I (The Fancypants Pod) went for the March challenge of a bag a day but I’m sad to say I fell short by 6 bags. I did, however, manage to find homes for 14 of the 25 bags that were made. For me, the challenge is finding the time to cut and press the fabric but I’m working on it!
Hi JC! I missed a day too – don’t stress about it, you still made lots of bags! I find giving the bags away the most exciting part.
I’m sure you’ll find ways of speeding up production. If the material is suitable (duvet covers are good) you can make a cut to start it off, then rip the fabric apart. I hate ironing, so don’t iron the kits I make (unless they’re for newbies to make up) I just fold and sew. The sewing part takes fractionally longer but you save on ironing time.
JC, I know quite a few morsbaggers who use cutting board, rotary cutter, and grid non slip rulers (Sazzie? Ivybags?) I think it is possible to cut quite a few at once taking care off course. It is a lot quicker.
My chosen method is to find someone who doesn’t particularly like sewing but is happy to cut out and/or iron! We have two! Mary Scissorhands and Ruth. Both will only use scissors though. I remember Sazzie telling Mary Scisorhands about rotary cutters and she poo-poo-ed them!
Also in our pod there are variations. Two of our morsbaggers, Rita and Sue don’t iron unless showing new morsbaggers, the rest of us iron. Kay really thought taking an iron to events was dangerous so we stopped and she now irons all our kits while the motor racing is on tv!
So really its horses for courses with no right or wrong way. As Beattie said no pressure. Every morsbag is of equal importance if is made on its own or part of a batch. Well done for making bags a day for march. Its more than I have done, I only managed 4!! I loved what Pol said on the radio that her bag a day punctuated her day.