Today, we’re diving into the enchanting world of Daisy & Grace, a crafting brand that’s redefining the art of creation. Nestled at the intersection of inspiration and innovation, Daisy & Grace has become a beacon for those who find joy in the tactile beauty of crafting.
The Essence of Daisy & Grace
Imagine a place where every stitch tells a story, every piece of fabric holds a memory, and every creation is a testament to the boundless possibilities of creativity. That’s the spirit encapsulated by Daisy & Grace. Born out of a passion for all things handmade, this crafting brand has cultivated a community of artisans and makers who seek not just a hobby but a way of life.
Crafting With Distinction
What sets Daisy & Grace apart is not just the quality of their crafting materials but the ethos that surrounds them. From meticulously curated fabric collections to thoughtfully designed crafting tools, every product embodies the brand’s commitment to excellence. Whether you’re a seasoned quilter, a budding seamstress, or a DIY enthusiast, Daisy & Grace welcomes you to a world where craftsmanship is celebrated.
Colin’s Rectangle Bag: A Stitched Masterpiece
Whether you’re a crafting connoisseur or someone picking up a needle for the first time, fear not. Colin’s step-by-step instructions will guide you through the process with clarity and ease. From selecting the perfect fabric to mastering essential sewing techniques, we’re about to embark on a creative journey that culminates in a bespoke accessory you’ll be proud to carry.
Colin’s QAYG Rainbow Swirl Bag
- 32 of the centre rectangles (4 in each of your rainbow colours)
- 32 of the backing fabric rectangles
- 32 of the wadding/batting rectangles
- 1 pair bag handles in fabric
- 1 pair bag handles in interfacing
- I used a “Bonnie Bundle” fat quarter set of Makower Línea from Daisy and Grace which has 8 rainbow colours and will yield enough front pieces to make at least 3 bags of either size or you can use the following fabric bundle
- FABRIC QUANTITIES FOR BAG using 5inch x 2.5inch Rectangle Templates
- 8 x 2.5 inch strips, 1 from each fat quarter (folded long sides together then you should get 4 centre rectangles from each strip). Then sub cut into 5inch x 2.5inch rectangles.
- You could also use jelly roll strips for this (each strip should be enough for 8 centre rectangles).
- 30cm WoF strip of batting should yield 32 centre rectangles.
- 60cm WoF strip of backing fabric should yield 32 backing rectangles and a pair of bag handles.
- 10cm WoF strip of iron-on interfacing for bag handles.
- FABRIC QUANTITIES FOR BAG using 6inch x 3inch Rectangle Templates
- 16inch x 3inch strip from each fat quarter (2 of each colour) then sub cut into 6 inch x 3 inch rectangles.
- 50cm WoF strip of batting should yield 32 centre rectangles.
- 1 metre of backing fabric should yield 32 backing rectangles and a pair of bag handles.
- 10cm WoF strip of iron on interfacing for bag handles.
Make 32 quilt as you go rectangles (4 of each colour)
Sew pairs of them together to form squares
Sew the squares together to form 4 strips
Lay out the 4 strips into a windmill formation as in the photo and sew together the centre of the windmill should form a square at the centre.
Then as Steph’s previous blog article on bag pattern by Colin, on the Daisy and Grace blog (you can see photos here of the construction process).
Join the strips to each other one at a time working from the top to bottom corner, the strips will join on one square down on the longer edge.
Once all the strips are sewn the bag is ready for handles
Make the bag handles as per Nicola’s instructions within one of her bag patterns and pin the handles into place at the top of each point of the bag (there is no front or back to the bag it is exactly the same all around).
Sew the bag handles on and the bag is finished!
The finished bag has a swirl of each colour from bottom to top when finished, why don’t you have fun with colour placement and see what you come up with.
Catch Up With Daisy & Grace
You can catch up with the lovely Nicola by watching Sewing with Daisy & Grace via our app here. A brand new template has launched, as well as some previously released ones. The very popular Rectangle QAYG Templates are on the show, and to show you how to use these templates.
Discover Daisy & Grace
From charming fabric patterns to innovative crafting tools, Daisy & Grace offers a treasure trove for every artisan. Explore their collection here.
Colin’s Instagram @triple.c.quilt
Nicola Instagram @daisy_and_grace
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