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!
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:
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:
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.
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!