Monday, June 16, 2014

Riley Blake's Blog Tour Stops Here Today!

Thank you for taking time to stop by my blog during the
Riley Blake Quilted Cotton Blog Tour!

I always enjoy sewing with Riley Blake fabric and this new double-sided quilted cotton fabric is 
certainly one of my new favoritesThere are so many beautiful designs this fabric comes in, but
sometimes the "Creepy Carol" in me comes out and I can't help myself...I love the skulls and dots!
RBD's Basic Solid Lime looks great with the dots and skulls, but so would any other color...including purple.

I'm always grabbing a tote bag for my quick trips in or out-of-town and I thought
this bag would be perfect for so many different stuff-and-go type things.

I had so much fun thinking of what I could put in it!

The “Just A Round Bag” pattern uses only one yard of double-sided quilted cotton fabric and goes together quickly. It would make a great bag for gifts, travel, sewing, toys, or whatever you can fit inside of it and the six pockets. It can hold a lot! Using Riley Blake's double-sided cotton fabric makes it fun to switch sides to create different versions and eliminates the need to use batting. 

I've got the pattern listed HERE on Craftsy if you'd like to make one.

The Monster-ous Bag
These Monster High dolls go perfectly with this fabric!

Just Some Chips and Soda Bag
Add a few apples to make it look healthier.

Sleepover Bag
Don't forget your toothbrush!

Hair Salon To-Go Bag
Products are thanks to the hairstylist in my family.

I love the names of these sodas and so do my grandsons! Too funny!
Luckily, they don't really contain what the label says they do...yucky!

More crazy-in-love about the design on one side of the quilted cotton than the other?
No problem!
Here's a version with only the dots on the outside and a ruffle (I love ruffles!)
Plus, instead of fabric for the pockets, I used some vinyl so I could see what was in each pocket.

Blimey Limey Dots

It holds all my favorite sewing tools, plus lots of RBD fabric!

This fabulous double-sided quilted cotton comes in so many different designs.
You can see them all over at Riley Blake...HERE.
Thank you Riley Blake for creating this really cool fabric!

Be sure to check out all these amazing quilters and see what they've made with
the quilted cotton fabric by Riley Blake!

June 5 - Jedi Craft Girl

June 10 - Nancy Zieman

June 12 - The Sassy Quilter

June 17 - Just Let Me Quilt

June 19 - Simple Simon & Co

June 24 - Haberdashery Fun

June 26 - Sew We Quilt




Thanks for stopping by!

43 comments:

  1. Great bag and pictures. That bag has soooo many great uses. I want one.

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  2. The bags are great, Carol! Those are all such fun ideas. I really like the vinyl on the outside, easy to see what you've got. It would make the best gift. Thanks for the tutorial. Okay, who is playing with those creepy dolls?

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  3. I am glad that I am not the only one who has a slight obsession with skulls and love that the added polka dots to the opposite side. I am in love. The bag is sooo fab. I just might have to make a twin to yours. :) Great work!!

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  4. Just love this bag and thank you for the tutorial. I can see this as a great bag for my grandsons to 'cart' their many special cars around. I love the drink bottles - have never seen those before.

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  5. What a great bag. I love some of the uses you found for it too.

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  6. Thank you for the tutorial. What a fun bag.

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  7. Terrific bags and tutorial! Love how you show all the ways to fill a bag!

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  8. Fabulous bag; thanks for the tutorial! I love the all-dots version best, but the skulls are a hoot.

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  9. Both bags are fabulous but I like the Creepy Carol version the best! Thanks so much for the great tutorial too!

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  10. Great versatile bag. Thanks for the fabulous tutorial

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  11. You crack me up Carol - I love your choice of fabrics. :) And thanks for the tutorial....I'm crazy about bags and love giving them as gifts. blessings, marlene

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  12. Awesome bag! Love your tut..your photos are spectacular!

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  13. Your bag turned out wonderful. Love all the little pockets. I think my grandsons would like those drinks also.

