What was inside the box is where my story begins. When hubby opened the box there were at least a hundred cloth bags. The bags were all different sizes and made from a soft cotton twill type fabric with a fleece lining.
Last year, I had my first glimmer of an idea. Make them into a gift bags. I had two small gifts to give for Christmas and I found two small bags perfect for gift giving.
I simply used a vintage 9-patch block. I had attached it with raw edge applique and some top stitching. Attached a piece of twine and placed the Christmas treasure inside.
Treasure Keeper as a birthday gift. The little bag measures 5 1/4" wide x 6 1/2" long. Perfect for a small gift.
***The top part of the bag is in a shadow. To begin my process I cut the seams on the bag and trim to a uniform size. Then I add my embellishments and quilting. For this bag I fussy cut fabric and fused them to the bag. Then added hand stitching, yarns, buttons and ribbon. Finally stitch it back together. This one is the natural color, but I have tea and coffee dyed a few to get a darker version.
I'm linking this post to Off The Wall, you may want to check out some of the other great ideas. Happy Quilting!