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Monopoly Game board, pieces and bag
 
     Supplies: 1 Monopoly panel for game board
                1/2 yd. Monopoly money fabric for bag
                1/2 yd. Monopoly dollar amounts (green) for bag lining
                1 yd. Mr. Monopoly fabric (blue) for backing
     (Opt.)  1/2 yd. Monopoly game tokens fabric (red/black) used only in binding for board
                 1 yd. Wonder Under double-sided iron-on interfacing
 
Cut the board from the panel. Cut WonderUnder to cover the back of the board fabric piece completely and iron on using WonderUnder instructions. Cut a piece of backing fabric to cover the back of the board. Peel paper side from WonderUnder and carefully iron on backing fabric following instructions. Trim edges.
 
Using the red and black Monopoly Game Tokens fabric, cut strips the length of the fabric, centering the red stripe and cutting 2” wide strips by placing your measuring grid so that the 1” mark is as close to center on the red stripe, and cut right edge. Then go 2” from that and cut the left edge of the strip (picture #1). Cut 5 strips for the binding. Sew binding strips together and attach to the board piece as you would for a quilt.
                                              
Take the other half of the panel and on the wrong side iron on the WonderUnder to cover all of the money and card pieces. Before placing the backing fabric on this whole piece, cut the strips of the money and the Community Chest and Chance cards, so that you have 3 strips of money and 2 strips of the cards. Iron backing fabric only to the money strips. Use pinking shears to cut the individual dollar bills apart. For the cards, you need to match the fronts to the backs. Both will have WonderUnder on them, so roughly cut them out. Match the fronts to the backs; peel WonderUnder paper and iron according to instructions. Use pinking shears to finish them. (#2 and #3)
 
The rest of this panel has houses and hotels and game pieces. You can use the same method as used with the money and cards to make these.
 
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The bag is made using the dollar bills fabric and the light green fabric with dollar amounts written out.
 
Cut 2 pieces from the outer bag fabric and 2 pieces from the lining fabric: 11” wide x 14” tall
Cut 2 pieces from the lining fabric: 11” wide x 5 1/2” tall  (for pockets)
 
Take the 2 pocket pieces right sides together and stitch 1/4” seam around three of the sides, leaving one long side open. This will be the bottom of the pocket piece. Trim corners and turn right side out. Press. On the open side, iron 1/4" under to the wrong side and then topstitch this opening closed completely. You should have a double-sided rectangle measuring 10 1/2” x 5”.
 
Place this rectangle onto one lining piece with the right side up. Center the top of the pocket piece approximately 3” down from the top unfinished edge of the lining piece, as shown in the picture,#4. Pin to the lining. This pocket will be used to hold the smaller pieces of the Monopoly game. Sew the left side, bottom and right side of the rectangle to the lining. Sew a line - top to bottom of pocket - about 3 1/4”  from the left side and another one about 4 1/4” from the right side to form three pockets as shown in the next picture, #5
 
Time to make the bag! With right sides together, sew sides and bottom of the 2 outer bag pieces. Do the same with the 2 lining pieces. On each bag, the outer and the lining, you’ll make the bottom a bit wider. Pull the corners apart and make a triangle as shown, #6.

Sew about 1” from the tip of the corner (#7). Cut the corner about 1/4” from the seam. Do the same on the opposite corner. Make sure you have done this to all 4 corners of the 2 bags. (#8) 
 
Next make the strap. Using the outer bag fabric, cut two pieces 2” x 21”. With right sides together, sew the strips on both sides, leaving ends open to turn right side out(#9).  After turning out, press. Sew three lines down the length of the strap.
 
Now pin the ends of the strap to the seams on either side of the outer bag, so that the strap will lay inside the bag, #10. Make sure not to get the strap twisted.  Now put the lining bag, right side out, inside the outer bag which is still inside out. The right sides of each will be facing each other. Pin the side seams together and keep the strap pinned there as well. (#11 tries to show this. The strap is pinned to right side of outer bag at the seam. The lining bag's right side will be matched up at the seam on top of the strap.)
 
Sew 1/4” seam almost all the way around the tops, leaving about 4-5” open to turn right side out as shown, #12.
Pull the bag’s lining and the bag out from that opening. Fit the lining into the outer bag. Press top edge of the bag all the way around. Topstitch all the way around the top edge of the bag (#13),  carefully folding the edges of the opening under to the wrong side before stitching shut.  Finished bag #14.
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#14
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