Tote mode with a vintage flair…..

Is what’s on the table at the moment. A donation request was made, from a member of our long term care facility board, for an upcoming fund raising event/auction. Hmmmm…..what to donate…….there’s always a table topper (we always can use something new in that department) but, then, I thought that a shopping tote might be something with more universal appeal. Delving into my stash (vintage and fabric), I came up with some happy bright fabric and a pillow case that mirrored those fabric colors.IMG_0781 The plaid is a denim(!) that will be the body of the tote and the pillowcase is below. I’ve done a bit of the stitching in this section now, on to the part without the embroidery and that lovely lavender band. The crochet edging is so yummy, don’t you think?? And…the best part is…there’s enough fabric, and a pair of these pillowcases, so I might just make 2 of these! Stay tuned. All this, with GS #2 getting married in 2 days but the wedding preparations seem to be well in hand. One more close-up of this project and I will need to begin the day…….IMG_0782

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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9 Responses to Tote mode with a vintage flair…..

  1. A shopping tote is a great idea. I’ve been soliciting creative works from church members for a breakfast and silent auction fundraiser next Sunday to benefit the family of our senior pastor. Several quilters are contributing.

  2. kathyreeves says:

    Happy wedding this week end. That plaid denim is so fun!

    • treadlemusic says:

      Isn’t it, though??? I bought it eons ago at Minnesota Fabrics(!!!!!!!!!!!!)….yup, that long ago! My stash always comes through for me! I bought all they had and have made many different styled tote bags from it as gifts—none for myself. This time (even though I’m off the hook busy!!!!) I hope to make 2 and keep one. Hmmmm…..we’ll see…LOL! Wedding photos will come, I’m sure!

  3. What a wonderful idea. It will be treasured.

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