|Schelp Bag made from April Bali Medley Fabrics|
I love a good bag! I have many bags already but you can never have too many! I'm in the process of making 4 reversible bags. I have designed one side so that I can use fat quarters, and the other side was already workable for that. I have lots of fat quarters to use up!
|Made from my June Bali Medley Fabrics|
I digress... so, I'm using fat quarters in my bag. It takes at least 4 fat quarters to make one bag. I have used more to accent the colors in the bag. I am using Carol A. Coski's Schlep Bag pattern. I have made several like she did out of 8" squares. However, they are extremely large, so I have adapted the pattern.
Like most quilters, I love to adapt patterns to fit my style and needs. I am now making them in 6" squares. Of course, I'm a strip-quilter, so I actually sew it in strips, then cut that into 4 sets of 6" squares. MUCH faster and more accurate for me. The front calls for 4 colors or 4 sets of squares. Sometimes, I like to cut out a solid bottom square to save time and effort (it's 11.5" bottom for the 6" square bag). Then, you only need to strip 3 colors or fabrics together. Of course, you still need to cut out 4 sets from this strip set, one for each side of the square.
|Strip with 3 6" squares-- will be a green and orange bag|
|Center 11.5" bottom and 4 sides--sew as seen|
|Bright Blue Summer Bag|
|Purple and grey blue summer bag--this one's mine!|
|Blue and gray summer bag--still needs liner|
|3" dark green strip, cut striped fat quarter = 11"x 18" each and 8.5"yellow bottom|
|Sewn 2nd bag--see it's a square shape--then tuck into the schlep bag as a liner|
Thanks for tuning in. If you'd like more exact details on how to make this, just let me know! Thanks.
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