What I’m Working on…Hidden Treasures Tote

I suppose the heading of this post should have been “What I was working on” since I’ve finished it, but oh well. Anyhow, I just finished making the “Hidden Treasure Tote” by The Creative Thimble.

Hidden Treasure Tote

Hidden Treasure Tote

Barb asked me to finish this bag as a store sample since she knew that I had made the Professional Tote which was also designed by The Creative Thimble. I happen to really enjoy making The Creative Thimble’s bags, because the patterns are challenging but very well written. This purse was no exception. There are a lot of pieces to cut and fuse, but as long as you take your time and use the provided labels to mark each piece after it’s cut, it’s not a big deal at all! And as always, the finished product is very professional looking and so stinking cute!

Hidden Treasure Tote Front

Hidden Treasure Tote Front

Professional Tote Back

Hidden Treasure Tote Back

This bag features three outer zipper pockets, as well as a magnetized flap to keep everything closed, but the best part is the “Hidden Treasure” inside!

Hidden Treasure Tote Inside

Hidden Treasure Tote Inside

This bag has a bag inside! You actually make two bags using this pattern, the large tote, and a small cross body bag that attaches to the inside of the larger bag. So you can keep your money and important necessities in the small bag and when you don’t want to carry a large purse, you just un-velcro the little bag and off you go! Genius. I also made one adjustment, I added Soft and Stable to the two outer pieces of the big tote only to give it more body…it makes such a difference! I also used Ruthann Stilwell and Susan Rooney’s new Fabric “Breezy Blooms”…we are so proud of those ladies and we LOVE the fabrics!

Mini Purse Back

Mini Purse Back

Mini Purse Front

Mini Purse Front

This bag will be taught at our East Aurora Location on Saturday, December 6th and 13th from 9:00 am -11:30 am by Diane. If you’d like to attend, please call 716.652.2811 and we can sign you up over the phone.Blog-Sig

Quilt Market Swag…a Giveaway!

Part of the fun at quilt market is collecting freebies from all the vendors. I collected a sweet pile of goodies just for you guys!

quilt market swag

 

I decided to do a giveaway just for my blog readers- did you know you can “follow” this blog and you’ll get an email when I post? That way you wont miss any exciting updates from Aurora Sewing Center! There should be a grey “Follow” butting on the bottom right of your screen, you can enter your email there and you’ll be a follower!

So anyhow- back to the important stuff, the swag! The prize contains:

  • An autographed copy of the new book “Hexagons, Diamonds, Triangles and More”
  • A sample pack of all of the thread weights of Aurifil thread (yummy)
  • A charm pack of  Ruthann and Susan’s new fabric line “Breezy Blooms” PLUS their 2 brand new patterns, Dream Weaver and Garden Patch.
  • A Fat Quarter from Free Spirit’s new line “Lace Mountain”
  • A key fob from the Creative Thimble
  • A Swatch Buddies starter kit
  • A Laser cut hexagon stack from Timeless Treasures
  • A Top 50 Stonehenge colors charm pack
  • A Lavender Scented Walnut  mini pack from Plum Easy

How fun is that?? To enter this giveaway just click on the Rafflecopter link below, (It might take a moment to load) p.s. the winner must be able to pick up the prize at either one of our locations. The contest ends on Monday at 6:00pm.

CLICK HERE—> Rafflecopter giveaway

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