I’d like to introduce you to our Sew Together Wallet (PQD-201)! Our lovely model Emily (below) is wearing the cover wallet
– it comes with a detachable strap so you can choose to wear it like a small cross-body bag. What’s so special about it? This pattern contains a pre-printed interfacing that enables you to fuse, stitch, cut apart and finish!
We’ve done the work for you – there’s no need to cut all of the different pieces for the credit card slots, the pockets, the change section. It’s printed on for you. In addition, we’ve printed a grid for you to create a fabulous quilt design for the outside of the wallet. You can choose to stitch rows or chevrons for a modern feel, stitch checkerboard or diamonds for a traditional wallet or whatever you can think of! The grid allows you to keep you quilting even – you have a reference point to work with.
Here’s what you get with the pattern: A preprinted panel, a pre-cut vinyl ID window and your instructions. What else do you need? You’ll need to decide on an outer fabric and a lining fabric – that’s easy!
Then, follow the instructions and add your own personality to create the outer wallet!
Recently, I wanted to try a vertical zigzag with a narrow echo beside it. Easy-peasy! I prepared the outer section by applying fusible fleece to the outer fabric; then I fused the outer grid panel to the fusible fleece (following the pattern instructions, of course)! Then I just stitched from a bottom left corner to the top right corner of the beginning grid square and continued, top to bottom as you can see. On my trip back, I just offset my stitching by the width of my narrow foot. You can use any visual cue on your presser foot that works for you, as long as you use that reference throughout the quilting!
Outer Wallet grid is larger picture of what this section looks like – there are other lines that are there for reference, too – a 45 degree and 60 degree line.l As you can see in the close-up, you can use any of these lines to draw a pattern on the grid, if you like. The point here is to have fun and create a great looking piece of quilted fabric for your wallet! The possibilites are endless!
Third photo above – is what I finally created! Don’t you love that texture? This piece will actually become part of a trunk show that can travel to quilt shops with finished wallets.
This piece is a shot cotton – it really shows the quilting wonderfully. A shot cotton has multiple thread colors (yarn-dyed) give these cottons a beautiful shot of color. This is from the Pepper Cory Peppered Cottons collection – they look like silk – there is an iridescence to it.
Once you make this wallet, your friends will want them too! Check out the batik beauties I made! We have refill packs, if you need to make more!
I hope you’ll try the Sew Together Wallet – its such fun to “sew together” (tee-hee)! The Sew Together Wallet is available to independent quilt shops.
(This post was updated 2/26/15 -added package contents and lining fusing pics.)