Curved Piecing in Quilting and a quick look at ‘The Book of Bags’ by Cheryl Owen

6 Feb

I have been doing a lot of thinking about my next quilt and other smaller projects I’d like to do.  I really want to use some curve piecing for interest in learning how and what it looks like.  I was reading through the list of quilter blogs.com updates the other day and found someone (unfortunately, I can’t remember whose blog it was)  who had used this method to make some bags.  It got me thinking – I need to get onto my sewing machine to add some new bits to my etsy shop, I even thought about trying out some curve piecing in oilcloth, but that might be just a bit too adventurous.  Although I still might give it a go.

The Book of Bags‘ by Cheryl Owen was put in my hands at the library – I had to bring that home – There are 30 projects to choose from and with a quick flick through it looks like there are quite a few fairly straight forward projects.   It has some good information about tools for bag making and her choice of bags to make include good tips on embellishing bags, making a bow bag,  adding bag feet and purse frames too.  All very worthwhile:)

The Book of Bags: 30 Stylish Projects Fo Beautiful Sewn Bags: 30 Stylish projects for Beautiful Sewn Bags

Happy Sewing

Dianna

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7 Responses to “Curved Piecing in Quilting and a quick look at ‘The Book of Bags’ by Cheryl Owen”

  1. Barbara Harms February 6, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    Sounds like fun, I’ll have to keep checking in to see your progress.

    • diannajessie February 6, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

      Thanks, I will post my progress – still not sure about the oilccloth, it might turn out to be a crinkly, lumpy thing with not much use. Worth a go though…

    • diannajessie February 6, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

      Thanks, I will post my progress – still not sure about the oilcloth, it might turn out to be a crinkly, lumpy thing with not much use. Worth a go though…

  2. Rosemary Rush February 6, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

    DJ , Curved piecing is all about clipping the fabric around the curve up to the seam stitching .The more the curve the more clipping you have to do . Softer curves obviously require less clipping . Go to Sharon Schamber’s website . She does her circle By glueing first which is not a usual method . However it does explain the clipping well . It is in her free downloads section. You will find being able to do curves invaluable .
    LOL
    MOM

  3. Rosemary Rush February 6, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

    Me again . The Sharon Schamber site is her Free Quilting Stuff- Then click on ‘ Piec-lique’. Interesting method .
    LOL
    MOM

  4. AGS February 7, 2012 at 10:07 am #

    Wow can’t wait to see some bags with curve piecing, I read on it, sounds really tricky but interesting and looks so beautiful,
    you might be right re oilcloth but then I am not an expert.
    Must give a browse to this lovely book, surely I can have another bag ……by the way Belfast based Quilters Quest runs some cool classes on it.

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