All of these bags look great. I have this pattern and would love to make one. I'm a tad intimidated by it, and just can't seem to get started. Great idea of getting together with others and working on them. Keep sharing, you're inspirational!
I've made a few of these bags and haven't had any problem with the handles. There is a "tip" area at grandrevivaldesign.com/tips.html that was helpful in understanding how to clip the corners so they lay square. I found it very helpful.