Crafters’ Blog Hop: Free Quilt Pattern PLUS Prizes!

Patterson Kathy 225px 150x150 Crafters Blog Hop: Free Quilt Pattern PLUS Prizes!On this last day of March, we’re celebrating the final day of #NationalCraftMonth as well as the last stop on the F+W Crafters’ Blog Hop. We’ve even got a fun prize giveaway at the bottom of this page. Saving the best for last, that’s what I say!

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No matter how you self-identify…quilter, multi-crafter, crafter, sewist…I think you’re going to like the project pattern I picked out for all our blog hoppers. It’s a sea-inspired tote bag pattern designed by McCall’s Quilting editor-in-chief-emeritus Beth Hayes. And best of all, the complete pattern download is FREE! Let’s take a look:


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Cute, yes? Even if quilting isn’t your main craft, if you can sew you can make this tote thanks to our complete instructions and its Confident Beginner difficulty rating.

There are a couple of cool techniques used in this free tote bag pattern, and step by step photos are included for both of them. The no-waste flying geese technique is used to make the 3-triangle units that make up most of the bag front and back. And a slick trick for boxing the bag corners is also shown. Check it out:

BoxSteps600px Crafters Blog Hop: Free Quilt Pattern PLUS Prizes!This boxing technique gives the bag strength and depth, so it’s sturdy and roomy enough for all your beach gear, shopping haul, library books, or whatever else you choose to carry in it.

Download the A Sampling of Geese free tote bag pattern here, and enjoy!

BlogHopPrize400px Crafters Blog Hop: Free Quilt Pattern PLUS Prizes!Now, how about that giveaway? We have 3 super quilty crafty goodie collections featuring products like Insul-Bright, Pin Pals, Coats thread, famous-manufacturer quilting fabric, and more. Leave a comment below before midnight April 10, 2016 and you’ll be entered into our random drawing. Three winning names will be drawn on April 11 and notified by email with subject line beginning YOU WON.

This contest is open to US and Canadian residents, excluding Quebec. 

We have our winners! Congratulations to Karen Sopjes of Kalamazoo, Michigan; Joyce Mitchell of Selma, North Carolina and Kaye Mattson of Chapman, Nebraska.

If you missed any of the other blog hop stops, with their free patterns and contests, you can find them all here. Good luck to all you crafters!

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65 Responses to Crafters’ Blog Hop: Free Quilt Pattern PLUS Prizes!

  1. Doris McCarty says:

    I love making bags! Thanks for the pattern. And thank you for the fun giveaway.

  2. Nancy says:

    Thank you for the tutorial! I love using the boxed corner to make bags. And I keep meaning to try the no-waste flying geese. Maybe soon!

  3. Allison CB says:

    Love making bags! Thanks for the chance!

  4. Ooh, great stuff! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at)

  5. Linda Pawlak says:

    WOW! What a great giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  6. April Smith says:

    Oh my that is quite a collection of goodies to win! Please consider me entered!

  7. Lori Smanski says:

    what a fun give a way. thanks for a chance

  8. Carol Younce says:

    What a fun bag! A good way to brighten the early spring days. Thanks for sharing the tips on how to make the corners.

  9. cool love flying geese will give this a try……

  10. MargaretK in VA says:

    Thanks for the bag pattern and the giveaway!

  11. Karen Meyer says:

    Sweet Giveaway! The flying geese tote is so cute! Anxious to explore the techniques in the tutorial!

  12. Janie says:

    Love the tote. Thank you for a detailed tutorial, and the generous giveaway.

  13. Kristine Clay says:

    I love the blue tote. Fun pattern!

  14. Sue S. says:

    The quilt Blog was fun and the bag is very cute!

  15. Kathy E. says:

    Making tote bags is one of my favorite sewing projects and this pattern is a new one for me…thank you! This is a great collection of goodies that any sewist will appreciate!

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