On Saturday morning we got together for a test class at Quilted Treasures of Rogers and made "quilt as you go" yo-yo tote bags. These girls had the pedal to the metal to get their bags done so we could work on machine applique in the afternoon. Whew! Look how fast Margaret's hands are moving - so fast the camera couldn't even catch them. (Or maybe it's the photographer?)
Brenda had a great tip for saving fabric. Instead of cutting squares for the yo-yo's - she simply uses a large scrap, puts it in the yo-yo maker, and then trims around it. This way she can fit the yo-yo's closer together on the fabric. Her civil war yo-yo's (above) are arranged and ready to stitch down.
Everyone chose different fabrics - here are a couple more:
Below is another cute version of the bag with a square bottom, purchased handles and 3 yo-yo's for an accent. What a great way to show off a beautiful batik. All in all we had a fun day and got lots of sewing done.