Sunbonnet Sue Goes on Holiday by Chris Hammacott
Updated: 23 July 2010
The appliqué designs used for the windbreak can be used in other ways e.g. all of them on a fun throw or, individually on cushions or bags.
For an easy beach/ shopping bag why not try the following?
Take a hessian bag as brought or even given in a number of shops and make a panel to conceal the advertising!
- Cut a background square to same measurement as bag size plus seam allowance, e.g. 12½? square.
- Cut a backing square in same fabric, but 2? bigger all round, i.e. 16½? square.
- Cut a thin wadding square abut 1? bigger all round than top square, i.e. 14½? square.
- Prepare the quilt sandwich with backing right side down, wadding and top square, right side up, centred on the backing.
- Adjust size of appliqué* if necessary to fit the bag and satin-stitch, machine appliqué to quilt sandwich.
- Trim wadding even with appliquéd front.
- Square up backing to leave 1” border all round.
- Fold backing over ½? to meet wadding and fold again onto front of appliquéd panel. Pin.
- Topstitch down to make a neat edge.
- Use 4 coloured buttons to attach the panel to the bag.
The panel can be removed and the bag changed for the seasons!
*The design for the donkey, given here was cut out in felt to use on the bag. The other designs used on the windbreak can be found in Issue 199, August 2010 of British Patchwork & Quilting.