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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Selvage Bag Of My Own!

It's finished...my very own selvage bag! I started out using a pattern called Charm Party by Penny Sturges from an old issue of McCall's Quilting (April 2007), but I modified it quite it bit by leaving the pocket off of the front of the tote and adding lots of pockets to the inside. I also made the handles a bit longer and added a button/tie closure. The finished bag size is about 18 inches wide x 12 inches high, so it has lots of room to hold all the things a quilter needs to take to a quilt show with room left over for a few purchases!

11 comments:

Anya said...

Love it, love it, love it!

Mary L. said...

Great bag!

Karen said...

Wonderful bag!

Krista said...

OK OK I surrender! Against my better judgment, I will say that selvages are not garbage. And now I will publicly admit that I have started my own selvage collection bag.

You win. Why Sue, are you always right????

Tropical Screamer said...

What a cheerful bag that is such a great size.

You do lovely work.

Darilyn

Jean said...

it is so nice...I love it. I need to start sewing some together. I thought it would be fun to make my daughter a selvage bag for her BD too.

Nanci said...

Anya sent me. She said you do wonderful work....she was right.
I do not save selvages. I may start doing it though.

Barb said...

OH what a great bag, I love it...you are becoming so creative with your selvages...show us more!

Melanie said...

Great job Susan- I love the parkay flooring effect (sorry don't know name of the patchwork design) with the selvedges -so eyecatching. I think you may start a trend at your next class. :-) Well done it looks very sturdy.

Selvage Quilter said...

What a beautiful bag! Nice job.
When you bring it to a quilting event, hold on tight!
Karen

jen duncan said...

It looks so good! I'm still in hoarding mode, waiting for divine inspiration for my first selvage project :-)

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