by toogie ( edited 10d ago ) 27d ago

UPDATED BELOW---Hello Cuties,

I made this check book to go with the bag I made yesterday, in Community Sewing. I did remember to embroider my mark on it! I hope when I go back to JoAnns they have another fat quarter, like the outer bag and this trim, so I can use it to make the outer side of a wallet to match it all.

Have a good day,Toogie

UPDATE-Thursday-Good day Cuties-I went to JoAnn's last night and picked up another fat quarter. This time they were $2.50 (!) instead of the 99 cents I paid Saturday, for the first two I used on the bag/tote.I did have a 15% off so $2.12 plus tax, still more than I like to pay for a FQ, even though I do love this steampunk look fabric.

Anyway, here's the wallet I made. I just love making these! You can use it with or without the check book inside.The backside has a zipper pocket for coins. I put a magnetic snap for closure just like I used on the bag. I included the bag, as I now have gone back and put my mark I forgot to emb. This completes the set....unless I make an eyeglass case,ITH small case, etc-lol
The link for the bag is below-Click on HANDMADE WITH JOANNS in the header- then in search type The Fly Away Bag for the free pattern.


by robinbird 9d ago

This set you'd done looks lovely& enjoyed these coordinating fabrics too. Would you please tell where you'd found the pattern for the checkbook cover if you don't mind sharing? Thanks for sharing your project. :~D

by justsew 10d ago

stunning work , as always , beautifully done.
hugs pam .

by kustomkuddle 11d ago

Toogie, you are so creative. Love the set. As my daughter would say "You are stylin!" Love the fabric. DebB

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

DebB, the FQ were on sale again for $1. Of course since I had more of the other fabrics, I had to get some more FQ's.-lol

by blueeyedblonde 11d ago

Good job - looks great!

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

Thanks-I think you make bags too and I put the link in Sewing. I may try to put it here too, but if not, check there.

by sllakin 11d ago

I agree, I love them all too! Lovely work, boogie!

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toogie by toogie 11d ago

Thank you-Toogie

by lidiad 12d ago

Love them all, Toogie, well done!
Hugs, Lidia

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toogie by toogie 11d ago

Thank you so much!

by Shisha 12d ago

All are very nice Toogie!!!

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toogie by toogie 11d ago

Thank you very much!!!

by peafarm 23d ago

Love 'em all Toogie---can you believe how much fat quarters has gone up in price for some of these fabrics?? Have to use coupons for everything nowadays. Great Job!!

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toogie by toogie 23d ago

I know you're right. Also, there are places that give Senior Citizen discounts but only if you ASK for it. That's a shame because sometimes you forget.---thanks about the set!

by stork 23d ago

These are gorgeous! I love how they turned out. Not my favorite colors but they are stunning!!!

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toogie by toogie 23d ago

Thank you I wish this fabric was in more of a spring/ summer color. This looks more like a winter color, but I do like these colors.

by PIGNADA 23d ago

Merci. Beautiful work.

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toogie by toogie 23d ago

Thank you very much !

by grannycottage 25d ago

Stunning set, Toogie and I like the choice of your fabrics

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toogie by toogie 25d ago

Thanks, I had all but the green/black/white circle fabric.

by cooperal 25d ago

Thanks for showing us the complete's awesome! I love your work and you are someone that really makes me think about what I can do with a FQ or pieces left over from larger projects. You choice of fabrics are lovely, too. Hugs, Avis

toogie by toogie 25d ago

Thank you Avis. I pick up fabric when it catches my eye or when on sale. I may not know what I will make with it, when I buy it, but I have it on hand when I do decide. The black/gray/white circle fabric I got a lot of on sale. I have made two crossbody bags and now used it in this project. This is the first time I have used the 'tweed' look green/ black.

cooperal by cooperal 25d ago

My "stash" has many pieces I've bought just because they caught my eye and always at a great price on sale! Now that I'm retired I'm finding that I can "shop" in my cupboard as we don't have any fabric/quilt shops in this small town. You inspire me to look again at what I have and I do love making bags. Be blessed, Avis

toogie by toogie 25d ago

I tried to find some bags you made but you haven't posted much. Do show yours, as I need fresh ideas!

cooperal by cooperal 24d ago

I've never thought of posting my bags; I think I've only posted doilies...inspired by Lidia and using my software to manipulate designs. I will try and take some pictures later today of things I have on hand that haven't sold yet. Although I've been on this site for awhile it's not until lately that I've tried taking pictures and posting them. A bit chicken when I see everyone else's work maybe!!

cooperal by cooperal 21d ago

FYI - I posted some small bags in Community...just for you!! Avis

toogie by toogie 9d ago

I saw them and they are gorgeous! Thanks for posting.

by dragonflyer edited 25d ago

Great set, Toogie...but you need to go back to JoAnn's...I still see money in your wallet! What pattern are you using for the wallet?

