I must be the queen of the tote bags. I have them in all shapes and sizes, from the $1.99 variety with department stores logos to artfully hand-crafted varieties. Reversible Patchwork Tote by Pokey Bolton, featured on "QATV." I like to stitch totes to give to my friends--tote bags make especially...
From quilted tote bags to little purses, I'm kind of a sucker for handmade bags. Whether simply stitched or pieced and quilted, bag patterns come in many varieties. Once you find a couple of favorites, you can change the look and style just by changing the fabrics and embellishments. One of the sweetest...
We're nearing the end of our Pass On Your Passion celebration of National Craft Month and Giveaway Extravaganza , so I thought I'd sneak in a few more treats for you to enjoy and pass on to others. Today I'm sharing three easy quilted bag patterns for you to make and share. Each uses a patchwork...
Heading out for a party on New Year's Eve and want to carry a stylish bag? Resolved to carry an eco-friendly tote bag rather than choose paper or plastic in 2010? Still looking for a last-minute homemade gift to whip together before Christmas? Maybe you just can't get enough quilted handbags...
When we launched the Quilting Arts Community last spring, we hoped to build a place where contemporary quilters, mixed-media fiber artists, and others could share information and inspiration in forums, through videos, and in our online galleries. At the same time, we wanted to make it easy and fun to...
22 Oct 2009
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Handmade quilts come in a variety of forms, from small works of art to large, functional pieces. The exact definition of "handmade" is also quite broad and includes quilt that are constructed with machine stitching. No matter the kind of handmade quilt you are creating, the Quilting Arts blogs...
28 Sep 2009
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