Saturday, November 13, 2010


I wanted to come up with an idea to give out to my friends during the Holiday season that was to do with sharing some great pie & Casserole recipes, so I made a casserole & pie carrier that will hold a pie pate or casserole dish. I then took it a step further and created a matching Paper Bag full of the dry ingredients to be used in the recipe. The carrier fits a 9” pie plate or the 1 ½ -2 quart casserole dish.

The original pattern was in Quick Quilts#177 magaizne "ALL WRAPPED UP" (there are many tutorials out there) It calls for a 26" x 26" square but it was to big for what I wanted so that is why I came up with the 17x17 as it fit better for the sizes I was doing. The original tutorial did not call for stabilizer so I added it for stability. The matching bag is made out of a brown paper bag. I cut card stock out to fit the back and front although the back is larger to form the top flap.
The recipe is placed on the back so that it can be kept once you use all the ingredients


Cut (1) for outside print17 x 17
Cut (1) for Outside print 17 x 17
Cut 1 from Firm Stabilizer 17 x 17
Place right sides together and then place the stabilizer to one of the sides
Sew all together on 3 full sides, on the 4th side leave a 3.5" opening for turning
Turn right sides out, press all 4 sides and then sew 1/4 inch round all 4 sides
To create the handles you will cut (2) 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 blocks you will then press two sides 1/4" in
Now fold the other two open end wrongs sides together and press
Open and press again each end into the middle pressed part
(The steps for the handles are done like you would create bias just a thicker bias)
This will create the short carrier loops for the handle to come through

Sew the two short pieces to a corner opposite of each other. I pinned it 1/2 in from the edge

Now to create the handle you will cut one 5 1/2 x 17 and do the same thing you just did with the short loops like you are creating bias.
Sew the long handle to the two other opposite sides. I pinned it 1/2 down from the top point of the corner.


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