Remnants With Heart

I wanted to treat my new rubbery yoga mat better than the old one, so it will last longer. The insert with it suggested keeping it in a bag when not in use, not out in the car in extreme heat or cold, with the sun bearing down on it through the windshield.

 

I thought I remembered seeing an article in a recent Easy Quilts mag for a quilted yoga bag. Ah, yes! There it is.

Oh, wait a minute, I think I have a Sewing for Dummies pattern for a yoga bag. Here it is.

Easy Quilts yoga bag pattern

Easy Quilts bag

Sewing for Dummies yoga bag pattern

Dummies bags pattern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So which one should I make? And what remnants should I use to make it?

fabric

possibility for the mag bag

outdoor fabric

I like this outdoor fabric

pre-quilted fabric remnant

this quilted remnant is just what the Dummies ordered

pre-quilted fabric

other pre-quilted possibilities

 

 

I could have used the lavender and blue and quilted my own, like the magazine pattern showed….or I could use some pre-quilted fabric and save time and effort.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had 3 remnants to choose from: the blue and yellow patterned piece looked just like the Dummies pattern, and rather passé if you ask me. I spent at least a day mulling it over. Could I actually show up anywhere in public with that? Er, no.

 

 

 

 

 

The others: ho-hum solid brown and ho-hum solid off-white. The off-white would certainly get dog-dirty in a little while. So I guess I’ll go with the brown.

yoga bag fabrics

the chosen fabrics

 

Just to make it a little matchy-matchy with the green mat, I added a green remnant fabric strap (the pattern wants you to use 1 1/8 yards of webbing for the strap) and some green embroidery. This is a heart chakra symbol, traditionally in the color green. Embroidery from Urban Threads.

yoga mat bag

a little length of brown twill tape made a great tie

yoga bag

finished yoga bag

Now for the Zero to Hero Day 18 post, about connecting with social networks. I do connect with a few of them, but I must confess that I’m not comfortable connecting with them all. For instance, Twitter. I found that I’d been hacked in some fashion and the connection may have possibly been facilitated through a Twitter encounter. Facebook friends are alerted on FB when I post, but I prefer that unscreened people who view my blog through search terms don’t have access to my FB page. I think I’m as connected as I want to be. 🙂

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