March 27, 2015 at 9:47 am #3980
I thought I’d attack the growing pile of pieces that are too small to make a morsbag out of – on their own, so I started sewing similar width pieces together in strips, just a few a day, putting the light colours on one end and the darker colours on the other.
When each strip reached about 40″ long I sewed them together and made a bag. Here it is –
I still have a pile of “Too Small” pieces ….March 27, 2015 at 3:27 pm #3983
These are works of art…. you should exhibit at a quilting fair! 🙂March 27, 2015 at 5:06 pm #3992
That’s kind of you Pol, but I don’t think my stitching would stand up to scrutiny – wobbly, but strong is fine by me! I think we’ll keep the bag above, but I made a couple more this (rainy) afternoon. Both use bigger pieces than the first one of this batch.
It’s going to be hard to give these to people I don’t know! 😀March 27, 2015 at 5:06 pm #3993
Whoops, double post!! My finger bounced 😕
March 27, 2015 at 5:10 pm #3995
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They are wonderful. I have been saving the bits to make pockets but not all are suitable. I will start sewing them into bags.March 27, 2015 at 6:42 pm #3997
Frank is the master of the truly random bitsa, I sew the pieces into strips then join them, widthways. He lays out the pieces on the floor and starts by joining the smallest elements and works his way up.March 27, 2015 at 6:43 pm #3998
Why will they be difficult? They are wonderful!!March 27, 2015 at 8:22 pm #4001
Lovely bitsa bags as always – I bet they get picked / selected firstMarch 27, 2015 at 10:52 pm #4002
😀 Thank you all! I’ve made another couple of bitsas this evening, but not with so many bits.March 28, 2015 at 12:23 am #4003
offcutsParticipantMarch 28, 2015 at 10:12 am #4006
Thanks for the hint Mr Bo Jangles!March 28, 2015 at 2:26 pm #4007
I spot a piece of Royal elephant!March 28, 2015 at 5:32 pm #4011
Well spotted Pol.
Beattie – quick question…. Do you line your bitsa bags?March 28, 2015 at 7:34 pm #4013
“I spot a piece of Royal elephant!”
You do, indeed, Pol!! In fact you can spot two 😀 There’s one more piece about the same size left, to be incorporated into another bitsa.
I don’t normally line them Sazzie. Frank has been known to, if he’s joining fabrics edge to edge, which he does if the pieces are only just big enough. I use a felled seam, which is very like the more easily looked up flat-felled seam. A felled seam has two lines of stitching, flat-felled has three. I reckon two are enough for a bag, usually.
I do it like this –
(scroll down to the third type of seam) but I arrange the edges of the fabric so that the lower one sticks out a little bit beyond the upper one, rather than trimming it. Then I wrap the bigger one round the smaller one and sew again.March 29, 2015 at 7:47 pm #4019
What absolutely gorgeous bags! I always love your bitsa bags Beattie (lot of Bs there!).
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