Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Stash & Dash and a Giveaway

Happy Tuesday! Today I'm participating in the Summer Sew Along for my friend Annie who is celebrating her new pattern, the "Stash and Dash." Annie is a wonderful pattern designer as well as the creator of the Soft & Stable product which is a terrific stabilizer for bags big and small. The Stash and Dash is a fun bag pattern that is available free for a short time (I'll have all of the details at the end of this post).



I had actually been looking to make something like this for a little while, so I was excited there was a free pattern available. Annie sent me a finishing kit for my project, and she will give a finishing kit to one of my readers as well.


 First I cut out all of my pieces. I used some Fig Tree pieces from a couple of different collections (I've been making all of my travel cases out of Fig Tree lately so everything will eventually coordinate).




Annie's finishing kit comes with the Soft And Stable, the vinyl for the exterior pocket, the mesh for the three interior pockets, the double-pull handbag zipper and extra zipper pull, the webbing for the strap, and the slider.


The pattern is well written, but what's even better is that Annie has  step by step tutorials for each step of the bag making process. Some of her tutorials even link to short videos which will make everything clear even if you've never made a bag or installed a zipper before.

This was actually my first time sewing with the mesh webbing, so I was a little nervous, but Annie's tips were useful, and it went fine.



There are many different possibilities for ways to use this bag. Just as a point of reference, I added 8 Aurifloss spools into the middle pocket. This would make a great storage bag for embroidery or English Paper Piecing. It would also make a terrific sewing kit, and a great travel case for cords or jewelry. When I make my next one I plan to make the bottom pocket with fabric instead of mesh.


The outside of the case has a clear vinyl pocket...just another additional feature that gives you even more options.



I did just a few lines of quilting on my case...with Soft & Stable you don't need very much quilting...it actually adheres to your fabric very well even without quilting.

There was really only one time I strayed from Annie's pattern. I like to add Shape Flex interfacing to the wrong side of my strap fabric before making the covering for the strap webbing. It just adds a better finish to my straps and makes them even more durable. Other than this small step, I followed her pattern exactly.



The pattern is free from now until October 1st. You can download it here (scroll down to the bottom until you see the download button). Once you've downloaded the pattern, go here for the full schedule of Annie's posts and tutorials for this pattern.

I've actually made several of Annie's other patterns. Here are links to my blog posts about a few of them:
Finally...Annie has a finishing kit for one of my readers--just leave a comment on this post mentioning your "must do" activity before summer comes to an end...I'll pick a winner tomorrow.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

157 comments:

The Toothfairy Quilter said...

I'm excited to try this bag too! I do love Annies instructions. But for the end of summer I MUST get s quilt for my soon to be 10 year old niece. I'm doing a chevron quilt with pink purple and white with unicorns!

KathyinMN said...

Working on a Green Bay Packer table runner so I'll be ready for the fall games. Other than that my only other goal is to spend as much time outside as possible.

Laurece Poole said...

The bag is just too cute!

Lee said...

I must finish up my godsons Eagle Scout quilt before summer is over! thanks!

robbi buckles said...

I must make a quilt for myself before summer ends. I have been making many gift quilts for family this summer.

Renea said...

I have a baby quilt to finish for a new grandson who was to be born the first week of September but the little guy decided he couldn't wait to see everyone and was born July 29th. The quilt is a flimsy right now so I really need to get busy and quilt it. Thanks for the great giveaway.

dagmar.eu said...

I've downloaded the pattern and want to have a go at it later in the year. I'm reading the posts on the sew-along so hope I can remember how to when I get to it. A friend of mine loves the patterns from By Annie so she put me onto this pattern so I could try it out. Love your fabric choice. Thanks for sharing

Jowyn Jenson said...

I have several half finished gifts to sew for friends birthdays, must do them asap!

Anita said...

I must make a table runner as a gift to my niece who suddenly, and secretly, got married this summer. The couple didn't tell anybody in advance!

sisylyn2 said...

started a reversible quilt 2 years ago and am trying to finish it.

Susie Hoover said...

