A few months ago, on my way to go bridesmaids dress shopping with my future daughter-in-law, her mom, and all the bridesmaids, I stopped at a quilt shop along the way. One of my purchases that day was the "Stand and Stow" bag pattern by Atkinson Designs.
Fast forward to the week before last, the week I was away at school. I was thinking about an upcoming bridal shower. Not for my future daughter-in-law, but for another couple that is getting married. This seems to be a busy year for weddings! Anyhow, one of my favorite things about this pattern is that the largest bag will hold a 9x13 inch pan. How convenient is that? Especially for taking food to potlucks, etc. As luck would have it, I did have a chance to go fabric shopping while I was away. :)
I also went to Target, and purchased a baking dish that was on the bride's gift registry. It's not a 9x13, but it is approximately 9" square.
Anyhow, I made the bag today. The pattern is really well written, very clear directions with pictures to guide you through. I didn't have to use my seam ripper.... not even once! :)
Here is the finished bag...
The bag is lined, and a very heavy interfacing (the heaviest I have ever worked with) called Peltex is used, which makes the bag stand up. The pattern uses a very neat method - it's like you sew channels in the bag and then you cut the Peltex to fit in those channels, and fuse to the lining side.
I lined it with a light gray/white dot print. I made the handles in reverse for a little contrast.
I think I'll find a recipe to include - one that needs to bake in a 9" square pan. And then I'll include some of the ingredients that aren't perishable. Maybe, just maybe, I'll get a picture of it all put together.
Here it is, one more time....