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Quilt Front Bag


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Are you an all around crafter? Then you need a yarn project bag that shows off your quilting skills. Large enough to hold most knit or crochet projects, this versatile bag works just as well as a handbag. Get your projects out of those grocery bags and oversize food storage bags, and carry your project around with pride. This bag is fully lined, and includes one large and one smaller internal pocket. It's sturdy construction will hold up to the worst abuse you can throw at it. In this example both the front and back feature a quilted panel and decorative top stitching, but you might consider omitting the back panel and replacing it with a large external pocket. At the end of the pattern variations are suggested to further embellish the bag and show off your personal style. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 15 inches tall by 5 inches deep by 10 inches wide

Recommended with this pattern

  • 7/8 yard dark for body of bag
  • 7/8 yard lining material
  • Fat quarters - 4 assorted - To make the quilted center panels for the front and back of the bag, I used 11 different fabrics from my stash. Each block measures 3 x 3 inches and most were whole (cut 3 1/2 x 3 1/2) , while a few were made up of a couple of rectangles (cut 3 1/2 x 2) and a couple from 4 small squares (cut 2 x 2). The most fabric I used of any one color was a piece of fabric 14 x 9 inches. The point is, to recreate the bag exactly you would need eleven fat sixteenths. Unfortunately no one sells fabric in such small pieces. If you already have a stash of quilter's cottons, then go for it and integrate as many different fabrics as possible. Otherwise, buy no more than four different fat quarters.

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Kay Stephenson is a freelance writer and fiber artist living in Atlanta, Ga with her husband, Mark, and her dog, Lady. Working in several fiber related craft areas, she combines quilting, crochet, and wet felting techniques to create unique works of art. Kay blogs about her craft at She says, "I learned to crochet, knit and sew at my mother's knee. She could do it all from sewing to tatting, crochet, knitting, embroidery. I learned to knit when I was about 6 or 7 and just never stopped learning new crafts and techniques."