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Noodlehead   grocery bag thingys quilting

I had the pleasure of meeting up with Megan and Jeni again (and Megan’s wonderful mother) a couple weekends ago.  It’s so fun to be able to chat about sewing stuff, almost everyone else I know gets bored with sewing talk way too quickly.  Anyway, last time we had gotten together I didn’t sew much, but this time I was determined to make something!

Noodlehead   grocery bag thingys quilting

This is one of those projects I’ve been meaning to make for years.  Really. So I threw my supplies together and figured I might make some progress on it.  I followed ps i quilt’s grocery bag dispenser tutorial.

Noodlehead   grocery bag thingys quilting

Happy to say I walked away with two finished grocery bag dispensers, all quilted and ready to go!  I can’t wait to wash mine and see it get all crinkly.  Of course, I made the other one for my mom.  It was a fun and quick project!

Noodlehead   grocery bag thingys quilting

I used charms from two charm packs I had gotten from Windham fabrics, one is Bella by Lotta Jansdotter, the other is Glimma (soon to be released) by Lotta Jansdotter as well.  At first I wasn’t super excited by the colors, but when they’re all quilted, it’s so pretty!

Noodlehead   grocery bag thingys quilting

Mine’s already stuffed full!

Noodlehead   grocery bag thingys quilting

23 Responses to grocery bag thingys

  1. Katia Donohoe 02.04.2013 at 3:14 am #

    They look awesome, Anna! I have one that I bought at a dollar shop ages ago and always wanted to make one with nicer fabric. Now I feel inspired to have a go:)

  2. Kate 02.04.2013 at 5:08 am #

    They are great, was just thinking I need one so thanks for the tutorial lik.

  3. Annabella 02.04.2013 at 6:05 am #

    Oh it does look amazing – beautiful and practical. Love love.

  4. Rachel O. 02.04.2013 at 9:37 am #

    We have a metal one, but it gets fingerprints ALL over it. Drives me crazy – it always looks dirty. A fabric one would be super cute and great.

  5. Jeni 02.04.2013 at 9:39 am #

    Yay! They turned out so cute! Always have a great time when we get together! :)

  6. Karla Hoffmann 02.04.2013 at 9:42 am #

    Just had my ‘why didn’t I think of that!?’ Moment for the day! I made one not long ago but never even thought of making a quilted style one, mine was simply a cute fq, without any lining or such. It’s cute of course and I love the fabric pop of color when I open my pantry but I wish I had of quilted it! My mum has been asking for one also, since she seen mine! Maybe I will quilt one for her! :)

  7. Cranberry Morning 02.04.2013 at 9:58 am #

    boy, do I need one of those! I am sick of bags being everywhere!

  8. Truly Myrtle 02.04.2013 at 10:27 am #

    Me too – YEARS – since my last one fell apart. I love that you’ve used charm squares – how totally convenient!

  9. Eve 02.04.2013 at 10:54 am #

    I just need one of those! But I forgot it;) So thanx for remind me to make one!

  10. Kat 02.04.2013 at 11:38 am #

    A “bag thingy” has been on my list for years. I’m going to look at the pattern now and I think this will be my next small project. I love the fabrics you used, they look beautiful together.

  11. kristin 02.04.2013 at 11:58 am #

    Those fabrics are great together! I just hauled two giant plastic bags full of other plastic bags back to the grocery store yesterday; these would be much better for storage. :/

  12. Katy Cameron 02.04.2013 at 12:01 pm #

    This has been on my list for yonks too, plus a bag to hold new packs of washing up sponges and the like, but these things always seem to get put off when more exciting things some along ;o) Yours look great though, maybe the random charm packs I have need to be pressed into use…

  13. Jen 02.04.2013 at 1:41 pm #

    So pretty, Anna! This has been on my list for years, too. Maybe I can make one soon…hopefully! ;)

  14. Karin 02.04.2013 at 4:16 pm #

    Very nice colors.

  15. Flying Blind... 02.04.2013 at 5:35 pm #

    So much more stylish that my IKEA plastic tube!!

  16. janae king...sewing patterns 02.04.2013 at 8:44 pm #

    i love your ‘bag thingy’s’…really cute, and useful too! great gift idea. thanks for sharing.

  17. Christina 02.04.2013 at 9:44 pm #

    OH I love this! What perfect fabric for this project. I’m off to find myself some fat quarters so I can make one, too! :)

  18. Lieke 02.06.2013 at 9:23 am #

    This is exactly what I need!

  19. **nicke... 02.07.2013 at 7:30 pm #

    i have been meaning to make one for myself for YEARS!!!!!!!!

  20. 02.08.2013 at 1:11 pm #

    I love yours. Thank you for sharing the tute! I need to make one of these and get the grocery bags off the floor of the pantry. It drives me nuts!

  21. rachel griffith 02.26.2013 at 12:35 am #

    glad you enjoyed my tutorial. yours are SUPER cute. :)

  22. **nicke... 03.06.2013 at 11:38 am #

    this week is the week that i make this!!!!!

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