My "Must Do" summer project is to get my guild's round robin quilted, bound, and labeled. It ended up fairly large and will make a great picnic quilt for next summer!

Dorothy said...

I love this pattern! What I "must do", hmm, there's so many things on that list, but one thing that I am trying really hard to do is take some "me" time, and ignore the to-do list for at least 1/2 hour a day :)

Sally K said...

On my must do list for the summer is to finish my husband's birthday quilt from last year....but first a lunch box that my daughter's bento containers and a water bottle with fit into. I'm trying By Annie's All Aboard! with a PUL lining right now.

Emily Kim said...

My must do is getting in a couple more days at the pool!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Get one of my classrooms set up since I was moved this summer!

Lori V said...

Need to finish two grad quilts before they head off to college!

mascanlon said...

My must do project is finishing a teeshirt quilt I offered to make for a fairly distant relative..sigh. Wanted to clap my hand over my mouth but the words just tumbled out. It is haunting me right now and I am not enjoying any other projects so i need to just get it done! This pattern is so cute I am just getting into bag sewing and made a cute disposal diaper clutch using vinyl last month. It is fun to learn new techniques, I'll download the pattern, thank you so much!

Mom C said...

July was my must do month. I had family visiting or visited, reunions, a quilt retreat, finished and/or bound 7 quilts. August has meetings, hope to do a little handwork during some of them. Love the bag and love Annie. Thanks.

Valerie Pate said...

I must finish my log cabin table runners and list them in my etsy shop. They're a fun fall theme and I think they're so cute!!

Catherine Dorsey said...

My must do is to get a quilt finished for my 12 year old grandchild.

Jane said...

I am excited to make this bag--I may just make one for each of my daughters bridesmaids!! I must make two baby girl quilts for two Great Nieces!!

Christine S said...

I hope to get a couple old WIP finished!

Unknown said...

How funny. I was looking for the accessories today at our little sewing shop. Unfortunately they didn't have any of the stuff--but my daughter walked away with a new cross stitch so all wasn't lost :) I have a few more days of holiday and I want to do a sew together bag and use my precious Skopelos fabric--although I have to find the perfect fabric first :)april mommajaehn at gmail dot com

Anita said...

I would love to do a few more day trips with my daughter before school starts. I'm kind of feeling panicked with how little time is left before summer break is over. I'm head upstairs to download the pattern. Thank you!

Gale said...

Just retired and I must get organized so I can be productive. Wrote down a list of "projects" to finish and was surprised how many there were! I have 4 quilts to bind, but waiting for cooler weather.

Jeanie said...

My must do is rearranging my sewing area. I get frustrated with the chaos and walk away....not good for productivity. Thanks for the giveaway and the pattern link. Love it!

Brita said...

Sweet and handy, love the bag! I must focus on Christmas gift projects --- every year, I procrastinate so that I make very few gifts. Then I'm frantic about shopping!

Deb G. in VA said...

I love the bag pattern! I need to finish some of the quilts I started last spring. Thanks for the chance to win a finishing kit!

June Garner said...

I must finish a project for my sister's bday.
Renragjdatgmaildotcom

Joni said...

I need to finish my new grandson's quilt, it's been waiting for binding for 2 weeks! I'm going to try this pattern, the finishing kit would be an added bonus.

Terry said...

I must take a much needed get-away trip in our RV that has been put off for a variety of reasons. Love the fabrics you chose for this pattern…another 'must make' to add to my list ;o)
cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

quiltqueen29 said...

I need to quilt three baby quilts that I intend to give as gifts this fall.

Sorcha girl said...

This little bag would be great for sewing supplies. I'm going to my niece's wedding the last of August and I still need to finish the queen size quilt I made. Hand sewing the binding is a relaxing task in the evening--I've completed two sides with hopes to complete the other sides by next Friday. Thanks for the introduce to Soft and Stable's website.

Judy Gallegos said...

I love this bag...so awesome! I really want to finish my kitty quilt this summer, but the weather has been too nice and I've been golfing ALOT!!

