Learn how to make a variety of totes and bags, plus tips on how to personalize them with fabric, embellishments, and surface design techniques. Featured artists: Candy Glendening, Helen Gregory, Leslie Tucker Jenison, Susan Brubaker Knapp, Kathy Mack, Valori Wells, and host Pokey Bolton.
Quilting Arts TV, Episode 601 - Must-have Totes! (Video Download)
This show features “personal baggage”— those totes we carry everywhere and can’t survive without. First, designer Kathy Mack discusses fabric selection and guides viewers through the construction of her Winslow Market Tote. Then Pokey demonstrates how to make a reversible patchwork tote with grommets. In the last segment, Pokey shares some easy cutting tips and shows how to create a colorful appliqué bag.
Quilting Arts TV, Episode 703 - Totes and Bags (Video Download)
Time to tout your totes! First up on this episode is Candy Glendening, who shows how to create a messenger bag filled with pockets that will keep you organized, and a flap that is a beautiful piece of fabric art. Then Valori Wells demonstrates how to make a tote featuring painting on canvas, fabric collage, and stitching. Finally, Pokey and Susan Brubaker Knapp solve a design dilemma on the Save My UFO segment, where viewers send in their quilt problems for advice from the experts.
Quilting Arts TV, Episode 907 - Unique materials and Tools of the Trade (Video Download)
This show explores unique materials and tools of the trade. Artist Susan Brubaker Knapp begins with tools and techniques for painting on fabric. Along with a discussion of materials, she shares wholecloth painting techniques and demonstrates stitching through painted cloth. Then, Helen Gregory shares a tote bag design—what makes this bag unique is the designer ribbon embellishments. Last is Leslie Tucker Jenison on location for a lesson on making laminated fabrics.