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Old 01-21-2021, 01:05 PM
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How handy! I'll not only make a few for my own storage bags, but have saved the pattern to make one for each of the future quilts I will gift.

It could be made incorporating all/some of the fabric leftovers from the gift quilt itself. That way, it would be easy to identify the contents by just a look-see on the shelf, all the while keeping the quilt protected as well-advised.

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Old 01-21-2021, 06:06 PM
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Those are fantastic! Your friends will love them!!
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Old 01-21-2021, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
I have enough fabric of each bag I think I'll make the zipper bag from Missouri Star that Misty showed this week to match. I love making things for my friends. I know they can make them but seldom do for themselves.
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I made zipper bags as gifts for a ton of people this year (co-workers and my son's teachers). Next time I make it to the cheap zipper place I'm going to buy a ton more. Everyone liked them. I also want to make some for the local women's shelter.
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Old 01-21-2021, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Jo Belmont View Post
How handy! I'll not only make a few for my own storage bags, but have saved the pattern to make one for each of the future quilts I will gift.

It could be made incorporating all/some of the fabric leftovers from the gift quilt itself. That way, it would be easy to identify the contents by just a look-see on the shelf, all the while keeping the quilt protected as well-advised.

Thanks so much!
What a great idea. Just think how lovely your linen closet will look organized like that.
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Old 01-21-2021, 06:46 PM
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I buy the pretty lace zippers at Amazon in bulk. Also there are some nice sporty ones, and modern looking ones too. Lots of fun zippers to chose from now.
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Old 01-21-2021, 08:12 PM
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That’s a great pattern. Thanks for the link.
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Old 01-21-2021, 10:06 PM
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What a great idea for your quilting friends. They won't believe you made one for each one! Very nice job!
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Old 01-22-2021, 03:19 AM
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Thank you One by one for the link to pattern! I like this variation with the elastic sides. Please advise: What type machine needle did you use for sewing the elastic? I think this pattern would be great for gifting baby/kids quilts. Thank you for sharing it.
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Yes! these bags will be perfect for the beach! All my girlfriends are getting one! Thanks for posting.
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Old 01-22-2021, 07:48 AM
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I used a 90/14 needle with 50 wt thread for the whole bag. First thing is get a good bobkin. The elastic is very tricky, it was for me the first one I made. I sewed the end of the elastic to the bag and then pulled it through to the end and sewed that down and then took it off the bobkin. I used the Clover latch botkin. Whatever you use be sure the elastic is secure on the bobkin or it will pull off in mid pull. Not a fun thing to happen. LOL I didn't do the straps like the pattern instructs. I made them like tote handles by cutting twice a wide, folding over a strip of batting, and folding again. Also you could use thick cording instead of fabric handles. Lots of variation for the bag. My first bag took a long time to make but now I can do one in about an hour.
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