Each year we try to think of a project that can be done as the perfect gift for the Holiday Season and for Birthdays, etc. It is a challenge because so many of us are with such an extensive list and we want to give something that will be used. Well, we happened upon what we think is terrific….THE DUFFEL BAG. We decided okay let’s make one and see how it goes and if it is the perfect gift.
The Duffel Bag defined in the dictionary as “A cylindrical canvas bag carried over the shoulder, originally used esp. by sailors for carrying personal articles.”Okay and it carries stuff, stuff on the plane, stuff to college, stuff to grandma’s house, it is a stuff carrier and even stuff on a boat.Well who doesn’t have STUFF?It meets a big requirement. It is suitable for all people of all ages and stages.
So will our design work.Samples were made, patterns were written and changed and tested and viola a duffle bag emerged.And now the final test…..is it usable?You bet it is.We are grabbing it more and more.It fits on a plane; it is light-weight and perfect for a long weekend.But it, also, is great for the maker…you can practice your quilting skills and get better at free motion should you chose that quilting style.(You first sandwich and quilt the two yard piece as desired.)
The pattern is provided free with your purchase of the Duffel Bag Quilt and we have loads of different kits to get you going.We do not sell the Duffel Bag pattern separate.You only need batting, quilting thread and you are ready to go.You can purchase with a zipper or without and the fabric is priced at $ 8.00 a yard (what a bargain!)