What do you give the little ballerina who has it all? How about an overdose of girlie and cute in the form of a ballerina tote bag to carry her slippers and other ballet accouterments?
I got some panels for quilts a couple of years back, along with some fabric with glittery slippers that wen’t perfectly with it, One ended as this tote, a gift to Nadia’s friend.
I used the panel for the front, the ballet slippers fabric for the back and straps, and fusible fleece (Amazon affiliate link) as interfacing.
The gift was a complete success, as you can imagine; it screams little girl, doesn’t it?
There are a lot of panel designs for quilts, from robots to cows, so see if you can find one that you know your giftee will love, of if you have unused panels, now you know something else you can do with it.