Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 61

Thread: Easy Tote Bag

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    940
    This is made from the charm squares received at each stop of a recent shop hop I went on. I did not care for any of the patterns for the lap quilt they were supposed to make. And, there were what I will call some very unfortunate looking fabrics to work with (good thing I love a challenge!). The lining and handle fabric came from the remnant bin of one of the shops on the tour. I found this pattern in my book of "gonna make someday" projects torn from magazines. The pattern is The Big Bag Theory (also known as Chubby Charmer --- that's me in a nutshell...LOL) by Penny Sturges and was printed in the April 2009 McCall's Quilting. It took a total of about four hours to make, and finished to a size of 18x13x9.
    Attached Images Attached Images



  2. #2
    T-Bones mom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Northern NY
    Posts
    1,938
    Oh I love that. The colors are great!!! Beautifully done.

  3. #3
    Super Member Yarn or Fabric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    3,393
    You really did turn those unfortunate fabrics around - I love how you phrased that! - and that bag is fabulous! I'm going to have to see if I have that magazine somewhere. It would make great teacher gifts this winter - I need to make 3 again this year so I need to get on the ball and more sooner than later!!

  4. #4
    Super Member lauriejo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    NE Ohio
    Posts
    3,315
    That is a great tote! I have done several shop hops but they were just giving out a free block pattern. A charm square would be fun.

  5. #5
    Super Member carolaug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Behind my sewing machine
    Posts
    7,207
    Blog Entries
    4
    Nice bag, would make a great fabric shopping bag!

  6. #6
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    western australia
    Posts
    1,793
    I love it, I am into bags at the moment. using up sample squares and odds and ends

  7. #7
    Super Member deltadawn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    England
    Posts
    2,810
    Great tote - I love that !

  8. #8
    Super Member earlylace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Northwest, NJ
    Posts
    1,558
    I've used this pattern too, nice BIG bag! I use it for my cross stitch projects and keep my current project in it by my chair in the TV room. I changed the pattern and cut 3" x 3" sq. and it will make a nice size purse. love your bag!

    I used the same pattern
    Name:  Attachment-120173.jpe
Views: 793
Size:  56.3 KB
    Attached Images Attached Images

  9. #9
    Super Member clem55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Lexington,Kentucky
    Posts
    6,200
    Blog Entries
    6
    Both bags are really pretty.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    940
    Love your bag, too! And, really like the idea of using smaller squares; I will have to try that.

    Quote Originally Posted by earlylace
    I've used this pattern too, nice BIG bag! I use it for my cross stitch projects and keep my current project in it by my chair in the TV room. I changed the pattern and cut 3" x 3" sq. and it will make a nice size purse. love your bag!

  11. #11
    Super Member KGoodhand's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Ontario Canada
    Posts
    2,651
    Great bag! I have to agree they would make great teachers gifts!

  12. #12
    Kaye-Kaye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Seymour, Missouri
    Posts
    428
    I have some charm packs I have been trying to decide what to do with. I think I have an answer.

  13. #13

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Dover Foxcroft, Maine
    Posts
    72
    What a great idea I have been collecting Fat quarters as I travel and this would make a great keepsake for my traveling Fat quarters.

  14. #14
    Power Poster CarrieAnne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Whitewater, WI
    Posts
    26,044
    What a nice bag!

  15. #15
    Super Member Kitsapquilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Port Orchard WA
    Posts
    2,290
    That is a nice tote! Turned out very pretty! And I like the handles!

  16. #16
    Super Member thequilterslink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    NW PA
    Posts
    2,682
    Great tote, neat pattern.

  17. #17
    Senior Member hereca622's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    769
    What a great scrappy bag. I can see many uses for this.

  18. #18
    Senior Member CindyinNY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ogdensburg, NY
    Posts
    448
    Nice bag!! I love both yours and earlylace's! I think that would make a great diaper bag! Is the pattern still available or anywhere on line for free?

  19. #19
    paintedquilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    4,702
    Its gorgeous :-P

  20. #20
    Super Member sawsan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Jordan
    Posts
    1,688
    Blog Entries
    40
    I love it thanks 4 sharing.

  21. #21
    quiltinggrandmaca's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Manitoba, Canada
    Posts
    702
    Really nice bag.

  22. #22
    Power Poster Sadiemae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    11,450
    Blog Entries
    20
    Love your bag!

  23. #23
    Super Member KatFish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    2,082
    Blog Entries
    8
    Great tote! Love the fabrics that you used. :thumbup:

  24. #24
    Senior Member Antdebby1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    650
    Very nice!

  25. #25
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    940
    If you google Chubby Charmer or Penny Sturges, you should get lots of responses on where to purchase. I don't know of anyplace that had it to download for free.

    Quote Originally Posted by CindyinNY
    Nice bag!! I love both yours and earlylace's! I think that would make a great diaper bag! Is the pattern still available or anywhere on line for free?

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.