1. Gather all your supplies as indicated on the back of the pattern and read through all the instructions before you start cutting. Each pattern includes a back page that lists all the supplies you will need.
2. Quilt your main fabric, Soft and Stable, and lining. If you do this on your domestic machine, follow the cutting instructions before layering your fabrics and Soft and Stable for quilting.
If you are quilting your layers on a longarm machine, then do not cut the main fabric, Soft and Stable, and lining until after the quilting is completed. **Instructions for each method are in the pattern**
3. Cut all your pieces (including your quilted fabrics) as instructed.
4. Construct all the components for your project.
5. Assemble your components as instructed.
I have sewn a number of patterns By Annie and all of them have followed these five steps. When I break down the process by thinking of it in five steps, the project seems less overwhelming. I like to set my goals according to these steps. For instance: Day 1 Gather: Day 2 Quilt: Day 3 Cut: Day 4 (and maybe day 5 if there are lots of components) Construct; and Day 5 (and/or 6) Assemble.
So if you’ve had your eye on one of those great patterns By Annie (or if you already have one), but have been a bit intimidated at the process, I hope this gives you the confidence to get started on your own bag, tote, or organizer.
I’ll be back in a few days with my completed Running with Scissors organizer.
Have a terrific weekend.