Monday, August 25, 2014
Quilted “Cinch It” Tote Bag
My latest project, which I quilted on the long arm, is this darling "Cinch It Tote Bag"
from the free pattern on the website, All People Quilt.
Here is their version...I just tucked my sides inward to form the different shape you see above, in my photo.
You might have to register to download the complete instructions. Do so...you won't regret it.
I love that site...so many great ideas!
I also constructed mine a little differently, from their instructions, as I put a backing beneath the batting & pretty French Provincial fabrics, so I could quilt it on my Innova long arm machine.
They have you quilt just the top & batting, without a backing, on your domestic machine.
I hope you can see that I used a Fleur-de-Lis block pattern, which came in my Auto Pilot program, in keeping with the Frenchy goodness of the fabrics. I didn’t want it too heavily quilted, just enough for an accent.
Side view of the boxed corner.
Below is the one my sewing buddy, Anne J. made from the same pattern.
We shopped for her fabric together at Ohio Star Quilt Shoppe &
started to work on the totes together at my house one day.
We each completed them on our own at home.
I love how she was able to embellish her plain yellow strips with an embroidery motif that mimics
the floral swirling vines in the fabric. Brilliant idea & Nice job, Anne!!
Posted by Rettabug at 8/25/2014 09:24:00 PM