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Thread: Bag - second try

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    Bag - second try

    I wanted to make my mother a purse/bag for her July birthday. She'll be 82 and has enough quilts, runners, placemats, etc - I wanted something different. I posted my 1st attempt a few weeks ago - it ended up being closer to an overnight bag than a purse for her tiny frame. So this is another try. I think I'll put a decorative button on the flap. It was supposed to have a cord and button closure, but I was concerned that it would be hard to open. this has a magnet instead.

    I'm thinking of putting those two buttons on the bigger bag, but from here it looks like eyeballs! Here's where I first posted about that bag: http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...e-t191243.html

    The pattern is "The Two Hour Tulip Purse". I'm thinking the "two hour" was a joke!

    It has 2 small interior pockets and one under the flap. The idea of making the second bag part of a "set" came from this board. Thanks!
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    So many quilts, so little time.

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    I love your bags, especially the little one ~ but the big one could sure come in handy, too! I love the fabrics! You did very nice work!

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    Your bags are really pretty. You did a great job with the fabric choices. She will really like it!!

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    I like the fabric.. nice

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    Nice bags Love the Fabric.

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    Oh now....there ya go. That is perfect if you ask me.
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    Very pretty!!!!
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    Gatta have it lol, its time for a new purse and this is sooo perfect.great job. love the material goodness .

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    I match my purse to the current decade - use them until they are just disgusting. My mother matches hers to her outfits - with them all stored on shelves in her closet - with little stand-up thingys so they stand neatly at attention. (Do you think I was adopted?) So figured this would go with jeans if nothing else.
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    love the bags! pretty colors.

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    I don't think it would look like eyeballs with the white cards removed! Love the set!
    Bonitagaye...proud new Gramma

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    Just love them both, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    Your bags are very pretty. I haver been interested in the tulip purse pattern for a while now, and after seeing yours, I may just have to order it and make one!

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    an adorable combo.

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    very lovely work
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    Both your purses are great! Pretty fabrics and nice patterns.

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    I really love the fabrics that you chose! These are excellent bags, you did a fantastic job in creating them.
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    love both of them

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    Love the bags and the colors you chose for them. You did a great job on both.

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    Nice colors. I love both of your bags.

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    What a great set, she can use the smaller one every day and carry the large one as a shopping bag when out and about picking up a few things - they are wonderful!
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    I had planned to get a pretty button from the quilt shop to finish the small bag, but the ones they had were too large. This one came from Walmart - I liked it so well I got enough to finish the big bag, too. And ... you were right ... when not on the white backing they don't look quite as much like eyeballs! (I only have one button on the big bag yet, but will put another - it has pockets front and back.)

    I did put a piece of foam board in the bottom of each bag. I really think the smaller bag would really droop if you didn't do that. I made a little sleeve to put the foam board in - and left one end open - tucking it under the board. It could be taken out and washed if necessary.
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    Last edited by JanTx; 06-27-2012 at 03:05 PM.
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    Very pretty bags, like the button idea and the change to a snap closure... I never met a true 2 hour project lol :-)

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    Very nice bags!
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    Very pretty, looks like travel companions...I like it with the buttons.

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