It’s in the Bag Challenge: byAnnie


 ByAnnie sent me EVERYTHING I need to make “A Place for Everything 2.0.” The Island Batik fabrics are Humming Bird Nectar, Dots-Multi Blue Green and Honeycomb – Purple, all from the “Bee Kind” fabric collection. (the Bee Kind fabric collection should be available in stores now. I’m loving the fabrics! (I should, I got to pick them out!)

The “A Place for Everything” pattern comes with a coupon for an Add-on Video. These videos were invaluable. They don’t replace the pattern, but they certainly make certain steps a LOT easier!

By Annie patterns come with a label chart on the back. I find that it is extremely important to photocopy this sheet and use it to label EVERYTHING as you cut it. When you do this, there is no second guessing if a piece of fabric is the correct one – it says it on the label!

Here is a picture of most things cut, labelled and pinned on my design wall for easy access. The clear vinyl is not on the design wall as I didn’t want to poke holes in it.

I started with quilting the Humming Bird Nectar fabric and the Dots-Multi Blue Green with Soft & Stable between. 505 spray does not adhere to the Soft & Stable and since I really dislike pins, I used Elmer’s Disappearing Purple glue stick and the fabric stuck like a charm. The fabric was quilted with my walking foot, using a serpentine line, alternating with a straight line. I used Aurifil Thread: #4225 (Eggplant).

Then, I started to assemble the various parts of the bag … following the directions.

Here’s the parts, prior to the bag construction: Most of the zippers are in, the pages, with vinyl and mesh are constructed. The straps are made … all ready for the bag assembly!

I used clips (as suggested in the instructions and videos) and it sure makes sewing the bag together much easier! The clips come off easily and they don’t poke my fingers! {grin}

I was pretty excited when the bag was finally put together! And I’m in LOVE with my “A Place for Everything” bag! I plan to use this bag to store all my ruler quilting rulers!

Things to think about when making ByAnnie bags

  • Read the instructions.
  • Read the instructions AGAIN!
  • Follow the cutting diagrams in the pattern – this is especially important when cutting the mesh fabric!
  • Take your time.
  • Do each step in the order written in the pattern.
  • Watch the add-on videos before starting the bag making process.
  • Watch any other appropriate byAnnie videos.
  • Take your time.
  • Enjoy the process and you will thoroughly enjoy the finished bag!

Thank you!

Disclosure: The fabrics, batting, thread and needles were generously supplied by the following companies: Thank you, Island Batik  Aurifil Thread  ByAnnieSchmetz Needles !!

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!    

12 thoughts on “It’s in the Bag Challenge: byAnnie

  1. Oh, this is a spectacular make!!! Well done. I’m loving the ByAnnie items that I’m working on. That fabric is gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  2. I use 505 spray with my S&S and it seems to work well. I can’t recall if I spray the back of the fabric, or the S&S since it’s been so long that I’ve made a bag. Anyway, your project turned out beautifully! Take your time is key, and those videos really do help!

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