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Thread: Quilted Travel Bag

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    Quilted Travel Bag

    Travel Bag Tute.

    I enjoy making quilted bags. This is by far the largest one to date. I am not really proficient with doing tutorials yet (still working on this skill) and Im sure Ive missed some steps. Please PM me if you have any questions. This bag is very basic. I made it for a specific purpose, but it could be modified to suit any needs. I rarely use a pattern and I never make the same style of bag twice (attention deficit?). I have been bitten by the free motion quilting bug and will use any excuse to quilt something.
    Someone asked how I put the text into the photos and the answer is that I use Microsoft Paint for that. It comes standard with Microsoft Office and is very user friendly. Anyway, here is the tute.
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    There are a lot of pics in this thread.
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    Travel Bag Tute (part 2)

    Travel Bag Tute (part 2)

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    thanks, dilyn, for posting this great tut.
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    Nice tute. May have to try this one. Especially liked the bottom using the thin plywood. Seems like the foam core board doesn't hold up as well when you use a bag lots of stuff.

    mltquilt

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    Some really practical tips here too - I especially like how you constructed the straps, and also how you bound the main body pieces, making construction so simple. Great job!

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    Dilyn, thanks for the great tutorial. Could you please post a picture of the bag standing up as finished? and the dimensions when finished? Love your method !

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    Great Tute Dilyn, and a great bag. Even I could make this one.

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    Name:  17 finished bag.JPG
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Size:  192.3 KB Sorry, I forgot to post a pic of finished bag here! It is also posted in the 'Picture' forum.

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    What a great nice big bag. I've been looking for a pattern for a big bag to use as a overnight bag while traveling via the airplanes. I think this would be perfect.
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    Can one of you talented ladies convert this file to PDF format and post it? I'm on dial-up and can barely get the pictures to download before my computer times out! Thanks!
    Sue

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    Thanks . This came at a perfect time since a friend wants me to make bags to donate to Japanese Chin rescue. She is getting 2 panels with JC's on them.

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    Great tute. I love your bag

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    Great Bag. Would love a PDF so I can make it. Hope one of you talented ladies can convert this file. I would love to, but am not that talented. Thanks for sharing your talents.
    Linda

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    That is fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration. The colors are great as well

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    Thanks for posting the pic of the finished bag .... great job ! perfect size for traveling.

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    Your tutorial with pictures is really super. Thank you.
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    Very nice tute! Thanks!

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    love it. great job
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    Wow! I'm so impressed. The fabrics look incredibly beautiful together. Your quilting is amazing!

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    LOVE this.... that's how i make things as well.... create as you go.... simply wonderful FMQ... you are very proficient.... shows people that the more things we do with it, the better we get... i'm about 1/2 way there.
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    Great bag.Good tute.Will have to make one for DGD

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    This is a great tutorial! Thanks for all the details and pics.
    Linda

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    Is your FMQ done on a regular machine or LA?
    Nice work btw!

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    Great tutorial! I don't make bags, but I think I will give this one a try. I think the prebinding makes it so much easier. Nice tip.
    Kathleen

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