Joan said...

I am finishing two quilts and I have a Minnie Mouse costume to sew for my little granddaughter. Thank you for the chance to win.

Needled Mom said...

That is really cute and looks like a great travel accessory. Before summer ends, I MUST finish canning tomatoes. ;-)

Cory said...

My must do before the end of summer is to watch several of my grandson's t ball games.

Patty D from NC said...

Great looking bag! My one summer do activity is to go visit my mom and dad later this month.

Joyce Carter said...

I really like that bag. Thanks for the giveaway. My must do before the end of Summer is to get a couple of my UFO's finished.

Barbara O. said...

That's a cute bag, it looks really handy! On my must do list this summer is finishing my Tula Pink City Sampler quilts, actually I have made all 100 blocks twice, so I hopefully have a double-sided Tula quilt by end of this summer. Thanks for the chance!

Glynette said...

Your bag looks terrific!!!
I need tho finish the borders on two quilts!

Shelia said...

My must do is have a day at the beach.

Anna Meier said...

I love soft and stable! It's so great to sew with! I must finish a quilt I started for my sister.

Hildy said...

My must do this summer is finally to finish the quilt for my dad's 80th birthday ... which was last year (head down and sad and guilty face here).

Jacklynn Grimm said...

I really want to get through a few more of my UFO's before the end of summer and the start of serious Christmas sewing. Thanks for the chance to win, this would be a great case to take along hexies where ever I go!

Linda said...

HI,I must finish my charity quilt before then>getting busy today!
Thanks for sharing a neat giveaway!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

jo-ann Boisvert said...

You did a wonderful job on your bag. Thanks for the extra tips!

KT said...

I MUST get a gingham skirt made for my daughter before school starts. Other than that, we already made our must-take trip to the beach!

Jusmom1 said...

My Must-Do is finishing a quilt for our guest room bed. It has been "in the works" for WAY TOO LONG! Thanks for the chance to win!

Missouristar said...

I must take a small vacation! Too many chores this summer.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I must get back into my sewing routine! Summer has just blown it for me and I fear my machine is catching a few cobwebs! :-o Thanks for the chance!

Pam said...

I must make one of these Stash and Dash bags when my broken wrist heals! Love it!

Crafty Coffin said...

Cute bag! I think it would make a great gift for my MIL. My "must-do" this summer is taking my toddler to the local lake "beach" for some water and sand fun in the sun.

Melanie said...

My "must do" is this mammoth paper piecing quilt for my grandson for Christmas. I don't know what I was thinking!!

Susan Smith said...

My must do before school starts list includes a baby quilt, 2 pillows for a wedding shower, and a full size quilt for the wedding gift. Lots to do!!!

Paula said...

My must do is: get my craft room all ready for my retirement! :)

Kristy said...

Before the end of summer, I "must" complete the mystery quilt I started last December. It is getting really close.

Joan said...

I love Annie's patterns and recently was able to take a class with her. I must finish that caddy started in her class. I'm so close!

Passion to Create said...

We already took our big vacation this summer so no more big plans really. Maybe take my kids to the zoo one more time before school starts. :)

Beverly McKnight said...

I have a couple of quilts in progress that I want to finish before summer ends.

Tammy Lewin said...

My "must do" before summer ends is to make the Stash & Dash bag. We are going on vacation at the end of August, and this bag would be perfect to take along, either for jewelry/cosmetics, or stitching supplies.

Ginger said...

love the bag. my to do list is topped by a quilt for soon to be born nephew

Pam said...

I've been wanting something like this bag for awhile, thank you both!!

My TO-DO is finishing an LQS project, they have a Quilting University and my project needs to be done by this month. So working on that now!

Kim said...

On my list is to make sure my sewing projects are done and sewing area cleaned up before I start school the end of the month.

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Sew my daughter's Halloween costume!

Melanie said...

My "must do" is finish school shopping :).

Jen Barnard said...

I want to make a runner for a dresser in my bedroom.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

AMMCA said...

My must do is finishing my Mystery quilt top

ruthie said...

