You might know how to make a patchwork quilt, but do you know how to make a patchwork tote? Designer Maria Pate likes the challenge of incorporating non-traditional materials, such as leather, into patchwork designs like this one - Lavender and Leather quilted tote.
Take it to the beach or on a plane, for an overnight trip, in the car for snacks and toys, to quilt shows and guild meetings-you'll find dozens of uses. This project comes together quickly using 5" charm squares and 2½"-wide strips in bright, summer prints. Digital pattern available! Find this project in Quilting Quickly Fall '14.