Readers Post: Jilly’s Charm Square Tote Bag

Note from Alanda Craft: I love this idea from Jilly. Such a smart way to use up those leftover jelly roll strips and charm squares.. Very innovative Jilly, your bag looks great. We have a couple of charm square bag tutorials available for our readers to try, the Charm Square Tote Bag and the Patchwork Tote Bag with Couching. Either of these patterns give you a basic bag pattern and you can do as Jilly has done and be really creative.

Jilly says:
Here is my version of charm bag but this one I made from old jelly roll pieces ☺ I have made lots from charms so this one was a bit different.

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Readers Project: Nina’s Embroidered Patchwork Tote Bag

Note from Alanda Craft: I am so loving these photos of the patchwork  charm square bag with embroidered squares that Nina has made from our Couched Charm Square tote bag tutorial. Don’t you just love the craft related embroidery patterns? Nina made one of these lovely bags for her mother as well and you can see the photos here. Thank you for sharing your photos with us Nina.

Nina Says:

I made my mum one of these lovely tote bags and I’ve just finished mine …hope you like the pictures I sent. And thank you for your lovely tut.

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  • Love these embroidered squares and the read couching really makes the bag pop.

Readers Project: Nina’s Couched Patchwork Tote Bag

Note from Alanda Craft: Nina has added a twist to the Couched Patchwork Tote Bag by adding some lovely embroidered squares. I do love this idea of adding embroidered squares to add interest to the bag. Nina made this tote bag for her mother for Mothers Day, and I bet her mum is delighted.  Your bag is really lovely Nina, thank you so much for sharing your project with us.

Nina Says:
Here is my tote bag I did. I am at the moment doing another bag for myself.

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  • Love this touch of embroidered detail in the plain squares.

Readers Project: Joe’s Super Cute Moda Charm Square Tote Bag

Note from Alanda Craft: I love these crazy quilt charm squares that Joe uses in his tote bags.  This is another example of how you can change our tutorials to make them unique. I really like the contrasting gusset on the side and base of the bag, I think it makes it pop. I bet your daughter loves having such a lovely and unique bag. You will be getting requests from her friends to make them one. Thank you for sharing your photos withs us Joe, keep them coming. 

Joe Says:

Again I want to say that I appreciate the time and effort you take putting together and these fine tutorials.
This bag was created based on 2 of your tutorials, but mostly from the tutorial featuring “Super Cute Moda Charm Square Tote Bag“. I changed the size and strap placement to fit the needs of my daughter. By the way, she uses it as a hand bag.
You feature several other projects that I am looking forward to trying. Thank you again for your efforts.



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Readers Project: Leann – My first ever lap quilt

Note from Alanda Craft: How bright and colourful is Leann’s first ever lap quilt! I really like this mix of colours, it gives the quilt a modern, funky look and I can certainly see why Liam loves it so much. Thank you for sharing your lap quilt photo with us Leann, it looks great.

Leann Says:

I watched your videos and soon began making lap quilts for all my daughters and girlfriends i made 8 total for christmas presents. The one in the picture was my first and i made it for my 3 year old grandson Liam, He loved it and still loves it just like he loves his Nana thanks for the tutorials