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Totally Totes

Quilted totebags and purses are so popular now. This is a place to discuss/share our latest creations of all kinds of totes. All are welcome!

Members: 259
Latest Activity: Sep 22, 2020

Discussion Forum

My first bag...

Started by Rosemary Z Falkoff. Last reply by Irene Gallway Jun 20, 2015. 8 Replies

Well, I am new to the group and new to making bags so here is my first ever bag - a hobo bag I gave to my youngest son's 'significant other'.  He had me so worried because when I told him what I was…Continue

Beach Bummin Bag

Started by Rosemary Z Falkoff. Last reply by lea Apr 19, 2015. 4 Replies

Has anyone made the beach bummin bag?  I wanted to make it as a gift for my one of my sons and his girlfriend to take to the shore with them but I find the directions very confusing.  I am new at…Continue

new to totes.

Started by lea Apr 8, 2015. 0 Replies

Snapshot_20150109.JPG  Pink panther panel.. Turned out nicely, and easy pattern getting…Continue

Show and Tell

Started by Auntie Em. Last reply by Road Home Quilting Sep 21, 2011. 338 Replies

Here's the place to show off your latest project.

Latest purse project

Started by Irene Gallway. Last reply by Sherri Eley Aug 4, 2011. 8 Replies

I posted this picture on my page but because I belong to this group and never seem to post…Continue

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Comment by MsDesigns on September 22, 2020 at 8:10am

I am a long time member of "Quilting With Us" (QWU). I used to give virtual workshops here. Like many others, I have ventured out as QWU became more quiet.

We are getting the warning that QWU is at risk of being disabled. I fear this is a sign that QWU will one day be no more.

It has become like family here and the thought of losing the friendships we have developed has giving me a sad heart. Like many dark clouds, there is a silver lining. When I ventured out, I created a quilters social network, much like QWU. I never mentioned it, for it was a conflict of interest. However, in this dark hour, it is time to let others know there is an alternative. It does not have to end here.

I would be honored for QWU members to join "Pattern Pastiche". If needed, we are more than happy to create a group for your new home.

Your "Pattern Pastiche" code: QWU

"Pattern Pastiche" is at


Comment by Sherri Eley on June 16, 2017 at 6:37am

I have not made a bag of tote for so long I cannot remember when.  This is a little Klucth  by Two Kwik Quilters.... I have to say I would not reccommend this pattern for a beginner because the instructions are very poorly written.  I am surprised this one turned out as well as it did the next one I make if I do, I will modify some of the steps to suit me.   It is the perfect size to carry your cellphone a small wallet or just put in a credit card or two and some cash and your keys .  It's roomy enough for all of that.  

Comment by Rachel Meade/NY on April 19, 2015 at 9:16am

Carol, really like your tote bag.  I just cut out material to make 2 tote bags, will take pictures and post when I get them done.

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on April 19, 2015 at 7:00am

Tote bag requested by my granddaughter as a gift for her Sunday School teacher.  Finished it last night.

Comment by Sherri Eley on October 8, 2014 at 10:09am

This isn't a tote,  but a little change purse with a clear vinyl window for your driver license or ID card.  I keep my license in it and it attached to my keyring. When I need to run out for something quick I throw a few bills or a credit card inside, and I am ready to go. I am making up several for small gifts I may need.  Here is the link for the tutorial,  although I have made several practice pieces,  modifying the process to suit my sewing skills.  They are fun to make,  and the most times consuming part is getting that little window just right that houses the vinyl piece.  But manage to develop my own steps for that, after the first one didn't go together so well. http://thimbleanna.com/?p=566

Comment by Darlene Bass/Northern Alberta on February 6, 2014 at 9:58am

It's been awhile since I posted anything, but now it is time to share a purse/small tote that I made from selvage strips.

Comment by SouthernBelle on February 6, 2014 at 8:13am

Hi all. Today is my birthday and I'm hosting a Birthday Giveaway on my blog. http://southernbellessewcreative.blogspot.com/  Just leave a comment on the blog for a chance to win a personalized embroidery artwork to hang in your sewing area. 

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on September 21, 2013 at 10:45am

It's great, Sherri.  She'll love it.

Comment by Sherri Eley on September 21, 2013 at 9:17am

woo hoo it worked.  Also made a little zippered purse to hang inside on a clip,  and there is an outside pocket on the back.  Hope she likes it.

Comment by Sherri Eley on September 21, 2013 at 9:16am

Going to try to post pic of the finished chevron bag I stitched for my GD to carry her Dance paraphenalia in.  She asked for it a couple of weeks ago, and I just didn't feel it,  but finished this am.


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