321: Low Volume Quilts and Bag Making Basics

In this episode, we talk about using paper piecing for basic quilt units, and specialty rulers vs regular rulers (and how they are different from templates). This episode is brought to you by QT Fabrics!

The quilt hanging behind us is Lynn’s log cabin quilt, featuring low volume fabrics.

Tips and links for this episode:

  • Here’s a better look at the low-volume fabrics we show on the show:

  • Atkinson Designs has a variety of bag patterns
  • Sara Lawson at Sew Sweetness has both patterns and video classes for bag making
  • By Annie sells Soft n Stable and a variety of hardware for bag making
  • Pam recommends The Bag Making Bible to get familiar with bag making basics
  • The pattern that Lynn used for her tote with the uneven handles is from a back issue of McCall’s Quilting
  • The Diva Wallet is a great wallet pattern from Sew Many Creations


  • Today’s episode was brought to you by QT Fabrics, so you can imagine and create!


Author: Pam

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  1. Your show is my new favorite thing to watch. You are entertaining and informative in a fun, and non-stuffy way. I have learned so much from listening to you, and know you are amazing quilters, but I love hearing about your trials and errors…gives me hope. Keep up the great work!

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  2. Hi Lynn & Pam, I found your show a few weeks ago and have been binge watching.I have a picture of an applique from either a quilt my Great grandma or Great Great grandma made. Is there a way for me to send a picture to see if either of you know what it is? Does anyone know the name of this appliqué pattern? It was made by my great or great great grandmother. My mom called it Job’s tears or Jacob’s ladder.

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    • Hi Terri- your best bet to share the picturr woild be on our Facebook group “What’s Up Stitches?”. The link is up in the bottom of the show notes above, or you can just search for that name on Facebook (I’d post the direct link but I’m answering from my phone sitting an airport about to board a plane). If you can’t find d the group just comment here again and I’ll post the link when I’m back hone tonight! -Pam

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