Monday, November 5, 2012

{Sew} Modern Monday | A New 241 Tote


Hello, everyone! Have any of you tried the "quilt as you go" technique? It's a super fun method of sewing + quilting that adds interesting quilted texture to an otherwise ordinary patchwork pattern. I have been wanting to give it a try for a while now, so one night I grabbed some fabric scraps & some fusible fleece. 


When I first started I really didn't have a project in mind, I just wanted to get the hang of things. Slowly but surely, my quilt as you go "piece" continued to get bigger & bigger. And honestly, it was! 

Somewhere along the line I decided to turn my "quilt as you go" project into a 241 Tote and I'm super happy with the results. Using a neutral Essex Linen for the side panels + strap really works well with the patchwork. I'm happy to say this new 241 Tote is quickly becoming one of my favorite bags! 

Oh, and I may have been bitten by the "quilt as you go" bug. I've already started on a few holiday sewing projects using this technique -- can't wait to share more with you!

xo, Megan 

Now it's time for {Sew} Modern Monday! 


  1. Great bag Megan! I haven't tried the QAYG method yet but do have it pinned for future reference.

  2. Great version of that bag. I have had my fabric sitting out for a while now and still haven't gotten to it. Soon! (At least that's what I keep telling myself.

  3. I looove your Chicopee bag. And the stocking is fantastic.

  4. So cute! I am planning a QAYG weekender, but I love your stocking idea so much!

  5. I LOVED your bags so much I just went and bought the pattern. Now where do I get the instructions for the quilt as you go part please?
    Patti xxx

  6. Love how you have made your QAYG tote and stocking!

  7. I love the QAYG method even more now that I know how to do it. LOL

  8. Love your QAYG 241 Tote and Stockings!!

  9. pretty pretty. :) i love the stockings.

  10. i LOVE it!!! thank you for sharing it... the chicopee is beautiful in this bag.