Last week my friend Kathy sent me a jelly roll of fabric for my birthday (among several other goodies … hee hee) and so today I decided to make this market tote bag with it! I had never used a jelly roll before so I looked up a few ideas… there are things so cool like jelly roll quilts (where you can make a full quilt in no time at all) and pillow cases/throw pillows.
my roll had 20 pieces (not the full 40) so I didn’t think I could make a full quilt out of it… so I opted for a smaller project. This market tote is lined with duck canvas for added strength and the straps are also made with the canvas inside the quilting cotton.
I love how it turned out and I am planning on giving it as a bday gift very soon for a someone who really loves going to the farmer’s market in Dupont Circle in DC 😉
For business news… I finished all my pieces for the new store in AZ and will be shipping everything out to them by early next week! YEA! Ahead of schedule… I need to enjoy this as it doesn’t happen very often!