My must do is to finish the last 3 blocks of my Farmers Wife quilt.

LindaC52 said...

I would like to make this a "must-do" project before Summer is over. I can think of a ton of people who this would make a great gift for, and I LOVE the fabrics!

Afquilt said...

I have a new baby quilt I need to finish!

Brenda said...

My must do activity before summer is over is to get some family pictures taken. I love this bag and look forward to making one.

Danette Stankovich said...

My must do before Summer ends is a yard stake. I bought the stake and have the paper piecing pattern, but didn't make it yet. I can use it in the Fall, too, on a camping trip. I'm going to try to get it done! Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

Gabi S. said...

I must finish a quilt for my youngest daughter who becomes 18 in September and I like to finish this cute bag. Love your fabric choice

Jackie said...

I need to finish painting two butterfly stepping stones for my friend Gail. (I've been dragging my feet.) I've been sneaking other projects in between my painting. (Shh, don't tell!) Thanks for this opportunity...

Karen said...

This bag is so doable and functional for sewing. I am not sure what is on my must do list. I guess just having fun creating in my sewing room.

Marilyn said...

Very cute and versatile bag. My must do list includes finishing up several projects for a friend who is hosting a fall craft workshop.

Helen L said...

Well, I just bought Annie's travel bag pattern (can't remember the exact name) two days ago, so that and two quilts for girls going off to college in the next few weeks are my to do list!! :-)

Pernilla said...

One of my must to do is the Festival of Quilt in Birmingham and the second is to melt everything. You have got a nice blog.

Claire Sutherland said...

Love this. Very cute. Before summer I must finish the bolero I am making to wear to my friends wedding in September.
Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

Beth said...

I'm going to Seattle to hear Louise Penny, one of my favorite authors, speak. I'm so excited about that.

Lorene Holbrook said...

what a great little bag! I think it would be wonderful for my quilting friends at christmas! today is the last day of summer here. the grands start tomorrow!!! we love movies here. so we have been having lots of star movie marathons. gotta get ready for the new star wars!!! thanks for the chance....

Kelly O. said...

I must take my sewing machine outside and sew in the wonderful warmth before it turns to snow!

Vicki H said...

I can't think of anything I must do before the end of summer. I love the mesh pockets on this bag and am putting this on a to do list. Where do I find the mesh?

pajtr said...

I have many "must-do's", but some top the list!!...
I must get my sewing area back in a workable state (needed big over-haul, changes, as the small space was SO inefficient!)
*Then*, I can sew the boat motor cover I promised my dear uncle!
**Then**, I can get the surprise birthday apron done for my daughter before her visit this month, and be ready to help her make her first quilt!
(She enjoys sewing her own clothes, but has now become interested in quilting!! I'm so happy, and proud of her... For SO many reasons!!!)

Annie's bag looks like another wonderful project to do!... So versatile!
Thank you!

rurallyeverafter said...

I *must* get to Woodman's of Essex for the best friend seafood in the world! It's a ritual.

kirsten said...

My must do this summer is happening this week, a little get away with my husband- going to Moab for a little hiking:)

Karen said...

I really love this bag. I still have to finish at shirt quilt this summer so my son will have it to take off to college.

Katy M said...

I really must get a head start on making Christmas gifts(and wash my car!) x

CJ said...

MUST get out on the boat again! Only time we've been out was on Memorial day - WHAT?? It is customary to go out on my birthday but I actually wasn't feeling well so didn't want to sit on the boat. Funny thing is, I don't like to be on the boat during the hot of the day when everyone else wants to be out on it...
I'd love to win this finishing kit! CUTE bag!

Sandy said...

I need to bind 2 quilts...soon!! I love being outdoors as much as possible since our Ohio winters can be brutal. Thanks for the chance to win the finishing kit and also the free pattern!

Suzanne Flores said...

I absolutely LOVE Annie's designs!

Pam E. said...

I have two activities I'd like to accomplish by summer's end. The first is to get to a flea market that's about 4-5 hours from our house. Second is to stop by and introduce myself to a neighbor a couple of places down from us.

