Where Did You Get That Bag?

10 Sep

It seems like everyone has a laptop these days and you need a way to carry it around. My friend Ruth Chandler has an article about making a very cool and very fun laptop bag in the current 2011 Quilting Arts Gifts magazine. There are many fun holiday and gift ideas in this magazine. If you don’t have a copy yet, be sure to get one.

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Ruth is very creative and very handy with creating her own patterns for things. She sees a need and just starts working on it. This bag is really great to make and you can personalize it any way you like to really make it reflect your personality. And the instructions are easy to follow. You can find the supplies for it on the Blue Twig Studio web site, including a kit that has everything you need (except your fabric and thread – you do want to make it your very own bag with your own fabric choices). Look how cute Ruth’s bag turned out. I know you want your own!

 

 

 

Ruth is a fiber artist, who started with garment making and traditional quilting (like many fiber artists do). She is the co-author of Fabric Embellishing: The Basics and Beyond (which everyone should own). She is currently teaching classes at Nana’s Quilt Cottage in Colorado Springs. She also teaches on-line classes with Liz Kettle at Textile Evolution. You can also find her on her blog. She grew up in Japan and you can really see the Japanese influence in her work.

I hope you get a chance to check out the article and also look at her classes and some of her fiber art work.

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5 Responses to “Where Did You Get That Bag?”

  1. ruthachandlerRuth A. Chandler September 10, 2011 at 7:21 pm #

    Thanks for the shout out!!! Blue Twig Studios is a great on line store and if you can’t find what you want Deb does her best to find it for you! I love that she always has the newest products for us to try. Check it out,you will NOT be disappointed!!!

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  2. Kathy King September 10, 2011 at 9:07 pm #

    Very nice bag! Congratulations to Ruth!

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  3. Sonja Milojevic September 14, 2011 at 7:50 am #

    Lovely bag! I will have to get the magazine, it sounds like it’s full of great ideas.

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    • lifeofdeb September 14, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

      I hope you do check it out. There are always lots of fun ideas and they aren’t necessarily just for the holidays. Lots of the gift ideas can be used all year around.

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