When I first saw this easy quilting project from Jenny of MSQC and Vanessa of Crafty Gemini, I immediately started looking for a jelly roll to make one. Of course you can use 2 1/2 in strips, but using the jelly rolls are really fun. I've posted their videos at the bottom to show you how they quickly made these bags. They will also provide a list of materials you need, but what I love about the bag is the Bosal Foam. You can get it in various sizes, single sided fusible and double sided fusible.
For the tote I made, I chose a jelly roll and liner from the Low Tide Collection by Jane Dixon from Andover. I also chose the foam with only a single fusible side. You can buy it in various sizes depending on what you are making and the size you want. I also wanted a little contrast to this tote so I used a faux leather ( sorry, I don't know where I got it) for the straps and bottom.
Now the fun part: begin with two pieces of strips and sew them right sides together on top of the foam, along one side. You really can't make a mistake with the QAG method. You don't have to start in the middle or on the end, you can start wherever you want to and use whatever size to start with.
Keep on going' however you wish.
Keep on selecting your pieces, sew and press.
When you have the entire piece of foam covered with strips, press it again and trim each of the sides.
This picture isn't the greatest, but you can see the waves on the wrong side of the foam as well.
Now you can have some fun flipping the bag right side out through that opening in the liner.
So what do you think? I like this bag because it is deep, has many pockets and looks interesting with the QAG design and pattern of the fabric. I've had so many really great comments about it. I'm definitely going to make more.
1. I'm glad a separated the different colors at the beginning. I think they are spread out nicely on the bag.
2. When I added the magnetic clasp, I forgot to put them on before sewing the lining and the outer shell together. I had to get the good old seam ripper out and take out some of the seams to get the magnets in. Next time it will be done right.
3. I used the foam on some Halloween Coasters I made as a precursor to this project because I had never done QAG before. I can't wait to see what else I can use this great product for.
I can totally see a blog hop about what others have made using this foam. Have you used the Bosal foam for a project? I'd love to see your ideas.
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