Whesa said...

My granddaughter and I get in one more sewing project together before school starts. We are going to make pajama pants. So far this summer, we have made a pillowcase and blanket.

Linda Nelson said...

Many must dos before I go back to work as a teacher (but I'm teaching a sewing class this year....yippee!!), but those are no fun. Needing to finish a skirt for my daughter I've been promising for a year. Have the fabric, and I WILL make it within the next week!

lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

Koye Hendrix said...

My must to do is to finish up a quilt for my grandson's birthday in October. It's only been in the process for over a year. Also I have to finish another grandson's baby quilt who will be one in September. I am so behind.

Belves said...

*must* finally make something for me! So busy making for everyone else I do get forgotten 😕 This looks like just the project for me! 😍😍

Karen Granoff said...

I must finish my son's quilt this summer.

Shirley JB said...

My must do is to finish our guild presidents challenge, hopefully by Sept 1st! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Susie'sfun2 said...

Very nifty project, I like it. My must do before September is to finish a My Little Kitty quilt for our church market sale.
Thank you for your wonderful post.

Smiles, Sue

Deal.licious Real Food Debby said...

I have been so very busy with moving, that I just actually got my sewing machine back out of the box. So my number one thing that I must do this summer is sew something. I am itching to create something fun!

determineddebby at gmail dot com

Sewgirl said...

We like to go to the outdoor Shakespeare each summer...so fun with a picnic dinner and bottle of wine!

Redfinch said...

I need to get one more "light-up" Christmas tree wall hanging done before Labor Day. 4 young families will be surprised! BTW, Soft & Stable is one of my very favorite products EVER....

Marilyn said...

I have a patriotic quilt for a Korean war vet that just need the binding sewn down. Must finish by his 93rd birthday at end of summer! The finishing kit looks wonderful and I would love to make this bag.

mindingmomma said...

My must do or must get done project is my sons stadium blanket to use on Friday nights when we go see his sister cheer on our schools' varsity squad!

mindingmomma at aol dot com

Angelia Lanouette said...

This has been such a crazy busy summer for us and I really don't know if I'm coming or going anymore! I guess the one thing I need to do before summer ends is to stop and smell the roses! :D Such a cute bag...definitely being added to my sewing to do list.

Ramona said...

I must finish a cute baby bonnet for my granddaughter. They grow so fast!!!

Karen said...

How wonderful that Annie is making a finishing kit available for this pattern...and is making one available as a giveaway as well! I must start and complete a 3-week cleanse program before the end of the month (self-imposed deadline). I will not like it and will be hungry pretty much all of the time, but my body will thank me -- it always does. I will have to keep myself busy sewing in my free time to distract myself missing all those foods I enjoy so much but are so bad for me. :-)

Diane said...

After I finish a cleaning my house...I tend to avoid housekeeping during the summer harvest months, I must finish the binding on my last quilt project. I can't start any new quilts until I finish this one! And thanks for the free bag pattern...add that to my list of projects.

Kathy Davis said...

A friend of mine owns a vineyard. She asked me to make her a couple cross back aprons from one she already had. I made the pattern and one apron. Before summer is over I need to make her another one as promised.
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Cheryl said...

I have a baby quilt that needs to get done for our little coming granddaughter and three aprons for the other grands.

I have been following you blog and love your quilts and projects. You do beautiful work.

Cheryl



wendy said...

I have just finished a baby quilt for my newest GS. It will be on it's way to the quilter soon. Next on my agenda is a quilt for my oldest GS who is a real blessing to me but is having some very hard struggles with life.

Dawn said...

I am trying to finish a wallet and a quilt before summer ends. Have a great day. dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

Bonnie Davis said...

This is on my to do list for the summer. I have the pattern now just need the finishing kit. Love Annie's patterns.

Kathy E. said...

I shake my head and almost go into convulsions thinking about it, but I must get a spare bedroom painted. I've had the paint since April and it just has to get done before school starts. Thanks for the free pattern. This is something I would use often when traveling!

scottylover said...

