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Insulated Grocery Tote

Insulated Grocery Tote
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An innovative use of a reflective car shade, this Insulated Grocery Tote will keep your frozen foods chilly on the way home or keep your family picnic cool on the way out. Learn how to quilt a gorgeous bag when you check out this insanely smart project idea. This free bag pattern is the perfect project to start before the summer weather comes out and it is time for picnic weather. Whether you are looking for quilting ideas to give as gifts or want to quilt something for yourself, this free quilted tote pattern is sure to do the trick. Plus, it is much cheaper to make and easier to carry than it is to invest in a cooler.

Project TypeMake a Project

Quilt Size16 inches wide x 19 inches long

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniquePieced


Materials List

  • 1 yard decorator weight fabric 54" wide
  • 1 car shade
  • 1-1/2 yard cording, 1" wide
  • 2 pieces grosgrain ribbon, 3/8" x 10"
  • 22" plastic non-separating zipper
  • 2 large safety pins
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