Fun fact: I was looking at my blog stats yesterday and noticed that my 2018 and 2019 posts were the same number, 303. Now how weird is that! LOL
It only took 2.5 years!! A record for a UFO? Wait, it wasn’t a UFO, it was a planned project, that took 2.5 years to put rotary cutter to fabric. What is it? My Miranda Day Bag!!!
I told Connie at Quilts Plus I wanted a class on the Miranda Bag. So she put it on the schedule. I found out right before the class!, so I had to hop to get my homework done. But done I did ,and Tuesday night we learned the tricks Connie used for constructing this bag.
I quilted a diagonal crosshatch on the upper portion and vertical lines on the bottom. The perfect button decorates the flap! The closure is the magnetic disc in the 1st photo above.
I checked out other bags on the web after buying the pattern. That’s where I learned 2 hacks, ready made handles and swivel clasps. You can see my version of the handles above, but swivel hooks? Inside the bag, see the tabs? They hold the clasps, so I can do this!
The only thing I am not pleased with is the handles and tabs. The handles are stiff and their clasps are very loose on the rectangular D-rings. They slide and twist, don’t seem too stable. I might look for smaller, regular, D-rings to use instead. But I really do not want to rip those tabs again!!! I had so much trouble getting the distance right on all 4. I guess I will just live with it for now. But I must say, I LOVE IT!!! Now to decide: knitting bag or every-Day Bag? It for sure is going to Bloomington with me for the quilt show next Friday!! I am sure it will hold lots of fabric!