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Thursday, 12 November 2015

Wrap Up Christmas

For many, the holiday shopping has not only started, it's finished and folks are starting to wrap.  I know this, as my gift bag patterns have been flying off the shelf!  It's the ultimate packaging for a guild gift exchange, or for a special quilting friend, and a good way to use up some of your scraps. You can even get creative and substitute orphan blocks left from previous projects.  The bags are simple to construct, very sturdy, and reusable year after year.
I've reformatted the patterns so that that they are now available for purchase as instant downloads.There are two versions available; this first one features three different - and very simple - blocks so you can stitch quickly.  The bags are stiffened with sew-in stabilizer and feature handles from ribbon or cord. Two are patchwork (foundation pieced) and one is machine appliqued.The instructions for this first group can be downloaded here: Pattern 605, Christmas Gift Bags 
The first gift bag pattern was so popular, I added another with four versions:  a crazy quilt, two using patchwork (foundation piecing) and a pieced and appliqued gingerbread man.  
You can download this pattern here: Pattern 606, It's In The Bag
 The bags are medium sized, measuring 8" x 10".
If  you would prefer printed copies of the pattern, you can find them locally at Mrs. Pugsley's Emporium, or mail-order them from my website. (scroll down the list, they are near the bottom.)  For those ordering patterns as gifts, I am happy to wrap and mail directly to your recipient at no extra charge. Wrap it up early!


  1. What a great idea! You are a genius!! Hope you sell tons of these patterns.

  2. Oh I need this Karen. I'll be downloading 606 later. Perfect for those friendship groups. Perfect!