Monday, April 8, 2019

Sew. That. Stash!

Dear readers, I am dropping in today with a quick post about a recent triumph: I completed 11 Jane Market Bags for my kids’ end-of-year teacher gifts and can check something off my Finish-A-Long Q1 list!

To be more specific ... I finished these 11 bags months before school’s end. I even made a 12th bag for my niece, part of Operation: Like My Dog. And what’s more thrilling is that I used 11 yards of stash to do it!

Full disclosure: I did have to buy an additional 6 yards, but that’s a pitfall of stashing for quilt making and then sewing bags. I needed bigger cuts than I usually have on hand. Still, I used twice as much fabric than I bought, and that’s saying something.

I have made this pattern many, many times before. For real. Type “Jane” into the search box on the right to read more about my past versions.

OK, now off to bind a quilt and post another finish before the first quarter of 2019 becomes the second. Wish me luck!

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  1. How awesome! Well done for getting them all done. They look wonderful.

  2. Hi Michelle! Now this is the kind of early finishes that I can get behind! MONTHS before they are needed - what a great accomplishment. And they look so darn pretty, all stacked up there just awaiting their assignment to a new home. Great job! Happy Tuesday, friend. ~smile~ Roseanne P.S. How's Operation Rose going?

  3. neat tote bags and such a thoughtful thing to do

  4. You are having a 'feel good' moment using up stash, congrats!! Cute bags too;)

  5. These are so cute Michelle, and months ahead of the event requiring them, bonus! Ha - you sound like me, madly trying to get another couple OFF the Q1 list.... I have another yet too!

  6. Such cute bags. Sorry I missed your comment on the blog and am happy to see that you linked up your finish

  7. Great bags for the teachers! What I love best is that you used your stash! I would think these bags are a great way to use fabrics that you might not have an attachment to any longer! That is awesome!


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