I am so excited to share this cute casserole carrier with you guys! As fall approaches and the kids start back to school (or homeschool, in our case), opportunities to enjoy potluck-style gatherings start popping up all over. We always seem to be grabbing our dish from the oven and wrapping it up with all the dish towels we can gather to transport it to our dinner. You’d think that I would have made one of these long ago, wouldn’t you?
When I got an email from Indygo Junction asking if I’d like to try out one of Amy Barickman’s new patterns, I was so excited to see the Casserole Carry-All! Actually, I was really excited until I realized that it’s sewn with bias tape. If you’ve been around me much, you know that I sort of view bias tape as my sewing arch-nemesis. I loved the design of this pattern so much, though, I decided to give it a try. The way I figured it, if I could make it through sewing this casserole carrier without losing my patience, I could tell you in all honesty that this is a great pattern! I’m happy to report that not only did I make it through with my patience in tact, I enjoyed sewing it, AND I’m planning to make at least one more!
The pattern and instructions are really straight-forward and easy to follow. I used one of my handy-dandy Frixion pens to draw the quilting grid on the inside layer.And, with a swipe of my hot steam iron after quilting, the marks were gone! (Do be careful with using Frixion pens on things that won’t be washed and might be subjected to cold temperatures. That ink that disappeared can sometimes reappear if it’s not washed away before being exposed to really cold temperatures. No worries about that at all with this project!)The only place that I had a problem wasn’t even related to sewing, it was with finding spoons the right length! I assumed that the long-handled wooden spoons in my kitchen would work, but the handle wasn’t quite long enough. You can see in these pictures that the loops the spoons pass through are sort of squished together and the handle only comes out a tiny bit. My spoons are 14″ long total, and I really needed 16″ long ones. I searched all over town and didn’t turn up a single one long enough. Amazon is coming to my rescue, though, with a set of 16″ long wooden spoons that are on their way to me right now!I love that this casserole carrier has multiple layers of hook & loop tape so it works for a 9×13 rectangle dish or an 8×8 square dish. You just open it up, center your dish on it, fold over the long ends and fasten the hook & loop, then fold the spoon-handles up and you’re ready to go!The casserole carrier is also lined with insulated fleece, so when you need to hold it in your lap on the ride to the potluck, you don’t have to worry about burning yourself! Nice, huh? (Oh, the dish above? That’s the gluten-free, real-food brownie recipe that I’ve been experimenting with! I think it’s finally ready to share with you. You’ll have to check back next Saturday to find it!)Indygo Junction didn’t just send me one pattern, by the way. They sent me two! I get to give away the second one to one of you! But that’s not all! Since I was already ordering 16″ long spoons for my Casserole Carry-All, I ordered a second set to go along with the pattern to the winner!
GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!
Thanks for the giveaway, looks like a great pattern!
Susan Mitchell says
I love the cheesy potatoes everyone brings! Everyone has a slightly different variation on the recipe. Some use cream of chicken and some cream of celery. Some put diced green peppers some just chopped onion. I’ve seen it with bits of bacon on top too although I don’t like it that way:)
I love the look of this pattern and would love to win!
I have been looking for something like this. Thanks.
For Potluck, I love to bring my mango salad.
Cat Cat B says
Lately, I’ve been bringing Smores bars. But, Enchiladas are always and hit and a good year round party favorite!
I like to bring chili or Blondies. Yum!
Heather Abbott says
Ooh! I was just looking a craftsy for similar things!
My fav casserole is breakfast casserole: (and everything can be adapted to gluten free)
Browned crumbled sausage
Cream of celery soup (I’ve done a homemade version for gluten free)
In a greased 2 qt casserole dish layer in the following order:
Rice Krispies (cover the bottom with a decent amount)
Then, beat the eggs and combine with the cream of celery. Use a knife to poke holes in the casserole to help the egg mixture do its thing. Pour the egg mixture on and top with some more cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 45-60 minutes until egg has set. Enjoy!
CHRISTINE OUSLEY says
My famous chocolate chip cookies are always requested when ever we go anywhere. This would be a great carrier for them. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
Mac and cheese if I am bringing hot, deviled eggs if I am bringing cold. Either way they both seem to be gone by the time I get there!
Jarita Crouse says
I would love to try this pattern!! If you braved the bias tape, so can I!
Neat design! A good potluck recipe is Nasi (Indonesian fried rice). Mmmm!
My fav is Special K bars! Mmmmmm…..
