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From: techalum
Date: 03-15-2007, 11:20 AM (1 of 11)
Thought I'd post a link to my latest project. It's a crayon bag I made for my nephew. You first quilt the fabric then assemble the bag, so it was good practice for free motion quilting. I thought the sample at the LQS was just too cute so decided to give it a try.

The fabric is fireman because my BIL is a fireman and my nephew just loves anything having to do with that.

I have all the stuff to do a second one for my other young nephew who is taking a train trip and I thought it would be nice for travel.

User: techalum
Member since: 02-20-2007
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From: Patty22
Date: 03-15-2007, 11:26 AM (2 of 11)
Tech.....that is an adorable and clever bag! I know my daughter would have wanted one when she was little.
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From: dmoses
Date: 03-15-2007, 12:12 PM (3 of 11)
It's lovely! :up: Your nephew must love it. :smile:
Take care,
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From: Jeke
Date: 03-15-2007, 12:45 PM (4 of 11)
Tech - That is such a wonderful idea. I remember having an crayon apron when I was little with pockets like that. I loved it. But the bag is so good for holding the books too.
Thanks for sharing.

User: Jeke
Member since: 11-10-2004
Total posts: 232
From: HeyJudee
Date: 03-15-2007, 08:51 PM (5 of 11)
Really cute bag. I've some great nieces that just might like one of those. I'll add it to my list of possible gifts to make.
TTFN from
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From: lendube
Date: 03-15-2007, 09:17 PM (6 of 11)
Very, very cute.

Being partial to the ol' smoke eaters myself I think it's terrific.

User: lendube
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From: esrun3
Date: 03-15-2007, 10:18 PM (7 of 11)
Looks great! I'm sure your nephew will love it! Always nice to have something to keep them busy.
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From: Bama
Date: 03-19-2007, 11:58 AM (8 of 11)
That is so creative. :up:
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From: cshortsew
Date: 03-19-2007, 03:56 PM (9 of 11)
Very cute!
Projects Completed in 2007:
Sewing: biscuit quilt, 7 baby dress sets, piggy pillow, 7 baby pants, eyeglass holder, purse, 5 baby outfits, toddler dress set
Crocheting: red purse, piggy slippers, sweater shawl, 5 pr. sock trims, 89 squares, baby sweater, 2 afghans, toddler harness, baby poncho, baby dress
Other: 14 Autism pins
Works in progress:
Sewing: toddler overalls & shirt
Crocheting: vertical stripes afghan
User: cshortsew
Member since: 06-28-2006
Total posts: 380
From: vickki
Date: 03-19-2007, 04:27 PM (10 of 11)
My grandson would love one of those,he loves to color .Is there a special pattern for the bay...He's only three and his birthday is may2..Yours is beautiful.
User: vickki
Member since: 08-21-2005
Total posts: 374
From: techalum
Date: 03-26-2007, 11:08 AM (11 of 11)
Sorry I didn't answer sooner, I haven't been on line in a week in an attempt to get other stuff done around the house. When I log on I seem to get stuck.

I used a pattern that I bought at my LQS. Here is the info: It is done by Clotheslinequilts. They have a webpage (clothesline, and have 3 different crayon bags/purses. If your lqs doesn't carry their patterns they have a link that sells them for $7.50 plus $1.50 shipping.

It only took about 2-3 hours to make so it is definitely easy, plus it was a chance to practice my free motion quilting which isn't great.

Hope this helps.

- Tech
User: techalum
Member since: 02-20-2007
Total posts: 41
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