Hello! I'm a little burned out on making quilts right now so I started working on the Trapezoid Tote by Indygo Junction. The pattern has two options: use one-piece for front and back or use strips and piece them. I elected to make the totes using both methods. There are a lot of pieces and 8 pages of detailed instructions. This is a pattern I recommend you try. What grabbed my attention was the shape. What you may not be able to see is that the sides have gussets that expands as needed. I have all of my pieces prepped to sew together. Bad news/good news. No sewing on them today as I have a lecture I need to prepare for later this evening. I'm giving a lecture on machine embroidery in quiltmaking.
Also, I wanted to show you how I organize my patterns that has a lot or rather large templates. After opening the pattern and making the templates to cut the pieces, I knew if would be a chore to get the pattern back into the original packet. I made a copy of the pattern front and supplies page and tape that to the front of a large envelope. That way I can see what's inside and know what supplies I need to make the project.
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