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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 Run-About Tote

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : The Quilted Run-About Tote
The Quilted Run-About Tote

Basic Skills Necessary:

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

You Will Also Need:

  • Thread
  • Webbing for straps
  • Zipper for inside pocket
  • Ready-made double-fold binding (or make your own)
  • Optional: Rick rack trim