More Images of the Claire Handbag

Lazies, Just some eye candy to share today. More pics of the Claire Handbag samples headed to Quilt Market this week in Pittsburgh. I’ll be at the show on Friday, booth-free, or free-range as I call it, walking the floor. See you there! Notes on interfacing/batting at the end of this post.

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‘Porcelina’ by Marcus Fabrics

Where to see Claire at Quilt Market

Check with the following booths to see our beauties: Avlyn, Maywood, Marcus, Blank and Checker Distributors. And hopefully Moda/United Notions if their yardage arrives today (I hope, I hope!).

‘Porcelina’ by Marcus Fabrics

Shown above and below, this is a fun and whimsical graphic line full of different scale prints. I love how all the fabrics come together from the side view shown below. And the handles stand up nice and pretty all on their own. Fabulous!

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‘Paisley’ by Maywood Studio fabrics

This is Paisley in the black colorway. Also available in green, red and blue with taupe. I love this line. It screams out to be made into bags. It’s sophisticated and light in tone despite its roots in black. Nice.

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‘Metro Goes Au Naturel’ by Marcus Fabrics

This is a wonderful line of brown, black, cream and gray. Aside from simply being gorgeous, adding the gray in there with the tried and true black/brown/cream gives this well-anchored and classic styling a modern and pleasant twist. And the angled stripe is printed at that angle – fun stuff. Two samples!

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Sketchbook from Blank Quilting

I love this line of stripes flowers and more in these rich colors. Claire is a perfect palette for strong graphics such as stripes. Two samples!

‘Belle Fleur’ from Avlyn

We saw Claire make her debut in Belle Fleur last week, but I didn’t have an inside view to share until today. So here’s a reminder of our cover Girl in smashing limey greens and black, as well as an inside peek below.

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Batting and Interfacing Products

I tried a new-to-me product for the Porcelina sample shown above. It’s Fusible Batting from Bosal (bah-zle), item #325. Be sure and stop by their booth (I heard they will be at the show) and ask to see a sample. While there, check out their Fusible All Purpose Non Woven Interfacing, item # 334. It’s comparable to Pellon’s Decor Bond.

From Pellon, I like Decor Bond fusible interfacing item # 809 and Fusible Fleece for batting item # 987F.

I have plenty more to tell you about Claire in the coming weeks as we await her arrival in mid-June.

Enjoy!
Joan

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23 Responses to “More Images of the Claire Handbag”

  1. Cheyenne General Store — May 11, 2009 @ 7:27 am

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this pattern, what a stash buster this will be! Thank you Joan for a GREAT hard working pattern – I look forward to making MANY of these in the future!
    Kim Jones
    Cheyenne General Store

  2. Debbie Harmon — May 11, 2009 @ 8:43 am

    I love everyone one of these samples! I gotta make one! Or two! Or three!……

  3. Laura Casey — May 11, 2009 @ 9:05 am

    Love the example of Claire using those wonky stripes! Can hardly wait!!

  4. Penny — May 11, 2009 @ 9:13 am

    Oooh la la! Those are some party girls! Wish I was going where they were going. I don’t know how you will make a decison on who is going out on the town with you! Have fun!

    Penny
    http://www.cottonvault.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1990&HS=1

  5. Arlene Caterino — May 11, 2009 @ 9:17 am

    Love all the bags can’t hardly wait for the pattern so i can do a few new bags.

  6. Mary Lemley — May 11, 2009 @ 9:24 am

    First time I have written you. I really enjoy your sight. I too am anxious to get this pattern!!

  7. Edie J. — May 11, 2009 @ 9:24 am

    Claire looks like another winner from you, Joan. Oh my, making your bags can be so addictive! LOVE the Marcus Fabric. Fun, fun fun!

  8. ozjane — May 11, 2009 @ 10:06 am

    love the browns and creams and black and white ones. Yum!

  9. Patricia Hogge — May 11, 2009 @ 10:56 am

    I ABSOLUTELY ADORE this LOVELY Lazy Girl!!! Claire is just BEAUTIFUL…& she gives us so much room for color & textural creativity. I LUV your Color Combos Joan. What an artistic inspiration you are to us. Makes me want to play with my fabrics. I bet a variety of Fat Quarter Medleys would work great for this lovely Lazy Lady. “Thanks” also, for your batting/interfacing recommendations. I really know nothing about battings that work the best in Totes, Bags, or Purses. Will you be selling your recommended battings & interfacings on your Lazy Girl website? Sure do hope so. :-) Warm HUGS!!! Pat Hogge in Bremerton, WA

  10. Delores — May 11, 2009 @ 11:15 am

    Love the Claire bag, I’ll be ordering a pattern!!. Will I be able to order the #325 Bosal Batting , #334 Fusible All Purpose Non Woven interfacing, Fusible Fleece #987F from you?. We don’t have any fabric stores in my town.

    Have a Great time at Market!!

  11. Joan Hawley — May 11, 2009 @ 12:38 pm

    Lazies, Thanks for asking – I won’t be selling the interfacing or batting. Check with your favorite retailers for those items.

    Joan

  12. Dixie Grassl — May 11, 2009 @ 2:12 pm

    Do I ever love this purse….!!!!
    and where can I get a Lazy Girl label?
    What size is this beauty?

  13. Kaethe — May 11, 2009 @ 4:12 pm

    I have my heart set on this pattern! Can you please post the dimensions? We Lazies need purses, purses, PURSES!

  14. Sheila Perl — May 11, 2009 @ 8:46 pm

    I love the new pattern your wonderful, inspiring samples! I Love ALL the fabrics and I want to use each one of them. Beautiful :)
    Sheila in unseasonably cold Ontario

  15. Paula — May 11, 2009 @ 10:10 pm

    Like good wine…..better with age! Another winner!! Can’t wait!

  16. Linda Ramage — May 11, 2009 @ 10:19 pm

    Can’t wait to add Claire to my collection of Lazy Girl purses, totes, etc. Love the fabric for all the samples shown.

  17. Jan — May 12, 2009 @ 5:37 pm

    Is it the Decor bond fusible interfacing that makes your bags nice and still so they stand up?

  18. Sherri/Missouri — May 17, 2009 @ 2:41 pm

    I love the pink and green one….my favorite of all of them…what great fabric combos you use Joan. you are so talented.

    big hugs and big thanks for another wonderful pattern!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Mary — May 18, 2009 @ 9:46 pm

    So Beatifull……………………..

  20. Mary Shirley — May 27, 2009 @ 11:26 am

    I love the new Claire bag. Cann’t wait for the pattern.

  21. Pam — November 29, 2009 @ 9:15 pm

    I have a question about the Claire handbag pattern – specifically cutting. Which piece of the pattern is for the outside pocket ( in the center) . The back part of the pocket is 6×17. The front of the pocket is what confused me …. Can’t figure out which one to cut for it. Any help/guidance is greatly appreciated. Thanks so much. Pam

    • Joan Hawley replied: — November 30th, 2009 @ 12:41 pm

      Hi Pam, The 6″ x 17″ piece is the whole pocket. It is folded in half, creating both the front that you see, and the lining, that you don’t. Joan

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