Make a Crafty Gemini Improv Tote Part 2: Easy Quilting Project with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star!


Jenny: Hi, it’s Jenny from the Missouri Star
Quilt Company and I’m here with Vanessa from Crafty Gemini and we are starting Part Two
of our “Quilt As You Go Tote” and this is where we got to on the last video and,
for this video, we’re going to do handles and attach the lining so it’s all finished
up. Vanessa: That’s it! Put it all together. Jenny: So walk us through this. You know,
there are, there really are a lot of ways to do handles, and- Vanessa: A lot. So, I’m going to share with
you how I do it. Jenny: Okay, and I’d love to see, to see how
you do it. Vanessa: And we were talking about this already,
Jenny’s okay with her fabric being a little wrinkled and flipping it right side out, not
me. I want it to be flat and pressed and pressed and pressed, so, let’s get started. Jenny: Well, and the difference is this stuff,
so, again, this is that- Vanessa: It is. It’s the same product, the
inner form plus, so I just cut out a strip at one and a half inch wide by thirty inches
and you can make your straps longer, shorter, whatever you want. Jenny: Right, so, you know, you just wanna
kinda put your bag, put your bag over and measure how long you want them and then you’ll
cut this to that size. So, she’s got thirty inches. Vanessa: Thirty inches, and then the strip
is one and a half, notice that we’re layering it on top of one of the two and half inch
strips that we used that, you know, that… we’re still using our pack. Jenny: We’re still using that, we’re still
using that, the pack of- Vanessa: And we’ll have plenty left over.
So what I do is, I took this to the ironing board and I just laid the strip under and
you don’t, it doesn’t have to be perfect, kind of just eyeball with your fingers like
where the edge of it is and you want to get it somewhat centered. Jenny: Now, one of the things I’m, I’m a little
interested on here, so, so, go ahead and show them how you did this because one of the things
I’m a little interested on here is that this product is actually thick enough that- Vanessa: It doesn’t fuse. Jenny: -she doesn’t worry about it sticking
to my ironing board even though there’s fusable on both sides. Vanessa: That’s right. Jenny: So she’s just goes along… Vanessa: It’s hot fabric and you can see it,
nothing’s getting attached on the bottom side sticking on the other side. Jenny: That’s very cool. That’s very cool. Vanessa: So once we get that there you can
see oop, sorry, it’s right, center, pretty much, and notice the strip is longer here
so we’ll just chunk, chunk this off. Alright now we’re going to take- Jenny: Excellent. So you can see we left a
little bit here on the edge right here. Vanessa: Just a little bit. Still going to
end up trimming it down a little bit more on top of that, so. Jenny: Sure, sure. Vanessa: Now we’ll take another strip and
lay this one on top with the pretty sides. Jenny: Pretty sides together. Vanessa: That’s what I say. Pretty sides.
And so, I’m just going to have you stitch this down one edge. Jenny: And you are not stitching on your… Vanessa: No, not on the top part here, because
that’s going to be hidden in the back anyways, it doesn’t matter. Jenny: Sure. Vanessa: So, we’re just going to stitch down
one side. And you can stitch pretty close. It can be half an inch, depressor foot as
your guide, it doesn’t matter, because we’re going to have enough fabric to flip it over
and still fold, so, it works out. Jenny: Okay, so I’m just lining this up together,
like this, and I’m setting my- Vanessa: It can be close to the edge of the
foam strip if you want to… Jenny: Well, and I’m again I’m just going
to move my needle over… Vanessa: That’s a really cool feature, yeah. Jenny: …and and just sew right along the
side of here see how that goes. Honestly, I’m really amazed at how easy this stuff is
to work with. Vanessa: Uh-huh. Jenny: And the, you know, the… what you
get for, what you get for what you have, it’s just, I love it. Vanessa: And you can do so much with it, because,
like, you were asking me earlier if I was going to fuse the lining to the inside. You
could, if you didn’t have a problem with seeing the raw seams on the inside of the bag, you
