September Challenge: Tote Bag Swap

We’ve been inspired by the Tote Bag Swap happening as part of the PNW MQG meetup in Portland!

Finished tote for the #mqgmeetuppdx !
Paula B.’s tote for the PNW MQG meetup swap

So inspired, in fact, that we’re totally copying the whole idea, right down to the “brown bag” part. That means it’s an open swap – if you want to participate, just go ahead and make a tote bag, put it in a brown paper bag, bring it to the September meeting where you will get a different brown paper bag containing a tote made by a fellow VMQG member.

Other guidelines:

  • Minimum size of the bag part: 11″x 12″
  • Tote bag should be lined
  • A pieced and/or quilted bit would be nice (we’re a quilt guild after all!) but not mandatory (hint: totes are a great way to use orphan/tester blocks that you may have lying about)
  • Include your details on a note or card in the brown paper bag so whoever gets your tote knows it’s from you
  • Have fun!
Market Tote
A tote by Felicity

For inspiration and links to patterns and tutorials, check out the Pinterest board that Portland Modern Quilt Guild created. Then get busy creating your tote – we’re so looking forward to seeing what you make!