Saturday, August 3, 2013

A Quilted Duffle Bag Finish

Duffle bag 1

I finally finished my quilted duffle bag and can check this half completed project off my "To do" list.  It has been sitting in my closet for probably three years and I decided it was about time I completed it.

I started it before I purchased my current sewing machine and my previous machine couldn't really handle the thickness or the weight of the batting and fabric.  

Duffle bag 2

When I finish one of these bags, it always amazes me how big they are.  It doesn't look like it is going to be that big when I am putting it together, but this bad boy can hold a lot!  The dimensions are 20" long, 12" deep, and 12" high.

Duffle Bag 5

You can find the pattern details in my previous post here... Duffle Bag.

Duffle Bag 4

What project of yours is taking up space in your closet?  I would love to hear about it and maybe I have inspired you to break it out and finish it up.

Happy Sewing!
Candace

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19 comments:

  1. Great duffel! Ha! I've got so many projects taking up space I don't even want to think about it!

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  2. Wonderful bag! Love the fabrics you used and your work is so neat and precise.

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  3. Congratulations on the finish! The more expensive sewing machines are soooo worth it!
    I really like that bag! I might make one in the upcoming months!
    Esther
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  4. I don't have that many projects hidden away, but I'm really hard on myself about finishing. I've made a few duffle bags for daughters-in-law. They've been clamoring for more in the last year, so I may try your design. I love those colors and the shape of your bag!

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  5. I had more and more projects hidden away. I have a list with all my WIPś and UFO's. That is because I see so much projects while visiting blogs.
    But since a few weeks I am hard for myself too. When finishing one new project, I have to finish an old one too. You should think that after a while there aren't UFO's left!
    Lovely duffel, may be I finish one this week .......

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  6. Very nice! I have all the supplies to make the Weekender. Just need a little courage to start!

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  7. This is a fabulous bag! I love the size of it.

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  8. Great bag! I am glad to see that you like the pattern. We made this bag at the Sew South Retreat and it gave a lot of us fits!

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  9. How satisfying to get it done! Three years! I dont feel so bad now about the things I've had sitting here for a year.LOL!

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  10. Wonderful duffel !
    Always a good feeling to complete a project. ;)
    Visiting from 'Sew Many Ways'.
    Rose

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  11. What a beautiful duffel bag and I can't believe you started it that long ago! Having a sewing machine that can go through thick layers is wonderful to have. My vintage singers are great for that. Thanks for sharing.
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  12. Great duffel - I just bought the pattern, now I'm excited to try it too!

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  13. Awesome bag! Could I take it for a 'ride' this weekend? :-)

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  14. kudos to you for tackling a forgotten WIP. It's so cute! I really love the fabrics, and the addition of the burlap to the handles.

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday, Candace!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  15. Great bag!, I have lots of quilt tops that need to be completed. That's my current goal.

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  16. Cute bag! I love the dotted fabric and colors! You did a great job!

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  17. Great bag! I might make a similar one for my niece for Christmas. What's taking up space? Oh, so many things. I just cleaned my sewing room and I am trying to knock things out. My goal is to have all my tops quilted before year's end. I would also like to have a pair of flannel tops that I have the blocks for turned into quilts for my grand nieces.

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  18. Love your blog. So many practical projects, great work. Congratulations on your finish. Love the quilting. I agree with you about curtains, but somebody has got to do it, right? Thanks for sharing your success and inspiring so many people with your sewing.

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