My quilt is ''Renaissance Waves'' and was made with a jelly roll of 'Redwork Renaissance' and some yardage from the same line. Here is my finished quilt:
Now, I am going to show how I made my storage bag/tote from the leftovers from my Moda Bake Shop quilt!
First, take 10 of your leftover 'tubes' and open them up. These can be totally random, or however you wish. You are going to be making two 25-patch blocks from these.
From either the extra from your backing, or from your filler strips, cut 2 1/2'' strips and frame your blocks. I chose to do mitered corners because I used the stripe, but you can do regular boxed corners.
Join the two panels together at the bottom so it looks like this:
Now, take your 1 1/2'' strips and press them in half. You are going to be making a binding-of-sorts with them for the top of the bag. Pin this to the top of the bag with raw edges together. Stitch binding/handles to top of bag with a 3/8'' seam. Reinforce stitches at handles.
Unfortunately, this is where I lost a few pics from demons possessing my computer. For some reason, if I delete pics on my camera with my computer, the computer gets confused and deletes the wrong ones, UGH.
Anyhow, after you have finished the top edge/handles, now is the time to make this into a bag. I used French seams for my bag. You can use regular seams and zigzag the edges if you prefer. I know my old sewing machine wouldn't have handled French seams on this many layers (especially the top edge where the binding is). So, for French seams, you place WRONG sides together, and stitch a scant 1/4'' seam. Then, turn so it is RIGHT sides together and stitch a 3/8'' seam. This encloses the edges and makes a neat seam.
Now, to box the bottom to make the bag stand up on it's own. This tutorial shows pics (ahem, for which I seem to be missing) on how to box the corners. Or this one is good too. I stitched my boxed corners so they are just over 4'' at the stitching line. I didn't do the French seams here, but you can if you wish (start with a shorter seam if you plan to do that).
To fold the quilt to perfectly fit in the back, first fold it into quarters. Then, fold the longer edge into thirds, then finally fold that in half. It will fit perfectly into the bag with this folding method!