That’s a dessert, but for casserole, tatortot hotdish.
I would love to make this pattern!
Kathy Gates says
Usually I take a Cheesy Potato casserole but I also often take deviled eggs or cakes to my potlucks. I would love to win this pattern! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway.
Patricia A. Hawkenson says
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I would LOVE to win this pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.
Mary Frisko says
My family goes nuts for my german potato salad and fried eggplant casserole 🙂
Fried eggplant casserole?? Could you share that recipe please?
I would love to win this pattern! I like to make a vegan tofu-broccoli-peanut dish similar to
Potato salad, it’s requested all the time for our connect group and gets sent home for lunches the next day 🙂
Cassandra Hammond says
Roast, potatoes, carrots and onions.
Candy Mak says
I haven’t made a potluck dish for ages! They usually ask me to make a cake, either my red velvet with whipped cream and cream cheese frosting or my light and fluffy cotton soft cheesecake.
Amy Kneller says
I love to make summer squash casserole this time of year!
Chelle Chapman says
I usually take Jambalaya to a BBQ! I can make it w/ sausage & chicken, pork or shrimp, depending on the group. It is usually a requested dish when I am invited! I also am asked for my green chili or jalapeno cornbread. I like to make the jalapeno cornbread and the Jambalaya for the same party! Thanks for this AWESOME giveaway! You ROCK!!!
I love bringing dairy-free goodies to pot lucks because my son has a dairy allergy.
Love! I’ve lost so many towels and pot holders by leaving them at potlucks. This looks so much better, and so much more likely to come home with me. Lol
It would be lasagna!
This would be great for my chicken enchiladas! I love making them for potlucks and taking them to families when a new baby is born.
My favorite would have to be potato salad! I love the looks of this carrier!! 🙂
Michele T says
I have always wanted to make one of these but was worried that it would be too tricky! You have convinced me that is pattern is great!! Thanks! My favorite casserole dish is macaroni and cheese (using 3 different cheeses).
Heidi K says
I like to bring brownies.
Jennifer Nagel says
I have a great recipe for a dish called Pizzaghetti. Delicious. It would be even better wrapped up in a cute carrier!
Rhonda H. says
Looks awesome! I’d love to win! Thanks for a great site!
Becky C says
This pattern is genius! How cool! I love to bring brownies or cheesecake squares to potlucks.
Thank you so much for a chance to win! My go to potluck food is sweet potatoes. The recipe is just as good doubled, which is great for church lunches!
4 cups mashed sweet potatoes (fresh is best but drained canned works too)
1/2 cup sugar
2 whole eggs
1/2 cup milk (may need more if you used fresh sweet potatoes)
1 tsp. Vanilla extract (real is best of course!)
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/3 stick melted butter (again, real is best!)
Mix all above ingredients well. Sprinkle with topping. Bake at 350 degrees, covered for 30-40 minutes, uncover and bake another 10 minutes or until topping is ‘crispy’ and browned.
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup pecans
I mostly bring desserts, but I like bringing Mac n cheese casserole!
I love to take a seven layer salad to a potluck meal !!!! very awesome carrier too!!!
Shelley C says
My most asked for potluck dishes are salads esp broccoli salad. It is super yummy. I would love to win this pattern; I think I’d make a bunch up for Christmas gifts for all the woman on my list….hmmm that would be at least 5, but I know they would get used!
Beth Bimber says
I’m a huge fan of the loaded baked potato and chicken casserole, from here: http://tiffanyreitz.blogspot.com/2012/10/loaded-baked-potato-chicken-casserole.html
I do have to half the amount of hot sauce, but that’s because I’m not a fan of hot things.
Christine Sherman says
Cheesy potatoes for hot and macaroni or broccoli salad for cold!
Jan G says
I love taking my Chicken Caesar Salad!! This would be a fun pattern to make!!! Thank you!!
Nancy Miller says
I am known for trying new recipes at pot lucks then everyone gets to try it out. The last new recipe I tried was cucumber salsa with the abundance of cucumbers we had. It was a hit!!
Rachael T says
I love to bring desserts of some type. Because I’m all about the sweets. Otherwise, I tend to go with a rice dish.
I find a crumble or crisp always works nicely for a potluck. It is easy and normally is a well liked dish. Plus you adjust for the season: peach and blackberry, apple and pear, etc.
