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FMQ shines when using WonderFil’s thicker threads: Accent, Spagetti & Fruitti

I’m back with the finishing steps to my little quilted bags for my knitting projects, but first I want to share some more pictures of my stitching exercises with WonderFil’s Accent and Spagetti and Fruitti.

A sampling of my new quilted bags for my knitting projects.
A sampling of my new quilted bags for my knitting projects.

Fruitti

A sample of WonderFil's 12 wt thread Fruitti
A sample of WonderFil’s 12 wt thread Fruitti

Spagetti and Fruitti are 12wt Egyptian cotton threads that have been double-gassed and are free of wax or coatings that can build up in your sewing machine. Spagetti is available in a total of 60 saturated solid colors. Fruitti is available in 41 fun and playful variegated colors.

Spagetti and Fruitti are available in 437yd [400m] spools and 1093yd [1000m] cones.

These threads give a bold and dramatic effect that are ideal for showing off your beautiful stitching!

Quilt bag piece

Quilted bag samples with WonderFil Fruitti color #21 sky blue
Quilted bag samples with WonderFil Fruitti color #21 sky blue
Trim quilted bag pieces, cut lining and sew the straps.
Trim quilted bag pieces, cut lining and sew the straps.

Yesterday I showed you how to cut your fabrics and batting pieces and gave some ideas for quilting with WonderFil’s thicker 12wt threads.

When the stitching is finished,

  • I trim my quilted pieces to 10″ squares
  • cut 2 lining pieces 10″ x 9½”
  • cut 2 pieces 12″ x 3″ for the handles
Fold straps with raw edges inside and press.
Fold straps with raw edges inside and press.

Fold the handle strips in half wrong sides together and press. Open and fold the raw edges into the 1st fold and press. Before switching out the threads for bag construction, top stitch along both edges of the handles using the 12wt thread.

Pin straps 1½" either side of center at the top of the bag
Pin straps 1½” either side of center at the top of the bag

Find the center of the top edges of the quilted bag pieces. Measure 1½” either side of center and pin straps in place with the right side of the straps facing the quilted bag.

Pin lining to the top of the bag, right sides of fabric facing.
Pin lining to the top of the bag, right sides of fabric facing.

Position the Lining fabric over the top edge of the quilted bag and strap pieces. Stitch across the top edge. I usually back stitch over the straps for added strength.

Press the seam allowances to the lining fabric.
Press the seam allowances to the lining fabric.

Press the seam allowances to the lining fabric.

Sew bag together with right sides facing, leave an opening.
Sew bag together with right sides facing, leave an opening.

Place both bag pieces right sides facing and stitch around all 4 sides leaving a 3″ – 4″ opening along the bottom edge of the lining.

Measure 1″ from the seam lines and cut away all 4 corners.

Bring corners together and stitch across
Bring corners together and stitch across

Fold the corners and bring the seams together. Stitch across the corners.

Quilt with WonderFil's 12wt cotton thread; Fruitti color #26 Ocean
Quilt with WonderFil’s 12wt cotton thread; Fruitti color #26 Ocean

Turn the bag right side out and stitch the opening in the lining closed.

Press the lining to the inside of the bag. Switch back to the heavier thread and stitch along the top edge of the bag.

You can easily change the size of these bags and the length of the handles to meet your needs. The lining sits much better in the bottom of the bag when I cut my lining ½” shorter.

Tomorrow I’ll share another small project that I make while I enjoy playing with WonderFil’s thick threads; Accent, Spagetti and Fruitti.

This is part 2 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 1: 5 essential tips for free motion quilting using thicker threads

Go to part 3: The dramatic impact of quilting designs using thicker threads

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