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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 Shopper's Fancy Tote

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(7) Name: 'Quilting : The Shopper's Fancy Tote
The Shopper's Fancy Tote
The Shopper's Fancy Tote

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic sewing skills

Pattern Description:

Double-faced, quilted fabric is the backdrop for contrasting divided pockets and the bottom panel on the outside of this pretty tote. Use it for round-the-town shopping or as a roomy carry-on for your travel essentials. Inside, you'll find a zipped security pocket. For lots more fabric options, check out home dec fabrics to make your own quilted yardage; directions are included.

Note: The directions for quilting your own fabric were recently updated (4.17.15), and changes are on page 5 in Quilt-It-Yourself.


  • Basic sewing tools
  • Rotary cutting tools (cutter, mat, and ruler) recommended

You Will Also Need:

  • Thread
  • Belt stiffener to interface fabric straps
  • Size 100 Jeans sewing machine needle
  • See pattern for fabric requirements.
  • Fusible web for fabric straps