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I'm finally a member of the 241 Tote Club!

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This is the 241 Tote by Noodlehead. I've been meaning to make cute bag for a couple of years and finally finished it this summer. It was a very fun bag to make. The 241 Tote is all over Pinterest so there's no shortage of fabric ideas for it. I would say the pattern is for people with some bag making experience, but it really isn't too difficult. Why is it called the 241 Tote ? Anna Graham (Noodlehead) explains the pattern's name. "It's called the 241 Tote because it's like two patterns in one (two for one)! One version of the bag has two exterior side pockets (great for beginners), the other has two exterior zippered pockets (for those who might want a bit of a challenge)." The fun part was picking out the fabrics. I decided I wanted this bag to be as bright and as cheery as possible. I believe I accomplished that 😊. These bright fabrics were in my scrap bin and I was happy I could finally use them for something. 241 Tote  made by Monica Curry Desi

How to make bag straps with quilt batting

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Apple Cider Market Tote aka Winslow Market Tote I first saw this tote pattern in the 2018 issue of Make It! Patchwork.  It was designed by Kathy Mack and was showcased on the Quilting Arts TV Episode #601 . It was originally featured as the  Winslow Market Tote and has since been renamed the  Apple Cider Market Tote .  I haven't made many bags, but I fell in love with this one as soon as I saw it. I wasn't sure, however, what fat quarters to use for it. When I finally dug through my stash, I found the perfect fabric for this tote ─  Into the Garden by Amanda Herring for Riley Blake. I bought this fat quarter bundle several years ago and loved it so much I didn't want to cut it! I also wanted to make pretty matching straps for this bag, but I wasn't sure how to make bag straps. I heard you could use quilt batting for straps and thought that this would be a great way to use up my batting scraps. After a YouTube search, I found a great tutorial for making bag straps wi