Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Fun Way to use your Quilt Scraps

About 2-3 years ago, I saw a small fabric basket on the cutting counter of one of my local quilt shops. I fell in love with how cute it was and thought it was a wonderful way to use some of my scraps. I'm one of those people whose brain starts racing with ideas and uses for fun things like this. The quilt shop owner invited me to come back with my supplies and she would show me how to make it. I'm not sure where that original is...maybe in my sewing room....but I was so excited at how easy it was. I have made several of these baskets for gifts.

This one I made for my bathroom with colors to match the shower curtain that I made. I love the way the colors blend and I use it for hairbrushes and combs. It is the perfect size!

This shows the detail when it is laid on its side.

I made this next basket for my bedroom to match a quilt that I made from Paris Flea Market fabric--I love that line--I use it on my bedside table. It is the perfect size to put in a bottle of nail polish, an emery board, clippers, or anything miscellaneous that ends up laying there looking out of place.

I love this size of basket. I made these as a gift for some of my teacher friends at school. It's the perfect size to put on your desk. I found out their favorite colors and made them in those colors. Even though I made them for their desks, many of them took them home because they liked them so much! LOL

Now, for the third and final one for tonight. I told you how my brain starts racing...well, this is a product of that. I made this one for my mom to use as a place to put her tv remotes. I think it works really well and is made to match the colors in her living room.

As you can see, they fit with room to spare!

Nedra posted about making baskets with this technique on her blog. Check out the fun things that they are working on. I think you will agree with me that the uses of these can go on and on and on........and so much fun!

Hope you have time to make some fun today!



  1. Dotti
    Your baskets look great! And so many ideas to use them with. I love the remote control one. I never would have thought of that. I'm going to go back and add you on to tonight's post so people can see your ideas too.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Cool baskets!! I've always wanted to try making one. Yours look fantastic!!

  3. I love the baskets! How kind of you to make so many for gifts...I'm sure they must take quite a long time!

  4. your baskets are adorable!!!