I usually bring sweet and sour sausage balls, they eat um right up. Thanks for the chance
Kris C. says
It used to be my chicken rice casserole, but lately I’ve been bringing homemade peanut butter chocolate chip granola bars. Those went FAST at the last potluck! (And they’re fairly healthy, too!)
melle@feathered ruffles says
Every time I go anywhere, I get requests. sugar babies (mini cocktail sausages wrapped in bacon strips, sprinkled with brown sugar and baked until crispy… mmmm), sopapilla cheese cake in any of my presented forms (crescent rolls, cream cheese and sugar, more crescent rolls, then sprinkle the top with cinnamon and sugar and melted butter. I tend to add to it tho. Pumpkin and nutmeg in the filling, and instead of cinnamon sugar, I bake it plain and add a vanilla coffee glaze to the top when it’s cool. i serve the pumpkin version every thanksgiving instead of pumpkin pie now. leave the filling plain, but use the vanilla coffee glaze for brunch. add fruit. you can just do ANYTHING with this…)
Karrie Smith says
I love cheesy potatoes! Mmmm.! Thanks for the chance to win!
barbara woods says
love that pattern, thanks for the chance
Judith Martinez says
my favorite thing to bring to a potluck is watergate salad.
Beth T. says
Lately I’ve been bringing brown sugar cookies from SuzQTPie’s blog.
Deidre Esposito says
I like to spice things up! I tend to hunt down a new recipe (usually on a blog or via Pinterest) each time, and just dive in! Some of my most recent dishes; cauliflower chickpea curry with rice, spinach and artichoke dip, and a delicious quinoa salad with a balsamic vinaigrette, radicchio, sundried tomatoes, fresh basil, and toasted pinenuts! I’m often the only one who brings a gluten free, vegetarian dish to the party.
Sometimes I find it backfires as I haven’t tested the recipe, so naturally being the perfectionist I am, I find myself critiquing what I could change while everyone else is enjoying the dish. But usually it works out just fine. I love trying new things!
P.S. I would love this pattern so that I could make casserole carriers for my sisters for Christmas. Where did you order your wooden spoons from? Thanks for putting your time into such an awesome blog!
Mary Farnell says
These would make the coolest Christmas gifts! My favorite dish to take is chicken and yellow rice. Always a hit!
Elisabeth Rose says
I love to make an easy Boston Cream Pie recipe that uses graham crackers, pudding, Cool Whip, and chocolate frosting. It is easy and everyone loves it. This is an adorable casserole cover- thank you for the give away!!
I love this pattern. It would be great for making gifts for my DsIL for Christmas. My favorite pot luck dish is something my mother called Hamburger Noodle Stuff. My family loved it when I was growing up (we never realized it was one of those day-before-payday dishes), my kids loved it while they were growing up, and every pot luck I have taken it to, the dish is always emptied quickly. Making it always brings back fond memories of working in the kitchen with my mother when I was growing up.
I love to bring brownies topped with marshmallows, pecans, and chocolate chips. This would be the perfect carrier!
Kathie Craig says
My favorite potluck dish to make is a pasta salad or broccoli and cheese casserole.
Jeanne Tanner says
I love this carrier, I have been looking for something like this one., I like to bring chicken broccoli and ziti, or something like chili in my crock-pot.
Vanessa B says
Love this pattern and could so use to bring the Taco Dip to cookout and parties! Thanks!!!
I love it! Favorite potluck dish would have to be
Parmesan chicken fingers! Gluten free and low carb!
So I know there is something I can eat, at least if not
All gone by the time I get to the line! Lol
I have not made myself one of these!
I just had a young lady ask if I would help her make one for her mom!
apple blossom says
I generally take sloppy joes to potluck
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Brownies!!! There’s an awesome Nigella Lawson recipe for flourless brownies. But if we’re asked to bring mains, then it’s off to the slow cooker. Can’t go wrong there, almost anything slow cooked turns out yummy!!!
I do the same thing with dish towels – it’s not very effective! I need to break down and make myself one of these… My favorite dish to bring is a casserole called Johnny Knows It (I don’t know what “it” is or who “Johnny” is, lol)
1/2 package of small pasta shells
Medium bell pepper, chopped
Medium onion, chopped
1 lb ground beef
1 can tomato soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
As many green olives as you like – I like a lot!
2 cups shredded colby jack cheese
Preheat oven to 350. Boil the pasta per the package directions. Meanwhile, brown ground beef, adding onions and bell peppers to soften. Drain meat mixture, drain pasta, and combine. Add soups and olives in 9×13 casserole dish. Layer shredded cheese on top, and cover with foil. Put in oven for 15-20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and dish is heated through.
