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Herringbone Clutch & More


Hey Guys!

Today I had a great time!  I made another clutch, finished up a block for my First Modern Quilt BOM, basted Cloud Song (for the third time) and hung out with a sewing friend.  I put almost every safety pin I could find in that darn quilt.  I will once again attempt quilting it with hopes of no bunching.  Have any of you had bunching problems?  This is a first for me and is VERY frustrating.  I have been working on projects at my new favorite place (Fabricate Studios) and working on another quilt for my Happy Husband.  As we watched TV on Sunday and Monday night I worked on his blocks.  I am really liking everything about the Herringbone block.

Here are today’s pictures:



I have been collecting fabric for my husband.  Every fabric has some type of meaning for him.  It’s going to be really special!  


I had a great idea to use the Herringbone block to make the fold over clutch.  I think I have been bitten by the bag bug.  I am planning to make another fold over clutch tomorrow but this time I will be quilting it!  I am so excited ;0) 


I will do a more detailed post on this block of the month class I am doing.  I am in love with these fabrics. 

I hope you are having a great night!  Until next time, Sew Pretty!


Author: Pretty Lady Baby

I am just a girl trying to be crafty. Well really a woman but my thoughts are girly. I am embarking on a journey. I hope to complete all of my goals, share and learn from others.

21 thoughts on “Herringbone Clutch & More

  1. May I ask how you are going about putting your sandwich together, if you’re having problems with bunching? I personally visit my the site of my second job (on my off days) and borrow their long tables. I shoved as many together as I need to accommodate the quilt backing and tape it down with blue painter’s tape. Critical in this first step is ensuring that the backing is stretched completely out. I end up taping nearly the entire perimeter of the backing, to ensure that it stays down. Then I spread out the batting and the top, smoothing those by hand. Once those are spread out and centered on the backing, with no buckles or wrinkles, I pin the snot out of the whole thing.

    In case my words fail to adequately describe, check out the post at http://greycatquilts.com/2012/07/22/prepping-for-quilting/. I have some decent pictures of prepping a quilt sandwich there.

    • Yes! I use LOTS of tape! I am starting to think it is the fabric. It is really not clinging to the batting ….I don’t feel like taking out anymore quilting. We will see tomorrow. I used a million pins today and will start by quilting 6 inch lines with a walking foot.

  2. Have you ever used temporary basting spray adhesive in your quilts instead of basting with safety pins? I still get bunching if I’m not careful as I smooth the layers out after spraying or if the quilt gets too jostled around in a section before I get the stitches in. Maybe if this quilt is being super stubborn a little spray would help stabilize it.

  3. This is so pretty! You should sell this! xo

  4. Love your fabric choices! You’ve inspired me to try a herringbone pattern! I’ve had bunching before, but sometimes I can tug the fabric toward me and prevent it. Buy I’m not sure that’s the way to go lol. Sometimes if the project is small I will iron the backing to the batting and it will stick better.

  5. I use the adhesive basting spray and pins. Works really well 🙂

  6. Looks like you’ve been busy! My favorite is the clutch. Love the fabrics!

  7. Oooh, great clutch! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

  8. Those Herringbone blocks are great!

  9. Congratulations on your finishes! The last picture of the pink and yellow block just grabbed my attention. I have something similar planned LOL! Good luck with your plans!

  10. I´m in love with your fantastic clutch – the colors are soooo mine!

  11. Love that clutch!! Your other projects are looking great too! 🙂

  12. LOVE that folded clutch! Great projects!

  13. Really love the herringbone pattern and the green with the black and white looks great! I’m trying to start a trip around the world quilt. I like that block you have to start 🙂

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