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Weekly Themed Quilt Contests

  • Bags and Purses

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    • Total submissions: 27
    • Total countries: 8
    • Total provinces: 3
    • Total states: 13

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  • A Cute Bag Designed by Ginnie Kelly

    A Cute Bag Designed by Ginnie Kelly (10" x 12")
    By: Ouida Staley, Oregon, USA

    It has 4 pockets inside but I added 3 extra ones. It has a adjustable strap for shoulder use or over the chest. I used #10 snaps instead of magnet closures as I was worried about my embroidery machine software.Was a fun bag to do.

  • A Tote for all Reasons

    A Tote for all Reasons (12" x 12")
    By: Pam McDonald, Washington, USA
    Blog: Folded Spindled and Quilted

    I picked the design for this tote from one of Jo-Ann's freebies. I made the handles a little wider and added a flower with leaves for the middle instead of layered circles hanging off the tie. I also added three pockets for the inside. This is my first time entering a contest with my crafty items

  • Anne of Green Gables Purse

    Anne of Green Gables Purse (16" x 9.5")
    By: Crafty Tokyo Mama, Japan
    Blog: Crafty Tokyo Mama

    I had Anne of Green Gables on my mind as I made up this bright green spring-themed purse, using Clover and Violet's Anne Bag pattern. The ruffled top adds the perfect feminine touch!

  • Bag

    Bag "Poppy Flower" (3,5" x 10,8")
    By: Zlata Ratskevich, Russian Federation
    Blog: ZlataR

    Bag is made of canvas, cotton lining. Fastens with a magnetic button. There is an inner pocket, a pocket on the back. Handle length 14 inches. On the front side 3D ​​applique flower cultivation.
    In my blog has a story about how this bag is sewn - look under the tag "bag"

  • Big Red Bag

    Big Red Bag (12.5" x 11.5")
    By: Rose S., New York, USA

    I made this from a pattern by Sherri K. Falls of This and That. I altered it slightly by adding a zipper closure and front and back slash pockets. It has 6 pockets on the inside and is nice and roomy to carry just about everything you need. I love-love-love these fabrics!

  • Big Tote

    Big Tote (18" x 29")
    By: Astrid Bueter, Germany

    It is a Big Bag in differnt Fabrics. I use this bag as a weekender.

  • Blooming Bag

    Blooming Bag (10" x 10")
    By: Marjory Peck, Arizona, USA
    Blog: Pecks Pieces

    I needed a new purse, so I put my love of pink and 3D flowers to work to create this purse. I also love unique shapes so I added some of that. This is what the outcome created.

  • Cat's Meow

    Cat's Meow (4" x 6")
    By: kc, Texas, USA
    Blog: Sew~Write Creations

    This little kitty cat iPhone case was modeled after a friend's real-life kitten. It's made out of fleece and flannel and the zipper is where the phone is inserted. I embroidered the face & paws and used reverse applique for the stripes. A band of Velcro keeps it securely attached to her arm.

  • Country Garden Tote

    Country Garden Tote (13" x 17")
    By: Tammie Pruitt, California, USA

    I made this tote bag for my daughter so she would have a large bag for the baby stuff.

  • Dazzling Tote Bag

    Dazzling Tote Bag (14" x 12")
    By: Cheryl Hartzog, Florida, USA
    Blog: Quilts and Art By Cheryl

    I made this a few years ago to carry my photo albums in when I went to PA. to visit .The bag is made with Taffadas, netting, lace, cotton flowers and beaded all over.
    I also entered it in 2 quilt shows.

  • Dresden Sunflower Bag

    Dresden Sunflower Bag (25" x 30")
    By: Paula Coleman, Kansas, USA

    I made this bag for a friend's birthday present. I fell in love the fabric colors!

  • Floral Patchwork Quilted Bag

    Floral Patchwork Quilted Bag (12.5" x 11")
    By: Maya, California, USA
    Blog: Passing Precious Time

    The modern patchwork design on the bag was done carefully so that both sides are identical. It has a magnetic closure and two inner pouches - one with a zipper and the other with Velcro. The two-sided handles are made with the pink lining fabric one side and patchwork on the other side.

  • Frog Bag

    Frog Bag (20" x 15")
    By: Charlotte, Ontario, Canada
    Blog: Char's Photos

    I made this in a craft exchange with a friend and in return got a knitted dissected frog! So cool :) This was from a kit but I don't remember the details. It was a few years ago and I think I'll have to dig out the patter so I can make one soon for myself.

