GQ’s Community Quilts Committee, has challenged the membership to make a Humbug bag, or a small tote.
These bags will be given to charitable organizations for distribution at gift giving times. The name of the organizations is not a secret. I don’t have a name at this moment. Life in the 1-800 exchange is turning out to be a colossal waste of time, but there you are, my excuse. Suggestions for advancement in this arena appreciated.
This link takes you to a number of pictures and a tutorial for the Humbug bag.
Georgian Quilter Bonnie H. provides this link for a tutorial covering zipper installations, as well as a pattern for a small zippered tote bag. http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/cutting-corners/2013/03/04/zip-it-lesson-i/
Humbug bag zipper installing is of the simplest variety, don’t be shy.
For members interested in making a tote bag, let us keep it small. It should measure 6.5 ” and may be left open or a fastener of your choice applied. (ie button and hair elastic, velcro, )
I have a pattern available, but you are not limited to this pattern just to this size….6.5″ without straps.
The fabric requirements for the small tote are:
2@ 10 x 17″ (an inner liner, and outer fabric
1@ 6.5 x 8.5″ for inner pocket
2@ 3 x 29″ for handles.
1@ 6.5 X Heavy stabilizer (bag bottom)
Love to hear from you…comments or questions allowed.
Pattern coming tomorrow.