We're a homeschooling family and learning pretty much year round, so we don't get excited about back to school. I don't even know when the official school year starts or ends...
But I do notice when school supplies go on sale. There are plenty of fun things for quilters to stock up on while they're cheap.
Here's my shopping list --
Cases of spiral bound notebooks. Or is that just me?
Boxes of Crayola crayons for playing with crayon tinted applique
Colored Pencils and Graph Paper for sketching out project ideas. Those composition books even come in a graph paper version. I bought one of those a few years back and used it once or twice before hiding it from the kids.
Frixion pens for making marks that will vanish with a hot iron
And for keeping all of your back to school treasures in, I've designed a Treasure Chest Snap Bag.
The pattern is free for everyone here, and for the bog hop party I'm giving away one kit with pre-cut fabrics (the die cut for the lock and the brown strips), the batting and fabric for the lining. I used a hunk of old bed sheet for my own bag, so I'll be substituting a fat quarter of 100% cotton for the winner.
To enter, be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post before 11:59pm September 8, 2012. I'll use the random number generator and choose a winner. And yes, I will ship internationally.