Kits Cats Sacks and Wives: How Many Were Going to . . . .

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I just actually like saying "kits, cats, sacks and wives". Sometimes I just say it over and over for fun. "Kits, Cats Sacks and Wives, how many women are going to the Panguitch Quilt Walk? I guess I could substitute "kits, strips, bags and quilters" for this post if I wanted to be more accurate. I'm headed south of me (a few hour trip) to teach a bag class to a room full of wonderful quilters in Panguitch, Utah. We're going to be making my "Mixed Bag to Quilt" pattern.
I've been making new bag samples and cutting kits. Here is a bag in the nearly done stage to show as an example. It is a fun and easy bag to make. At least I hope that is what the girls in my class think. These orange handles were cut off an long unused purchased bag and re-purposed.
This is a finished sample bag. I used some of my favorite prints. Here is the front with the strawberry button.
And this is the back. I love that all 12 strips are different. I substituted plether handles for the cloth handles the pattern calls for. They crimp on when the bag is completed. So so easy.The bag lining fabric in this sample is from Flower Sugar II. I always put my personal label in my bags, too with a front and back pocket. One trick I'll pass along about making lining - cut the lining 1/4" smaller than the bag outside, then the lining fits really snugly without a lot of bunching at the bottom or sides.
I've been cutting kits. About half the students in my class opted to make their own kits but some of them wanted kits from Freda's Hive. I hope they like the ones I've made.
Wo00w bad photo. I forgot to photograph before I packaged and I didn't feel like un-packaging everything, sorry.
I like to think each bag has a personality. I have about 11 kits made up so the girls can choose.
Each kit has lining, rick rack, button, 12 strips cut to size and I also have interfacing and batting to take along.
I'm always a little nervous before teaching a class. I like everything to go smoothly, of course. The Panguitch Quilt Walk is a fun yearly retreat. I've been there before. Everyone is so nice.
I'll get to see some of my girl pals there too. Nedra, Emily, Leslie and Norma, Joyce, Bonnie Miles, Brenda & Bonnie, Konda, and maybe Sherri will drop by. Should be really fun. Maybe I'll see some of you there too? Come and say hi to me.

-nanette
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48 comments

sallgood said...

So cute!!! Have a great time!

Darlene said...

A fun class, indeed, Nanette. Love the kits - sweet!

That Girl said...

How fun! All of the kits look like they have a great selection of fabric.

If I lived closer, I'd definitely be in one of your classes!

Jennifer :)

Des said...

WHO wouldn't want a Freda kit?? who, who? said the owl. have fun. Panguitch is south of me, too. Just a little too south. :(

Julie said...

I wish I were going--one of these years. That is what I tell myself anyway. Have a great time. I am sure your class will be a great success. Your bag is darling. How much are your kits? Have a super day. Julie

Jana said...

Your bags and kits are darling! Have a fun time! I might have to put that show on my calendar next year. It sounds like a fun one.

badlandsquilts said...

Sounds so fun...my sister lives in Mesquite so one of these years I might have to work in a visit to her and a quilty trip!

jen duncan said...

How fun! I'm especially drawn to the orange sample today :-) I'm sure everyone will LOVE what you've put together. Enjoy!

Lynne said...

Sounds fun - one year maybe I'll come!

Nedra said...

I will see you on Thursday!! I teach from 2-5
I am sure your class will be fabulous as usual. Love the orange for the bag.

Simone de Klerk said...

Love the kits you made!!! Too bad I can't join the classes.

Brandie said...

Cute bags! Wish I was going, it would have been fun. Good luck

AnnieO said...

Wish I were joining in! Alas, Southern California is a leetle too far away for a weekend trip :) The kits look great! I love the one with the orange rickrack.

Fiesta said...

I wish I were in your class. They will love these kits

Lori Holt said...

Oh.
I.
am.
so.
jealous.
in.
every.
way.
Have a great time!
x
lori

Vicki said...

How fun! Panguitch is a great town--I lived at Panguitch Lake one of the summers that I worked for the forest service back in the day. I'm far away now... you'll have a great time!

PamKittyMorning said...

The kits look great! I love all those handles, those crimp on styles are cool!
Wish I could drop by. xo

pratima said...

These little kits are going to be tons of fun and you're right!... they each have a personality and are so very cute... very Nanette!!
Have fun!

Muddling Through said...

