Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Finish: Koseki Pockets to Go Cube

I have always struggled with a small organizer for my sewing table to hold the just right assortment of necessities.  This weekend we have an Intown Retreat for the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild, so it was just the nudge I needed to make Terry Atkinson's Pockets to Go cube that I've been considering as a potential solution.

On the outside of the cube there is a set of handles to easily carry the cube and also zipper pockets on opposite sides. 

On the inside of the cube there are two larger pleated pockets on two sides, and then a combination of several narrow pleated pockets with a larger pocket on the two remaining opposite sides.  I am anxious to load this up and see how it works this weekend!

For the exterior of the bag, I used two different Suzuko Koseki sewing prints with twill measuring tape trim.  The interior and binding fabrics are all from Sweetwater's Hometown collection.  This pattern is very well written and came together perfectly.  I used my 1/4" walking foot in much of this project and do think it could be challenging without any walking foot or pressure adjustment due to the bulk.  My binding certainly could have been neater, but if the cube function gets a thumbs up, then perhaps it's a reason to make another?

I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday... (thanks for the always motivating deadline Amanda Jean!)


Megan Lang said...

What a great idea! I am always looking for something to organize my kids toys. This looks like a super handy tote. Nice work!

leanne said...

what a fabulous idea and a fantastic make - love the colours !!

CapitolaQuilter said...

A Quilt Retreat is the perfect event to try out your tote - it looks like you'll be able to keep track of all the goods. I didn't know there was such a thing as a 1/4" walking foot. I'm barely making friends with my regular one.

Dorrie said...

I love it! What a great little basket!!

Nana said...

Great Little basket! Thanks for the link to the pattern.