How to Make a Gift Bag {52 UFO Quilt Block Pickup}

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how to make a gift bag tutorial / patchwork posse

After digging around in my drawer, I came upon a small group of patchwork quilt blocks that were just the right size for a gift bag.  So– how about how to make a gift bag using your ufo quilt block for today!  I really am kind of excited about this one.  You can totally use up quilt blocks quick with this one.  You will need 2 for each bag you are making.  They will need to be the exact size too {either add a border or cut one down to make them match}.

The quilt block size will determine the size of the gift bag….so obviously the bigger the block the bigger the bag and vise versa.

how to make a gift bag tutorial / patchwork posse

The ufo patchwork quilt blocks I used for this little favor bag is 6 1/2″ X 6 1/2″  that makes the lining 6 1/2″ X 6 1/2″ also and the chanel rectangles are 6 1/2″ X 2″.  You will need to cut 2 of each.  The ties are 3″ longer than the width of the block doubled {12″} so they were around 15″ long.

After threading them {yes I totally love using a diaper safety pin to do this with} you will tie the ends in a not so they don’t unthread themselves.

This method of making a gift bag is a great way to sew a custome sized gift bag….and it is re-usable too!

This is part of the 52 UFO Quilt Block Pick Up seriesneed more ideas on what to do with your UFO Quilt Blocks? previous weeks and UFO Quilt Block ideas

If you are sewing along with us and making up something with your UFO Quilt Blocks {even if you find your own way of sewing them together} we would all love a little peeksee!

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