How are you enjoying the posts so far? Aren’t they all so wonderful? Today we have a mother and daughter duo from Out Of My Head Studio. Denise and Miranda (mother and daughter respectively) took one FQ each and each designed a purse!

The Miss Betty bag on today’s post was designed and made by Miranda, and tomorrow’s Miss Josie bag was made by Denise. I haven’t been able to pick a favourite of the two. I wonder if you will?

Let’s hand over to Miranda for today’s post.


An easy fat quarter friendly bag.

Start by  layering the outer fabric and batting (I used fusible batting) and machine quilting the entire fat quarter of fabric.  The triangle pattern made it easy to stitch along the print of the fabric.   Also I selected a magenta dragonfly  fabric for the lining.  This too was machine quilted to give it more stability.  Once done, I cut all 4 pieces of the purse, two outer bag pieces and two lining pieces.  Stitch across the top of each bag as shown, open and press.

Cut the purse pieces

Stitch one lining and one out bag together at the top

Flip and press seams open

Measure for placement of grommets

Mark circle

Cut out section of fabric and batting where you marked. Mark lining fabric and cut so you have four holes in each section of bag.

Match right sides together pin and stitch bag and lining. On each side.  Leave notched area open.

Next stitch bottom edge, again leaving notched area open and a 5 inch section in the lining for turning.

Make boxed bottom on  outer purse and lining  matching seams.

Turn and match up the outer bag and lining grommet holes, baste to hold all layers together.

Place grommets on each section of purse  – Almost done!

Make handles.  Ours are 64 inches long, on continuous long strip with decorative stitching leaving at least 2 inches at each end.

Feed through Grommets in Purse, making sure to have the best stitched area on the outside, then join as above.  Open seams and press.

Add decorative stitch where you joined.

Your Miss Betty bag is DONE!

Thank you so much to Miranda from Out of My Head Studio for today’s fantastic tutorial using just one FQ of quilt blocks by Ellen Luckett Baker. DOn’t forget to comeback tomorrow to see what Miranda’s Mom, Denise did with her FQ!