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« on: July 31, 2011 05:21:08 PM »

While cleaning out her basement, my sister found this fabric which she had purchased in Japan. She didn't know what to do with it so she gave it to me!

I added a bit to the side, some vinyl on the bottom, quilted around each of the "lucky" cats, and turned it into a large tote bag. There are 24 different cats! The lining is a simple red mini-dot that was in my stash.

I am guessing that she will want it back now!  Cheesy

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Thanks for looking--guess I will pack it up and surprise her with it tomorrow! Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2011 06:07:53 PM »

Great use of the interesting fabric!
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2011 06:23:08 PM »

Lucky cat! I love it.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2011 06:45:07 PM »

Your friend will be really lucky when she gets this! (Sorry about the corny pun, but I couldn't resist).
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2011 10:41:27 PM »

Ha ha. Isn't that always the case? You get something that no one wants, fix it up, and they will inevitably want it back.

I am totally loving this bag and if I was your sister I'd try and persuade you to give it to me too.
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2011 07:49:12 AM »

Thanks everyone!

The fabric is actually a panel used to go over a door in Japan...I did not want to cut it and I certainly don't have any doors to hang it in...I realized that my Mother also bought one of these in a different fabric...guess I will be making her a tote now! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2011 09:49:07 AM »

Very crafty design. I would love it too. I'm sure they are going to be excited!! Roll Eyes
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