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We’ve had a busy summer.  Trips, first time jobs, swim lessons, driver’s ed, scout camp, and boating have made it fly by.  Signs that school will be starting soon have begun to appear.  We got a letter from DD teacher letting us know what school supplies to buy.  N’s schedule arrived for high school.  And Alex and Josh are all registared for college.  In twelve days summer ends and school begins.  And while I’m sad that our summer is coming to an end.  I’m looking forward to not living in my car taking kids here and there.  In prep for this change DD, N and I went shopping for clothes and supplies.  Then today while DD went boating with friends and N was at driver’s ed I made another back pack for DD.

If you would like to know how to make your own.  Check out my tut on Sew We Quilt.  I promise it’s a ‘cinch’


  • Susan says:

    Good Morning! I am a new follower! I am here from the Blog at Stash Manicure where you have your wonderful tutorial! I am finding the quilting world a great place to be.Thank you for sharing your world!

  • Sherry says:

    Great tutorial, thanks for sharing. I would love to get some of these made for my grandchildren. Visiting from Stash Manicure.

  • Needled Mom says:

    It's hard to imagine that summer is almost over. I love the cinched backpack. It would be a really fun project.

  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    Why is it when August arrives Summer flies by? Cute little bag.

  • Sarah Craig says:

    You all are so lucky – our kids around here started school August 1st! Seems like summer gets shorter all the time. Love your little backpack bag – I need to hop over and check out the tutorial. I'm just here because I love your blog and check it out all the time!!

  • Terry@ a quilting blog says:

    What a fun tutorial!! Came over from Stash Manicure.

  • hetty says:

    Love the bag! And your tutorial. I think I will make a couple of these.

  • Michele says:

    Great back pack! Is it that time already???

  • Teresa Quilts says:

    I am a new follower! I love the backpack tutorial. It is such a cute backpack. It would be very useful for a pajama or sleepover pack.

  • Nancy Biggs says:

    Love the Cinch backpack. I haven't ever done grommets before! May just try this project.

  • Allie says:

    I DO NOT want summer to end – I don't care that it's been hot, I'm not done with it yet! Cute cute backpack!

  • Nicky says:

    Do you think this would work out with a laminate fabric Emily?

    Great little bag for swim kit. Could be personalised too!

    Thanks for the tutorial!

  • Barbara Arcement says:

    I like the backpack but I can not find the tutorial?????
    can you send the link?

  • Unknown says:

    Love the Scrappy Postage Stamp Star pattern – great stash buster. However the flying geese borders are much larger than the center block. Is this intentional and they must be trimmed to fit?

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