This Bargello Yoga Mat Bag is one of my favorite designs from Precut Patchwork Party. It’s a fun way to use a roll of coordinating precut fabric strips. Two lengths of ribbon form the straps and two fat quarters make the lining. Sew a little gift for a friend…..or for yourself!
I am so excited! My new book for Creative Publishing International is now available – Precut Patchwork Party. It takes awhile to edit and publish a book so it’s always such a thrill to see all the projects I’ve designed finally come together.
I am a big fan of precut fabrics. All those strips, squares and fat quarters, in yummy colors and prints, packaged like little gifts, are hard to resist. I often pick them up with absolutely no idea of how I will use them. They are just too pretty not to take them home.
There are lots of patterns available for making quilts with precut fabrics. But I wanted to explore other things you could make with them so this book features all sort of projects…everything but quilts.
I designed a group or home decor projects – pillows, placemats, tablecloth, tea cozy, even a headboard and a lampshade. And I also designed a variety of accessories, wearables and gift projects – bags and totes, child’s dress and skirt, baby gifts, aprons and more.
The beauty of working with bundles of precut fabrics is that they are coordinated by color or theme or designer collection and all the fabrics work well with each. Mix and match as you like. You really can’t go wrong. And sewing with precuts is really easy – lots of straight sewing. All the projects in my book utilize the standard sizes of precuts so you can get started right away with very little time spent cutting fabric (not everyone’s favorite part of any sewing project).
The projects in this book are perfect for a new sewist as well as someone who has been sewing for awhile. They all are constructed with very basic sewing techniques. Anyone who makes quilts and wants to do something new with their stash of precuts will find inspiration. So next time you can’t resist buying those beautiful bundles at the quilt store, know that there is a lot you can make with them, other than your beautiful quilts.
Consider this post to be an invitation to the party! No need to RSVP. Just check out Precut Patchwork Party on Amazon, grab some precut fabrics and have fun. Make something for yourself or your home or a gift.