can fuse the lining right to it and put it together in one shot, but we’re going to do
it so the lining kind of floats in there so we’re not really using the fusable side for
the lining but I’ll show you a tip at the end of how I do use the fusable on this side
to help me for top stitching the lining into place. Jenny: Alright, so, I have sewn down to this
little… Vanessa: Great. Jenny: Are we going to trim this off then? Vanessa: Yeah, sure. Jenny: Alright, I’ll trim it. Vanessa: Go for it. Look at you not measuring. Jenny: I’ll just, I’ll just whack it off
with my scissors. Vanessa: So now I’m going to take it over
to the… Jenny: Wait, lemme trim that one! Vanessa: Okay, go for it. No extras for cleanup. Jenny: There we go. Vanessa: Alright, so we’re going to go the
ironing board and I’m going to open this up. I’m going to lay it so that the strip that
Jenny just sewed is away from me. So, the first edge is this bottom edge. Jenny: Okay. Vanessa: So, I’m just going to lift it up
towards the foam… Jenny: So, we’re not actually doing anything
with this strip. Vanessa: Not yet. We’re doing with it next,
but first we have to prep this because we have to hide the raw edges… and I’m just
taking only the tip of my iron to it. Jenny: Alright, make sure you guys can see
this good. Vanessa: Notice I’m just grabbing with this
hand, I’m lifting it up over the foam, and with the iron I’m just tapping it and you
can, I mean the fusable on this stuff, look how it holds. Jenny: Yeah. Vanessa: No pin, no nothing. Jenny: Just lays down there so nice. Vanessa: So, I’m just hiding that little raw
edge. Jenny: Alright. Vanessa: And it goes by super quick; it’s
not that long of a strip. Jenny: Even if it is, it goes by super quick. Vanessa: Yeah, it does ‘cause it just, you
just dab it with that little corner. And if it doesn’t all fold in or hold it’s okay ‘cause
you’re still going to fold something else over it. So now we’re going to grab that
second strip. Jenny: Alright, so come over here so we can
do that right in the middle here. I know you’re going to have to move back to the iron. Vanessa: It’s the pressing, yeah. Jenny: But we want to be able to make sure
everybody can see this, so we press this little edge down and this part then.
Vanessa: Now you can eyeball it. See how much we have room to go over? Jenny: Okay. Vanessa: So, I’m going to go back to the ironing
board and tuck in the raw edge on this side. Jenny: Okay, so just, so then, just iron this
part down. Vanessa: Yeah. About half an inch ‘til you
see that where it’s folded and comes up? Jenny: Oh, you’re actually going to do it
all at once. Vanessa: Yeah. Jenny: So, you’re going to… she’s going
to tuck it over here, like this. Vanessa: That’s right. And fuse it. Because,
remember, we still have our fusable exposed here, so it’s going to hold the top fabric. Jenny: Okay, so, and it gives it the shape
too, so, this part right here, we’re going to fold it under then were going to bring
it over… Vanessa: And hit it with the iron. Jenny: …And hit it with the iron and this,
all this part will fuse. Vanessa: And so, all you gotta do is just
top stitch it into place. Jenny: So she’s actually folding her piece,
ironing her one piece down. Vanessa: Again to, in case that raw edge,
you know. Jenny: Yeah. Vanessa: So it’s not exposed. Jenny: It’s just so fun for me to see different
ways of doing things and, you know, how people do differently, you know, everybody’s brain
works different, you know. Vanessa: Yeah. Jenny: And it, it just becomes really exciting
when you see those imaginations coming alive, you know. Vanessa: Well, and then you can get to pull
ideas. Jenny: Oh, Absolutely. Vanessa: I kind of like that, but I wouldn’t
use that in my own project. Jenny: Right. Vanessa: So, you pull and pick from other
people’s ideas as inspiration… Jenny: And it’s all okay. Vanessa: Yeah, it is, you know. You’re going
to make it your own, you know, you’re going to do your own stuff with it. Jenny: Yeah, there are so many people though
that I mean for so long, like, especially in quilting, we’ve been stuck where we, it’s
like, I want to put that green fabric in that square because I want my quilt to look just
