Patchwork and Tassels Combine for Pretty Bags

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A Fun Project for Free-form Patchwork and Orphan Blocks!

Turn pieces of patchwork into charming bags with this easy tutorial. The bags are decorated with hand-made tassels for charming finishing touches.

This is a great project for scraps. Create free-form patchwork in a favorite combination of prints, or start with an orphan block, then turn it into a quilted bag.

Quilted Tassel Pouch Tutorial

Create the tassels with Pearl Cotton Embroidery Thread and the Clover Tassel Maker. The designer also recommend metal zippers with donut holes in the pulls (like these) and the Ultimate Quilt n Stitch Presser Foot for evenly spaced quilting lines. Or mark off the quilting lines with tape.

The finished bags, designed by Kim Kruzich from Retro Mama, are 8″ x 5-1/2″.

Click here for the free “Quilted Tassel Pouch” tutorial.


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