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Patterns for
Quilted Tote Bags

©Barbara Weiland for Jo-Lydia’s Attic

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 Zip-top Tote


Use your favorite double-faced, quilted fabric or make your own custom-quilted fabric for a truly unique tote. It's sure to become a favorite in your bag collection! Directions are included for two sizes as well as for quilting your own favorite fabrics.

Customer Endorsement
"Barbara is a mind reader!  I've been seeking a pattern for a large tote with lots of pockets yet one that has a shape to it rather than looking like a big sack.  Her Quilted Carry-All is exactly what I was looking for.  The only problem with it is that it means I can put LOTS of things in it when I take it to shows, craft fairs, and fabric stores.  Special pockets so I don't lose track of things, exterior pockets large enough for a magazine or my quilting wish list book, an attached glasses case that holds both my readers and sunglasses and, most importantly, the oversized, attached change purse so I can quickly whip out the credit card. Uh oh! Great design, Barbara."    Mary Mc, Whidbey Island, WA

Try this new take on the classic tote, featuring quilt-as-you go assembly with the stitch-and-flip method and a unique bottom-shaping tuck. 

Unlike standard flat-bottom totes, the "magic tuck" allows the flat bottom to "tuck" up inside the tote when not in use—great for packing in your suitcase or to make in multiples for grocery shopping. No matter how you "color" it, this tote is a great "green" choice!


Here's the perfect carry-on bag and a great tote to load with supplies for quilting and sewing classes! Use double-sided quilted fabric that you make from your favorite fabrics, following the panel-by-panel quilting directions. Features include:
  • Zip-top panel that opens and drops down inside or expands when zipped. 
  • Directions for using already-quilted fabric if you don't want to quilt your own
  • An inside zipped security pocket and one on the outside too. 

  • Divided pockets on the outside. 

The Quilted Workbag

Here's a roomy tote, great for carrying your project supplies for any textile craft. it also makes a wonderful shoulder bag. Directions are also included for a soft lined version without batting and quilting. The design also features inside hanging pockets for your eyeglasses or cell phone and other small items.

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