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Thread: Easy Tote Bag

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    This is made from the charm squares received at each stop of a recent shop hop I went on. I did not care for any of the patterns for the lap quilt they were supposed to make. And, there were what I will call some very unfortunate looking fabrics to work with (good thing I love a challenge!). The lining and handle fabric came from the remnant bin of one of the shops on the tour. I found this pattern in my book of "gonna make someday" projects torn from magazines. The pattern is The Big Bag Theory (also known as Chubby Charmer --- that's me in a nutshell...LOL) by Penny Sturges and was printed in the April 2009 McCall's Quilting. It took a total of about four hours to make, and finished to a size of 18x13x9.
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    Oh I love that. The colors are great!!! Beautifully done.

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    You really did turn those unfortunate fabrics around - I love how you phrased that! - and that bag is fabulous! I'm going to have to see if I have that magazine somewhere. It would make great teacher gifts this winter - I need to make 3 again this year so I need to get on the ball and more sooner than later!!

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    That is a great tote! I have done several shop hops but they were just giving out a free block pattern. A charm square would be fun.

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    Nice bag, would make a great fabric shopping bag!

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    I love it, I am into bags at the moment. using up sample squares and odds and ends

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    Great tote - I love that !

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    I've used this pattern too, nice BIG bag! I use it for my cross stitch projects and keep my current project in it by my chair in the TV room. I changed the pattern and cut 3" x 3" sq. and it will make a nice size purse. love your bag!

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    Both bags are really pretty.

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    Love your bag, too! And, really like the idea of using smaller squares; I will have to try that.

    Quote Originally Posted by earlylace
    I've used this pattern too, nice BIG bag! I use it for my cross stitch projects and keep my current project in it by my chair in the TV room. I changed the pattern and cut 3" x 3" sq. and it will make a nice size purse. love your bag!

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