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Trying to remember tote bag name   General Discussion

Started Jun-8 by sueinIL; 367 views.
sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Jun-8

A few years ago, there was a very popular tote bag made of squares.  They were done on point and then were sewn in kind of an odd way to make a fairly large bag.  I saw one today and thought it might be good to take on our trip in August.  Anyone remember it?  It's probably on pinterest, but I don't know what to call it.

Sue in IL

I don't know the name of it but I made one two weeks ago at my quilt guild sew day. I used to carry things back and forth to the hospital. I used jelly roll strips in rail fence pattern. I can send you a copy of the pattern as it was written by a member. Just private message your address to me. You can also use squares.

I got lots of complements for it at the hospital.

Mary

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jun-8

I think you are remembering the Schlep bag which is great for schleping stuff around.  I made several of those years ago for my DDIL to haul home groceries; she's big on that kind of stuff.

https://sentimentalstitches.net/free-stuff/schlep-bag/

sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Jun-8

Thank you, Judy!  The name immediately clicked.  The one I saw today had a thin batting, I think, so it wasn't too schlepy, and I'd probably use smaller squares. Time to scroll through pinterest.

Sue in IL

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jun-8

When you make the "real" Schlep bag you do not use any batting at all. That way it folds up into a very small bundle and fits nicely in a coat pocket.

sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Jun-8

Ah, I didn't know that! I remember I made some fold-up bags for a retreat gift one year.  They ended up as a little pillow folded up on itself and tucked in, kind of like those quillow quilts that were popular then.I

Thanks for the information, 

Sue in IL

When I saw you post I knew it had to be a schlep bag. We made them at a VOS retreat many years ago. I was sitting across from Lindale Hoo. She decided to make a teeny tiny version for Zelda the stuffed zebra that was sent by a forum member who could not attend in person. I think Linda''s bag was about 2-3 inches tall....goes to show you can make them any size.

Mishii

From: Mishii

Jun-9

I'm glad you asked about this.  I have a lot of orphan blocks that I think will be put to good use as schlep bags.  I also need some bags as I don't have very many.

Thanks for the link whoever posted it!

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judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jun-9

You are most welcome, Mishii.  Have fun schlepping!

MarciainMD

From: MarciainMD

Jun-9

Judy, thank you for sharing the link.  I was just thinking about making some shopping bags and this pattern will be great as well as using up some stash!

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