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    Quilted gift bag

    I drew my canine loving niece's name in our family gift exchange. The next day, I was at a thrift store and got a yard of a print fabric, adorable puppies in Santa hats! With sparkles! for $1.50! I quilted up the yard, measured her gift & made a gift bag. To keep the dog theme, I got a dog collar at the $ store to use for the handle. I did use a piece of canvas for the bottom.
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    Since I had only used a portion of the fabric, I made a storage tote ($ store leash for the handles)
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    When I made the storage tote, I boxed the corners & had some off cuts. Too cute to pitch, so I sewed them together & made a little pouch.
    6" wide 5" high 2" deep at base
    When all done, I just had a few strings of fabric left.
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    Your niece will love her gifts!

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    Adorable fabric made awesome gifts. Clever idea to use dollar store dog collar for the handle. Too cute!
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    Those bags are adorable.
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    ​Very cute!

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    Super cute, love the idea of using a collar and leash!
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    I’m sure your niece is going to love such unique gifts!

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    Excellent use of the fabric......three gifts from one yard. Don't know what her "gift" was but the bags are icing on the cake. and using dollar store collars and leashes genius! Gonna borrow that idea for sure.
    Thanks for sharing

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    You are so clever! Great gifts that will be loved by your niece!

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    Oh, my goodness...what great gifts!!!
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    Cute idea...I love handmade gifts. She’s sure to love it.
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    all very nicely done
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    Fabulous job!! She'll love her gift AND the bags.

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    U R A Genius !

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    Those are such nice gifts, and you are so creative.

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    Turned out great.
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    Remarkable comes to mind to see all the lovely projects you have made. I like the dog collar handle on the tote bag and dog leash on the storage tote. Thanks for the wonderful ideas. Your niece is going to be sew happy with her gifts.

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    So nice! Congrats on getting so much from one yard of fabirc.

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    These are so precious! She will love them. Very clever use of fabric and leashes, very unique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A1penny View Post
    You are so clever! Great gifts that will be loved by your niece!
    This was my first thought. They are adorable. I am sure that she will love them. BrendaK
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    Congratulations on using ALL the fabric. No scraps left!
    Cute gifts.
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    What a great gift. Your niece is going to love it. The fabric is adorable

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    great bags. so creative!

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    Nice bags for your niece.
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    Very nice and very clever, thank you for sharing
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