like yours. Vanessa: To look exactly like that, yeah. Jenny: And I think that time is over for a
lot of us, you know, imagination… Vanessa: Yeah. And this type of project is
great for that ‘cause it’s really freeing, it’s improvisational, it’s like, use your
own stuff. Jenny: That’s right. Vanessa: Nobody, I mean, no matter how good
you want to write a pattern, I wouldn’t be able to, I mean, imagine: cut two and a half
inch by seven and three quarters and stick it down and do the next one you know, you
have to do it as you go. Jenny: Yeah. Vanessa: Whatever you have on hand, however
you want to cut it… Jenny: That’s right and I love that. Vanessa: …stick it down. Jenny: And a lot of people are actually, you
know, we all have a lot of stash. A lot of the people I know are taking their stashes
and cutting them into two and a half inch circles and ten inch squares and five inch
squares and, you know, so then- Vanessa: That’s right, because they’re ready
to use, yeah. Jenny: Because we all have stash. Alright,
so you are ironed down- Vanessa: So I folded over, pressed it down,
and now… I love these little clips. Jenny: The, what are they called? Vanessa: Wonder Clips. Oh my gosh. Jenny: Wonder Clips. We have those too. I
love them. Vanessa: Especially with the foam product,
you know. It’s bulkier and it’s going to hold it great. Jenny: Oh yeah. Vanessa: You can tell you don’t really have
to use pins or anything, all you need to do is top stitch it. But if you feel like it’s
lifting a little bit, go ahead and do that. And then, Jenny? If we would top stitch. I
do two lines of top stitching. Jenny: Do you top stitch from this back side
or from the front? Vanessa: It doesn’t matter, as long as the
edge is like, like on this side, you see? This side we’re going to see the fold, so
if you want to do it from this side so that they’re equally spaced from the edge, then
that, we can set that up that way. Jenny: So you would have to you’d want to
make sure that you were actually catching this. Vanessa: Yeah. Jenny: Alright. Vanessa: And, you know what? Just do it from
the top side. It don’t matter. Jenny: Then that’s what I’ll do. I’ll
do it from the top side. And I am going to center my needle back up… Vanessa: Yeah. Just go far enough over.
Jenny: I’ve got my presser foot along the edge of the fabric, and, let me check here
to make sure I’m catching it, and I am! Vanessa: And so these are different little
areas where you can feel free to like, give it a little boost of color, use some contrasting
thread. I always kind of like that in the little details, you know? Instead of just
using a color that matches, try to give it a pop of something else that will stand out
a little bit more. Jenny: Well, and I actually also like to sew,
like, every quarter of an inch… Vanessa: Yeah. Jenny: …because it just gives your handle
strength. Now, you don’t actually really need that on with this foam… Vanessa: Yeah. Jenny: …but I like the look of that. And
so I’ll generally put, maybe, you know, three or four lines… Vanessa: Three or four lines, yeah. Jenny: ….just because I like to. Vanessa: And that’s the beauty in making your
own stuff, right? Jenny: Right. Vanessa: You can do whatever you want. Jenny: Whatever you want. But, I’m just going
to go across here and come right back the other side. Vanessa: Sure. You don’t have to cut your
thread. Jenny: That’s a great way to do a handle,
Vanessa! It really is. Vanessa: Ah, so, you like it now? Jenny: I do like it. It’s easier. Vanessa: Ah, you see? I knew it. Jenny: Alright, you’ve swayed me! Vanessa: Gotcha! See, I top stitch really
close to the edge and I really like what you’re doing here, of coming in about, a little more
than a quarter, the edge of the presser foot is your guide, and so because you have the
foam, it’s a little bit bulky, it gives it like more definition, I feel like the stitching
gives it, it pops a little more. Jenny: It’s a little different look. Vanessa: So I’m going to steal that idea from
you for my next handles, Jenny. Jenny: There we go. Look how cool that is! Vanessa: Great! So we have one, and now we
just need the second one. Jenny: Oh, alright, I’ll do that again. Vanessa: And it’s already done for you. Yeah.
