Sew Together in Wanderer

***I tried to think of a jazzy name for this post you guys, but I have to tell you, it’s hard to be informative AND flashy sometimes. Especially when you are trying to write a post title that perfectly expresses how excited you are about what you are making. Is there a class or a self help book for this? Blog Post Titles For Dummies? Maybe I should have titled it “Holy Hell I’m Totally Obsessed With Wander And Look I Made A Gorgeous Bag With It!” What do you think?***

Do you follow me on Instagram? You totally should–I’m definitely more active there, and you get super rad sneak peeks into what I’m working on, like this:



I mean, HOW GORGEOUS IS THIS FABRIC?! I am a huge fan of April Rhodes–her Arizona line continues to be an all time favorite, and her new line Wanderer has me totally swooning. The palettes are modern and sophisticated, and the southwestern inspired prints completely speak to this Arizona girl’s heart. April was generous enough to send me a few cuts from Wanderer, and because I’m in a total Sew Together Bag phase, it made total sense to stitch one up so now I can carry one of my very favorite lines with me EVERYWHERE.



Like her first line Arizona, Wanderer is also produced by Art Gallery Fabrics which will forever and always have my vote for fabric with the best and softest hand. It’s like quilting cotton married silk, and it’s a dream to work with, plus the colors are so on point. I love that Wander has a mix of neutral tones with glorious pops of color–the three Sacred Seeds prints that I used for lining the pockets are deliciously rich, and I’m really happy that they are like a vibrant shock against the softer tones in the other fabrics I picked out.


For the outside of the bag I knew I HAD to use a fussy cut from the Wandering Lands Mineral Print–it’s perfection. I actually have a second bag all cut out and half sewn together with this fabric, and I’m thinking the entire outside will be Wandering Land. I can’t get enough!



If you guys are as crazy-in-love with this line as I am, make sure to follow April on instagram for an amazing giveaway–she’s offering up a half yard bundle of Wanderer!


And that’s not all! There is a whole blog tour happening to herald the release of Wanderer, so make sure to check out all of these fine makers for some serisouly fabulous eye candy and inspiration–I know I will be!

Sunday Feb. 15 – Nicole Morgenthau –

Monday Feb. 16 – Holly Hughes –

Tuesday Feb. 17 – Shannon Cook –

Wednesday Feb. 18 – Becca Bryan –

Thursday Feb. 19 – Rochelle New –

Friday Feb. 20 – Kate –

Saturday Feb. 21 – Amber –

Sunday Feb. 22 – Caroline Hulse –

Monday Feb. 23 – John Adams –

Tuesday Feb. 24 – Maureen Cracknell – maureencracknellhandmade

Wednesday Feb. 25 – Delia –

Thursday Feb. 26 – Kelly –

Friday Feb. 27 – Christopher Thompson –

Saturday Feb. 28 – Jen –

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17 Responses to Sew Together in Wanderer

  1. Veronica says:

    I love your bag. It’s so beautiful! I’ve recently gotten hooked on making Sew Together bags. They’re so much fun to make. I love those blue heart-shape pins in your photo. I was wondering where you got them.

    • Holly Gets Quilty says:

      Thank you Veronica! The pins were a freeie included with one of the earlier editions of Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine. I’m not sure if they are available for sale somewhere but you could check on ebay or ask on instagram–try using #thegreatfabricdestash and #thegreatfabricdestashiso hashtags!

  2. Becca says:

    Super cute! I love the matching zippers. 🙂

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  4. Rochelle New says:

    This is brilliant!!!! I desperately need one of these for some of my knitting/craft supplies.

  5. Diane B says:

    Holly like you I’m addicted to April Rhodes “Arizona” Collection and now “Wanderer”
    Isn’t she fabulous and it’s so easy to swoon over it !!! I’ve been dying to buy the sew together bag pattern so your’s in Wanderer did it for me. Love the ” Sacred Seeds” prints for lining too. Your fussy cutting of the Wandering Lawns Mineral Print is Spot ON!!!

  6. Kathleen Dalecio says:

    I’ve seen other Sew Together bags on the internet and couldn’t see the use for all the zippered pockets… Your gorgeous bag put it all into perspective for me with the addition of the needle pad and the pincushion!

    I’m with you about April Rhodes’ fabrics. They’re truly lovely! I would love to be able to win her half-yard bundle, but don’t have an Instagram account because I don’t have a smart phone!!! Is there any other method to participate in the drawing?

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