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Poolside Tote | Quarry Trail

Today I’m sharing the Poolside Tote I made using Quarry Trail (my new fabric collection). I’m so excited because the collection is showing up at shops now! I’ve seen so many posting about it on social media, so that’s super fun to see. It never really feels real until a fabric collection is available for you guys!

Poolside Tote Quarry Trail

This abstract print from Quarry Trail, lovingly called ‘Trail Marker’ seemed like the perfect match for my pattern, the Poolside Tote. I have loved using mine since the pattern was released a few years ago. It’s so versatile and big!

I use mine for an overnight bag or if we need to haul random things to a soccer tournament day. And of course to the swimming pool! It’s perfect for hauling towels and all things swimming. I am so looking forward to when we can go to the pool again!

Poolside Tote Quarry Trail

To quilt, or not to quilt?

Looking back it would have been fun to quilt the fabric to the foam interfacing (or do a batting/canvas layer with quilting). I had made a black + white gingham sample years ago that used that method and it’s such a nice bag. Just the foam and fabric is nice though, too. It’s a bit of a simpler look.

The zippered front pocket is a must-have in my opinion. The pattern also includes a variation for a slip pocket (here’s a sample with a slip pocket), but either are fun and useful.



Don’t worry, I’ll be sharing about the quilt this month, too! 🙂

3 thoughts on “Poolside Tote | Quarry Trail

  1. Lisa says:

    The poolside tote was the first bag pattern I made from you and it remains a favourite. I’ve made 3 versions to date. Great, clear instructions and the end result is always lovely.

  2. Nanette Harris says:

    The poolside tote looks fabulous! Do you pre-wash the fabric when you make a bag? I recently bought the Quarry Trail on Essex
    fabric in two colors and was wondering whether it will shrink when fusible interfacing is applied?
    Can these bags be washed if they become dirty?

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thanks Nanette! I don’t pre-wash usually. I haven’t found the Essex to shrink at all when applying interfacing. And yes, here’s a post I did about how I wash mine: https://noodle-head.com/2014/04/caring-for-your-handmade-bag.html

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