So, we have our straps made already. Jenny: And they look great. Vanessa: They do look great. You did a great
job. Jenny: Well thank you, thank you. Vanessa: So let’s start assembling the whole
thing because we’re going to stitch all three things together, outer, lining, straps, together. Jenny: Okay, perfect. Vanessa: So, to do that, we need one facing
right side out, and one wrong side out… Jenny: Okay. Vanessa: …because we want the pretty sides
of the fabrics to be touching. Jenny: Alright, pretty sides touching. Vanessa: Okay, so, here’s that one. Jenny: So it doesn’t really matter which one
is out. Vanessa: No, because it’s all going to be
the top part. Jenny: Okay. Vanessa: When we flip it right side out, everything
will come out. Jenny: Pretty sides touch. Vanessa: So, pretty side to the pretty side
of the lining. So, in this case, my lining is the wrong side out (thank you) and so I’m
grabbing the little triangle part of the in-, of the outer part and I’m matching it up so
it lays in kind of this. Jenny: It looks perfect. Vanessa: Yeah…goes right there and this
one right here. Okay. So, you can see that, great! Jenny: Yeah. Vanessa: Now, for the straps I like my have
my straps be, kind of to land like right at the length of the bag. Jenny: At the length of the bag. Vanessa: So, at this point, I can trim some
down. Jenny: Oh, okay. Vanessa: But, if you want to keep them longer… Jenny: Well, I’m a little taller, so I think
that would be better, you know, I don’t like a purse in my armpit. Vanessa: Well, this one will be just for you. Jenny: Oh, just for me! Vanessa: So, let’s do that. Jenny: So I’ll have a Crafty Gemini original! Vanessa: Oh yes, darling. I will sign it for
you. Jenny: Oh, awesome! Vanessa: Alright, so we’re going to do this
here. Now to, to put in the straps, it’s important to know where we’re going to insert these;
they have to be between the outer and the lining. Jenny: Okay. Vanessa: So, we will sandwich them right here. Jenny: Perfect. Vanessa: And the loop goes in. I know sometimes
our brain wants to think, like, “Straps. They’re going to go this way.” But, we have
to put it this way. So when it’s flipped right side out, it’s all going to come out the right
way. Jenny: And, and I always do with my straps,
I always do this thing where it’s like, hold it, loop it, you know, and then set it down
in. Vanessa: Straight. Make sure that it’s…
Exactly. And then just, you got it. Jenny: Alright, I’m going to set my end on
this side. Vanessa: Squish it down in there, and then
I’ll go back in here on the lining side… Jenny: Make sure mine are still straight. Vanessa: Me too! I don’t want you walking
around with a twisted bag and then say it’s mine, that I made it. Jenny: I’ll be like, look what she did! Vanessa: No, I didn’t! So now what I do
is from the outer seam here, just measure. I found that four inches is, works fine. Jenny: Okay, perfect. Vanessa: Four inches from each of the outer
seams, a little pen… Jenny: There we go. Vanessa: …or a pen, I’m sorry, the black
pen. Jenny: Oh, the pen. Vanessa: The pen. Alright, so we’ll come in
here from the lining, just four inches. Eyeball it and, you know, when you’re putting on shoulder
straps for a bag, you can do what works for you. Jenny: Alright, let’s, let’s lay this
down here so you can, so it’s a little easier for you. Vanessa: So, right there from the seam line. Jenny: From the seam, so four inches from
the seam and on each side. Alright, here we go. Here we go. And four? Vanessa: And then the mark is what I’m going
to use to line up with the center of my strap. Jenny: And then we’ll flip this over- Vanessa: Yes. Jenny: -and do both sides. There we go. And
here’s one more. Vanessa: Here’s my four. Jenny: There you go. Vanessa: Okay. So now we’ll line these up.
Let’s… we’ll keep these in the same way. Jenny: Okay. Vanessa: And just line them, eyeball them
in the center of the strap. And don’t put it so that the raw edge is matching, you want
a little sticking up. Jenny: Little bit sticking up. Vanessa: Because you know what I do to give
it a little more strength? Once it’s stitched down we’ll flip this down and top stitch it,
you’ll see. Jenny: Oh, perfect! Vanessa: But it gives a little more bulk and
more body to where the strap is, especially at the part that’s going to get a lot of wear
and tear. We don’t want it to just fall apart. Jenny: Now you want to make sure your side
seams are matched up, right? Vanessa: You’re lining up so, usually what
I do is, I line up the side seams first and then put my little wonder clip there so it
doesn’t move on me and I know that those are matched up perfectly.