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  14. Oh Carol, where to begin...this is such a great bag for so many things....love the dolls, the theme can be anything and soooo darn creative...welll done... yes agree the drink bottles are unique..

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  15. Carol, this bag is so cool!! and thanks for the tutorial too. I think I would have to use Barbies and Princess's though, ;) Love the thought of using vinyl too!

    Huggs, Nancy

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  16. Ohhh Carol the bag is just way to cute....I love it and thanks for all the wonderful details....love the fabric...I have to get me some....

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  17. I love the bags, Carol! How versatile! The color scheme is beautiful, too!

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  18. What a great size bag. Am making one at my retreat this weekend! Thanks for the tut! And love the painters tape for marking the straight lines. Hubby liked it too. He's a 30 year 3M employee! There's lots of painters tape, scotch tape, post it notes, you name it 3M products around our house! Love all the creative ideas for the bag too. I'm sure my 6 year old granddaughter will think she NEEDS one for her barbies too!

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  19. Love both of your bags. Thanks so much for adding something else to my to do list. The instructions will be most helpful.

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  20. Wonderful bag and clear instructions. I like the clear vinyl, think it would make a great notion bag next to my machine.

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  21. I think this is my most favorite post you have ever done! I LOVE the different ways to use this pattern! XOXO

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  22. This could be one of my favorite tote bag tutorials ever!

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  23. What a fun bag idea, Carol! Great fabric combinations and love all those pockets. hee hee... I can see why your Monkey Boys like the names on those drinks. ;o)

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  24. Adorable bags, love the pockets all around the outside.

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  25. This is such a great bag love the skulls!

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  26. fun but creepy bag, and all the accessories! oh my..... love the polka dotted one with clear pockets!!

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  27. This is a cool project to make for so many reasons. The clear plastic pockets rock. I'd be able to organize a grocery run and easily find coupons, list, keys, cleaning tickets and more. Great tut!

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  28. Awesome bags, Carol!! Such fun and so much potential! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  29. Fabulosas las ideas que tenemos con el modelo de ese bolso
    Muy practico!!!!

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  30. Oh my gosh! I LOVE this bag. You piqued my interest when you showed it with those monster dolls. Before seeing those, the skulls fabric was one I wasn't super interested in. BUT, your super cute bag and the dolls next to it was all it took. My oldest granddaughter is collecting those dolls and it never occurred to me how perfect the skulls fabric would be. DUH me!

    Thank you so much for making it so obvious to this Grandma. LOL

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  31. Love your bags! What a great thing to do with the fabric. Now to find the fabric! Love you tutorial.

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  32. Carol ... your tutorial is wonderful and sew easy to follow! Even I want to make on of these bags and I do not make bags. My favorite is the one with the ruffle and the clear pocket on the outside. Great photos! Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  33. Carol! These are just terrific bags!! Love the pictures of their uses - so fun to see your collection of Monster High dolls with the skull fabric, lol! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  34. I am glad I'm not the only one with a creepy side:) Love the skulls and the one with the vinyl is too cool!!! I'm not a big bag maker, but think I could give this one a try. The quilted cotton makes it so easy!

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  35. Once your cute little monkey boys see the first bag, you might have to make two more. ; ) Your bags are so cute and so very versatile. Congrats for being chosen for RBD's blog tour!

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  36. That's a great bag and good for a lot of uses. I think the sodas are neat too. Never seen them before.

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  37. That is a great tote. I love the clear vinyl pockets.

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  38. This is an awesome bag. Love the clear vinyl!!

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  39. I like the creepy side of you but the dot one is fabulous too. Nicely done.

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  40. What a great carryall bag! Love it..tho skulls aren't "Me"..lol The Bag is Awesome!! Thanks for the Tutorial!!

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  41. Love the bag esp with the clear vinyl pockets!!!!!

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  42. just found your blog! fantastic bag!hopping over from riley blake, your's is my favorite!

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