitch pressed edge to inside of bag encasing raw edge of seam.

Finishing

Turn bag inside out. Thread 5/8" ribbon through drawstring, knot end. Embellish as desired.



Don't forget to sign and date your quilt! Enjoy!



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