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Thread: Virtual Quilt Retreat - April Edition 4-19-13

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    Carolyn: You've done it again. I've made a carryall but never a bag. What a great opportunity to try something new! Can't thank you enough for your time and effort in putting together these great retreats. In case you can't tell I'm in!

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    I've never made a Tote Bag before. I sure do like this one! I am planning on participating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reeskylr View Post
    LOL purse running off. I agree though Belfry, I've never made one with purse feet, but JoAnn's does carry them
    Yeah, I had this image in my mind of a purse with little feet just hotfooting it down the highway. I'm sure most fabric stores carry the feet, and I've put them on my list to look at the next time I'm in the city. I'm 180 miles from the nearest JoAnns and 70 miles from a Hancocks. Around here, now that the quilt shop is closing, Walmart 25 miles away is the only fabric center (and a real pitiful one at that!).

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    Got my fabrics for this project today at LQS (from the sale rack even!). I started out wanting a blue floral fabric with blue accents, but they didn't have quite what I envisioned, but this will be fun.
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    Sapphire - Love the fabrics, you have great taste
    Have a Blessed night
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    I love the fabrics and what an awesome looking zipper. Just learned how the other day to 'conceal a zipper with a bit of trim' sewed in just so. You done good sweetie. Thanks for letting me see it all. Can hardly wait to see it all made up. hugs

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    where and when will the link be given? hugs to the Carolyn person. HUGS

    Quote Originally Posted by CarolynMT View Post
    dee, I will post the link, you can download instructions, then do it when you want

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    Quote Originally Posted by wordpaintervs View Post
    where and when will the link be given? hugs to the Carolyn person. HUGS

    Vicki, I have to actually write up the instructions first before I upload them and post the link, spent this weekend so far at the MQX quilt show and bought a long arm hehehe....so, I will work on the instructions over the next couple days and will post the link here for everyone.

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    Wow, a long arm. Tell us about it.

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    I love making bags so count me in. I also have 2 different sets of fabric I'm thinking about so might just have to do both. Will gather and post pics later.

    Can you share the finished size of the bag?
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    C'mon Carolyn, share all the info about your new "best friend", because you're gonna be to enthralled in it to want to talk to us pretty soon. Congratulations. Is it your first? Have fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vickig626 View Post
    I love making bags so count me in. I also have 2 different sets of fabric I'm thinking about so might just have to do both. Will gather and post pics later.

    Can you share the finished size of the bag?
    Ok here is the fabric breakdown:
    Lining: cut 2 => 13.5 x 18.5 inches
    Pocket: cut 2 => 7.5 x 10 inches

    Main Bag Fabric: (on mine this is the print)
    Body: Cut 2 => 10.5 x 18.5 inches
    Tab: cut 1 => 8.5 x 4 inches

    Accent Fabric: (on mine this is the blue)
    Body: cut 1 => 6.5 x 18.5 inches
    Tab: cut 1 => 4 x 8.5 inches
    Handles: cut 2 => 45 (or width of fabric) x 3.5 inches (i cut mine too small and they ended up finished at little less than 1 inch wide, this has been adjusted and the correct cutting size is listed here, it will finish just under 2 inches)

    Muslin(or scrap fabric) and batting
    Body: cut 1 => 6.5 x 18.5 inches
    Body: cut 2 => 10.5 x 18.5 inches
    Tab: cut 1 => 4 x 8.5 inches

    The finished bag will end up around 13inches tall by 18inches wide

    Handles need to be cut longer than usual because they go down 10inches on the bag, so out of the 45in or so, 20 of those inches are taken up by the handles being on part of the bag. I am a big girl, the width of fabric ~45in is enough for me to go over my shoulder and have the opening of the bag around my elbow area.


    Quote Originally Posted by baywinds View Post
    C'mon Carolyn, share all the info about your new "best friend", because you're gonna be to enthralled in it to want to talk to us pretty soon. Congratulations. Is it your first? Have fun.
    Susan
    I started a thread in the main forum about my long arm I can hardly wait for it to get here and get set up....about 3 weeks or so...sigh, sheer torture

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    This sounds great! What time are you planning to start? My guild is having an "all-nighter" quilting event the same day, from 6 pm to 6 am. No one has to stay for the event the whole time, but we do stay for the pot-luck. lol Maybe I can do this before it starts. I would love to show up with a new bag!