All your kits and sample bags are SO pretty! I'd have a hard time choosing just one. Plenty of "Nanette" fabric there, that is what makes them so special. Thanks for the tip about the lining. I'll have to try that on my next one. Have a good time!

Susan said...

This does sound like fun. The bags are fantastic but I really love those fussy cut covered buttons--too cute! You just have yourself a swell time at the retreat.

Needled Mom said...

It looks like a really fun class and you have been busy with kits. WOW!

Shelley said...

Oh, I wish I wish I wish I could be there!! I love your kits!! Have a great time!!

Sherri said...

The kits look great...and I love the fun handles! Wish I were going to be there!

Jan Marie said...

I can't wait. I am in your class.

I will be posting pictures of us working on quiltwalktalk.blogspot.com

Thimbleanna said...

Have a great time Nanette! I decided it would be fun to mapquest your route to Panguitch -- dumb ol' map takes you down I-15. Skip the freeway and take the scenic route through the Sanpete Valley! ;-)

Kim D. said...

Very cute bag Nanette.. Those kits are adorable too, love the chicken button. So cute!! I'm sure those ladies are gonna make you feel so comfortable and you're gonna have so much fun in class. Enjoy and take lots of photo's to share.

Barbie Jo said...

The kits are darling Nanette, I'm sure the ladies will be very happy with your fabric choices. Have a great trip!

Shari said...

i will be getting there around 11a.m.Thursday (in time for the trunk show). Would love to bump into you. i'm. so. excited. to. get. out. of. dodge....

Sherry said...

I'm jealous, wish I was in that class. That is a neat bag & those kits look wonderful. Have a great time!

Dawn said...

Your kits are awesome!! You have a great eye for fabrics. Have a good time!

Julia said...

I am soooo far away Nanette, or I would be there too..
What fun it would be to take a class with you...have fun!
Julia ♥

alobsiger said...

Ooooooh, those bag kits are scrumptious! I may have to get my kit out of the Museum of Saved Precious Things and make a bag. Love the lining tip -- that bunching is a perennial problem for me. I like that as much as make your pillow cover one inch smaller than your pillow form so it stays nice and plump. The class will be a blast!

Cheryl said...

What a great purse..and love, love, love your kits!! A friend of mine has taught at that retreat. In fact I think she might be there this year also. I would love to be in your class.

Cathi said...

What a super bag -- and those kits look fabulous!!

Kathie said...

love that purse! oh what wonderful looking kits
good luck!!!!
kathie

Pat said...

OOOOO...what a FUN class!!! Great kits you made for it, too.

Rumi said...

Cute bag Nanette! The ladies will be very happy with your kits, I'm sure.

Momoo said...

Neat bags, have fun teaching your class. Thanks for the hint on making the lining a little smaller.

Jan Marie said...

Nanette, for some reason I could not get your email to work on my computer. Here is the addy for the quilt walk talk blog. Class was great. I felt bad about my machine, but can't wait to start on your kit. Thanks, Jan

quiltwalktalk.blogspot.com

amandajean said...

Have fun at class! The bags are adorable!

Carrie P. said...

What a fun class that will be. I will take the first kit.lol

Diane said...

AWESOME fabric combinations. I'd be hard pressed to choose!

Micki said...

I love the orange kit with the rooster button...love, love, love it.
Are you going to sell the kits?
Micki

*karendianne. said...

Such a cute, cute bag with GRRREAT fabrics. How wunnerful. I hope you have the best time in Panguitch. It's certain to be a time brimming and teeming with delight and joy!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh you are so blessed in many ways! Wish I was a quilter! I sure love fabric! Sweet patterns in your Etsy shop!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Shari said...

Your fabric choices are superb and I'm sure the girls who brought their own kits will be tempted to get one of yours. It will be a great class. Hope you have a lot of fun at the retreat!

quilts said...

Nannette:
Thanks for teaching for me at the Panguitch Quilt Walk Festival. Everyone loved their bags and you!!. I think I saw everyone' bag that was finished. I can't wait to do mine this week(the one with the chicken on the covered button). Thank you Thank you! Claudia

Niesz Vintage Home said...

I hope you had fun at your class!
That's an adorable bag design and I just love the fabric combos that you put together in the kits.
I'm sure they all turned out great. I hope we get to see some pics of the finished bags.

Kimberly :-)