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Time Warp Projects

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These projects were so fun to sew up! I had fun working with this new substrate for Cloud 9 Fabrics. Jessica Jones designed this really great retro inspired collection of great prints on bark cloth called Time Warp (shipping to shops in November!). It has such a great texture and presses so nicely. It is a much looser weave than a quilting cotton so I made sure to use a lot of pins when sewing and quilting. It does shift around a bit while sewing, so I would definitely recommend using pins and taking your time.

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For the Super Tote I tried using Soft & Stable instead of Pellon 808. I basted the Soft & Stable to the Exterior A & B pieces. For the rest I used Pellon SF101 including the lining pieces. I really like the way the Soft & Stable gives it a sturdiness, but I think it’s a bit of overkill honestly. I think that the 808 and SF101 combined as in the pattern are really suitable for the recommended fabrics. If you have your heart set on just a quilting cotton for the main exterior pieces and don’t want to do Quilt-as-you-go (or quilting at all), I think the Soft & Stable is a great option! Yay for options!

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This Cargo Duffle was really quick to put together. I had cut out all the canvas and batting a while back when I was making a different Cargo Duffle. I figured it was just as easy to cut out an extra set of those duffle pieces! It came in handy. Skipping the front pockets made things go even quicker and shows off the main prints really well.

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Patterns: Super Tote and Cargo Duffle
Fabric: Time Warp by Jessica Jones for Cloud 9 Fabrics and Cirrus Solids (also by Cloud 9)

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31 thoughts on “Time Warp Projects

  1. Holly says:

    Super cute! Love those graphic florals!

  2. Kristie says:

    Love the prints. And I love the bags! So cute!

  3. Bridget says:

    These are fabulous! Thanks so much for showing the duffle next to the Super Tote. I’d been struggling with the idea of sewing the Cargo Duffle because in my head it was HUGE! Now that I see it’s a manageable size I can wrap my brain around starting one!

  4. Grandma G says:

    Awesome! I am privileged (for some reason – ha!) to be making something from that Sunburst print, too! Isn’t that barkcloth just gorgeous? And so lovely to work with!

  5. Adrianne says:

    They are both so good!

  6. Jeni says:

    Oh my! These are SO cute! And so retro! 🙂

  7. sophiecrespy says:

    oh lala !!!! I am in love with both of these! the colors are so so yummy!!!

  8. Susie says:

    Inspiring colors and fabrics in your fab patterns!

  9. Pure awesomeness, as usual!!! Really love the vibrant colors in her fabric 🙂

  10. Awesome as always Anna. This weekend I gave the envelope clutch I made with your pattern and Umbrella prints fabric to a college girlfriend and get this . . . She’s taking it tomorrow for a fundraiser for President Obama in LA at Gwenyth’s house!!! Crazy huh?! #nojoke #hopingforpics

    Hillary

    1. Anna Graham says:

      no way! That’s awesome! Yes, hope to see pics, too! Way to go!!!

  11. Kate says:

    So excited to see Cloud9 doing barkcloth! The perfect fabric for your patterns.

  12. Great looking fabric and great bags. Enjoyed your blog.

  13. kitty says:

    Beautiful bags and great fabric choice!!

  14. Carol says:

    I love the look of the new bag, especially the fabric line.

  15. Estela says:

    Great looking prints!! They looks great! I will be making 2 of the cargo duffles this weekend, still trying to find prints for the third, they will be Christmas presents and seeing yours just makes me excited about making mine!

  16. Rosa says:

    Hi, your bags are beautiful. I also would like to sew a cargo duffle and already have the fabrics but I’m still thinking about the interfacing. May you please tell me what kind of batting you used for the cargo duffle. thanks,

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thank you Rosa! 🙂 For the Cargo Duffle I used what I recommend in the pattern, low loft cotton batting (such as warm & white) and cotton canvas. Hope that helps!

      1. Rosa says:

        Yes Anna! Thank you very much! That was very helpful for me!

  17. Joy says:

    Lovely. I’m making your madras tote at the moment to see if I can make a tote then I plan to buy the Super Tote pattern! Yay for bags!

  18. kristin says:

    ah the beautiful prints and your perfect coordinates and the gorgeous topstitching are music to my OCD eyes…(huh? going with it) it all just works so well together. did you sew these for a quilt market booth or just ‘cuz?

  19. thelittlestthistle says:

    Love the look of the texture of that fabric, the bags look fab!

  20. I just made the cargo duffle with a sewing kit of yours that I purchased off of Craftsy. So cute! So fun! And I’m not really that great of a sewer. it still came out super cute! Thanks lady!

  21. Tracy Martin says:

    HI there… wondering if the Cargo Duffle would work as a “personal item” in an airplane, if I already have a carry on? Will it stow under the seat, do you know? I love it and want to make it for an upcoming trip, don’t want to get there and have to check a back because the one I made was too big 🙂

    1. Anna says:

      Hi Tracy, the finished measurements are in the pattern (I think on the second page). Just refer to that when you check your airline carry-on restrictions. 🙂

  22. Cindy says:

    Just gorgeous Anna!! You make the greatest bags ever!!:)

  23. Emily says:

    LOVE it! What solids did you use with this?

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thanks Emily! They’re the new Cirrus Solids by Cloud 9. 🙂

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