Saturday, June 18, 2011

Scrappy Saturday

This is what I made for my Scrappy Saturday:

I layered a poly batting on top of a plain muslin and started pulling strips from my scrap bin.  If the strip wasn't long enough, I added another strip to the piece!  I just did stitch and flip and finger pressed as I added strips.
I knew I wanted to have enough for a 19" square, and this is what I ended up with:

When I was done stitching and flipping 'strings', I had about a 22 X 24 piece of quilted fabric:
I was so impressed with this:
That I made this:

And I really wanted to have a pocket to put a note pad and a pen in, so I added one to the lining,   And because this is scrappy, I used a discarded quilt block that was in my scrap bin to cover the plastic canvas bottom insert:
The bottom insert gives the basket more stability.

I like the handles folded in better!

I've made small baskets and used a fusible fleece and they were plenty sturdy, but using simple batting on this larger basket..... it's a bit 'wobbly'.  When I make another, I will probably use a canvas inner lining to give it more stability or maybe get a heavy weight fusible interfacing....... 

So.... do you have a scrappy project to share???


1 comment:

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

"Scrappy Saturday" - I love it! Your project is way cool! Great use of scraps! I don't have a scrappy project to share just yet - but it's on my list for next Saturday. ^..^