Cutting Mat tote bag class

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:39 pm by Lauretta Crites

Bibi and her tote

On Saturday I taught my “Cutting Mat tote bag” class. I had such a wonderful group and we had a good time. One of my students Cheryl, brought her husband Jason (he likes to watch?!) and the 6 of us spent a lovely day at Gingers Quilt Shoppe sewing and laughing. Everyone finished their bag,  (well… Cheryl has a little handle re-arranging to do but I chalk that up to hubby distraction,  lol) , and got to take their supplies home in it. One of my students Bibi was very new to quilting.  She and I were both proud when she finished her bag, before class time was up. Pam the class pro, showed us a beautiful quilt she just finished ( I sure wish I had gotten a picture) and was finished and out the door with her beautiful bag with time to spare. One student, Sharon, could not resist upping the ante and adding her own flair to the project with extra pockets and embellishments. She combined basic black (always a classic) with Englebreit fabrics with great effect.

My big passion this spring has been my vegetable garden which I’ll share more on later but for now,  just a little peek of what I’ve been playing with.

One of the garden beds early June

Pam's bag packed and ready to go


  1. Ruth Bennington said,

    October 23, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    I would love to buy the pattern. Would you be willing to sell me one?

  2. Lauretta Crites said,

    October 24, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Hi Ruth,

    Thanks for your interest in my “Cutting Mat Tote Bag” pattern. This pattern is available from me for $10.00 plus $2.00 shipping and $.98 CA sales tax if you are in California.

    You may purchase online on my website, click on the “Buy Patterns” link on the tool bar on the right hand side of the page and purchase through pay pal.

    Or you may place a mail order, since I’m not set up for Credit Cards over the phone this option requires you to mail me a check for $12.00 if you are out of state or $12.98 in state. I put the pattern in the mail as soon as I receive the check. Mail to : Lauretta Crites Designs, 1027 E. Mountain View, Glendora, CA 91741

    My “Cutting Mat Tote Bag” pattern is also available at the following shops in California:

    Gingers Quilt Shoppe, Upland, CA
    Monica’s Quilt and Bead Creations, Palm Desert, CA
    New Moon Textiles, Pasadena, CA
    Quilters Coop, Temecula, CA

    If you have any questions you may call me at: (626) 975-6738


  3. Margaret Catelli said,

    March 16, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Hello – do you still sell your mat patterns? I also belong to a quilt group on Friday Nights and your tote would be perfect for carting those mats and rulers around.
    Margaret Catelli
    San Rafael, Calif.

  4. Lauretta Crites said,

    March 16, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Hi Margaret, yes you can purchase the pattern here on the website. click on purchase patterns on the side bar. I hope to have digital downloads of my patterns available for purchase online very soon. Thanks for your interest.

  5. Bonnie Bobbitt said,

    April 18, 2015 at 6:07 am

    I must be missing this – what is the largest mat your tote will accommodate? Thanks, Bonnie

  6. Lauretta Crites said,

    July 1, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Hi Bonnie, It will hold the 18 1/2″ x 24 1/2″ mat.

  7. Sharon Fraley said,

    January 21, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    I am interested in purchasing the pattern for the large Cutting mat, I am a new be taking beginner quilting classes at Joann Fabric in MI, I need something to carry my Large cutting mat and my rulers and rotary cutter, I would appreciate it if you get back with me, Thank you and have a blessed Day! Thank You, Sharon Fraley

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