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by toogie ( edited 30 Mar 2019 ) 27 Mar 2019

I promise I'm not trying to bore you with another bag but here is my lad test Mondo, with fabrics from my stash. I didn't have to 'buy' anything ( except Pellon I bought once upon a time.) My husband says why should I have to go out and buy because I have a warehouse here!😳

I thought I wanted to try the Midi but really like the Mondo for my traveling needs. I hope it doesn't come up sideways but I won't be surprised if it does, it's from my phone. My home PC monitor went out😩
A lady at our sewing meetings was suppose to give a class on making this bag Thursday. I found out tonight that they want me to give it😳. I've never done a class, just helped when I could, so we will see....

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by lbrow 03 Apr 2019

Toogie , you never cease to amaze me at your wonderful talent. I love this bag but everything you do turns out perfect. Wish we lived closer I can always use advice on my sewing.

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toogie by toogie 04 Apr 2019

You could have left it as 'wish we lived closer'. Wouldn't it be fun to be neighbors! I am sure it's the other way around, I could learn from you. Love you dear lady....We are literally awaiting the arrival of Kinley, our first great-grand daughter. Mom and dad are in the hospital as I type. We were blessed with our 2nd great-grandson Dawson 2 weeks ago. Family is growing fast!

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by nurselilly edited 30 Mar 2019

Very Nice




here's a hint for you instead of buying pellon see if you can get offcuts of upholstery fabric and use that instead just cut template from your outer pattern and put inbetween the lining and the outer you can even use a strip of it inside the handles too :-) makes them a bit stiffer









When you quilt …… I was short of bamboo wadding so used some reusable bamboo cloths from the cheap shop lol works just the same and they were only $4 for the roll









Ash xxx

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toogie by toogie 04 Apr 2019

We don't live close to ANY shops upholstery or fabric for that matter, but my sister who lives in another state, just bought me Pellon at $1 yard. She bought around 25 yards, I think.

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by brendalea 29 Mar 2019

Lovely job on the bag. Your hubby sounds like mine regarding fabric and things. Take care hugs Brenda Lea :-)

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brendalea by brendalea 29 Mar 2019

Forgot to ask are the squares 2 and half?

toogie by toogie 29 Mar 2019

Yes, they are 2 1/2 inches square.
Husbands are real comedians, uh? ...Now don't say anything about his hobbies-lol

brendalea by brendalea 30 Mar 2019

Mine just tell friends who bring me fabric that it doesn't come in this house Brenda Lea has to much already. Lol
One can never have to much.
Thank you & Happy Stitching :-)

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by stork 29 Mar 2019

Another wonderful bag.

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toogie by toogie 29 Mar 2019

Thanks!

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by jrob Moderator 28 Mar 2019

Pshaw! Girl, you've got this! It's a beautiful bag and you are very personable and give really good concise instructions. I wish I were going to be in your class.

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toogie by toogie 29 Mar 2019

I wish you were just here period!-lol
Read below at my response to dailylaundry's comment -I had a good time and think they did too.

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by gandu 28 Mar 2019

Hats off to you girl your bag is wonderful .
love brenda

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toogie by toogie 29 Mar 2019

Thanks Brenda

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by sewtired 27 Mar 2019

The quilting looks fabulous. Did you do that before putting the bag together. I wish I could come to your class. Maybe someone could video it and put it on you tube for us.

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toogie by toogie 29 Mar 2019

lol- it wasn't much of a class-lol-read below at dailylaundry's comment and thanks I wish you were close too.

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by graceandham 27 Mar 2019

Toogie, you are so much fun to be with, you explain well, and you are an expert sewer. You got this!

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toogie by toogie 29 Mar 2019

Thanks Betsey, if you want some laughs, read below at dailylaundry's comment

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by lucy12345 27 Mar 2019

Well done!! You will be fine teaching!! Good luck

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toogie by toogie 29 Mar 2019

Thanks Lucy-read below at dailylaundry's comment

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by lilylady 27 Mar 2019

Go for it. You'll do good. Your bags are great!

