Hi! So great to have you here and my GOODNESS have I got something exciting to share with you today!!! Starting next week is a brand-spanking new blog series that will run for five wonderful weeks called ‘Quilt Me A Bag‘.
This series will showcase some of my most popular patterns, as well as the upcoming Creative’s Tote recently featured in Issue #84 of Quilters Companion Magazine (you can read all about that here and enter to win your own copy of Issue #84 at the end of this post!), all made up in a beautifully quilted manner.
If you’re a bag maker looking to delve into the wonderful world of quilting, OR if you’re a quilter secretly lusting to make your first bag, and apply some of those fabulous quilting techniques you are oh-so-comfortable with, then this series is for YOU!
The Quilt Me A Bag series has been several months in the making, and wouldn’t be anywhere near as amazing as it’s set to be without the fantastic and uber-generous support of one highly talented fabric designer by the name of Alison Glass.
Alison jumped at the opportunity to partner with me for this series and has generously provided ALL the feature fabric for each bag, as you will see in the coming weeks! Thank you SO much Alison!!!
You can find all of Alison’s amazing collections on her website here. Please pop over, have a look, and show your appreciation of her support for this series by grabbing yourself a bundle or two! (You know I have! As well as yardage…. Annndddd…. a coordinating solids bundle… What…?! A girls gotta have a variety of fabric to choose from, right?! 😀 ).
Out of the many wonderful collections under her belt, we chose the Sun Print 2017 collection and the Sun Print 2015 collection. Over the next few weeks you are going to see both these collections used in such wonderful ways that we’re sure it will inspire and encourage even the most novice bag makers and/or quilters to have a play!
Considering I’m fairly novice myself when it comes to quilting, and quilting bags in particular, I felt it best to enlist the help of a certain ‘expert in the field’ to give me a hand with this series and undertake the fun part (read: making the bags and getting to play with all the stunning Alison Glass fabric).
So, who IS this mystery bag maker?! I am SO excited to welcome the one and only Crystal Harrison to the series! If you’re anything like me, you will have seen lots of Crystals creations on social media and will have admired it from afar while always wondering just how on EARTH she manages to combine quilting and bag making so perfectly!
I was beyond excited when she agreed to be my maker for this series and can not WAIT to show you her gorgeous creations!
PLUS! The Quilt Me A Bag series wouldn’t be complete without some FREE STUFF!!! That’s right, each and every week the blog post will be sponsored by a well-known supplier and you will have a chance to win some of their goodies! Just for reading and commenting on the post! Too easy!
Sponsors include Kylie from Handbag Hardware Australia –
Janelle from Emmaline Bags –
Kylie from Voodoo Rabbit Fabric –
And of course the amazing Alison Glass –
So… What patterns have been chosen? You’ll have to wait and see! Until next week, here’s one more sneak peek to keep you going…
You can find Alison’s website here: https://alisonglass.com/
You can find Crystal’s Instagram page here: https://www.instagram.com/tayahdesigns/
I can’t wait to kick off this series and hope you’ll join us on this exciting adventure that is the Quilt Me A Bag series!
Until then, let’s have a little giveaway! I have one (1) copy of Issue #84 of Quilters Companion (including the bonus DVD that comes with it) to give away to one lucky Andrie Designs customer!
To enter, simply comment below and let me know which Alison Glass prints you’ve had a play with, OR which ones you can’t wait to try (if you’re an Alison Glass virgin 🙂 ).
Good luck! Lisa x
T&C’s: Giveaway is open worldwide for 48 hours from time of post (Australian EST). Limit of one entry (comment) per person. Winner will be chosen at random and contacted via the email address used to post the comment (NOTE – email addresses will NOT be published as your privacy is extremely important to us). The winner will also be mentioned in a comment on this post. If Andrie Designs is unable to establish contact with chosen winner after one (1) week, a new winner will be drawn. Prize will be sent by standard post; winner to pay additional postage charges such as tracking or express post if desired. Andrie Designs decision is final.