As fabric designers and quilt makers we have a seemingly endless stash of fabric so we decided to make for Christmas gifts lots of bags for the tweens, teens and women in our lives. One of our favorite patterns is a free download from the wonderful folks at American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine.
The pattern suggests using batting with lightweight quilting fabric. We used corduroy, lightweight upholstery fabric, and wools so we didn’t need the batting. These bags were so fast that each one took only an hour or so to whip up and it’s even faster if you’ve got an assembly line going. Our 12-year-old cousin pronounced them perfect for sleepovers although I was thinking more farmers’ market.