Block Play Big Tote
By Quilter by Night Designs. Large Tote Bag, Beach Bag, Large Project Bag. Deep and roomy. Fully lined. Two large side pockets. Grommets to attach braided rope or fabric covered handles. Size: 20" Wide, 18-1/2" Tall, 6" Deep (18" handle drop) This listing is for the hard copy PATTERN that will be mailed to you via USPS First Class Mail. Show off your piecing skills and a wonderful, large scale print at the same time! This large, roomy tote is perfect for shopping or hauling around a quilting project. Two large inside pockets keep you organized. Sturdy, long handles allow you to carry the bag on your shoulder. Two ties at the top help secure all your stuff. The grommets are easy to install and give your bag a very “hip” look. Directions are included for making handles from clothesline, macramé, or other types of cording. Or, make fabric-covered handles using cotton welt (piping). The Big Totes featured were made with six, 6-inch (finished size) blocks. Each block is made from just three basic units. All units are made using foundation paper-piecing for accuracy. Choose from15 block units ranging from easy to intermediate in difficulty. Then, have fun playing with the units to design your own blocks or use the block layouts provided. Foundation templates are arranged on pull-out pattern sheets so that you can copy them onto foundation piecing paper, newsprint, or other lightweight paper using your inkjet printer. You can also use any UFO blocks you have that finish to 6" square (and will look good next to each other without sashing in between). Complete, accurate, easy to follow instructions. Foundation paper-piecing templates included. This is an intermediate level project. The pattern assumes you are familiar with foundation paper piecing. Basic sewing knowledge, rotary cutting, quilting, and sewing skills required. Originally published in the Nov. 2011 issue of The Quilt Pattern Magazine, www.QuiltPatternMagazine.com. Shipping for pattern: USPS First Class mail Visit my website for more patterns and ideas, http://www.quilterbynight.com. Pattern and design copyright 2009 Carol Dockery. All rights reserved. This pattern is copyright protected.