Jenny: Oh! Okay. Vanessa: And then we’ll… Jenny: So let me do the Wonder Clip- Vanessa: Yeah, so it doesn’t move on you,
because it’ll fudge around little bit. Jenny: (singing to melody of Mighty Mouse)
Wonder Clip! Vanessa: They’re great. Jenny: Alright. Vanessa: Alright. Jenny: And then you’re going to slide this
so it sticks up– what– About half an inch Vanessa: Yeah, about a half an inch. Jenny: Line in up in the center of the bag,
and then we have to put a pin in there? Vanessa: Yes, I put a couple clips. Jenny: So, we’ve got the front of the bag,
the strap and the back of the bag. Vanessa: That’s right. And so what I do is
I put the little clip at an angle so I’m sandwiching all three of the layers together. You can
put a pin that works too. Jenny: And I just pinned mine. Vanessa: Great. Jenny: There we go. Vanessa: So that’s two. Jenny: Mm-hmm. Is that right? Vanessa: I might have mine a little higher
than yours, stick it up a little bit more so we have something to use for the top stitch Jenny: Alright. And this pin is in terrible
shape so I’m going to grab another one so, like this, right? Vanessa: Yeah, that’s perfect. Flip it. Jenny: And do it again. Alright, about a half
an inch, find our front, in the, line it up, line it up with the center. Vanessa: And, you know, this is just a technique
to do it if you want the straps coming in from, from the back from inside, you can always
just, at the end, top stitch them around, and kind of do a square and an X, you know,
if you don’t want to go through sandwiching, and there’s are a lot of different ways to
make bag handles. Jenny: Well, and, and that, that’s the thing,
there’s a lot of different ways. Vanessa: So many. Jenny: This is just a way to do it, and it
works great. Vanessa: Alright. So here we are, everything
is in place and now we’re just going to top stitch to grab all these three layers all
through and again the half an inch seam allowance. So half an inch from the top edge, all the
way around. Jenny: Okay. Alright, I’ll do it. Vanessa: Okay, go for it. No holes, no nothing,
we just make sure we’re matching the side seams, that’s really the important part. Jenny: All the way around. Alright, I’m going
to move this off here, so I can slide it up under the machine. Vanessa: Yep, that’s a good way to do it,
if you have a, you know, you can expose the free arm on your machine and you can drape
it over. Jenny: Yep, then I’m going to set down my
presser foot and go ahead and move that needle all the way over so I have a half an inch,
I’ll take a couple of anchoring stitches, then I can take this guy out. Vanessa: Great. Jenny: Because, you know, you might be able
to sew over a pin every once in a while but you don’t want to sew over a Wonder Clip. Vanessa: No, Jenny, don’t do it! Both: (laughter) Jenny: Here we go. Vanessa: Definitely not. Jenny: Alright. Vanessa: And you can see, you, you’re still
using the regular presser foot, you’re sewing through all of these layers, right? Jenny: All these layers, yep. Vanessa: And it’s still, it’s no problem,
it stitches so far. Jenny: And it’s working. Vanessa: Yep. Do you find that you had a problem
lining anything up with the foam? Jenny: No, not so far, it’s actually pretty
amazing. Vanessa: That is one of my favorite new foam
products to use. Jenny: Well, and in a way, you know, the,
the, when we put the pieces on, really, in a way, it’s like foundation piecing almost… Vanessa: It is. Jenny: …because you’re using this foundation… Vanessa: And there’s no backing on the back
