Monday, September 18, 2017

Bag It has begun...

Today I made the bag I mentioned in this post.  After I posted about the fabric and quilting, I went back and added more quilting.  It has stipple, blocks outlined and diagonals in both directions.  I figure that gives more stability to those fabrics that aren't 100% cotton.  These are fabric scraps I've had stashed away in a drawer for at least 6 years.

I've made bags before but I've never made one with a lining.  I watched this tutorial for the La Connor Bag by Jera Brandvig as a guide.  So this is my first bag with a lining properly sewn in.  The bag is  approx. 13 x 17 inch.

I'm linking up with Patty of Elm Street Quilts: Bag It.  The event is open from Sept. 18 to Dec. 15.  Be sure to check the link frequently to see all the entries.  You could even enter your own bag.


-- Pat


  1. Very nice... I love tote bags and this one is super cute! I think I might need to make a couple for Christmas gifts...

  2. What a fun and pretty way to use up some scraps.

  3. What a great use for scraps! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts Bag It 2017.

  4. 'Love the bag. The fabric are so colorful.

  5. I like scrappy projects and that tote bag is sweet! Congrats on using up some "well ripened" (lol) fabrics - I certainly have many of them that have been around for as long as (or longer than) yours - sometimes they take a while to get to the right stage of ripeness ;) That's my excuse, anyways!