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katmom
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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
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Posted - Mar 22 2024 :  1:27:55 PM  Show Profile
So, while walking the dog, I was peeking at some sites on my cell phone. And spotted this one, how cute a little tote bag made using simple 5 inch squares. They are probably actually 5 1/2 inch squares. But based on the simple nine patch method, and only using six for the insides. What a great way to either use up leftover squares or fabric or…




I think that this would be an easy project for a beginner, and of course it goes without saying an even easier project for an intermediate or advanced quilter. Simple nine patch some fabric for the inside lining and the handles. And using fusible webbing/interfacing to give it a bit of body. I may just have to try this. After I attempt all my other UFOs – PhD projects. Ha ha ha.


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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

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Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
6583 Posts

Posted - Mar 22 2024 :  1:32:25 PM  Show Profile
So pretty! But to much for me:-)

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Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
With Colorado on My Mind
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

3075 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
3075 Posts

Posted - Mar 22 2024 :  1:34:17 PM  Show Profile
Love it!

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6932 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6932 Posts

Posted - Mar 22 2024 :  1:35:19 PM  Show Profile
Grace, I love this bag! Oh how I wish I could sew! I would probably make a bigger one though and use it as my current crochet project bag.

Krista
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

17161 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
17161 Posts

Posted - Mar 22 2024 :  1:49:02 PM  Show Profile
Hey Krista, actually, this probably would be a fun project to work on for simple beginning skills with quilting. Even if you just want to test the waters cut out nine squares that are 5 1/2 inches each side. Then lay out the squares in rows three top three middle three bottom. You can move the little fabric squares around till you get the right color mix that you like. Then, so the top row left to right lay it down, so the middle row left to right, lay it down, so the bottom row left to right lay it down, and then so the top row to the middle row and the middle row to the bottom row. it’s best to iron in between, but you can also just fingerpress the seams flat..
This will give you an idea how to sew the squares together, and feel confident in your sewing skills.
Worst case they don’t lineup perfect ,, I’m of the philosophy of hiding mistakes by sewing on a… Yo-yo…

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Edited by - katmom on Mar 22 2024 1:49:31 PM
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

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Linda
Terrell TX
USA
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Posted - Mar 22 2024 :  3:21:37 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
Grace -

The 5" squares called for in the pattern ARE only 5" square. You can pack a set of 42 squares and they are called Charm Packs.

10" squares in a pack are called Layer Cakes, 2-1/2" squares in a pack are Mini Charms, and 2-1/2" strip sets are called Jelly Rolls. LOL! Most center around eating.

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Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

2691 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
2691 Posts

Posted - Mar 22 2024 :  6:57:57 PM  Show Profile
Love this idea, so cute! Would make a cute lunch bag, too!

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

17161 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
17161 Posts

Posted - Mar 22 2024 :  7:27:42 PM  Show Profile
Linda,,, and -0- calories.. lol!

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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

899 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
899 Posts

Posted - Mar 23 2024 :  09:44:46 AM  Show Profile
Way cute!!!!

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

6592 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
6592 Posts

Posted - Mar 26 2024 :  06:27:35 AM  Show Profile
What a fun and pretty tote idea! It is so unique and a very flexible idea for colors and pattern combinations.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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