From Barbara at Six Gables Designs


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Please welcome Barbara and her very cool – or should I say ‘hot’ – casserole tote!

 

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Casserole/Plate Tote

 

Shared by Barbara Chojnacki of Six Gables Designs

 

Choose two coordinating prints, or use up your leftover fabrics. Bring one loaded with goodies to a holiday party and leave it behind as a hostess gift. This is a fun, quick, and easy project.

 

MATERIALS:

 

5/8 yard each of two fabrics, fabric A and fabric B

 

circle of quilt batting 20? in diameter

 

8 nylon or metal rings, approximately 1? in diameter (if you can’t find rings in the craft department, split ring key rings will work)

 

 

DIRECTIONS: Cut fabrics in order given; start cutting as close to corner as you can, so you have enough fabric for subsequent pieces. All seams are 1/4?.

 

Carrier base:

Cut a 20? diameter circle each from fabrics A and B. Place fabric A face down on table. Top with batting and fabric B face up. Quilt straight lines dividing the circle into eight pie-shaped pieces.

 

Handles:

From Fabric A cut two strips 2 1/2? wide x width of fabric (approx. 44?). Fold each strip in half lengthwise, right sides together. Stitch along one short end and down long edge.

Turn right side out, press.

 

Binding:

From Fabric B cut 3 bias strips 2 1/2? wide. Join into one long strip at least 70? long. Fold in half lengthwise, wrong sides together. Press.

 

Loops for rings: Make 8

From Fabric B cut 8 pieces 2 1/2? x 5?. Fold in half lengthwise, right sides together and stitch along long edge. Turn right side out, press.

 

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Assembly:

Slip a ring onto each 5? strip, fold strip in half. Pin to edge of base as shown in Picture 2, matching raw edges of strips with raw edges of base, and aligning with quilt lines. Pin loops evenly around outer edge of base, facing in toward center of base as shown, stitch securely a scant 1/4? from edge. Bind base with bias binding. Slip on handle through four adjacent rings, securely stitch ends of handle together. Repeat with second handle through remaining four rings.

 

This brings our Last Minute Gift Countdown to a close for this year. I hope you found some fabulous ideas for gifts! We’ll have another blog project next summer…our Summer Workshop!

 

I know I never mentioned anything about prizes… but ya’ll know me well enough to know there will be Prizes!!! I’ll pick names on Saturday, so you didn’t leave a comment on a post you loved, you still have time!

 

3 Prizes! I have no idea what they will be, but they’ll be GREAT! It’s Christmas after all, I love to give presents!!

 

 

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7 Responses to “From Barbara at Six Gables Designs”

  1. Sara Says:

    That really is a cute idea…and I just got some of those rings – even got extras…Now I know why!

  2. Simone Says:

    Thank you so much for for having organized this Last Minute Gift Countdown (O:> I certainly found some things I will make, if not for Christmas, for some other time!
    Have a nice weekend ! Simone

  3. Carrie P. Says:

    I like this tote. Great gift idea.

  4. Myra S Says:

    Thank you so much for these wonderful gift ideas.

  5. Kathy Says:

    Thanks for the Last Minute Gift Countdown. I still have enough time to sew some of these casserole totes for gifts this year.

  6. Beachcomber Says:

    Thanks for the great gift ideas.

  7. Jeanette Says:

    Thanks for posting such fabulous last minute gifts. Wonderful ideas.

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