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toogie by toogie 25d ago

lol-I have to show hubby I didn't spend it all!!!
Look pattern info below in Flghtlss comment.

by Sewmum1 26d ago

Fantastic set. Love your name on them too

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toogie by toogie 25d ago

Thank you, I love my digitized name too, thanks to a dear Cutie! ..I TRY to remember to put it on my work, but I don't always remember.

by worthy 26d ago

WOW Love them. Great job.. Can see why you want more of the fabric.

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toogie by toogie 25d ago

Thank you, I wish it came in yardage. I have a different bag in mind to make and I have more fabric of the other two. I really don't need another bag-lol-

by shirley124 26d ago

Great set. Hugs

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toogie by toogie 26d ago

Thanks Shirley!

by Flghtlss 26d ago

I LOVE this! You did a great job and I love the fabric choices. I am a pattern junkie. Do you mind sharing where you got the patterns? I really would love to make a set. Thanks!

toogie by toogie 26d ago

Thanks-The bag link is in my Community/Sewing post. The wallet is a from The checkbook I can give you the info, as I made it from 'scratch', so PM me if you want it too.


Merci Beautiful work.

toogie by toogie edited 23d ago

You're welcome, PIGNADA.

by maggiecal 26d ago

Beautiful set!! Congrats on the fabric score. :-)

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toogie by toogie 26d ago

Thanks, I was so glad they still have a few.

by kustomkuddle 26d ago

Very nice. Love the pattern and fabric! DebB

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toogie by toogie 26d ago

Thanks DebB

by peafarm 26d ago

Gorgeous Toogie---purse yesterday??? the whole thing and this now! Wow--got to say girl, you are abound with energy--I have been working on a vinyl tote from Walmart, putting a lining in it and trying to think of everything I'd like to put on it before sewing it in place. Brain gets slow and now summer things outside is having to be done. Love all your

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toogie by toogie 26d ago

Well now I have the wallet-lol
My friend got a vinyl tote from Walmart from her daughter and her daughter had her monogram emb on. I love it. Hers is a buckskin color with black or navy monogram, what ever the inside color is.

by sewgreat 27d ago

Love it ! You do such nice work.

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toogie by toogie 26d ago

Thank you very much. I love sewing and making things.

by dragonflyer 27d ago

Nicely done, Toogie...hope you get more of that steampunk fabric to make the wallet!

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toogie by toogie 26d ago

Got it last night! See I added the wallet AND I went back and put my mark on the purse.

by jenne 27d ago

You did a beautiful job, but then you always do.

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toogie by toogie 26d ago

Thank you very much. I know how well you sew too.

by grossfamilie 27d ago

Wonderful! This is such a great idea and you made it perfect! Thanks for sharing - Maria

toogie by toogie 27d ago

I want to make a wallet, which I have the pattern for. It doesn't come with a checkbook, so I have to make one to fit in it, as I still write checks. My grown kids say I must be the only one....everyone uses debit cards Mom! Everyone but you!----Thanks Maria

pepbroidery by pepbroidery 27d ago

My kids tell me the same thing! ....well, there is two of us!

pennifold by pennifold 27d ago

Make it 3 Trev and I still use cheques. ❤️ Chris

toogie by toogie 26d ago

That's 4 Chris but whose counting-lol

cooperal by cooperal 25d ago

How about too! Avis

worthy by worthy 25d ago

Glad to be 6 and if want to count my better half you can make it 7. ;-)

toogie by toogie 25d ago

lol-I don't count mine, as he NEVER writes a check....Anybody wanna make it 8?-lol

by kathymourie 27d ago

Love it. You do great work...

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toogie by toogie 27d ago

Thank you Kathy, I just love to sew!

by pennifold 27d ago

Great idea having matching wallet and bag. You are so clever. Love Chris

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toogie by toogie 27d ago

No Chris, I just like to sew. I am trying to justify going back to the fabric shop for a FQ-lol

by sonjapotgieter 27d ago

Gorgeous!!!Well done

toogie by toogie 27d ago

Thank you Sonja!

toogie by toogie 27d ago

Hey, when are you going to post something??? I am waiting......

by Barbaric 27d ago

It looks great

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toogie by toogie 27d ago

Thank you!

by bemara 27d ago

Hi Toogie, it looks great and i like the fabric :-) hugs Maria

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toogie by toogie 27d ago

I like the fabric too, at least the strip fabric I wish was sold by the yard and not a FQ. The other I had yardages of. Thanks and hugs back to you!

by noah 27d ago

Nice job Toogie hugs

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toogie by toogie 27d ago

Thanks 'noah'-Here's hugs back to you!