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Toddler Survival Kits AKA Quilt-As-You-Go Pouches

When I made these quilt-as-you-go panels I wasn’t sure what I would turn them in to.  Now that they are finished I’ve decided to make them into little “Toddler Survival Kits” for Baby Bee’s teachers. I’ll be stuffing them with  sunscreen, hand sanitizer, tissues, and of course, chocolate. Lots of chocolate.
I had a lot of fun making these, especially fussy cutting the little critters to peek out here and there. And as much as I was dreading the zippers, they really weren’t so bad. I especially love the “zip ends” technique I found here from Sew Sweetness. The little zip ends keep things neat and tidy and give the bags a more professional look. See how cute they are?
A few notes on the specs, mostly for my own memory. These little guys started as square 8.5 inch panels, and I finished them by adding box corners to the bottom around the 1 3/4 inch mark. Why those measurements? Because they were handy on my rulers. Heh.
I have to admit that I’m particularly in love with the red and aqua one. Like, so much so that I’m planning a larger quilted tote in the same color scheme… which conveniently doubled as an excuse to add more Aneela Hoey to my stash. I call that a win-win 🙂
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  • wipgirl August 29, 2013, 1:18 am

    Both lovely, but I particularly like the red/aqua one too 😀 It’s such a nice colour scheme, isn’t it?

    • QBee August 29, 2013, 1:36 am

      Thank you! I seriously can’t wait to start my bigger duffle bag in red and aqua – I am obsessed!

  • audrey August 30, 2013, 5:11 pm

    These are super cute! That lobster on the red/aqua made me crack up! I love it! 🙂

    • QBee August 30, 2013, 6:04 pm

      Thanks, Audrey! Funny you should mention the lobster. Surprise lobsters are a bit of an ongoing issue for this poor teacher (long story), I couldn’t resist!

  • Green August 30, 2013, 5:58 pm

    Really great pouches. I make little quilt as I go things and then have to find a way to use them up. A project after my own heart. Have a great weekend.

    • QBee August 30, 2013, 6:05 pm

      Thank you! It really is addictive, isn’t it?

  • Sew Simply August 30, 2013, 6:24 pm

    Love the one on the right – I have to make myself stop buying things with owls on them!

    • QBee September 4, 2013, 2:36 pm

      I couldn’t agree more. I don’t want to know how many owl novelty fabrics are hiding in my fabric stash 🙂

  • Ida August 31, 2013, 5:20 am

    Yes, the red and aqua one is divine!! You can never have too many zippered pouches, they are so handy. Great job!

    • QBee September 4, 2013, 2:37 pm

      Thank you, Ida! I was so afraid of zippers, but I’m totally over that now. I see many more pouches in my future!

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