side, so sometimes people ask too if it’s okay to stitch through like a batting or a
foam type of interfacing or stuff inside without the back backing fabric on it, and it’s fine,
you know? You just put the batting or the backing side down towards your presser feet
and stitch right through it. Jenny: Alright, I cut my threads. Vanessa: Great. Jenny: There we go. Vanessa: There you go. At this point don’t
chop these little bits, I use them after. Jenny: Okay. Vanessa: So, let’s go in here and flip this
whole thing right side out, and this is the part, you know, just take a couple minutes,
be gentle with it so we don’t… Jenny: And that is why you backstitch on that
lining. Vanessa: On the opening ends, yeah. Jenny: Yeah, because it’s a little stress
on that seam. Vanessa: It is. Jenny: Especially with the foam. Vanessa: With the foam, because the bag is
bulky. Jenny: Well, actually, it wouldn’t matter
what you put in there to make it stiff. It’s still going to be a little stressed. Vanessa: It is. Well, it’s still going to
be bulkier than that one layer of cotton. Here, you do it in case I bust it. Jenny: Oh my. Vanessa: I don’t want it to be… Jenny: Then It’ll be my fault. Oh yeah, she’s
a thinker alright. Vanessa: You’re doing such a great job! Jenny: Well, thank you. Vanessa: No, you did good back stitching,
really good. You see? That’s the importance of those back stitches for sure. Jenny: Let’s see if we can find a bottom here
or something. There we go. Vanessa: Okay. Jenny: We got us a handle. Vanessa: What else you got coming out? Let
me push it towards it (pop). Nothing. I didn’t hear a thing. Did you? Jenny: Just one little stitch snapped. Vanessa: That’s okay, because we’re still
going to top stitch it, so it’s fine. Jenny: Okay. Alright, so now we have our little… Vanessa: Okay, so now it looks a little bit
weird and you’re wondering, “What did I do?” but it’s fine because all you have
to do is, boop, tuck it in. Jenny: There you go. Vanessa: But first let me press the opening
here, and the little part that we busted, just a touch, no big deal, I put my fingers
in the opening like this to tuck in those raw edges. Jenny: Sure, pull it tight. Vanessa: And I’ll give it a little press
for you, and then if you could top stitch it, you can hand, whip stitch it, like, an
invisible stitch if you want to, but you know what? It’s the lining, it’s going to be on
the inside, nobody’s going to see it. Jenny: Nobody’s going to see it. Vanessa: So, yeah. Jenny: No, I agree. I always, I always just
do a little, sew it down. Vanessa: Yeah. Jenny: You know, with my sewing machine. Vanessa: Just a straight stitch right there,
close it up. Jenny: Let me pull some of these threads right
here. Vanessa: Oh, you mean the ones you popped? Jenny: Yep, the ones I popped, girl. Vanessa: It’s not a big deal, but it does,
you notice, we pulled out the bulk of it without any of the little stitches popping, otherwise,
I mean, you would rip a lot bigger… Jenny: Well, and probably if I had gone slower,
you know. Vanessa: Yeah. Jenny: I was trying to get it, you know, through. Vanessa: Well we’re, you know, filming here,
so you have to move, yeah, and that’s it. Jenny: And what I do is, what I do is, I actually
just kind of come in a little bit and then curve out to the edge. Vanessa: To the edge, cool. Jenny: At the end, and, is that what you do? Vanessa: Sometimes. Jenny: Sometimes. Vanessa: I sometimes don’t even backstitch.
