1 yard main fabric
1 yard lining fabric
2 yards cotton batting and 1 yard thinsolate
Heavy duty needle
Thread to match main fabric
3 magnetic snaps
a small piece of Velcro for the straps and you also can use velcro for flap instead of a snap.
Cut from main fabric and lining fabric 2 pieces ea. 14"w x17" L
cut 4 pieces of cotton batting 14 1/2" w. x 17 1/2" L.
2 pieces of thinsolate the same size
cut 1 piece of main fabric and 1 piece of lining fabric 9 1/2"w. x 10"L
cut 2 pieces of cotton batting the same size adding a 1/2 in to the measurements.
Cut 2 strips of main fabric or coordinating fabric for straps 28" L x 4 " w
cut 1 piece of main fabric or coordinating fabric for binding 13 1/4" L x 3 1/2" w
lay 1 piece of main fabric right side up over your 3 layers of batting.
Quilt as desired. I did a diagonal diamond pattern.
Starting at one corner sew a line from corner to corner diagonally across the fabric then going down the side follow your original sewing line and sew from edge to edge diagonally until the all the fabric is sewn in one direction. The turn the piece and sew another line from corner to corner making an x and continue to sew across your first lines using them as a guide to size. I did mine about 2 1/2" apart. Do this for both main pieces of fabric. Now it is time to sew the bag together. I used about a 1/2" seam. Place your 2 pieces of now quilted fabric right sides together making sure that your fabric is going in the same direction if directional. Sew from the top to the bottom across the bottom and the up the other side. Back stitching where you start and stop.
It should look like this...
now cut the tip off at the seam line leaving a seam allowance.
turn the bag right side out and lets put on the straps. Take your first strip of fabric that you cut and press the piece in half cut a piece of stabilizer or batting 2 in w and the length of your strip.
Now make a 2 1/2 in piece from your scraps and sew it length wise and turn right side out. attach a piece of velcro to both the ends and loop around the top of the handles. This will hold the handles together and you can also carry your serving spoon threaded through it.Now the binding and the flap. Turn the bag wrong side out again and then place your binding piece around the bag and pin in a couple of places right sides together measure your strip and make it tight around the bag. Mark the spot with a pin. Take it off the bag and sew it together at this mark. Put it back on and pin it around the bag about an inch from the top.
sew a 1/4 inch seam around the top and then turn the bag right side out and fold ,pin and