Oh this is so cute! I can think of so many ways to use it, too.

One "must do" before summer ends is to get to the botanical garden for the lantern festival. It is so beautiful from what I have seen!

Sandy A

Jonell Mollohan said...

Planning to make a few back to school projects soon

legato1958 said...

I MUST quilt a baby quilt that I made months ago!
Susie

Anna said...

I love this tutorial and am adding it to my to do list. Also I hope to finish my modern building blocks quilt this summer!

Pat said...

Must have a crab feast before summer's end. Maryland's eastern shore is known for great crabs and we plan on celebrating my Dad's 91st birthday with a crab feast! peks1001(at)yahoo(dot)com

Harrysmum said...

I love thus bag,it would be great to keep my EPP organised! U must make a xquilkt for my niece or nephew, due in a couple of weeks, but I'm waiting to see what flavour we get!

mlhummy said...

This is a lovely bag! Can't wait to give it a try. :) Every summer we go spend at least a few days at Pennsic. This is a great gathering of medieval re-creators. It's and international event and we are fortunate enough to live 35 minutes away! It's actually happening NOW!!!

colleen said...

I must find out what my grandchildren need for school this year
Thank you

Michele T said...

I must travel to visit family before the summer is over... Some I haven't seen in over 12 years others more than 7 years!!

Linda said...

My must-do for summer is get a jump on the quilt I'm making for a wedding present for my daughter and her fiance! Their wedding is in January. Wish me luck. 8-)

Rilene said...

What a beautiful bag!
I need to finish a French General queen bed quilt that I started in 2014.

JoJo said...

I must finish making a slipcover for my love seat. What a great pattern, and thank you fir the opportunity of winning. Threadartist4@gmail.com

Julie said...

I had so many items on the to-do list. i got almost all of them done. Since my summer ends on Thursday when I go back to work, my last to-do item is to finish two more pillows for my friend's classroom. Then I can start on my next embroidery project, try to complete more UFO's and make that adorable bag. It will be perfect for a retreat I am going to in October. Thank you for making the finishing kit offer. Love your site!

alicuz quilts said...

Great bag, will have to make one or two for sure! End of summer project is to quilt my American flag wall hanging so it's ready for Labor day weekend.

Sheryl S. said...

Beautiful useful little bag. I really want to get a quilt finished this summer

OPQuilt said...

Fun post about the ever-talented Annie and her products. I love her Soft and Stable and am going to take you up on your idea for lining straps. Thank you! Okay--my project for summer? Get better! (not very exciting, but there you go). Fun to read all the others' projects; we have a lot of busy quilters!

Mikki Lawrence said...

My husband and I spend our weekends, spring through fall, at car shows with our restored (and slightly customized 😉!) 1960 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88. I really need a smallish cross-body handbag to carry just a few necessities for our weekend outings, so this is my one must-do for this summer. I think Annie's "On the Go" bag would be perfect!

kt said...

Looks like a great bag! Before the end of the summer I need to finish the quilt for my son and throw a graduation party for him--he leaves for college in 3 weeks!

Mary Ann said...

My summer is spent working our large vegetable garden. After the daily weeding, picking and cooking, I have little time to sew. The first thing on my list when the garden starts to slow down is getting back to and catching up on the projects I am involved in.

I love bags all all kinds and this one has really tweeked my interest. You never have enough project bags and this one has so many possibilities for other uses too. Thank you for the chance to win. Quilter_mar@email.msn.com

Mary Ann said...

My summer is spent working our large vegetable garden. After the daily weeding, picking and cooking, I have little time to sew. The first thing on my list when the garden starts to slow down is getting back to and catching up on the projects I am involved in.

I love bags all all kinds and this one has really tweeked my interest. You never have enough project bags and this one has so many possibilities for other uses too. Thank you for the chance to win. Quilter_mar@email.msn.com

Marlene Sheppard said...

I love this pattern, What a cute idea for our quilting retreats.

JanetD said...