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    cannot excess your pattern

    Hetty

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    Great looking tote! A girl can never have to many totes/purses Have never done a retreat before, have to work this weekend but will try to still make it. Sounds like a lot of fun.
    Last edited by blbery2; 04-14-2013 at 12:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staring View Post
    cannot excess your pattern

    Hetty
    Hetty, I havent posted the pattern yet, actually havent written it yet....it is on my "to do" immediately list. I just posted about the sizes for cutting so that people could use stash material rather than buying new. It's what I did I will make it BIG and NOTICEABLE when I post the link I promise!

    Quote Originally Posted by kyrose View Post
    This sounds great! What time are you planning to start? My guild is having an "all-nighter" quilting event the same day, from 6 pm to 6 am. No one has to stay for the event the whole time, but we do stay for the pot-luck. lol Maybe I can do this before it starts. I would love to show up with a new bag!
    We start sometime friday, I spend the weekend on the forum ready to answer questions.....although if it is quiet I go upstairs and sew some. I have a project to work on this weekend so I will be in/out all weekend. I will also be in the live chat when i am on, so you can always pop in there and see if I am around to answer immediately.

    Quote Originally Posted by blbery2 View Post
    Great looking tote! A girl can never have to many totes/purses Have never done a retreat before, have to work this weekend but will try to still make it. Sounds like a lot of fun.
    There is no requirement that you start/finish in the weekend. It is just kinda cool to have everyone around the world working on the same project the same weekend.....I try to watch all my virtual retreat threads even after the projects are done to make sure all questions have been answered. Worst case, you can PM me and I will get back to you as soon as I get it. I log every night.

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    What fun, just saw this and will definitely be there.

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    Oh my, I'm liking this more and more. Have been wondering 'What if I can't get finished,' 'What if I can't keep up - we have school holidays here and my plans to sew and sew could go seriously wonky'. I really like that no requirement bit, 'tho I will do my best to quilt along. Of course, we Australians will be ahead of you stateside gals (hee hee).
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    I would like to be included in the fun. I love making purses. Is there anything special I have to do to be included in the April Retreat? Is there a special sign up or something? I'm new to these boards and sometimes have trouble finding my way back to things. Any help would be a +. I would also like the link to the PDF of Feb and March retreat projects too. Where can I find those? Is this a group you sign up for or a monthy post you sign up for each month? sorry for all the questions. I'm still trying to figure out how this board works. Thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kel View Post
    I would like to be included in the fun. I love making purses. Is there anything special I have to do to be included in the April Retreat? Is there a special sign up or something? I'm new to these boards and sometimes have trouble finding my way back to things. Any help would be a +. I would also like the link to the PDF of Feb and March retreat projects too. Where can I find those? Is this a group you sign up for or a monthy post you sign up for each month? sorry for all the questions. I'm still trying to figure out how this board works. Thanks for your help.
    Well to be honest, I dont remember things all that well so I keep the 'rules' so to speak as lax and nonexistent as possible. So basically, you just watch the thread for the link for the instructions, I will make it VERY big notice. I check in daily during the retreat, we encourage people to post photos of their progress. And just have fun! simple and relaxing......and I PM'd you the links to the other 2 projects

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    This sounds like fun. I'd love to make one. Time is limited next weekend, but I'll try. Love the bag. It would be great to have one.
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    Love totes! This one us a different style than my "usual" one, but that is great. I need to get out of my rut. Will have to get the PDF and work on it later though. All my weekends are spoken for as it is Scarborough Faire time and I will be in the candle booth all weekend. Anyone in the DFW metroplex area come see us

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    CarolynMT,

    this sounds like my kind of group....I can't remember my own name some days.... I will keep checking in and try to keep up.
    I thank you for the other PDF's, they look like fun, I have some idea's for trying them too.

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    Kel: When you try the other projects don't forget to post your pictures. We all love to see.

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    Emma S;
    I will post pix's. when I have some. I love seeing everyone's work on QB. That is part of the fun

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