Thursday, March 17, 2011

Quilt Carry Bag

There are no crocuses in my yard yet, but my daffodils are about 6 inches tall where the snow has melted around the foundation. I am so ready for spring.




My quilt group scheduled a workshop for this carry bag in January, so I sewed the strips together ahead of time and decided I would go no further until the workshop. The workshop got canceled--several times--because of snow, and we finally had it this past Wednesday.

Sewing the strips on was probably the fastest part. The finishing details, like hemming the edges and so forth, seemed like they took forever, but I finally finished it this evening. I used a Moda jelly roll for the strips, and because I liked how they looked in the roll, I pretty much peeled them right off the roll and sewed them onto the batting in the same order. I really like this.

The idea is that you can lay the bag out flat, pile your quilts on it, then draw up the ends of the bag with the cording and velcro the top shut for travel. The bag is fairly large, and since I make a lot of big quilts, I think it will work out pretty well.

Credit where credit is due: "Quilt Carry Bag", from the book Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott


6 comments:

Margo in Maine said...

Great post...and all the info...did not know name....so copied to my blog...see you tomorrow...

LynCC said...

OK, this is really neat. I need to make one of those!

Julie Fukuda said...

Maybe if I made a bag like that I could take my quilts to my circle meeting instead of starting more and more carry work that fits in my small bag.

Karen said...

I love this bag! Did you use a Minick and Simpson fabric collection?

What are the basic dimensions, length and width?

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Very clever bag. I love your fabric choices.

Lori said...

Please send some flowers west! Last night I dreamed I went to the flower shop and bought some forced bulbs to give to friends. (I think that might have been the cold medicine??!)