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Old 10-20-2021, 03:18 PM
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All of them are great! If I was choosing for myself I would go with the black and white with red. I feel in love with the thumbnail and then seeing the full picture my heart melted.
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Old 10-20-2021, 03:48 PM
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I think they all are so lively!! She will love them all!
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Old 10-21-2021, 05:56 AM
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Wonderful bags! Would be hard to choose 3 out of the 5.
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Great bags. It will be hard to choose.
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Old 10-21-2021, 02:49 PM
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Those are great.

May I ask what pattern you use?

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Old 10-21-2021, 02:51 PM
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They all are gorgeous!!
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Old 10-21-2021, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by GingerK View Post
Yes QuiltE, I always put a zippered pocket in the bag. I also add a magnetic closure at the top and reinforce the straps with 4 or 5 lines of stitching. I have also started putting dark fabric on the bottom of the bags. i think it keeps them looking cleaner. But they are all washable too.
Great ideas, one and all, GingerK!

I do the same for the handles ... some batting in the centre then a few rows of stitches. I smiled when I saw the second fabric on the edge, as I have done that too! Have never included the zippered pocket, but do usually include 4 or 5 open pockets to help organize. Some times I add a pouch/pocket with elastic at the top to hold a water bottle in place. Also, I always add a snap hook thingie (there must be a proper name!) to clip my keys onto.

So, now we all want to know how soon we'll find out which she chooses!!

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Old 10-21-2021, 04:15 PM
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I love all of the bags. Creative use of colors and patterns. I would be unable to choose just 3. Great work.
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Old 10-21-2021, 06:21 PM
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My friend chose #2, 3, and 4. Since then, I have been invited to add some bags to a very small local craft fair. It has been running for over 30 years and since it is run out of a house, it is easy to limit the amount of visitors at any one time. Sooo...I'm making more bags! Thanks for all the wonderful comments.
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Old 10-21-2021, 06:30 PM
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Watson, I don't really have a 'pattern'. The body is about 34-36 inches long by about 18 inches wide. The cut out for the base is 3x3 (if using 2 pieces that will be sewn together at the base) or 3x5 1/2 (if using a whole piece). That is as much of a pattern as I have.

I plan on a pieced side of a bag being about 18x12 finished with an anchoring strip at the top and then a bottom piece that includes the base. That is as technical as I can get I think. Kind of piecing 'by the seat of one's pants"?
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