Modern Quilt Group meeting – Thursday 13 August

Here is a message from Michelle, one of the convenors of the group, about the night’s activity- start is 7.30pm:

Tina has kindly offered to teach us how to sew the Open Wide Zipper Pouch this week.

She suggests you either watch the demo, and/or make your own bag on the night. So, to the requirements!!:

Whoever wants to participate will need to bring along their machine with a zipper foot.

  • The pouch requires 2 pieces of fabric for the outer bag, 2 pieces for lining and 2 pieces of a lightweight iron (fusible) pellon and a zipper and a strip of either fabric for the zipper tab (approx 2.5” x 4.5”).
  • Sizes required are:
    • Small pouch:  Outer fabric, lining and pellon cut at 7” tall and 10” wide and a 10” coordinating zipper.
    • Medium pouch:  Outer fabric, lining and pellon cut at 9” tall and 12” wide and a 12” zipper.
    • Large pouch: Outer fabric, lining and pellon cut  at  11” tall and 14” wide and a 12” zipper.

It doesn’t take long to whip one up but if they want to have the pellon already ironed on to the outer fabric that will save a bit of time. The outer fabrics can be pieced or have hexagons appliquéd on or whatever…only limited by your imagination!

So how’s that?  Sound good? Please also bring along your show and tell – we always love that part of the night.

Here is some show & tell from the exhibition- the 3rd place quilt in Group Quilts by the Modern Quilt Group:

Modern group_front

and the back:

Modern group_back


The quilt in the banner is by Gemma Jackson, winner of the Modern Quilt Award.

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