Friday, December 8, 2017

Bags and more Bags

My goal for December is to make 15 of these quilted zip bags to give as holiday gifts.  I'm really enjoying making these in all different fabrics.   The are 5 1/2'' tall and 8'' across at the top.  5 bags down, 10 more to go!

The Bag It event is wrapping up soon.  The link-up closes on Friday, December 15.  I'll choose the winners on the 16th and, once winners have confirmed via email, announce the winners on a blog post the following week.

Note, if you won't have access to your email from the 16th through the 19th, drop me an email so I know how to notify you if you win.  

Well over 260 bags have been shared so far and I've really enjoyed seeing each of them!  I've shared some fun new tutorials - one more to go - and you can find all the links to these posts here.

I do want to take this opportunity to thank out sponsors - Fat Quarter Shop, ZipIt, OLFA , BagMaker Supply, Green Fairy Quilts, AurifilbyAnnie, Fat Quarter Gypsy, Sew Demented & Sew Sweetness (Read more about the prizes by clicking on the company name.)

When you are ready to share on Instagram or from your blog, link-up a photo to claim your Bag It Entry
  • Photos linked from Instagram must contain the tag #elmstreetquiltsBagIt
  • Photos linked from a blog post must contain a link back to Elm Street Quilts.
Want to share and enter from Facebook?  Join the Elm Street Quilts Facebook QAL group and then record your entry via the Bag It Facebook Entry Form  
  • (Why the form?  Winners are notified via email and the form collects your email address plus it makes things WAY easier for me to randomly select winners.)
You can share the photo of your bag multiple times but ONLY enter it once either in the link-up OR in the Bag It Facebook Entry Form.   

You will know when your entry is 'official' because I will come visit and leave a comment thanking you for entering.  (I batch up my bag visits so it may be several days until I stop by!)

New to the event and want to join?  Read more here and check out the participant guidelines for everything you need to know!
(If you don't have blog, IG or Facebook, drop me an email with photos and I'll get your bag entered!)

Thanks for linking up!

I'll be linking up my bags with  Freemotion by the River,   WIP Wednesday's,  Let's Bee SocialMidweek Makers.  Needle and Thread Thursdays, Finish it Up Friday and Finished or Not Friday.
Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Good luck with your goal of 15! I traveled to Massachusetts last month with 17! It was so much fun giving them all out!

  2. I have really enjoyed the Bag it link up. I hadn't heard of it before and had fun joining in this year. It motivated me to get a lot of bags made or finished. I did enter quite a few, probably more than most, but bag making is what I love to do as it goes together faster than making quilts, which I also make. Thank you Patty for hosting this event. I am cramming in a bag a day until the last day of the link up, lol! Looking forward to participating again next year, if you will host it again? Your zippered pouches look so nice lined up on the fence! The recipients will love them!

  3. I thought I was all done with bags....and then I made more. LOL Have three more in progress. Need to make sure I finish before Friday. Thanks for hosting again this year.

  4. I just made the Link up by 49 minutes. Talk about last minute. I hope that this is on again next year.


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