Thursday, November 15, 2018

December Swap - Small retreat Bag

Looks like its time for our 4th Annual Xmas swap!
We will be making Small Retreat Bags, which are a free pattern  by Emmaline Bags.

Many of you are ready to go and have purchased frames from the guild group buy. If you missed out, Janelle is very prompt in getting orders sent out, and they ship from Spruce Grove AB  ...or support our local stores.

I have found a fantastic video tutorial  by Birdcage and Thread that will take you through step by step. If you have any questions shoot us a question via email or on the FB page.

Here are some hacks for those that are interested. (Not expected for the swap)

Rope handle hack -Birdcage and Thread

Contrast bottom and handles hack - Birdcage and Thread

Add a divider hack -Clover & Violet

Outer pockets and handles - Sew Very Easy

Large retreat bag hack - Birdcage and Thread

You must use good quality modern quilting weight cottons. Non-Christmas fabrics will allow for year-round use. 

Bring your retreat bag to the December Meeting for Swapping.
Wondering what hashtags to use? #calgarymqg #calgarymqgretreatbag