Wednesday, August 5, 2015's Summer Waters Blog Hop

I am excited to be a part of the Blog Hop. The theme for this blog hop is water. So our free pattern for this event is our All Around Tote. The pattern has instructions for two sizes!
The larger size is a perfect Beach bag, large enough to hold two towels plus other goodies. The smaller size can be used for a matching beach bag for your little one or as a great craft bag. You can download the FREE Pattern Here !

We are also giving away an autographed copy of the Quick Change Book, that features our Peek a Boo Daisies Bed Runner, shown here, along with many other wonderful bed runner designs. Just leave a comment below with your email and I will draw a name on 8/11/15.  

Now for some highlights on our beach bag. First this bag is made from large pieces of fabric, so it is a great showcase for larger prints or stripe fabric like ours! This would be a great project to break out your favorite Summertime fabrics for.

Next I love to include buttons on my projects, but not a real fan of making buttonholes for them. So I usually use velcro on the flap, positioning it opposite side of the flap to avoid making those pesky buttonholes. I also add a longer piece of loop velcro to the flap side so I can close my bag even if my beach bag is really full or empty. This will make the closure adjustable.

I also added these super large pockets to the sides of the beach bag. They are on the outside of the bag to keep the items dry and away from any wet towels.

Another great tip when making any beach bag, Use fusible vinyl on the lining fabric to make the bag water resistant on the inside.

Have fun making our Beach Bag and be ready for your next trip to the beach or pool.

I hope you enjoy following our Blog Hop. See below for the information on the other designers joining us on this hop, each designer will have a fun project for you to check out as well as a great giveaway. Happy Hopping.

Until Next Time.....

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Hello Quilters!

The Blog Hop has begun!  For the next week we will be hopping around seven designer blogs. Each day...starting today...there will be a new blog post by one of our designers featuring a new technique, project, or tutorial. There will also be a free giveaway!  

Here's a list of all our participants:

8/4/2015 Tammy Silvers
8/5/2015 Carol Steely
8/6/2015 Heidi Pridemore
8/8/2015 Toby Lischko
8/10/2015 Diane McGregor

Have Fun and Happy Hopping!


  1. Great Bag! I'm also loving the idea of the bed runners. I saw them just the other day.My kind of instant satisfaction project:)

  2. Thanks for the great free pattern! x

  3. That's a lovely bag-and a good opportunity for me to learn to do buttonholes!

  4. Pretty, pretty fabrics and wonderful patterns. Thank you for the giveaway.

  5. Love the tote patterns and I hate making the velcro idea is great..Love bedrunners warms my tootise toes.....

  6. Thanks for the pattern. I will use this.

  7. This is such a great bag! It would be great for going to the beach.

    determineddebby at gmail dot com

  8. WOW - really cute little beach totes! Thank you for sharing the pattern!!!

  9. What a cool Book! Thanks for chance to win one! :) The Totes are Awesome...thanks for sharing downloads..want to make matching ones for my Grangirlie & me! They are Awesome! :)

  10. Very cute bags and I love your bed runner! I'm off to get the bag pattern, thanks!

  11. a cute bag. I love the colors. such a great book. The runner on the cover is yummy
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

  12. Lovely bags - will have to make one for my daughter. Love the bedrunners too, my bedroom needs a quick makeover.
    Thanks for the free pattern - Karin
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