Happy Friday the 13th! I am excited to bring you another fun Fat Quarter Shop quilt along and this time it's a Jolly Braid Tote Bag. I've never done a braid quilt before so this was something new that I was wanting to try.
I used the Creekside Jolly Bar from Sherri and Chelsi for Moda Fabrics for my bag. I love the beautiful saturated prints from this collection. I had to use a walking foot to quilt the braid panel because of the thickness of the interfacing. This was how I was able to get nice straight lines. I quilted the braids one inch apart and the side panels 3/4" to account for the seam allowance.
This is such a nice size bag, love it! This is the other side of the bag.
The bag does not have a closure or pockets so I modified it and added a magnetic snap closure, a zippered pocket and a couple of slip pockets, which is not shown. I love pockets to organize my things and a place for my phone. Now I just need to add a zipper pull.
Be sure to check out the Fat Quarter Shop's blog for more inspiration and grab your pattern. You can also watch the video tutorial on YouTube.
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