I thought it would take me longer to finish this tote, but it was the easiest pattern I have made in a long time. Ran through the video from Missouri Star Quilt Co. and it was just so simple. The only hard part is turning the bag inside out and making sure the pattern side of the straps were right side out when turned to the outside. I had to use plain black on the back of the pattern black as I didn't have enough pattern black for each side of handle. Is this making any sense to you? You should try turning it, lol....
Take a gander:
Told you it was colorful!!!
This bag will see a lot of use this summer.
This morning I have been reading up on squaring up the squares to make nicely finished blocks to be used in my quilt. It is rather daunting. Some say pull out a thread so you have the true grain and start the cut on the grain. Others say to be so careful and to line up just right. Shake out the fabric so it hangs straight. Make sure when you stitch you don't stretch the fabric. And then do I wash the fabric or not? I hate to lose that crispness and then I probably would have to starch it? Oh my, will my blocks end up wonky???
I won't know till I try. I hope I don't waste too much fabric.
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