Monogrammed Duffle Bags & some quilts

It is Teacher Appreciation Week.  It is a week-long celebration in the US observed the first full week of May.  Each day this week, the kids do something special for their teachers.  I found some quilted duffle bags locally, and thought they would make nice little personalized gifts for the teachers.

I usually miss my deadline of Teacher Appreciation Week, and end up giving the gifts at the end of the school year.  I'm happy to say that I made my date this year!  Hooray!  I started these on Funday Monday.  I spent most of my time playing with designing the monograms and trying to decide which fonts went well with each set of initials.  The fonts pictured below are Aidan, Ralleigh, Shelly and Babypoint.  All were created using BES Embroidery Lettering Software.

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

My friend, Kathleen, was busy here on Funday Monday too.  She pin-basted a baby quilt that she had recently completed.  She found the fat quarter baby quilt pattern here via this pin on Pinterest.  That quilt sandwich is now in line for me to quilt on my Sweet 16.

Kathleen tried machine embroidery for the first time and monogrammed the corner green panel.

She also worked the border of another fat-quarter friendly quilt.  This pattern is called Cheaper by the Dozen by Legacy Patterns.  She did this one in a black/white/red color combination.

Cheaper by the Dozen quilt

Hope you are having a great week.

Happy Stitching!


  1. wow, those are some amazing looking duffle bags!!! i wish i was talented enough to make those!

  2. The duffle bags looks great. I love the monograms. What a good idea.

  3. Great gifts for the teachers I am sure they will be loved by all. Love the baby quilt too.

  4. Great looking bags they will love them!!

  5. What a thoughtful thing to do for the teachers. I'm sure they will love the bags, and the quilts are very cute, too. I like the simple designs.

  6. The bags look gorgeous I'm sure the teachers will be really pleased with them. Beautiful quilts also.
    Ali x

  7. The duffle bags look fantastic! Nice idea for a teacher gift!

  8. The duffle bags are fabulous, and what a wonderful blog. You have inspired me.

    Love and Hugs
    Phoebe x

  9. Saw your post over @ Find a Friend Friday. Love your bags and quilts. And your blog design is SO cute! I am following you now:)

  10. Found you on Sew Many Way. Love your blog!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.

    Hugs, Cathy


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