Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd – #28

Welcome to the April edition of Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd #TTot22. I am anxious to share my little pocket trick with you. However, before we get to my tutorial, take a look at last month’s links.

The Light Beyond by Andrée G. Faubert

Andreé, from Quilting & Learning, received a gorgeous grouping of hand-dyed fabrics and wanted to make something special. Check out the blog post for the techniques she used.

Yvonne, from Quilting Jetgirl, has the best app recommendation. If you don’t have another way to recolor a quilt mockup, this is a great way to do it. I tried it and it is really easy to learn to use and her video walks you right through the process. So, if you aren’t a fan of drawing your own in another program, this little app is for you!

When I was making my bag the other day, I wanted to line the block to use as pocket. I thought why not do the same as I do for some pillows, just no stuffing. It avoids slip stitching the bottom and makes for pretty quick work.

  1. Select a piece of fabric wider than the block you are using.
  2. It should be twice the size of the block.
  3. Trim it a little wider than the block and cut in half.
  1. Fold over one edge on each piece.
  2. Press the edges.
  1. Sew down 1/4″ away from the edges.
  2. Place on top of block right sides together.
  3. The two lining pieces should overlap some.
  1. Sew around 1/4″ from edge of the block (this is the lining side).
  1. Trim the excess.
  2. Trim across the corners.
  3. Turn the piece inside out and press.
  1. Stitch 1/8″ around the pocket.
  2. Attach by stitching on 3 sides of this block to the outside or inside piece of a bag or clothing. I have a jacket that may just get this leftover block as a pocket.

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Coming Up on My Blog:
Planview Quilt 
Rainbow Scrap Challenge 
Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd – 5/22
Foodie Blog Hop 5/26

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  1. April 22, 2022 / 12:05 AM

    Clever tip, Kathleen! I’ll have to try that next time I make a bag!

  2. April 22, 2022 / 8:17 AM

    What a smart move, and it looks really neat!

  3. Cocoa Quilts
    April 22, 2022 / 10:04 AM

    Great thought! Glad you reviewed Yvonne’s tip too, I had forgotten about it and need to try it out. Just need to figure an easy way to make my coloring pages.

  4. April 22, 2022 / 1:17 PM

    That’s a great way to line a block so you can add it to a bag. Thanks as always for hosting this great linkup. 🙂

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