Wednesday, November 16, 2016


Does this look like a grocery bag to you?  I fell in love with this Heather Bailey Folding Tote pattern the minute Chris showed it to me.  I left the Attic Window Quilt Shop that day with pattern in hand and a song in my heart.  I had to make some of these.
 I made this first one in an afternoon from fabric I had at home.  Check out that big pocket on the side!
 It is lined too!  The above picture shows you the lining I used.
And once it is all done you just fold it up into a little pouch.
 So, the next day I ran up to the Attic Window Quilt Shop and purchased some of the new fabrics.
 Since I was going to be at Happy Scrappers the next day, I waited and made this Tote while there.
 Isn't this fabric beautiful!
Above you can see the lining I used.

This tuck-away shopping system would make wonderful Christmas gifts. The pattern also includes a Tote Sash (for strapping multi totes together) and a pouch or wallet (great for those coupons).  Can't you just see it folded into it's pouch sitting in a loved one's car, ready to be grabbed just before running into the market?  Give the shop a call and place your order for this wonderful pattern (I say place your order, because I bet there are no patterns left because I've been telling everyone about it).

  • Don't forget to stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and pick up your Passport for the Jingle Bell Hop which takes place from Nov. 11 -19.  Passports are only $5.  Along with the purchase of a passport you will get a free pattern, store discounts, and your name will be entered into daily drawings.  Each shop will offer a grand prize of a $50 gift certificate.  You won't want to miss this!!!
Happenings at the Attic Window Quilt Shop
  • Doll Bee & Spiral Lone Star Table Topper, Thursday, Nov. 17
  • Batik BOM, Monday, Nov. 21
  • Farm Girls BOM, Tuesday, Nov. 22
  • Quilt Block Cookbook BOM, Wednesday, Nov. 23 
  • Breakfast and Stitch-In, Friday, Nov. 25
  • NOTE Change:  The Bee Hive will meet Nov. 30th.
  • CHANGE: Craft Days has changed.  They are: Saturday, Nov 26 and Friday, Dec. 2.  Sign up now!
Caring , Sharing and Creating Smiles


Lynn said...

Love theses! Gonna look for the pattern today.

Annie said...

Great idea Caroll. Especially since California just passed a new law against the use of single use plastic bags...unless you want to pay 10cents for each one you get. I have to take reuseable bags to the grocery store now. The free totes that the bank hands out are not great quality and won't last long. I do love how this one folds up.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
Chris, Marilyn, Jill, Lee Anne, Sue, Vickie

Quilts For Wheels

Quilts For Wheels
Many thanks and much appreciation goes to the women who work diligently each month to make quilts for those in wheel chairs. Kudos go to: Yvonne, Mary T., Fran, Joan, Mary Ellen, Barb, Lee Ann, Nancy, Mary.

Quilting for Kids With Cancer

Quilting for Kids With Cancer
Generosity has no bounds. Above are the women in the Quilts For Kids group at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. Left to right, Henrietta, Phyllis, Nancy, Carol, Karen. These women donate their time, fabric, money once a month to make quilts for kids who have cancer.