Here is a handy calculator to cut the calculation time for binding down SIGNIFICANTLY!!
Simply enter in your quilt and fabric measurements, click "Calculate" and the calculator will tell you how long your binding should be, as well as how many strips you need to cut and how many yards that will require.
I know.... my mind is blown as well.
The next bag I have been testing out is the Boxy Bag. This is a very popular bag pattern, especially for us beginners. After reviewing a few tutorials, I decided to follow Kelby at kelbysews. She has done such a wonderful job of showing you every single step of the process in her tutorial.
I have avoided making bags for years. Yes, I only started quilting 1 year ago, but I have dabbled in sewing for the last 6. While I have been interested in making all kinds of things, a zippered bag seemed too daunting for this newby sewer.
A printable, easy to understand pattern is still in the works. Here is a sneak peak of the design!
This was hand quilted, using a small stitch on the minky side and a long stitch on the quilt top. This allowed the top of the quilt to look heavily quilted, but no quilting lines show up on the back (minky) side.