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toogie by toogie 29 Mar 2019

Thank you -read below at dailylaundry's comment

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by sandralochran 27 Mar 2019

Love it

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toogie by toogie 29 Mar 2019

Thanks!

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by hightechgrammy 27 Mar 2019

I LOVE it! How neat the inside is!

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toogie by toogie 29 Mar 2019

Thanks Jan again!-lol

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by hightechgrammy 27 Mar 2019

I LOVE it! How neat the inside is!

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toogie by toogie 29 Mar 2019

Thanks Jan!

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by dailylaundry 27 Mar 2019

Wow - simply awesome!! You'll be a great teacher! Let us know how it went!! Well done!

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toogie by toogie 29 Mar 2019

We had a good time with the two that brought their supplies-lol-so it was more of a personal assistant instruction, which was okay with me!-lol The others had been notified of Becky having to postpone and some didn't get their stabilizer, as Becky was providing that.
All in all, we all laughed and had a good time. One lady even told me I was crazy (international Cuties that's wasn't meant in an ugly way, she's joking) but I told her she wasn't the first person to tell me that!
When one of the ladies, RoAnn, was putting her panels with the squares together she could never figure out the diagram. I told her you sew an end (say piece 2) to the bottom right side of piece 1. Then you sew the end of pc3 to the top left side of pc 4. Then sew unit 1&2 to unit 3&4 to make bag bottom. At this time you can now sew your sides up. She did the first two steps correct but when she sewed the units together she off set and continued to sew a side seam. When she showed me, I could not figure what in the world she had done. Her colors was gorgeous golds and burgundies, so it was hard to figure out just where to rip or unpick. I and another lady Lidia ripped what needed to come apart so RoAnn could begin again. She did everything else fine EXCEPT she forgot to leave an opening in her lining to turn right side out. She jokingly blamed her 'teacher' and I told her she couldn't read as I had provided a diagram (my drawing) and instructions!! So see how much fun we had!-- lol
It did make up to be a beautiful bag and she even used the blocks on the topside of her handles.

jrob by jrob 30 Mar 2019

Well done!

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by lidiad 27 Mar 2019

Wow! Love that bag. It can double as a basket as well. Well done, Toogie!
You will be great as a teacher :-)
Hugs, Lidia

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 28 Mar 2019

I thought the same thing! A great way to keep bread warm!

toogie by toogie 29 Mar 2019

It would take a lot of bread Cuties!!! It could be a small basket for grand kids toys.

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by dee 27 Mar 2019

A great bag You will do great teaching the ladies. Wish I could get back to sewing again.

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toogie by toogie 27 Mar 2019

I wish you could too, Dee. I can't imagine my life without some creativity. I try to sew something often, even if just a seam here and there. Thinking of you-Toogie and thanks!

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by dragonflyer 27 Mar 2019

Another great bag..you will be great teaching your class...

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toogie by toogie 27 Mar 2019

If I just don't get nervous, maybe.....thanks for believing in me.

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by mops Moderator 27 Mar 2019

It looks gorgeous, Toogie. I bet you will do well when you teach the class! Good luck and have fun.

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toogie by toogie 27 Mar 2019

Thank you mops for your encouragement. It's a great group of ladies so I know they will go easy on me. Still, I hope I make myself understood. I have been jotting down instructions, going over the steps in my mind (now that's a place you don't want to go-lol). For an option, things I do differently, for instance. My way may not be their way, so if they have a way that's working for them, go for it, I say....I'll let you know if I get threw out!

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by pennifold 27 Mar 2019

You will nail it! The bag looks awesome! Well done and I hope all goes well with the class. Love Chris

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toogie by toogie 27 Mar 2019

I'm not sure which I like better, this one or the first blue one...thanks Chris.

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by marianb 27 Mar 2019

Looks great Toogie. Who better than you to teach a class on bag making good luck if you decide to do the class.

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toogie by toogie 27 Mar 2019

Thank you for your support, I'll need luck.

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by bemara 27 Mar 2019

so much work, looks great, hugs Maria

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toogie by toogie 27 Mar 2019

Laying the squares out on the Pellon iron on grid, makes it so much easier, than trying to match all those seams. It's really fun. Thanks for looking.

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