Love this pattern! I'm doing one of my must dos today- at the beach enjoying the morning on the deck with coffee. Thanks for opportunity!

Karen N said...

I need to spend time at the pool. I can't believe I haven't gotten there yet!

Dody said...

My must do is one more trip to the water park. My kids have been begging to go. I would use this bag for my hexie supplies. Thank you for the chance to win?
Dmac5958@aol.com

RJ said...

Spend as much time with my grandson. He is 21 months and growing so fast. I made him little tote bags with Annies' soft and Stable to put his cars in. He loves the design and hi smother loves the storage aspect. Love Annies' products and tutorials. Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie said...

Hope this isn't too late... I MUST quilt a trip around the world, queen size quilt started in ... um, maybe 2006 or so. Bedroom has been repainted and decorated and luckily this quilt will look fabulous in it. Love this little organizer. I'm off to download it.

Heather @ Quilts Actually said...

I want to go camping one weekend before school starts. That's it! And make one of these :)

Rosa said...

The bag is super cute and love your fabric choice!

Peggy Wilson said...

How will you ever choose a winner? Lol. Next up in my life is to learn to use the Tiara 2 my hubby gave me for July birthday. I was all ready to do lots of quilting on my domestic like many of you and what a surprise! Really a bit scared of the whole idea!

Helen said...

My summer must do is spend time with family. We have been so blessed to have several visitors through the past 5 weeks and have more coming. We've lived far from our family for a few years, to it has been great seeing them all. Also would love to get in a little sewing, but we'll see.

hl3smith@yahoo.com

HeatherK @ A Reformed Heath'n said...

Cute bag pattern! I keep meaning to make myself a lunchbox for school. I think it's high time I got to that =)

Nancy H said...

You would think that I invented S oft and Stable, the way I promote it to me friends and students. I teach bag and quilt classes and since my LQS won't order s&s I buy it, cut it to the appropriate size for the project and include it in the price of the class. Once they use it, my students are sold and start ordering it from Annie! I would love to win this finishing kit because I've never used the double opening zipper before! Love your FT version - tempted to copy! Your blog is top of my bookmarked blogs list! Love it.

Lori Lindhartsen said...

Awesome bag! I am hoping to finish machine quilting a quilt top I made my mom for mother's day. It's only 3 months late...

PK Sews said...

I love love love this pattern! Every one of my sisters and friends will want one for Christmas. (I should be in my sewing room right now). I'm a teacher so the things I have to get done before the end of summer are preparing for all my classes. Fun season (other than sewing) is already over! Thanks for sharing this pattern, and thanks for your always inspiring blog.

Carole Williams said...

I must finish a baby quilt for my first great-grandchild who is due in October.

Dana said...

Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful pattern! As school starts back, I will be looking ahead to Christmas ideas...and this is a great one! I plan to spend some one-on-one time with each of my kiddos before they head back to school.

VintageGal Kim said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and I love it! This bag is wonderful and- so many uses come to mind! And your fabric choices are just lovely and in all my favorite colors! This summer I am working on finishing a quilt for my son that I had hoped to have finished by last Christmas (oops!) so will now be for his birthday this fall, and, making 10 seat/sofa cushions for the vintage wrought-iron patio set I am restoring!

Yvonne W said...

I must make this -- I love it-- but need to find a shop that stocks the mesh , vinyl, buckle etc.

auntbee said...

Very cute bag! would be nice to make for a retreat!

KaHolly said...

Annie is your friend? Lucky girl! This summer, my must do activity is to travel to mainland Nova Scotia to see the thousands of migrating shorebirds!

Christine Harrison said...

This bag is gorgeous. We are coming to the end of winter here in Australia. Really looking forward to spring and summer. Thanks so much for your generosity . I will be definitely going to give this a go over summer ready to stash some of my projects in for on the go. Thanks again

sunrise4501 said...

This bag is gorgeous! I plan to make one for my english paper piecing. I have a grandmother's flower garden that has been in progress for years.
I have to finish a quilt for my DH. His birthday is in October and must be ready then.

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