Monday, May 7, 2012

Quick Curve Ruler Bag



Before I tell you about the bag, I want to say how fortunate I am to have met so many nice and generous ladies these last 5 months.  Tammy is one of those nice ladies and owns a Quilt Shop in Alberta, Canada.  When she found out I wasn't going to go to Quilt Market in Kansas City, she e-mailed me saying that even though I couldn't be there didn't mean my brochures and a sample couldn't be there.  Tammy offered to spread the word for me and gave me the idea to make a bag out of my ruler to hold brochures and business cards that she could take with her!  Really..?..!..?..! 

Now....on to the bag.....
 
 I AM COMPLETELY ENVIOUS OF THOSE AMAZING BAG MAKERS OUT THERE and it's because I had never made a purse..bag..pouch..or anything like that.  So I was a little anxious to make one for Tammy and wasn't sure how I was going to do it?

When I was talking to my husband a couple of days ago about making the bag, he had mentioned that he had been thinking I should make some bags out of my curves and thought the Urban Pods Quilt had great design to use for a bag.  Okay...do you need to read that again?  I'll wait........YES, that's right, this was ALL my husbands idea!!


...and so that is what I did, as you can see the bag resembles the Urban Pods Quilt pretty dang close!


The front and back are identical and it turned out better than I thought it would.  I was a little worried....but once I sewed the two sides together, I liked it right away.


Since this was my first bag, I didn't know how to add a lining and found a great tutorial on how to do that on Sew Mama Sew.  I added a little pocket, my business cards could fit into.

...of course it didn't turn out to be perfect, I realized after I sewed the lining on that I had WAY TO MUCH of it!


Shoot....I should have thought of that, but of course, didn't!

I also wasn't sure on how to make the straps, but figured out something with some batting for cushion and then made them long enough, so it would be easy for Tammy to carry on her shoulder.

  
Here's a reflection picture of me with the bag, showing where it sits, when on my shoulder.  My only other option for a picture of me was having my 5 yr old take the picture....uhm...ya...that wasn't an option!

So if you just happen to be going to Quilt Market and just happen to spot this bag amongst the thousands of people that will be there, than be sure to say hi to Tammy and most of all have SO MUCH FUN!!!

~Jenny~

38 comments:

capitolaquilter said...

The bag is perfect and I'm so glad she'll be spreading the word at Quilt Market by showing it off. Husbands do come in handy sometimes with their bright ideas don't they?! As for the fit of the lining - it's on the inside and you'd have to be pretty intimate if you're looking that closely. Sounds like a bag pattern in the making....

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Wow Jenny,
your husband is a genius, don´t forget to tell him ☺ And you did a great job, the bag ist absolutely beautiful! Please make a book with your pattern, I want to buy one!
I´m sure your ruler and pattern will be famous all over the world very soon.
Liebe Grüße
Bente

Judi said...

That is the cutest bag! Seriously - so dang cute! It turned out so great - so glad Tammy is spreading the word for you! Here's to your success!

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Lynn @ K&S Design Girls said...

This is so cute - I'm going to have to get me one of those rulers. I added a link to my blog.

Melissa said...

Your bag is perfect! And your husband is going to be a hero to all the other husbands out there! I love the Half Moon you used on the inside :)

Little Island Quilting said...

Gorgeous bag.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I love the bag.....stunning

Debbie said...

Darling bag! I just bought the ruler and am anxious to use it.

Esther said...

Your bag is perfect, what a great idea, and how nice of Tammy is spreading the word. Your ruler, and bag need to be seen! I so love the bag!

Debbie said...

Love the bag...great support from hubby and Tammy! Good luck with your added exposure at the show.

Kati said...

Love your bag!!

Brittani said...

I love that bag! Hopefully you'll make a pattern, pretty please : )

Jessica said...

SO cute Jenny!!

Patti said...

I don't have the ruler, but this wonderful bag makes me sure that I should get one!

Mama Pea said...

I. Love. This. Bag! I want one! Your hubby is a genius. I love it. I'll be at Market, too. Wish you would be there! Would love to meet you.

Kathy said...

I see more patterns in your future as you just opened up a whole new door for your designs. There are a lot of quilters that like to make bags and I have to admit I am one of those "bag ladies"!
Tammy is one very smart lady!

CitricSugar said...

Jenny, it's GORGEOUS! Creative hubby! I hope you get an email from my local quilt shop here in Saskatoon. I was telling them about the ruler the other day. If you here nothing, let me know and I'll politely harass. :-)

Sherril said...

Wow!!!!!! Your BAG is awesome.

Ethne said...

Oh - I'll be making one (or two or three) of these
It's brilliant, really brilliant
July - oh SIL's birthday present - lots of pinks and greys - ummmm, yes
What a superb idea
Now, a larger one for carrying around those quilting supplies - cutting mat, mini ironing board etc - a separate sleeve for quilting rulers, rotary cutters and scissors etc.

Borderline Quilter said...

Now that is a bag I would be proud to carry....Well done Jenny, guess your DH spoke up at just the right time!

Best Wishes
Kay in Scotland

Kiera Vanella said...

What a great bag! Very modern and original Jenny. Your just do the most amazing work!!

Annabella said...

Wahhhhh!!! I love it!! It`s totally gorgeous and I think I`m going to have to make one. I love your jeans too!

Lori said...

Love it! Keep the ideas coming. I might just have to make that one.

Kathryn said...

Wonderful. Kathie L in Allentown

jojo said...

Bravo!

jojo said...

Bravo!

G. said...

What a fashion statement your new bag is ... gorgeous! I see a lot of potential for that pattern in your lineup... go for it girl! G

mathea said...

Wow! I just love that bag! I have been dithering back and forth about buying the ruler, but this just made it clear to me that I can't go on without it ;-)
Best of luck with the promotion job - I'm sure the ruler and patterns will sell like hotcakes!

Denise Mortenson said...

You did it again! Awesome bag!

Teresa Silva said...

Jenny...this bag is amazing. I hope you make a pattern. Too cute! Congratulations at getting your patterns and ruler to quilt market. They need to be there for sure!

Maureen said...

Well, I'll be darned! That is just the sweetest bag! Kudos to your husband for thinking of it & of course to you for putting it all together! Fantastic!
Maureen
(Canada)

Shena said...

Hey, that's my local quilt shop! Yay! It's a fantastic bag, and a great way to show off all the cool things your ruler can do.

Cathy said...

Once again another brillant inspiration with your amazing ruler! This is a great bag and a very creative husband too! I know many people will be impressed at quilt market. Judging from the earlier comments, I see handbag patterns in your future too : )

Sugar Town Quilt Co. said...

The bag is amazzzing, I love the look. Jenny behind everu talented woman in a great man. for all you thinking about this ruler buy it you won't regret it. Jenny is just getting started on the patterns and the sky is the limit

Tammy

Bonnie said...

So modern and chic, what a great bag! And your awesome quilting makes it all the better :) When will the pattern be available??

Live a Colorful Life said...

This bag is awesome! I'll keep my eyes on the lookout for it!

Kelly said...

Jenny I hope you make a pattern for this bag. We love it!!