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 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 48

Thread: Tote Bags

  1. #1
    Cordelia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Maryland/D.C.
    Posts
    678
    My mom bought this pattern and started making these purses. It's from Quiltsillustrated.com and is called the Bow Tucks Tote. Cute play on words.

    Anyhoo, I liked it so much, I asked her to make me one using this cool fabric I bought two years ago at the quilt show in Lancaster.

    She did. Then she taught me how to make them and here are some of our tote bags.

    Attached Images Attached Images



  2. #2
    Super Member Chele's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Belle Isle, Florida
    Posts
    6,737
    How cute! Tote bags are all the rage! I just love the fabrics you used on them. Tres chic!

  3. #3
    Cordelia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Maryland/D.C.
    Posts
    678
    Most of these are Christmas presents and only a distant memory.

    Some more:

    Attached Images Attached Images



  4. #4
    Super Member jbsstrawberry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Central Illinois
    Posts
    3,326
    Those are absolutely fabulous!!! I gotta say though, that first one, my favorite hands down!! that is really the coolest fabric I've ever seen I do believe!!

  5. #5
    Cordelia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Maryland/D.C.
    Posts
    678
    I like to take pictures for my memories, but I've made so many of these now, I've forgotten half of them.

    No matter how skilled I get at making them, they are time consuming to make. There's a lot of stuff to do to make them and there's no way around it, it takes me half a day.

    Attached Images Attached Images


  6. #6
    Cordelia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Maryland/D.C.
    Posts
    678
    Thanks. I haven't dusted the chalk off of some of those yet. :)

    I've made three of the first one and can't keep 'em. My mom's made one and I have fabric enough to make another. But, can't find the fabric anymore. And friends are requesting them.

    In fact, I've gotta get about five more yards of it if I can find it. It's available online, but the store where I bought it sold out.

    It's Benartex's Madame Butterfly, purple/lime. Paula Nadelstern, Guilded Opulence line. And the striped fabric is in the same line.

    Each bag is lined with the same fabric that's on the bottom and there are pockets inside that are the same fabric as the focus top fabric.


  7. #7
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,088
    Blog Entries
    1
    Awesome totebags :D Love all the fabrics :D

  8. #8
    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    5,722
    wow beautiful.........thats a lot of totes.......your friends have good taste :D

  9. #9
    reneebobby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    cleveland ohio
    Posts
    3,907
    I love them all I can't pick a favorite. Great job I need one for the boat.

    Renee

  10. #10
    Moderator tlrnhi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    In the middle of a mess...
    Posts
    20,005
    I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the first one. That blue is awesome!

  11. #11
    Senior Member Roben's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    SW IA
    Posts
    900
    They're all gorgeous!!!

  12. #12
    Super Member bebe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    San Antonio, Texas
    Posts
    3,066
    Nice looking totes!!! I wouldn't mind getting one for Christmas. Lucky ladies!!!!
    Bebe

  13. #13
    Moderator tlrnhi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    In the middle of a mess...
    Posts
    20,005
    Quote Originally Posted by bebe
    Nice looking totes!!! I wouldn't mind getting one for Christmas. Lucky ladies!!!!
    Bebe
    I wouldn't mind getting that blue one. hint, hint lol

  14. #14
    Super Member beachlady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    6,753
    Love them all - look so professional.

  15. #15
    Super Member Dawn Hendrix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Wilson, NC
    Posts
    1,661
    WOW.. great work!

  16. #16
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,088
    Blog Entries
    1
    I keep coming back to your blue tote, I have a mojor case of tote envy :mrgreen:

  17. #17
    Cordelia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Maryland/D.C.
    Posts
    678
    Thanks, everybody. But, that "blue" tote is really electric purple and lime.

    It's from Benartex and it's Madame Butterfly from the Guilded Opulence line.

    The striped pattern on the bottom is in the same line, but I don't remember the name of it.

    It is striking, that's what caught my eye to it to make a tote with. And, it's the one bag I can't keep around. All my friends snatch them up. And, the store I got it from is sold out of the fabric. I've bought five yards off the bolt myself.

    But, you can get the quilt pattern from Quiltsillustrated.com if your fabric store doesn't have it.

    And I have other totes to upload ...


  18. #18
    ladygatorbait's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Lynn, AL
    Posts
    5
    Love the totes! I'm wondering, we have a store close by that sells upholstery fabric, both by the piece and by the yard. Really cheap! How do you think this design would turn out using the upholstery fabric?

  19. #19
    Senior Member motomom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Aledo, TX
    Posts
    672
    Very Cute!

  20. #20
    Senior Member sew_lulu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    797
    I have the pattern and forgotten about it. I guess I'll have to take it out and make a tote this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration.

  21. #21
    Senior Member sewaholic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    903
    I want them all :lol: :lol:
    Geez if I could make something in half a day I would be so excited.
    I envy you.

  22. #22
    Super Member quiltnut4ever's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    SWFL
    Posts
    2,236
    Oh I love them! the colors go so well mix and matching!

  23. #23
    pawquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    143
    They are lovely. Are they made of 100% cotton fabric? or other type?
    -Pat

  24. #24
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    27
    I like the colors of the bags. Would love to get pattern. Where did you find it.

  25. #25
    Super Member Quilt4u's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Merrimac, MA
    Posts
    9,035
    Blog Entries
    1
    Love them.

Page 1 of 2 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.