generous cook who is well known for her care packages and her love of food. So after a lot of deliberation, we thought what better present than a food carrier. Ok, so she usually carries her large bowls and containers in a big bag and she rarely arrives with just one, but let's just say that she just wanted to take one cake or pie or salad, well then what could be better than a food carrier. So instead of buying a present from the team I whipped one up.When searching out styles and tutorials on the internet, I found that they were mainly referred to as 'pie carriers' or 'casserole carriers' but I envision that this will be used for cakes or salads or just about anything. There is a layer of 'insul bright' so it could keep food hot or cold. Or as someone said at work today, she could use it to carry and keep cold a 6 pack (of beer). Well yes. She could.
Crafty Gemini. The pattern calls to quilt batting on both sides and then sew together. I only had enough insul brite for one layer, so I just sandwiched it between layers and stitched around then turned out the correct way. I didn't quilt or topstitch around the side. Probably a bit of laziness and not really knowing how my walking foot works.. or maybe it was just that I prefer the look of this fabric without either! If I do this again, I might bind the edges.
So the way it works is so easy. You put the bowl under the long strap and then thread through the straps through the holes et voila! A very snazzy and unusual food carrier. I love this! It turned out better than I expected and really sturdy. It is a bit lo fi and wobbly in parts or rustic was the word used at work today. But I still love it. It was reasonably quick and easy so it might also make the list of items for the preschool fete.
Oh I also made a little bit of birthday bunting to go with the most delicious cake from Flute.