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    Power Poster QuiltE's Avatar
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    I'm wanting to make a bag to carry my cutting mat and supplies to classes.

    My goal would be to only have to carry in my sewing machine and this kit bag! Do you think it's possible? or impossible?

    I'd love to
    * see some pics
    * get ideas, tips, hints, etc.
    * receive pattern suggestions
    * hear what are the MUST dos and also, the DO NOT do thises!
    * and anything else somewhat related!!!!!

    Please :?: and Thanks Everyone :!:

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    Sorry I can't offer you any info on the bag. Just wanted to say hello from a fellow Ontarian and comment on your avatar. It is beautiful. Any chances of seeing a larger pic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by M. Wills
    Sorry I can't offer you any info on the bag. Just wanted to say hello from a fellow Ontarian and comment on your avatar. It is beautiful. Any chances of seeing a larger pic?
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    waves back to my fellow Ontarian!!! Where abouts are ou?
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    Here's a better look!

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    I know you want to make one, but I bought a rolling bag that holds everything including a smaller cutting mat... After I purchased it, I wondered if a large rolling suitcase would have worked...

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    very nice

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    Thanks for the picture. It is truly a lovely quilt. I am from Hamilton. Happy quilting!!!!

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    there is a really nice pattern out for a tote bag big enough to carry rulers and mats., made by Kay Buffington, you could google that. Look at www.kaysquilts.com, she has a take to class bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    I'm wanting to make a bag to carry my cutting mat and supplies to classes.

    My goal would be to only have to carry in my sewing machine and this kit bag! Do you think it's possible? or impossible?

    I'd love to
    * see some pics
    * get ideas, tips, hints, etc.
    * receive pattern suggestions
    * hear what are the MUST dos and also, the DO NOT do thises!
    * and anything else somewhat related!!!!!

    Please :?: and Thanks Everyone :!:
    I did a google search & there are actually a few sites w/ patterns.

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    Beautiful quilt

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    Thanks to all re the quilt ... it's a favourite and Oh "Sew" Easy to do!


    CraftiLady ... thanks! Yes I had checked with Mr. Google, before I started this thread.

    I was hoping to get first hand notes from others as to what worked .... or did not! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMotyl
    I know you want to make one, but I bought a rolling bag that holds everything including a smaller cutting mat... After I purchased it, I wondered if a large rolling suitcase would have worked...
    I'm not against "not" making one, if something else will do the job. Will check out my suitcases and see if I have one to fill the bill.

    Sometimes the obvious ... is not obvious! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by M. Wills
    Thanks for the picture. It is truly a lovely quilt. I am from Hamilton. Happy quilting!!!!
    Howdy ... almost neighbour!
    I'm G-GTA-W! So north east of you a bit!

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    I went to Hancock's and bought a ruler/mat holder for $20, I couldn't make one for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    I'm wanting to make a bag to carry my cutting mat and supplies to classes.

    My goal would be to only have to carry in my sewing machine and this kit bag! Do you think it's possible? or impossible?

    I'd love to
    * see some pics
    * get ideas, tips, hints, etc.
    * receive pattern suggestions
    * hear what are the MUST dos and also, the DO NOT do thises!
    * and anything else somewhat related!!!!!

    Please :?: and Thanks Everyone :!:
    Ok here is one I came up with-also I did a search on this board and came up alot of messages.

    http://cre8tivequilter.blogspot.com/...g-pattern.html


    also here is one from DEB a member:
    http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...74820284SwbeeZ

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    Not sure which pattern I used, but check out the measurements--someone somewhere posted one and used the cm as inches when she posted. I now have a HUGE bag, as I was just not thinking when I was sewing the darn thing! :>(
    Georgia Bonesteel has a neat one in one of her books--think it might be "More Lap Quilts"

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    Heres the Moda Bake Shop link:
    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/11/...mat-caddy.html
    love, love this site
    please be sure to let us know what you come up with, a tote is on my to do also.

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    Ok one more:
    http://usaapp.husqvarnaviking.com/ed...n/pdf/2807.pdf
    now to choose which one...have fun

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    Thanks for the suggestions ... when I get to it, I'll be probably pulling ideas from different patterns and people!

    I've been making a list this week of my Wish List of inclusions. Plus will no doubt come up with some additions when I do the OBW course next Friday!

    Will be interesting to see what I come up with!

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    I love the fact that the ruler slides into the bottom of my bag......from the outside!

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