MEL's Fun in the Sun Collection

A fun-filled collection featuring machine embroidery applique beach scenes and gorgeous quilting in the hoop.


MEL's Fun in the Sun Collection, the June 2021 Bag of the Month from MEL's Bag of the Month Club, is so much more than just a bag! Make the beach bag for a fun bag to help you carry all your essentials to the beach with your family or use as an overnight bag for a quick trip. Keep the summer fun going by making the pillow and the table runner to use in your space all season long. These designs are enjoyable to stitch up and also make great gifts!

MEL's Fun in the Sun Beach Bag
MEL's Fun in the Sun Beach Bag

Here in the United States, the temperatures are rising every day but you know what doesn't have to increase? Your frustration from carrying all the things from your *not so close* beachside parking to that awesome spot in the sand you chose for your family. 

How is that possible you ask? With the oh-so-stylish and incredibly roomy MEL's Fun in the Sun Beach Bag that's included in MEL's Fun in the Sun Collection! The Beach Bag (measures 20" x 10" x 11" tall) features 6 machine embroidery applique beach scenes, gorgeous quilting in the hoop, and loads of pockets to hold all your summer essentials. Not a beach person? This bag makes a great overnight bag, a fun gift, and so much more when you make the additional (and included!) projects like the the pillow (measures 21" x 21"), and the table runner (70" x 17")!

Use the included designs to make a pillow and a table runner to enjoy these fun beach scenes and summer vibes all season long in the comfort of your home. I'll show you just what to do, step-by-step in detailed video lessons AND written instructions. 

MEL's Fun in the Sun Beach Bag table runner
MEL's Fun in the Sun Beach Bag table runner
Fun in the Sun Beach Bag
Fun in the Sun Beach Bag

What's Included in "MEL's Fun in the Sun" Collection...

Detailed Instructions


You’ll receive detailed written instructions and step-by-step video instructions to make the process quick and fun, no matter your learning style.

3 Ways to Prepare Your Applique Shapes

For maximum versatility and accessibility, you'll receive instructions for preparing your applique shapes 3 different ways. Use SVG files with your favorite electronic cutting machine; BERNINA Cutwork files to use with the BERNINA Cutwork Tool; or use printable templates and cut by hand.

Multi-Formatted Designs

Designs that can be used in all brands of embroidery machines so you can join the fun no matter what brand of machine you own. Includes: ART, ART80, DST, EXP, JEF, PES, and VP3.

Required hoop size: 6" x 10" (150mm x 260mm)

Digital Access


Access your designs, instructions and videos immediately in our online portal - from anywhere with an Internet connection. No waiting for shipping - you can get started immediately, right after you click the "Buy Now" button!

Also, no need to worry about losing a CD or having your computer crash - log in and download the designs any time.

A Lovely Private Community

Join us in a private Facebook group where you can ask questions and share your progress so you feel totally supported and encouraged during the process. This is also a great way to ask questions and get feedback!

Instructions to Make Multiple Projects

I'll show you how to make the Beach Bag, the pillow, and the table runner. PLUS you can use the machine embroidery applique and quilting in the hoop designs in loads of other projects!

Fun in the Sun Beach Bag details

Marilyn S.

As I’m going through this quilting process, I can’t believe how beautiful the quilting designs are! I would never have such a custom quilted look without learning this process! Yes it takes time and precision, but the results are spectacular! Thank you so much for this beautiful quilt!

Melanie G.

Sarah’s designs are actually beautiful art. Sometimes when you look at the end result before starting it can be very intimidating because it’s absolute beauty. But she goes through it step by step in her videos and also gives us printed instructions. You end with a truly beautiful quilt. Another great point is that once you buy it, you always have it so there's no rush to finish!

Nola G.

Your instructions are well laid out and explained. I couldn’t have found a better website and Facebook friends. You have given good advice and help along the way. Thank you to everyone. A big thank you to Sarah for all the work she puts into helping us all learn so much in such little time!

Fun in the Sun Beach Bag table runner

MEL's Fun in the Sun Collection


Included in your purchase:

  • Detailed instructions, both written and step-by-step videos
  • 3Ā ways to prepare your applique shapes
  • Multi-formatted designs
  • Digital 24x7 access
  • A lovely private community
  • MultipleĀ projects
  • Lifetime accessĀ 
Fun in the Sun
Fun in the Sun Collection
Fun in the Sun Collection
Fun in the Sun Collection details