Or Start with a 10″ Layer Cake!
This fun bag is fondly dubbed the Carpetbag because of it’s slightly crazy-quilt look and generous size. This is a great bag for any occasion that requires toting a lot along with you.
It’s also a wonderful project for leftover 10″ squares and other fabric scraps. Choose a prominent color to give the bag unity and then combine several fabrics to make up the patchwork.
Here are some great examples to get you started. See more bags here.
Bag by Mandi.
Bag by Lauren.
This is a simple project that goes together in just a few hours. Fusible foam and heavyweight fusible interfacing give the bag structure. The bag is fully lined and has a large inside pocket. An optional 5/8″ magnetic snap keeps the bag closed.
The instructions, by Deonn from Quiltscapes (for Olfa) are for a bag that’s 16″ x 21″.
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