Hobo Bag in Batiks

I saw another great quilt tutorial from the Missouri Star Quilt Company, and had to give it a try.

Using some batik fabrics in rich browns and black, I cut them up using their 10″ wedge template









And sewed them together to make the front & back of the bag.









Add the lining and handles…









A great way to incorporate your fat quarters (or leftover wedges) into a useful project…











There’s always something new to learn, and my “lesson” this time was to use  a woven fusible interfacing I had never heard of before.  It’s made by Pellon (#SF101 “Shape Flex”).  I had never used it before, but it’s excellent for giving a little more weight and strength to a bag or purse.  Just fuse it to the wrong side of both the outside and lining of your bag before sewing.  Just enough weight added to the hand of the cotton fabric, without the bulk of batting or a stiff interfacing.  You can buy it online from many sources, or check your local JoAnn Fabrics (be sure to bring your coupon!).

On to the next project–

Happy Quilting!


Mulberry Patch Quilts





Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s