Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Another completed Christmas gift


I finally went in the sewing room and did not come out until I was done with the second part of my daughters Christmas present. This bag reads "Picnic Bag" in appliqued letters and holds the quilt I made her for picnics.
I still want to try to get a pillow in there some how to complete this gift.
I am not crazy about the handles but this was the sturdiest fabric I had. If she minds I guess I will have to figure out how to change them out.
I made this bag from a leftover postage stamp wall hanging I had made.

8 comments:

Nancy said...

To make any fabric sturdy enough for a bag, cut your handle fabric 4 inch wide, fold in half wrong sides together, open up and fold the raw edges into the middle wrong sides together. Now tuck a piece of 1 inch nylon webbing into the fabric, fold up and stitch on each side.

Stephanie said...

She's going to love it. Good for you for getting Christmas gifts done!!!

Quilting Cindy said...

I love the bag and I think the handles are perfect. Your daughter be stylin' on her next picnic.

The Quilting Pirate said...

How cute!! I love the little picnic bear :)

Lily Boot said...

that's so pretty! I love having bags for specific purposes! Awesome present :-)

Debbie said...

another great project!!!

Tine said...

She is going to love her present! It so beautiful and thoughtful :-)

Jessica's mom said...

That's quite pretty, the colors in the bag are quite reflective of the quilt itself, I just love that.