Big Bag

Course Price



3/26/21, 6:00 PM

Class Kit

Skill Level

Confident Beginner

About the Class

Big Bag Supply Kit available on

This fun bag is made to carry lots of stuff with a big, over-the-shoulder design and some handy inside pockets. It’s easy to make and distinctive when using that favorite fabric you’ve been saving. Make a great retreat bag with new and old friends and take home a surprise. We highly recommend using cork for the bottom to give it a great look!

Big Bag


Marianne Ballash

As a young girl Marianne loved doing everything her mom did and
learned to love crafting and creating. She was knitting by age 5 and sewing her clothes by the age of 12. One summer between college semesters she spent the evenings at her grandmother’s house hand quilting
with her. Marianne’s love for quilting was just beginning. Shortly after
moving into her current home, just over 30 years ago, she was invited to
join a quilting group. They would spend one evening a week gathered
together quilting and learning piecing and applique techniques. Those
mentors became some of her greatest friends. She’s been hooked ever
She has spent the last 30 years taking classes and meticulously learning
new techniques and finding fun and efficient ways to make beautiful
quilts. Recently she started creating her own patterns and projects and
didn’t know she could love quilting even more! She is always looking for
new patterns and techniques and loves every step of the quilting process.
Quilting isn’t just a fun hobby, it gathers friends and families and creates
lasting memories! Marianne loves seeing her grandbabies snuggled in
their quilts or her kids and their families having a picnic on a quilt she’s
made! Marianne hopes that “Quilting with Marianne” will help others create memories and find their passion for quilting.
Teaching: Hunter’s Star
Big Bag

Fabric Requirements

- The Big Bag Pattern from Bodobo Bags by Ticklegrass Designs
- 1&1/8 yard main fabric
- ½ yard bottom fabric (We used Cork and it was so fun!)
- 1 yard lining fabric
- Stabilizer fabric (see below)
- 1 pkg. Dritz Large 1-9/16” Curtain Grommets – only 4 are used

Class Supply List

- Basic Sewing Kit including extra needles
- Walking Foot (if available)
- Thread to match fabric
- Disappearing marking pen or erasable fabric marking pencil
- Rotary cutter
- Cutting mat (optional)
- 6” square Acrylic ruler (if available)
- 6”x24” Acrylic ruler (optional)
- Personal ironing mat (optional)
- Small personal iron (optional)