Friday, May 12, 2017

Quilted Duffle Bag

Hello! Today I'm sharing my latest finish...a small duffle I plan to use for my personal item when I fly to St. Louis for International Quilt Market next week.  Since I made it with the Creekside collection it can also do double duty as a booth prop!


 I don't know why navy is so hard to photograph when there is a lot of it in the 




picture...but it was hard getting photos of this one!  The pattern is the "Get Out of Town Duffle," and I made it about a year and a half ago in our Valley fabrics but ended up giving it to my older daughter to use for a diaper bag.



I've also made the full-size version of this pattern, the "Travel Duffle Bag." I made a big patchwork panel with 3 1/2" squares that I had quilted before starting and love and use this bag frequently! I think I made it in the spring of 2014, and it has held up well to lots of use!



Here is a picture for size comparison. While the larger bag is 21" long x 13" high and 8" deep, the one I just made is 16" long x 10" high, and 7" deep. The smaller bag is roomy, but the larger one has held two big quilts before!



Here is another photo for size comparison. Now I think I need to make the big duffle again with patchwork squares from both Desert Bloom and Creekside!

Both patterns are extremely well-written and aren't difficult. I think the key is to have the fabric and Soft & Stable quilted by a long-arm quilter so you don't have to quilt it on your machine. Then, cut out and label the parts on one day and take it step by step.  I did just a bit every day this week and finished before I thought I would.



I also made a couple of market name badge holders...one for me and one for my daughter. These are from this cute pattern.

I have one more market project to finish and one magazine project to get finished up before I leave next week...so I'll be sewing a lot this weekend!

PS Craftsy is having a Mother's Day sale even this weekend...shop here to find their three special offers which include class discounts, fabric and kit discounts, and even discounts on yarn and knitting supplies.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

11 comments:

Little Quiltsong said...

Love your bags! Love how roomy they are. Enjoy Quilt Market :)!

Hildy said...

Your bags look great and extra roomy! Love your badge holders too:-) Have a wonderful weekend!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Sherri, this bag, well both of them are beautiful. The navy blue bag. I think that color is best photographed on a partly cloudy day in a park after a picnic.
Get your projects finished! Happpy Mother's Day. ♥️

Snowcatcher said...

Both of those turned out great, and yours should give you plenty of room to bring home souvenirs from the market... :)

Helen L said...

I love your new bag! So pretty in navy, and it looks like it will come in handy ALOT!! I can't wait to see that fabric: I sure love navy for a background! Good luck at Market: I hope all goes well for you and you have a wonderful time there! Hugs, H

Dee D said...

Your bags are wonderful! I love the name badge holders too!

Birthe M. Kalleland. Bjørhovde said...

I love your bags! Very pretty fabrics you have used. :-)

Margaret Stickland said...

Haven't made bags for ages, and then just easy peasy ones Your bags are sensational.

margaret said...

pretty and practcial too, have a great time at quilt market

KaHolly said...

Great bags! You'll love having them on hand. Like your name tag holders, too. Was there supposed to be a link to a pattern for them?

Brenda said...

I have made a few bags with Soft & Stable, and I have quilted the fabric on my home sewing machine with no problems. I basted with basting spray and safety pins, and I just did straight-line quilting by sewing along the edges of painter's tape. If I can do it, anyone can!

Your bags are lovely---was there supposed to be a link to pattern you used to make your badge holder?

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