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Finished Tote-Front

Created in this Craftsy Course

Quilt-As-You-Go Patchwork Bags taught by Tara Rebman

Add spontaneous piecing to your bag of quilting tricks and make a beautiful patchwork tote designed by Tara Rebman.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Accessory
Style Romantic, Casual, Whimsical
Bev-Houston on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? 100% cotton leftovers from a fat quarter stack of coordinated fabrics purchased in Gatlinburg, TN in 2009 to make the quilt that was hanging on the shop wall. I made the quilt and had just enough left for this bag. The bottom was made from a homebuilder's decorator samples of drapery & upholstery fabrics. This piece was 3 times bigger than I needed and was a perfect weight.

Bev-Houston on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? That I finished it. I made some crazy mistakes even though Tara is a wonderful instructor. The bulk of the project made it a fight to the finish, but I didn't give up.

Bev-Houston on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have patience and determine to finish. You'll be glad you did.

Bev-Houston on craftsy.com

It's so funny how our cats always think the new project was made just for them!

10/16/2013 Flag

Nice. Is it really that difficult? I am considering this class and I am not good at figuring things out.

11/04/2013 Flag

What lovely fabric, the binding looks nice in a patterned fabric. It makes it look more like part of the bag.

03/30/2014 Flag

Thanks! I love carrying it. My quilt guild is having our show this September, and I'm going to enter it in the Wearables category. Of course, I'll mention that I made it in Tara's Craftsy class!

04/04/2014 Flag

I actually entered it in the 3-dimensional category rather than wearables in my guild show; and since I was a volunteer for the judging (we had 2 professional judges) I happened to be there when they judged my tote. Right away they grabbed it, loved it, tried it on, and made only good comments, There were only 4 entries in that categories so only one ribbon (1st Place) wad being given out. I was beat out of 1st by a beautiful little cigar box that was all decorated and had adorable miniatures inside. I still felt good about their comments. The International Quilt Festival was last week, and I was proud to carry my tote to hold my purchases. When I got to Purple Daisy's booth, Cristy asked if that was a Tinker Tote. I said yes, and she pulled out hers from under the table.

11/07/2014 Flag