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Friday, January 30, 2009

Smaller Tote Bag Project

I just know all of you have been saving your selvages since I posted my first photos of my huge selvage tote bag so I thought I'd post a photo of a much smaller (and more reasonable) tote bag .... this particular one only used about twelve or thirteen selvages per side as I recall. So if you only wanted to do one side of the bag it wouldn't be that difficult to round up some really cute selvages and give it a whirl.

The pattern is from http://www.anotherpat.com/fabricbags.htm

The pattern works up very quickly from odds and ends you might already have in your stash; for example the piece needed for the lining of the bag was about 18" x 36". The strip for the handle was 4" x 96". This is a terrific shopping bag for those of you interested in recycling ... keep something like this in your car the next time you head to the store.

Judy in Ohio

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Last week in the middle of trying to finish a quilt, my iron quit. I did finish the quilt today and took it to the long arm quilter. I worked with a very poor, old borrowed iron so now I am once again in the market for a new one. I need some input. Have had several over the last few years, but not sure which is the best buy. Any help would be appreciated.
I will post a picture of the finished quilt when it gets back from the quilter. It is our raffle quilt for the Legion Auxillery. The pattern was Colorado Stars.
Thanks, Marcik


who's responded. Judy in OH made a fantastic suggestion and that is to go to Maple Island Quilt and check out the BG pattern with 18" blocks. That sure sounds good to me. I've already ordered the BQ pattern and the BQ2 pattern. I have lots of florals and orientals and will probably go with one of those. Probably the latter since it's not a girlie quilt. If I have to buy fabric it won't be too much.

Thanks for all the numeric responses.

Getting ready to see hand surgeon. I will question him closely about convalescence time for the proposed surgery. He has an office with quilts on every available wall so he will be sympathetic. His first assignment to me last spring was to get busy and make a quilt. That turned out to be a 15" block I think I showed you all. I got a lovely hand written thank you note and he said it was too nice to hang in the office and as he said so he said he was going to hang it at home. (I hope it isn't in the back of a closet.)


Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Can anyone tell me what the dimensions of a California king sized bed quilt would be? I really need to know soon. See my last two posts on the chat page and you will understand.


Sunday, January 25, 2009

Large Enough to Tote a Watermelon ... or a Featherweight in its Case

Here's the completed tote bag .... and I think maybe I will keep it on the floor of my sewing room with the Featherweight case in it just as an "accessory" decorating thing. Of course, then it will be all dusty when I am ready to take it to the NQA show in Columbus in June. LOL

Judy in Ohio