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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Treat Bags

Patchwork Treat Bags for my Favorite Young Girls

Last summer (yes 2012) I stopped at A Verb for Keeping Warm to browse the quilt cottons and the yarn. In the fat quarter box, which often I find cost prohibitive, sat a great-looking skull pattern with teal and purple background peeking thru and gold around many of the bones in the Sugar Skulls. So I bought it with the idea rattling around about Treat Bags for my Littles. Well, October got away from me and I realized this year would be a repeat if I allowed it to happen. No, I vowed, I would sew these up and get them delivered if it took all week.

Well of course it took only a few hours one afternoon and there they were: linen-lined, with a silk strap that goes all the way around the bag so no tearing loose. The skull fabric ranks as the centerpiece six-inch square and then I surrounded with coordinating prints just varying slightly so they can tell them apart and I can still work it as an assembly line type operation. Three inch wide strips only needed to go once around to be the correct size for youngsters.

Ginger (L) and Piper show off their costumes and their treat bags at their Halloween event.
Our favorite dads catch up in the background as the kids have fun.

Jen, more commonly known as Mah-Ma!, and Ginger delight in the treat bag.
Gingin's such a gracious recipient, I love making and giving her gifts.

I am Linking up with Barbs October FO Linky Party and my treat bags are my FO for the month.
I have Barb's button on my sidebar there if you'd like to check out all the cool Finishes for the month.
And you Don't Have to Finish to play-isn't that cool?

Barb's husband, Mike, is in hospital so if you have a spare minute to either drop by her blog at Cat Patches and offer a word of encouragement. We all know how hard it is when our partner is away from home and who on earth wants to be in hospital. Here's to a solid recovery and a trip home soon.


  1. Those are very fashionable treat bags. The girls look very pleased. I like the way the straps go all around the bag.

    1. Thank you Katie, the strap going all around solved a couple design issues. I just backed the patchwork pieces with linen, not really "Lined" the bag as it were so the strapping being folded over and running all around solved the raw edges problem nicely; I simply put wrong sides together and sewed around the strap folded over once. The 'all the way 'round' will prevent strap-tearing-loose, my Least Favorite Bag Problem. by far, and certainly the worst "needs mending, mama" for Littles.

      They were delighted-as they are by all the stuff I make them or they choose from what they see when they come over. It is delightful to walk into their bedrooms and see their quilts jumbled messily in a corner of the bed-means they're getting used regularly!~!

      Much appreciate you stopping by, KatieQ, I am always excited to see you have been able to visit. Commenting makes me squeal with joy, gratitude overflows for you.

      Happy Halloween, may November bring goodness and joy to all.

  2. That has to be the cutest skull fabric ever! And the cutest little Halloweeners ever, too!!

  3. Those are very cute treat bags and adorable little sweeties!

  4. Those are darling treat bags and adorable Littles! ~Jeanne

  5. You are just the best, Lynda! Those treat bags are awesome, and those little ones are precious! Prayers that Mike feels better real soon. xo

  6. Those smiles are worth a million. That's terrific skull and not too scary. :o) They had the best treat sacks of all.