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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. ...

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The Quilted Traveler's Tote Bag

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(7) Name: 'Quilting : The Quilted Traveler's Tote Bag
The Quilted Traveler's Tote Bag

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic sewing and quilting

Pattern Description:

Here's the perfect carry-on bag and a great tote to load with supplies for quilting and sewing classes! Use double-sided quilted fabric that you make from your favorite fabrics, following the panel-by-panel quilting directions. NOTE: Not suitable for one-way prints. Of course, if you find the perfect double-sided, already-quilted fabric (directions included), you can use that instead and your tote will stitch up even faster.
Pattern revised on 9/30/14.
Tote features include:
Zip-top panel that opens and drops down inside or expands when zipped

Directions for using already-quilted fabric if you don't want to quilt your own

An inside zipped security pocket and one on the outside too.

Divided pockets on the outside.

Straps that wrap all the way around the bottom to make it a strong bag you can load to the limit for a handy airplane carry-on that will fit in the overhead compartment

Clearly illustrated, step-by-step directions

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Size with zip-top panel zipped: 17-1/2" H x 16" w x 6" D


  • Basic sewing and quilting tools
  • Rotary cutter, mat, and ruler
  • See pattern for yardage requirements

You Will Also Need:

  • Thread
  • Webbing for straps

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