Thursday, May 17, 2012

Potato Bag

Several (or what some would call MANY) months ago my youngest daughter (the one that DOESN'T sew) asked me to make her a potato bag.  I'm sure you know what these are... a container made of cloth that one uses to successfully microwave potatoes... think baked potato.  Funny how times change... I don't think my mother ever BAKED a potato in her life (at least not the part of her life when I lived with her).  She said, "It takes to long and runs up the electric bill!".  Evidently there are others out there that felt the same way as dear ol' mom and one of them came up with a way to modernize the process using a microwave. 

Several months ago (NOT MANY) I purchased a couple fat quarters to make dear daughter her potato bag.  One fabric is a potato print (how original) and the other is a print of corn on the cob.  Corn on the cob because, in case you didn't know... these little bags also work well for cooking corn on the cob in the microwave.  This daughter does not have many domestic bones and I thought using prints that represent the foods that can be cooked in the bag would be helpful to her.  The only other things needed was some leftover binding and batting from other projects.

Finally!  A project that got completed (in a timely manner) instead of becoming an addition to the UFO pile!  The finished size is 12"x9", big enough for three good size potatoes.  One for her and each of her two roommates.  As for dear ol' mom... sometimes I imagine her watching over me amazed at the new fangled way some things get done today.


  1. nice idea.. thanks for posting..

  2. Potato designs on a potato bag. It makes me hungry and reminds me a lot of what’s inside! Haha! I like the designs and colors of theses potato bags. They are so idealistic! It gets out of the usual line and squares with load color patterns. I prefer these designs because they are way more stylish than usual ones. It’s also good that they can be easily done.

    Pearlie Mcilvaine