Fat Quarter Bag

Thursday, September 27, 2018

I climbed out of my quilting box and tried something new this past week and just loved it so much, I couldn't wait to share it with you guys!  Have you made or seen one of these fat quarter bags? 


 I may be the last person on earth to have made one of them.  I've been wanting to make one for a long time so when someone was teaching a class on it at the little quilt guild I'm in I made sure not to miss out!


This bag only calls for 6 fat quarters, elastic, and some yardage for the lining and handles.  I was trying to decide on my fabric (from my stash) at the last minute and finally decided to use some panel yardage by Lori Holt.  Have you seen these prints that she's included in several of her lines?  It's yardage but it's broken up into fat eighth and fat quarter sections!  Just Google "Lori Holt Panel Prints" to find several different options.  


Anyways, this was a great project to use the panel prints on and it was a fun way to make this cute, scrappy bag even scrappier!   


I just so happened to have a coordinating text print on hand that I used for the lining.
It always feel so good to use up your stash, doesn't it!?!


I used some Lori Holt fat quarters from my stash to piece together enough fabric for the straps (I didn't want to use the lining fabric like the pattern calls for because I thought it was too light and they might get dirty faster).


The only thing I did differently than the pattern was on the straps - I omitted the flannel to go inside the straps.  And instead of sewing two strips of fabric together for one strap, I just sewed one wider strip in half (to make a tube) and then turned it right side out.  That's what the teacher said to do and she's been making these bags for years so I think it will hold up just fine.  
You can find the free pattern from All Free Sewing,  HERE.


This bag is huge and great for transporting a quilt or two!

I'm going on a quilt retreat early next month so I'm excited to use this to transport my projects to and from.  It's an easy enough pattern (that even I can do it!) and you can probably get it done in a few hours.  It's definitely a fun one to make!   Have you made one (or two or three)?  Seriously, tell me.  Am I the last one on earth to have made this bag? 

Have a great day friends!