Quilts and More: Trick or Treat Tote Bag

Tuesday, August 27, 2019


Used with permission from Quilts & More™ magazine. ©2019 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

Happy Tuesday! I'm excited to share my project in the Fall 2019 issue of Quilts and More Magazine!


Used with permission from Quilts & More™ magazine. ©2019 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

I made a trick or treat tote bag, which you can see on the right-hand side of the cover!


Used with permission from Quilts & More™ magazine. ©2019 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

This tote was a lot of fun to make and came together pretty quickly! I based the pieced candy blocks on one of my favorite candies, Smarties! I stuck with Halloween colors for the candy since the main tote was a nice neutral. I used quilting cotton blenders from my stash and yarn dye Essex linen in black for the main bag.


The candy blocks are pieced simply, no paper-piecing or anything. You could really change up the look of the tote by using different colors!


For the lining I used this funky orange and black raven print from Honor Roll by Anna Maria Horner. For the handles I used a plain black solid.


This bag gets extra structure with pin-tucked corners. This is one of my favorite techniques for giving bags extra shape and stability without making them too stiff. I filmed a tutorial for this technique last year, you can find it here: Using Tucks to Add Structure to Your Bag

You can find the pattern in the Fall 2019 issue of Quilts and More Magazine, on newsstands now!

Happy Sewing!

4 comments :

  1. Love the bag! Nice color combination and the fact that it will be so useful after holding the candy!

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  2. It's a beautiful bag! Love those colors and prints!

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