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    Cool A challenge

    This is a reusable shopping bag, with printing on both sides. Our group was challenged to cover the printing, thereby decorating the bag. It is somewhat of a contest. This is what I came up with; the little bow is just being auditioned to see how it would look. The plan would be to place a little bow at the base of the handles.
    Still, it feels like it needs a little something more. Any suggestions?
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    This is a lovely job. In the past, I have done something similar but they were on bags made from rough hessian that needed to be disguised so it didn't scratch your legs. I love your folded diamonds.

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    Very nice! Looks good to me the way it is!

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    I love this!!
    A few years ago when these reusable bags were fairly new, our guild had a "decorate the bag" challenge for our Kroger brand shopping bags.

    The challenge was such a hit that Kroger began noticing them in the stores and finally asked about them. The manager of one store asked the guild to display them all in his store where they could be voted on for a customer favorite! We were thrilled to share and the winner received a little gift from the store.

    Maybe your group can do the same.

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    I think giant yellow buttons would look better than the little bows. The bows don't really add much and they don't really tie in to your really cool folded hexes.

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    What a great idea, I love your bag. You do beautiful work.

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    I Love your bag, and I love the diamond pattern you did.

    Now I have a question How do you make those diamonds?
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    Oh Jan that sounds like such an Awesome idea.




    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    I love this!!
    A few years ago when these reusable bags were fairly new, our guild had a "decorate the bag" challenge for our Kroger brand shopping bags.

    The challenge was such a hit that Kroger began noticing them in the stores and finally asked about them. The manager of one store asked the guild to display them all in his store where they could be voted on for a customer favorite! We were thrilled to share and the winner received a little gift from the store.

    Maybe your group can do the same.

    Jan in VA
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    I was thinking big chunky buttons in pink , making it look as if they were holding the handles.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Beautiful!!! I "see" a pink frame around it, with ribbons running up along the centers of the handles, connecting the frame and handles (the frame hanging from the ribboned handles).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilty-Louise View Post
    I Love your bag, and I love the diamond pattern you did.

    Now I have a question How do you make those diamonds?
    The diamond pattern is something like origami. If there is any interest, I could create a tutorial. Y'all just let me know.
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    Lose the bow...but place a button on each handle.
    Really nice job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm5419 View Post
    The diamond pattern is something like origami. If there is any interest, I could create a tutorial. Y'all just let me know.
    I vote for a tutorial!!! Love the idea!

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    This is so lovely, I adore the pattern... good going

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    How about some green fabric posing as stems, coming from the center flower out to the others?

    I agree with the others about the bows, they just don't match the pretty diamonds. For the handles, you could carry the diamond theme and make smaller diamonds, maybe two, with a smaller button in the middle, sort of a mistletoe look. Maybe yellow diamonds with pink buttons.
    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pollytink View Post
    I vote for a tutorial!!! Love the idea!
    Second that!!!!

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    Oh yes please a tutorial would be Awesome!





    Quote Originally Posted by jlm5419 View Post
    The diamond pattern is something like origami. If there is any interest, I could create a tutorial. Y'all just let me know.
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    I love your bag! Please do a tut. I would love to do this on my reusable bags as well. I also thi k the small bow is not adding that little touch you are looking for.

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    P.S. Just read your blog and loved it!!! Is the pdf for the little turtle still available?

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    love that bag!!! And yes on a tute for the folded flowers!!

    I'm thinking some viney type embroidery or free motion stitching around the outside, in a bright green.

    I also like the idea of big buttons ... yellow, pink, or perhaps a combination. Some kind of "fun" button ... big old chunky one.

    I've got an Eleanor Burns tote with a big old picture of her face on the bag ... tacky ... I never thought of "covering" her face!! I've got a few other bags that would benefit from prettying up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom View Post
    Lose the bow...but place a button on each handle.
    Really nice job.
    I vote for buttons too. And the tut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pollytink View Post
    P.S. Just read your blog and loved it!!! Is the pdf for the little turtle still available?
    I believe it is, it should be here on the Quilting Board.
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    Small applique of a shopping cart with a gal pushing it. HMMMM!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    Small applique of a shopping cart with a gal pushing it. HMMMM!
    That would be cool, but it would have to be done by someone with more talent that I possess.
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    Very pretty. I prefer buttons instead of the bows.

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