As winter yields to spring our minds have begun to wander toward warmer days and the projects that will fill them. We were dreaming of beach picnics and back porch hangs when The Pie Carrier by Jessica Lewis Stevens of Sugarhouse Workshop in Issue 48 :: NEST of Taproot Magazine caught our eye. Not only is the pie carrier beautiful, it manages to solve a problem many of us have fumbled with over the years: how do we travel with our baked goods in a way that ensures they arrive in the same beautiful condition they left our kitchen in?
A clever little rectangle with handles, the pie carrier came together on a recent sunny afternoon spent in the sewing room. It's the perfect combination of simple shapes and hand sewn touches that quickly and easily turn out an heirloom quality item that sparks joy in both a sunny, homespun look and useful function. We've all spent time thoughtfully arranging something delicious to share with friends somewhere beyond our own kitchen table only to realize when it's time to leave, our food won't so easily travel. With this beautiful little carrier in your life those days are gone!
We followed the quilted square design in the Taproot tutorial to a T but the options for quilted self-expression are endless. You could try a classic Log Cabin block for a timeless look or pay homage to the pies you'll carry with a Dresden Plate block. If you're feeling particularly inspired by the hand stitching element of this project, one of the beautiful sashiko samplers we carry in the shop would be a great substitution for the quilt square.
What a lovely project for the first days of spring! We've compiled a materials list below, including yardage, to help your pie carrier project come together with ease. Stop into the shop to check out our pie carrier in person, and shop for your perfect fabrics in-store and online. We can't wait to see what you create!
- 1/4 yard of Driftwood Linen in Salmon
- 5/8 yard of Rifle Paper Co Canvas in Poppy Fields
- 1/2 yard of Crawford Gingham in Mustard
- Sashiko thread in Off White
- Sashiko needles
- Sashiko leather thimble