Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Tidy Up Tuesday - Gray Scrap Basket Edition

Welcome to the next edition of Tidy Up Tuesday!!  I have a few random stacks of fabric along the edge of my cutting table.

You know the ones?!

You cut for a project, but there's no good place to stash the scraps.  One day you knock the pile off onto the floor ONE TIME TOO MANY and decide that SOMETHING must be done!!

Today was that day.

It was either throw the pile of scraps in the trash (NOT!!!) or sew them up into a lovely little stack of blocks for future use.

Well, I did just that!!

I started off making a stack of Slab Blocks:

There was some dark and light gray in the mix and I just slapped them all together.  You know, for future use, right???


The future is NOW!!!

Once the piecing was done, I cut a batting  and got a little happy with my stack of gray scrappy blocks... Those blocks for future use?  THIS is what happened...

I made a nice 17" x 14" placemat and quilted it right up:

I did a bunch of random straight lines and I'm not quite sure what was underneath when I shot the photo.  Sorry!

Well, who needs just ONE placemat?  Don't those ALWAYS come in sets of four?  Besides that, we don't USE placemats on our table!


A super awesome Scrap Basket was the end result of my stitching (after sewing a few more seams!!)

Would YOU like to see how it turned out???

Here it is... Mostly empty:

Suddenly, it was filled:

With just a bit room to spare:

Basket directions can be found at Bubz Rugz blog.  Thanks again, Fiona!!  These are SEW much fun to make!

It's a scrap basket.  Made of scraps.  To hold MORE scraps!!  :o))

Shown here it is in its new home:

The black and gray dots make me smile every time I walk in.

I'll be linking up with Cynthia for Oh Scrap!

Until next time...
Go make!!!


  1. Congratulations on dealing with the pile of scrap AND on finishing such a cute basket. I love the dots too. Enjoy! ;^)

  2. I could take a lesson from you! Good save!

  3. Great little basket. I'm getting good at moving a stack of fabrics from place to place in the sewing room.

  4. Great job turning those scraps into something cute and useful. Thanks for sharing the link to the tutorial with Oh Scrap!

  5. Very fun and useful scrappy finishes. I really need to do something similar, maybe I'll have time once we get to Christmas vacation.


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