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michellesangel
« on: December 27, 2008 05:18:39 PM »

Surprisingly the BHG Quilts and More magazine can be found in the newsagents in my tiny town in Western Australia, and although I don't quilt, I've bought every issue of this they've had to date (albeit 2! haha). I must admit they hook me with their cover images and when I saw this bag I just had to buy the magazine.

They call it "over the top" and it was in Winter 2008 Quilts and More magazine by Better Homes and Gardens. For details on the mag try this link http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazines/quiltsandmore/index.html

The printed fabric I used was a quilting cotton on sale at Spotlight and I just wasn't sure it was appropriate for an 8yr old girl but I love the colours and patterns! The faces on the fabric reminds me of Redheads matches Cheesy The black and bright pink are just a plain cotton drill, or something to that effect. I found this rather challenging to sew, but I am a novice. It was my first time using magnetic snaps and they're so easy, the hard part is top stitching once they're in!!! I think the iron on interfacing I used was too heavy and it didn't like being turned right way out, and then looked all crumpled. I couldn't get my iron inside to the base so sadly it stayed that way.

The bag


Side View, it has a bit of depth


The snap


As a gift bundle for a little girl for christmas. Inc - a personalised covered note book, headband, key fob, snap clips


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lemadrid
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2008 05:49:40 PM »

i really like the fabric it's super cool do you know who made it? that purse is awesome and i like the notebook and all the little nik naks in the package super cute stuff! good job!
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michellesangel
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2008 06:04:12 PM »

The selvage reads:

west 22nd  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED PATT#CX3421 PRETTY IN PINK

hope that helps Smiley
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crafty_chick66
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2008 06:46:17 PM »

They are really great ...I bought that fabric from Spotlight ages ago and haven't wanted to use it ...I really should do something fab with it ..thanks for the inspiration  Smiley
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michellesangel
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2008 07:25:36 PM »

They are really great ...I bought that fabric from Spotlight ages ago and haven't wanted to use it ...I really should do something fab with it ..thanks for the inspiration  Smiley
I got this on sale $8/m which for me is a bit high. Well it was! I went to another Spotlight in Perth to see if I could get some more and it was $18.95/m when not on sale! SHEESH!!! I wasn't sure I wanted to use it either!!
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khuss_06
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2009 01:04:14 PM »

Oh man I absolutely LOVE the pattern on the fabric, and all your little side creations are so cute! You definately have some creative talent and use it wisely. I just might have to give this kind of project a try.
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2009 01:14:37 PM »

Wow, those are some cool handles you have there!
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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2009 09:45:33 PM »

I looked at that bag and thought the handle might be a little awkward to actually carry. Now you made it,  what do you think?

I use a Pellon 808 craftfuse for bags of this weight. It's a midweight fusible with some stiffness. Not sure if you have Pellon in AU....

On magnetic snaps... place them at least 1" to 1.5" from the top edge of the bag to make top stitching easier. I've foun dthat if you fuse several layers of regular interfacing or a bit of very stiff interfacing (like Peltex) with a larger piece of fusible over it THEN put the mag snaps through that IN addition to the metal plate they provide, you tend to get a smoother look and the snaps do not rip the lining.
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2009 07:49:39 PM »

I am in love with this, and I want that fabric lol
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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2009 02:05:59 PM »

I really like the fabric and the bag looks great.
The little girl must have been really happy when she got her Christmas gift.
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