Wednesday, November 2, 2011

In the Queue Wednesday

For my friends / co-workers, I'm making insulated wine totes and casserole totes as Christmas gifts. I sent everyone a link to and asked them to pick out 2 cotton quilting fabrics that they liked. My plan is to use both fabrics on both totes - one on the outside and one on the inside - to make a matched set.

One of the things I love most about projects like this is letting people pick their own fabric and then getting to work with all the colors and patterns that they pick.

Fabrics have started coming in - here are pairs picked by 3 of my friends:

One question to decide is which fabric to put on the outside and which fabric to put on the inside on each tote. Of course, I don't have to use the same fabric on the outside of both totes - I could switch it up...

With the casserole tote, both the outside and the inside will show (at one time or another). With the wine tote, really only the outside will show - people will never get more than a peek at the inside.

So, for each pair, I'm trying to figure out how to arrange them. Any suggestions for these 3 pairs?

I'll be starting on these soon. They are in my queue... :)


gwensews said...

I would put the darker fabric on the outside, just because of the
"dirt" factor. And, you may want to think about Scotchgarding the whole tote.

katherine h said...

I'm just overwhelmed at the thought of letting people choose fabric...not because that is not a wonderful thing to, but because that commits you to the project and you can't back out on Christmas Eve, like I probably would and end up giving everybody rumballs. Good luck with that one!

Anonymous said...

I have no advice for you but I do have to say I admire you for letting them have that much input into their gift. You are amazing!

Linda T