2/3 yard quilted fabric (or at least 19 inches)
1 package (4 yards) 1/2 inch single fold bias tape
1 package 7/8 inch single fold bias tape (there will be some left over)
thread to match the bias tape
I pre-washed the fabric and trimmed off the selvage. I prefer a rotary cutter for straight edge cuts. Starting with the fabric folded, selvage edges together, cut two thicknesses for two 19" x 14 3/4 " rectangles. Then cut the 2 handles from the remaining fabric, 19" x 2 1/2 ". Finally, cut one of the large rectangles in 1/2 lengthwise so that you have 2 rectangles that are 19" x 7 3/8".
Stitch the 1/2 inch bias tape to the long edges of the handles and the inner edges of the half rectangles. Divide the remaining 1/2 inch bias tape into 4 equal lengths. Fold in one end and stitch it closed in 1/2 to create 4 ties.
Pin the two half rectangles (the top) to the large rectangle (the bottom). Pin the handles 2 1/2 inches from the outside edges.
Stitch the handles about 1/4 inch from the edges.