Friday, December 15, 2017

Bag It Wrap-up

Time flies while you are having fun!   I've really enjoyed this year's Bag It event and hope you have as well.  The link-up closes tonight at 11:55 pm ET.

I'll be drawing the random winners over the weekend so watch your inbox for an email from elmstreetquilts.  The prizes are just amazing - take another look at what these wonderful companies have offered :

Each year (this being the 3rd one), I create a series of new bag tutorials hoping to inspire.  My favorite part of the event is when someone made a bag from one of my tutorials.

Creating bags from a designer pattern was a new add for this year's Bag It event.  I enjoyed sharing a bit about each of the featured designers and their companies.

Special thanks to Joanne Hillestad of The Fat Quarter Gypsy Designs for being the overall sponsor for our event.  I use my pop-ups every day.  These were loads of fun to create.

 (See the Fat Quarter Pop-up post.)  

I've been a fan of Annie Unrein of Patterns by Annie and for a long time and enjoyed sharing a bit about her and her company almost as much as I enjoy using my Get Out of Town Duffel bag. 

  (See the Get Out of Town Duffel bag post.)

When I made my Kismet Trinket Box, I intended to gift it to a friend.  But, I love it so much, I'm keeping it myself.  Thanks Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness for supporting our event.

(See the Kismet Trinket Box post.)

I use my Sew Together Bag all the time and it was fun to feature Michelle Tucker, designer of the Sew Together Bag.  On my list for post holiday sewing is another of these bags - I'd like to make one in rainbow colors. 

(See the Sew Together Bag post.)

Thanks Annie, Michelle, Joanne & Sara!

Photo credit to designer pictured

Annie Unrein from ByAnnie  &  Michelle Tucker from SewDemented (top row)

Joanne Hillestad from Fat Quarter Gypsy &  Sara Lawson from Sew Sweetness (bottom row)

And thanks to all of you - I really appreciated your comments, your support and I enjoyed seeing photos of your bags.

Best of luck to everyone in the random draw!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Oh no, time is definitely running out. I haven't yet finished all of my bags, but I'll link up today with what I have.

  2. A big THANK YOU goes out to Patty and the wonderful sponsors - I look forward to Bag It every year because it's FUN! Good luck to everyone :)

  3. Thank you for the fun SAL!!! It helped spur me to get all the Christmas gift sewing done. But now I will be bereft without a bag to sew most days. I can see that the bag making just might continue. Maybe it will be good to have a stash to use for future gift giving needs.

  4. Thanks for hosting. I had fun playing along this year. I made more bags than last year.

  5. Thank YOU Patty. It was fun linking up. I love bags! Love to make them, use them, give them away and sell them too. Sweet Sandra told me about this Bag It event and I am glad she did because it got me making and finishing bags to link up! Look forward to next year (if there will be another year?).

  6. What a fun event it was. All of the bags are so pretty.


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