I am making a quilted bag using McCall's Pattern 6094. (Edited to add - These three bags are NOT what I have made, it is the pattern I purchased.)
|McCall's Pattern 6094|
I found some fabric at Tuesday Morning's and it cried out to me. I couldn't help myself - they are far more expensive at my fabric store and even Walmart. I purchased two two-yard packages of Creative Cuts (two fabrics, one yard of each packaged together). Two days later, I found another package (different pattern) at Big Lots. The two-yard package at Tuesday Morning was $2.99, the two-yard package was $6.00 at Big Lots.
Yellow and black - an awesome combination - wouldn't you agree?
I made the front and the back panel sections and put them together according to the pattern. I attached the white bands (14" according to the pattern), but when ironed, the front and back panels puckered. The diamond patterns are a little tricky and being the perfectionist at crafting, I took my time making the pattern strips. I thought... maybe if I double stitched over the white bands, they would look better. BIG MISTAKE! I could have taken the white bands off and used the pieces already completed. Well, genius here, didn't even think about that. When you double stitch something, you might as will forget about trying to rip the stitching out.