The Quilted Cook & Carry is one of those no-brainer patterns – you have to have it! This versatile casserole carrier is easy to make and can be used to tote square, circular, rectangular and probably even trianguler casseroles and dishes.
The pattern comes with two options: a pieced version, which you see on the cover of the pattern, and a solid version.
The pieced version is comprised of four small blocks on the front, as well as four blocks on the inside.
So, how does it work? Well, your outside and lining are quilted over layers of batting and Insulbright, which will keep your food warm. The edges are then finished with bias tape. Then a strap is added diagonally from one corner to another. In the opposite corners, tabs with D-rings are attached.
Then, you simply look the handle through on D-ring…
And then the other. Pull up the handle…
And you are ready to go! When you get to your destination you can use the opened carrier as a small tablecloth to protect your surface. When not in use, the carrier folds flat for storage.
This is what we think of as stylish and smart design. Either pieced or solid, the carrier is pretty to look at, and it’s easy construction and functionality make it a smart project. Make one for yourself and all your friends. Then schedule a picnic and go!
Would you like to win a copy of the Quilted Cook and Carry? Simply leave a comment telling us your favorite potluck recipe and you’ll be entered. The contest will run through 12:00 pm on Friday, August 1st, for US residents only. Good luck!