They weren't really anywhere near the top of the list, but when I saw the new Cotton + Steel canvas prints I bumped them up a few spots. I love the canvas because it isn't really bulky but it feels so sturdy, but I think these bags would be lovely in quilting cotton too.
I also love that since I will use these all of the time I will get to see all of these cute prints. The body of the bag has no interfacing so it is nice and floppy, but I did add some SF101 interfacing to the handles to give them a little more substance.
These would definitely make good gifts and I may possibly be making a couple for a relative who is having a birthday in the next few days, hint hint. So there will be more of these to share soon.
The pattern comes in multiple sizes. I wanted a big bag and the large is just what I was looking for. Though they are probably a little too big for my kids.