  • Karina Bag

    Karina Bag (17" x 12")
    By: Marina Bettin, Panama

    This bag was created "by mistake", when I wanted to do a present for my brother's girlfriend. Inspired on my own bag, after I made the two panels, I realized that they were too short. Then, I decided to add a piece of jeans that I had among my scraps and the rest is history! My best creation ever...

  • Le vote rose

    Le vote rose (15" x 10")
    By: malice, Switzerland
    Blog: M.Alice

    J'ai fait ce sac avec un journal célébrant les 40 ans de droit de vote des femmes en Suisse

  • Mariner's Compass

    Mariner's Compass (17" x 20")
    By: Maria Kievit, Ontario, Canada
    Blog: Clothes and Crafts

    This tote was made earlier this year for a swap. I machine quilted in the ditch around the compass, and it became one of the 4 pockets on this purse. I like my totes nice and big, and I actually made separate sides for it.

  • Mini Bow Tuck

    Mini Bow Tuck (12" x 8")
    By: Marilyn Smith, Nova Scotia, Canada

    Made for my mom for Mother's Day, this is the first bag I have ever made. Lots of fun and certainly a change from making quilts.

  • Musical Reversible Quilted Tote

    Musical Reversible Quilted Tote (10" x 14")
    By: Katie Wiseman, West Virginia, USA
    Blog: Katie's Quilts and Crafts

    This is ONE tote. . but includes a photo of all 4 sides. It's reversible, and quilted. This tote uses all of my own gradated, hand-dyed fabrics. This tote was the result of Kim's Craft Apple's "Project Quilting" with the theme "making music."

  • My Grommet Bag

    My Grommet Bag (12" x 10")
    By: Geraldine Pritchard, British Columbia, Canada

    This pattern is from Indygo Junction. I made it in an evening class. Fall is my favorite time of the year, can you tell?

  • my sister is a bag lady

    my sister is a bag lady (18" x 15")
    By: Kathy Yount, North Carolina, USA

    I made this bag (pattern by "The Creative Thimble") that my sister fell in love with and immediately claimed as hers. She has totally worn this one out--plus 2 others. When she asked for a 4th bag, I told her she would have to help me make it and we are currently working on that one together.

  • Phoenix

    Phoenix (7" x 5")
    By: Linda Harvey, Pennsylvania, USA
    Blog: Uniquely Yours Creations

    My purse, The Phoenix, represents rebirth, renewal and immortality. It is also a very colorful creature of gold, scarlet, purple, blue and green which I translated into my hand painted and dyed fabric.
    Designing the purse, adding embellishments is the most enjoyable part of the process for me.

  • Quilted Apropos Pack

    Quilted Apropos Pack (7" x 4")
    By: Shannon Maciejewski, Michigan, USA
    Blog: Quilting for Sanity!!

    This is the Apropos Pack (www.studiokatdesigns.com) I made to enter in the American and Efird Out of the Box Challenge. They sent entrants three spools of thread and a zipper to use in a "quick gift", and I decided to really showcase the threads, so I quilted this diamond shaped plaid fabric myself.

  • Red Tote

    Red Tote (20" x 16")
    By: Debi R., Nevada, USA
    Blog: Desert Longarm Quilting

    This tote was made as a quilt guild project. I like the color red and I like black complements. This tote has many large pockets so I can carry many things! I sewed large buttons on the bottom of the bag to reduce wear and tear. This project was loads of fun!

  • Rose Tattoo

    Rose Tattoo (9" x 7")
    By: Canary Created, Michigan, USA
    Blog: Canary Created

    This is a cross body bag that I created using Alexander Henry Contigo fabric. I isolated the Roses on the fabric to make this beautiful purse.

  • Scrappy Little Bags

    Scrappy Little Bags (6" x 8")
    By: Regina, Germany
    Blog: Reginas Quiltblog

    Every patchworker knows: there'll be scraps, scraps and more scraps... And because I cannot throw away anything I make new fabric out of srappy little stripes: 1 to 3 cm wide!!! And from these new fabrics I sew little bags and purses!!

  • Simply Amazing Bag

    Simply Amazing Bag (17" x 15")
    By: Judit Balint's Handicrafts, Belgium
    Blog: Judit's Handicraft

    This is a 100 % handmade bag which is made from felt materials in beautiful matching colors. It has two different sides with many appliques ( houses, flowers, hearts) and a internal pocket. It has bamboo handles, golden color metal feet and a magnetic clip.

  • Twirly tote

    Twirly tote (12" x 12")
    By: Marsha Clark, Pennsylvania, USA

    I used the June Taylor template to make this bag. I had fun learning how to do free motion flowers on it. Fun !!!