I sometimes don’t even bother. Let me reach over you. Jenny: Yeah, but this is a designer bag. Vanessa: Oh, That’s right. Fancy. Now what
we’re going to do is just push the lining right in, into position. Now this is something
else, too. There’s a few different things you can do. Some people use a contrasting
fabric on the lining… Jenny: Mm-hmm. Vanessa: …because they want it to pop like
this up top. Jenny: Right. Vanessa: If you had the straps cut evenly…
I’m not going to do that, we’re going to push, you see how it wants to stand up? That exposed
top? Jenny: Right. Vanessa: We’re going to force it and push
it down in there by flipping. Let me show you. I’m pushing down. Jenny: So, flip the handle up. Vanessa: Flip the handle up so the lining
is now going to be flush with this top edge. Jenny: Okay. Vanessa: Okay, so this is where the double-sided
fusable of the inner form plus comes in handy. I’m going to take it over to the ironing board
and press this and because, remember, the inside of the outer part is, the fusable is
exposed. Jenny: It’s exposed? Vanessa: It’s going to fuse this top layer
right to it. Jenny: That’s really helpful. Vanessa: So it presses it for you. Jenny: That’s really helpful. Vanessa: You get no puckers and when you top
stitch it, everything is laying flat. Jenny: Oh, that’s awesome. Vanessa: So, that’s what I’m going to do,
and then notice the part that I was telling you about. Leaving a little bit of that handle
tail sticking up, you can see it’s in there, so when you top stitch, you have more body
and more bulk in here. Jenny: More, more strength for your handle. Vanessa: It’s going to be more strength, absolutely. Jenny: That’s actually a great idea. Vanessa: A little bit more. Jenny: Just pull that lining down. Vanessa: Pull it down flat and then you can
iron like a big decent chunk in there… Jenny: Yeah. Vanessa: …just to keep it down in place
for top stitching. Jenny: Perfect. That works great and it’s
just folds on it. Vanessa: See how nice and flat? Jenny: Yeah. Vanessa: Let me get a couple clips just to
hold it so, you know, that helps too because we have all the foam and all that. Jenny: There you go. Vanessa: And that will help you keep everything
nice and flat for when you’re stitching it. Jenny: So, do you find you use your Wonder
Clips more or pins more? Vanessa: Wonder- if I’m working with anything
that has a batting or interfacing or something where it’s bulkier then- Jenny: You like those Wonder Clips, yeah. Vanessa: Yeah. Or even, you know, for fabrics.
I’ve been playing a lot lately with like faux leathers and faux–like–funkier fabrics that
you can’t really pin through because you’ll damage it, you know, the pins will go through
and make holes, definitely the Wonder Clips. Jenny: Yeah. Alright, so it looks like we’re
almost back to the beginning here. Vanessa: We are. Just right here to the last
strap. Jenny: Perfect. Vanessa: One last clip just to help you keep
it nice and flat. Here you go. Jenny: And now what are we going to do? Vanessa: Just top stitch right around the
top edge just like you did when we were putting the three layers together. Jenny: Okay. Vanessa: Just do it a half an inch from the
top. Jenny: And do we want to do it on this side
or on the back side? Vanessa: I do it from the right side because
that’s what going to be exposed. Jenny: That’s what you’re going to see. Vanessa: Exactly. Jenny: Alright, I’m going to take, expose
my arm again. Vanessa: That’s another reason I put the clips
for you so you make sure you’re not pinching the fabric underneath, even if didn’t fuse
all the way or you kind of just tapped it. Jenny: Right, right. Vanessa: You can keep everything nice and
flat that way. Jenny: And what– a half an inch? Vanessa: Half an inch. Jenny: Okay. Vanessa: Or, whatever you want. It’s your
bag, Jenny. Jenny: I want to do it right. Vanessa: There’s no right way or wrong way,
like I tell my kids, art can never be ruined. Jenny: Aww. Vanessa: Whenever they try to make it, I’m
like, it’s, you made it, you can never mess it up. Jenny: That is sweet. Alright, so here we
go, what do you think? Vanessa: It looks fabulous. Jenny: It does look fabulous! Vanessa: We did a good job. Jenny: Let me try it, let me try it now. Vanessa: Was it easy? Jenny: Oh, it was. Vanessa: Something you would try? Jenny: Yes! Oh my gosh yes. Vanessa: No rulers, right? Jenny: No, I love it. It’s so cute! I love
it. Thank you so much for being on the show with us. Vanessa: No problem, thanks for having us.
Fun times! Jenny: It is so much fun. So, we hope you
enjoyed part two of the “Quilt as You Go Tote Bag” from the Missouri Star Quilt Company Jenny: Hi, it’s Jenny again. We had such a
great time working with Vanessa over at Crafty Gemini on this great little project. We hope
you guys enjoyed it. She’s got all kinds of great ideas, so you should head on over to
her channel and subscribe and give her some love. We just love collaborating with all
these different designers on YouTube and we hope you guys like it, too. Thanks for watching.