Crazy Quilt Improv Tote in Batiks
Did you happen to see the neat Improv Tote Bag video tutorial by Vanessa of The Crafty Gemini and Jenny from the Missouri Star Quilt Co. - it was so neat and.....I immediately had to make one!
Using Soft and Stable stabilizer really helps the tote keep it's shape.
There are 2 videos that show you all the steps to make the tote. This photo doesn't really show the beautiful colors in the batiks. Last year I bought a couple Stash Builders bundles of Island Batik fabrics. Each strip is 5 inches wide so I cut them in half for this project.
I call this the back of my tote, aren't the colors neat!
I had a big enough piece of another batik that I used for the lining. I also added a pocket inside.
If you would like to watch the videos - here are the links. Improv Tote Part 1 and Improv Tote Part 2.
You might want to subscribe to their YouTube channels as they have great tutorials.
TheCraftyGemini and Missouri Quilt Co
Edit: I forgot to mention that I used a package of Soft and Stable Stabilizer that I had bought from Fat Quarter Shop in my tote. It doesn't have a fusible side and I did have to piece 2 pieces together.....I had it on hand and it worked just great!
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