The Quilted Run-About Tote

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The Quilted Run-About Tote Pattern


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Quilting: The Quilted Run-About Tote
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic sewing and quilting skills

Pattern Description:

Use this pattern to make a whole wardrobe of handy cloth totes for running errands, taking books to the library, carrying groceries home from your local Farmers' Market, or toting your kids' stuff to the beach.

It's easy to make your own custom-quilted double-sided fabric using two favorite prints and following the directions provided in the pattern.

The straps create divided outer pockets on both sides of the tote. A zipped inner security pocket make it easy to organize everything inside and out.

Rickrack trim is optional as well as a coin purse that drops down inside the tote for more safe storage for your cell phone, make-up, credit cards and cash.

Yardage and directions are also included for making a lined (not quilted) tote using fashion fabrics such as denim, tapestry, or faux suede.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Size: 15" h x 10" W x 5" D


  • Basic sewing and quilting tools
  • See the pattern for fabric requirements

You Will Also Need:

  • Thread
  • Webbing for straps
  • Zipper for inside pockets
  • Optional: Rickrack for trim

About Designer

About Designer

Barbara Weiland on

I am a published sewing and quilting author with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. My most recent book, How to Make a Quilt was published in August 2014 by Storey Publishing. I've written two other successful books for them-- The Quilting Answer Book and The Sewing Answer Book. I learned to sew from my grandmothers, great grandmother, and my Mom when I was barely in grade ...

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