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Fashion show fundraiser for local children’s services organization: Mercaz Rakefet

Models with my bags

On Dec 7th there was a fashion show held as a fundraiser for a local children’s services organization in our area of the world. Fashions of all sorts and colors were shown and modeled by volunteers who banded together to help raise money for this group, which assists kids with learning disabilities. So many people have used these services; so many kids have benefited from them. Even my kids went there.
I had a table at the event filled with all my new work — lots of bags and belts and scarves. Danielle, my daughter, came to help me out. Here are some photos… Thanks Danielle!

Table of CindyRQuilts goods Fashion show table Danielle and I at the fashion show
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Want to come to a fashion show and help learning disabled kids too?

Mercaz Rakefet is running an incredibly fun fundraising event for women. Rakefet provides developmental therapies for children in Bet Shemesh.

Ladies, come on out and show your support for all the designers! I will have a table and my accessories, such as quilted bags and silk scarves, will be modeled on the runway!!

7 December 2011 at Kibbutz Zora


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New fashion shoulder bag inspired by our cousin

Danielle modelling shoulder bagWhat is the best market research? The commissioned work! Our cousin called and said she wanted a bag to give as a gift. But it needed a zipper and it had to have shoulder straps and maybe some pockets… Pockets are always good. Voila! The new fashion shoulder bag is born!
I just delivered the bag to her and she was really pleased. It is now available on Etsy. Comes in lots of batiks (options shown in the last image). It’s lightweight, colorful, fashionable and washable.
Come visit! Shoulder bag.

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PDF Tutorial: How to Make a Quilted Weekend Tote Bag

TOTE-TUTORIALFinally, here is your chance to make the ultimate weekend bag yourself in the exact colors you want, at your own leisure. This guide contains actual photos, clear descriptions and simple steps to enable you to create this bag with your own signature.

This lovely, handmade, multi-purpose small tote is a great gift idea. It’s handy for taking a few items and still looking fashionable without being loaded down. Tissues, keys, sunglasses and a book. What more do you need?

The dimensions of the finished bag are: 9″ back/front x 2.75″ side panel x 10″ long; 9.5″ handle drop (can be a short shoulder bag or hand-held)
23.5cm back/front x 7cm side panel x 25cm long; 24cm handle drop

The design includes straps that are filled with batting for added comfort. The bag has a cute flower that adds to its beauty.

I will email a PDF file of this tutorial upon receipt of your email address and payment. No shipment costs; no waiting!

*** Update***
I have also decided to provide this bag as a combination tutorial / fabric kit in case you don’t have time to shop for fabric. So, visit this second shop item if you prefer having the fabric provided!


Required materials for this Tote Bag

 Body of bag: ½ yard pre-quilted fabric or a pieced or plain top fabric with cotton batting and a back that you have quilted together measuring ½ yard
 Coordinating cotton thread
 Binding and Straps: ¼ yard coordinating cotton fabric
 Straps: 1” strip of batting cut into two pieces measuring 1” x 22”
 1 fat quarter lightweight cotton or rayon fabric for the flower
 Strong thread, such as a coated cotton or a polyester for hand sewing the flower
 1 button
 Sewing machine
 Walking foot (optional but recommended)
 Overlock foot (optional but recommended)
 Scissors
 Rotary board, ruler and cutter (optional)
 Iron
 Pins
 Hand sewing needle

Note to my fellow Etsy sellers: You are welcome to sell your finished bag but please limit the numbers so we can all benefit…

Please protect artistic works from misuse and illegal infringement by respecting the copyright laws connected with this original tutorial. All the images and instructional information contained in this tutorial belong solely to CindyRQuilts.

Thanks for visiting.

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Batik Quilted black & white weekend tote bag

Weekend Tote
I just released my new weekend tote bag! 110 ₪ / $30.
This lovely, handy, multi-purpose tote is made of vibrant batik quilted fabric and is a great gift idea for general use or for bringing to synagogue. It’s great for taking a few items and still looking fashionable without being loaded down. Tissues, keys, sunglasses and a book. What more do you need?

The bag has a cute flower that adds to its beauty. It’s light; it’s cute and it’s washable.
(Flower can be replaced with a Yo Yo if you prefer.)

Machine-pieced and machine-quilted 100% cotton fabric. Handles are filled with batting for added comfort.

9″ back/front x 2.75″ side panel x 10″ long; 9.5″ handle drop (can be a short shoulder bag or hand-held)
23.5cm back/front x 7cm side panel x 25cm long; 24cm handle drop

Comes in other colors as well for matching. Inquire! You can write to me at [email protected] or visit http://www.etsy.com/listing/73675294/batik-quilted-black-white-weekend-tote

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New head scarf on Etsy

Denim Head Scarf with Yo Yos
I just released my newly designed Bandana Cotton Denim Head Scarf with Yo Yos. It is available on Etsy.

It is a fashionable, comfortable triangle-shaped head scarf that can be worn on any occasion and tied easily. The yo yos add to the overall look of the scarf to dress up your outfit. Since it is denim, it can also dress down your outfit.

This 100% cotton denim is super thin and soft for hot days when you are out on a hike or a run. You almost forget you are wearing anything on your head. It is an ideal head covering for religious wearers and a perfect gift for any occasion. Keep an extra in your bag — they are so compact! $25.50 in time for Mother’s Day!

Machine washable in cool water with like colors; hang dry.

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How about a quilted customized key chain?

I spent the day making customized key chains. Each key chain is a different patchwork or crazy quilt pattern. It was a fun, creative project and I enjoyed coordinating colors while using up scraps. It is not too hard to make or very time consuming.

The nicest touch is that they can be personalized, so they make cute gifts. I figured out how to use the embroidery feature on my sewing machine and I can add names, initials and short messages to each key chain. Here are some samples.

Keychain collection

Available in my Etsy shop.

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Quilted bag collection

I’ve been really busy these last few days filling my quilted bag collection on my Etsy shop. I have new cosmetic bags to help organize your stuff. I keep all the things that always disappear in the bottom of my purse in these cosmetic bags. They are really cute  — quilted and colorful. The best part is the are affordable. I even added a charm on the zipper to add some pizazz. So far I have four different patterns and there are more to come.

beautiful batiks

I also added a novel tote / purse combo unit. It can be either one depending on your mood. These bags are also quilted and washable and really cute. They have inside pockets and great buttons and handles to accent the look of the bag. So far I added a personal favorite to my Etsy shop, basically because it is purple and everything purple is good! There are more colors to come, so stand by.

Child's Shoulder bag with butterfly

Embroidered Butterfly on purple bag

Woven handle on purple bag

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