Friday, February 1, 2013

Fast February Finish

       I was inspired to make this large quilt bag by the HUGE quilt (116" X112") that I quilted for a good friend and customer.  Beautiful quilt, but once quilted would simply not fit back into the bag that she had given it to me in.  I couldn't bear to use a plastic trash bag, and so necessity being the mother of invention, I grabbed some fabric from my stash and quilted it, using a very lightweight batting, and just sewed the bag together.  Simple, no lining.  I zig zagged the raw edges on the inside because I have not yet figured out the serger that my dear Aunt gave me, and I added the pocket on the outside this morning to have a spot to put my invoice.  Otherwise it would have been my last January finish!  What another FABULOUS way to use up my stash - 3 1/8 yds gone!   If I had a fancy embroidery machine I could embroider my business name and number on the plain pocket !   I used "Large Popcorn" for the panto, nice wide straps.  Can you see her beautiful blue, yellow and white quilt peaking out?       Happy Quilting!

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