Monday, October 8, 2018

Using those Tiny-Pieced Blocks

After spending the day doing tiny piecing with Giuseppe/@giucy_giuce a couple of weeks ago, I had in mind to do with my little blocks just what he had done with his.... incorporate them into small drawstring bags. My go-to for such things is Svetlana/S.o.t.a.k Handmade's drawstring bag tutorial. I've used it more times than I can count and it was just what I wanted for my tiny-pieced blocks.


I used a linen-blend for the main portion of each bag, and coordinating fabrics for the linings and casings. For the larger one, I backed the linen with lightweight interfacing SF101, which created a soft yet somewhat structured bag.


For the smaller bag I forwent the interfacing, so of course it's a little more pliant. Both ways totally work.


I totally winged it on the size of the linen, with the larger bag finishing at 9" x 11" and the smaller at 7" x 8". Some waxed twine was perfect for the ties. So that was fun, and I anticipate making more at some point. What are your ideas for using these tiny-pieced blocks?

12 comments:

  1. These are so very sweet. Perfect showcase for the tiny blocks.

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  2. These are gorgeous; the linen compliments the blocks perfectly!

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  3. Svetlana has some great patterns doesn't she?
    Your bags are perfect and I like the waxed twine for the drawstring, good
    choice.

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  4. this is the perfect use for those blocks!

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  5. What a perfect and beautiful way to use the blocks. Love your bags. They look indeed well put together :) The linen, tiny blocks and twine just fit perfectly!

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  6. Forewent? LOL! Great idea and they look really cool in linen.

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  7. Your linen bags are fabulous! What a great idea, and thank you for posting the link to the tutorial.

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  8. So, so pretty! You did a beautiful job with these! Love them!

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  9. First glance the bags have a Native American look to them. They are beautiful and so perfect for those tiny little blocks!

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  10. They are really gorgeous! Tiny pieces intimidate me......I need to step outside my box and give some a try!

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  11. Beautiful -- and what a smart way to use those tiny blocks! Svetlana's pouch tutorial is my go-to as well -- it's so versatile.

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  12. E Thank you for this article and idea. I immediately knew I wanted to make one for my toilet articles for travel. Then another few for sewing supplies. About twice a year my husband and I travel to North Conway New Hampshire for a long weekend. There nestled in the mountains we hunker down in a small cabin with our adorable Cattle Dog and enjoy the beautiful environment. Oh, did I forget to mention that my best companion, Bernina, comes with me? A few of these bags would be perfect for packing for a sewing weekend in the mountains. The cabin we rent has a gas fireplace so we are quite cozy. It is sort of like quilting in a camper and I enjoy every minute of our time. G With the limited space, I can see these bags would be a better choice for my things than plastic tubs, even the small ones. By making the bags different colors, I would be able to quickly find what I'm looking for. Thank you again so much. BTW, I love S.O.T.K.A.'s site. Very creative. Wonderful work.

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