I made this carrier for my quilting tools back in 1993. I still use it today when attending a quilt class. After schlepping to my first class with my scissors, thread, rotary cutter, needles, pins, etc. in a paper bag, I thought I’d better get organized. The other people in the class had fancy roll-around cases and carts for their tools.
The carrier is approximately 23 inches wide and 17 inches tall when folded in half. I made fitted pockets for scissors, a rotary cutter, and a small ruler and pencils. Along the bottom are miscellaneous pockets for miscellaneous things – thread, thimbles, measuring tape, seam ripper, boxed pins, and other stuff. The pockets have elastic across the tops so the little things won’t fall out easily. I used thick poly batting to provide good padding. I quilted the fold-over part in a large simple grid.
When the pockets are filled with supplies for the class, I fold over the padded top and tuck in a 12 inch quilting ruler and a small, narrow cutting mat. Then the whole carrier can be folded over in thirds.
It sure beats a paper bag.
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