This dish is always a winner! It makes great leftovers if you make it at home for the family, or feeds a crowd 🙂
My favorite is probably hash brown casserole, it’s so easy and so good!
R.S. Cagle says
‘Awesome give-away! Rattlesnake Pasta is my go-to recipe.
tracy christensen says
I take 7-layer salad for dessert, Side dish it’s cheesy potatoes, Maid course it is smoked porkloin.
I have always wanted to make one of these!!!
Deb Praus says
Would love to present my Chicken Enchiladas in this! The crowd could oooh and aaah over the carrier before they even get to the food. lol
Thanks for the giveaway.
Melanie Jackson says
My favorite potluck dish is plum crisp, made with Italian plums from the tree in my yard.
Kerri Thomson says
My most successful potluck dish is apricot clafoutis.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Sandy Younker-Hellman says
I love to try new/different recipes too – but a favorite to take to potlucks would be a broccoli salad of some kind. Looks like another great pattern!!
Joyce Meinhardt says
Like many previous posters, I would love to make several of these for Christmas gifts. Thanks for the chance to win! Favorite potluck dishes are sweet & sour sausage balls, chicken & dressing casserole, hash brown casserole and blonde brownies.
Sharon Shiffert says
I love this pattern and would use it to transport veggie pizza squares or a newer recipe I’ve made twice so far: Mexican Fiesta Salad squares (taste like tacos)!
Michelle Smith says
My favorite pot luck dish would have to be my baked macaroni and cheese. I get so many requests for it for every event we go to. This would really come in handy for transporting the mac n cheese without burning our laps!
Melanie Benedict says
My broccoli and cauliflower casserole would be snuggled in that carrier for sure.
Amy Barickman’s patterns are so great. Thank you for sharing. Chicken and broccoli casserole 🙂
what a great pattern for a casserole dish! I have many favorite potluck dishes – but “those potatoes” are one of my favorites.
Cindy Craddock says
Robin Everett says
I have an agreement with my grandsons, I will bring brownies if they will supply the milk. We have a blast playing board games while enjoying the goodies!
I don’t know the name of my favorite dish. I wish I did, however, so I could make it! A family at our church always makes a cheesy potato dish with cornflakes on top. Delicious! Thanks for this giveaway!
I love bringing my friend’s M&M salad to potlucks.
1 bag frozen shelled edamame beans
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can corn, rinsed and drained (can use frozen corn)
1 red pepper, finely chopped
2 green onions, sliced
1 cup cooked wild or brown rice
1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar (or ¼c natural rice vinegar, 1T sugar, ½t salt)
1/2 cup salad oil
1 or 2 TBLS dijon mustard
1 TBL sugar
salt and pepper
Blend edamame beans, black beans, corn, red pepper, green onions and rice in a large bowl. Mix remaining ingredients for dressing and toss with bean mixture. Stir salad occasionally for 3-6 hours before serving.
Our favorite one to make is sliced potatoes cooked with butter, mushrooms and onions.
Margaret Edin says
I love to make chicken green chili for casseroles. Great for potlucks.
Robin Wilson says
I like to take our family’s version of Chicken/Broccoli casserole! Yummy! Thank you so much for the giveaway!
Katerina Alexakos says
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I absolutely love your kitchen based quilting projects that you have posted, and I envision that to be a perfect pairing with our vibrant fun garden veggie themed fabrics. Also it seems like you have quite the passion for cooking, so that could make for an even more exciting collaboration. Ideally our company is seeking a some sort of kitchen related product (potholder/apron/casserole carry all) made from our Fresh Pick fabrics, that could be spotlighted in one of your blogposts.
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I love these carriers. Instead of using the spoon, try using a dowel rod and just sew the ends of the slots together to keep the rods from falling out. My go to is Chicken Lasagna…
1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
½ C. Mayonnaise
1 8 oz. Sour Cream
10 Cooked Lasagna Noodles
1 lb Cheddar Cheese
4 C. cooked chicken
Mix together in medium bowl the soups, mayo and sour cream. Layer in a 13×9 pan, starting with noodles, sauce, cheese. Bake in 350° oven for 30 minutes. Top with more cheddar cheese put back in oven long enough to melt the cheese.
What is the fabric amount needed?
What is the fabric used on this, I can’t find it anywhere and it looks beautiful!!