Margo Handbag Dressed in Charisma for Andover

Lazies, I’ve included a photo gallery below of all the Margo Handbags heading off to Minneapolis this week. And here’s one more Margo Handbag that is heading to Quilt Market. This little cutie is all dressed up in ‘Charisma’ by Gail Kessler for Andover Fabrics. The teal/green and orange/red color combo is fabulous set against the crisp white background.

A peek inside reveals this lovely floral print complimented by a yummy green for the pocket fabric. A soft

yellow ‘primrose’ zipper is just the right compliment to this color grouping. A bright mossy green thread, which matched the pocket fabric, was perfect for this project.

If you are attending Quilt Market, look for Margo samples in these booths:
– Benartex (Modern Mix used on the pattern cover)
– Moda (Fandango fabrics)
– Andover (Charisma fabrics)
– Timeless Treasures (Poppy Lane fabrics)
– Marcus (Color Defined fabrics)
– Blank Fabrics (Avignon fabrics)
– Checker Distributors (and catch me there for my zipper demo Friday at noon!)
– Pattern Peddlers (Colleen will demo the zip each morning for an hour)

Here’s the Margo Handbag pattern cover and a close-up of the Dip-Down Zip-Top zipper installation.

That might be it for Margo Quilt Market sample show and tell. I leave for the show bright and early Thursday morning and have lots to do before then. Have a wonderful week and sew something.


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17 Responses to “Margo Handbag Dressed in Charisma for Andover”

  1. Donna — May 17, 2010 @ 7:35 am

    Last Friday I received my pattern and on Saturday I made my Margo! The only thing I initially felt intimidated about was the zipper, but rest assured ladies, it was such a breeze and I cannot wait to make several more. Joan, you are truly a creative wiz, and the method in which you used to install it so easily blew me away. It was clean, finished and very professionally done. I can use this technique on several other bag patterns. I feel very confident now. Thanks!

  2. Tammy — May 17, 2010 @ 7:36 am

    Oh my gosh! I want a pattern so I can make myself one. How do I obtain the pattern? I love then all I couldn’t figure which one I really liked better. And, are you going to be at the AQS Quilt Show in Knoxville, TN in July this yr?

  3. Laura — May 17, 2010 @ 8:42 am

    WOW….love the latest one…….!

  4. Jeannie — May 17, 2010 @ 8:52 am

    Boy she looks good in everything!!

  5. Megin Murphy — May 17, 2010 @ 9:04 am

    Ohhh that is my favorite!

  6. Penny — May 17, 2010 @ 9:23 am

    All those pretty ladies lined up in a row make it hard for fabric selection LOL. Hope you have a great time at market and are you using an IPad? We are thinking of one?? Take care,

    Penny in rainy Chesapeake, VA

    • Joan Hawley replied: — May 17th, 2010 @ 9:27 am

      Thanks Penny! Yes, I’m using my iPay (I call it my myPad) and I’m really getting quite a bit of use out of it. I like it a lot. Also, it fits very nicely inside of Margo! My best to you and Ben. Joan

  7. Dorothy — May 17, 2010 @ 11:30 am

    Can I buy this pattern in the UK
    or by e-mail as a pdf file

  8. Miranda — May 17, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

    I think this is my favorite–it looks so summery.

  9. Linda — May 17, 2010 @ 10:02 pm

    I think this combo of fabric is my favorite. Hoping to buy the pattern locally and make me a Margo. Joan, thanks for your wonderful ideas.

  10. floribunda — May 22, 2010 @ 8:42 pm

    Yippee — my Margo pattern arrived yesterday! The directions look exceptionally clear… I can’t wait to get started.

  11. Britt-Inger — May 27, 2010 @ 3:14 am

    I received Margo pattern yesterday from Sew Thankful and have started to cut the piecies in fabrics from Kaffe Fasset. I love the look of the purse.
    I hope that the shops in Sweden soon will have the pattern for sale,as my quilting sisters in Sweden, surely want to make a purse of their own, when I have shown mine for them.
    Thanks for a nice pattern with very goods instruction.
    Greetings from a sunny Sweden

  12. isabella — May 30, 2010 @ 5:30 am

    Lovely bags . I just love it ..

  13. Diane Hardiman — June 16, 2010 @ 6:09 am

    Please would you put me in touch with Dorothy as i too would like to purchase the ‘Margo’ pattern here in the UK – and I don’t know where to start! Many thanks. Diane

  14. Jeri — July 31, 2010 @ 6:19 pm

    I just finished my Margo bag. I have cut my fabric for my second bag. Can’t wait to get it done.