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    Fabric Container

    Let’s get organized the pretty way!!,


    Size: 4” Diameter X 5” Tall (of course, you can make this any size you want...just adjust the fabrics as needed)

    Supplies Needed:

    Ten (10) strips of a variety of fabrics:
    Cut 9 = 1 x 17
    Cut 1 = 1 1/2 “ x 17 (This is the bottom strip)

    Two (2) 5” sq matching fabric (This is the bottom of container both interior and outside)
    Two (2) 5” sq Fusible, Double sided interfacing (Product info below)

    One (1) Backing Fabric(this is interior of the container) = 7 x 20
    One (1) Batting = 7 x 20
    Binding: 2 1/4 x 50
    3 buttons

    4” diameter template


    Let’s make the bottom: Trace a 4” diameter template on interfacing and cut out on the line.

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    Once cut out, Press the wrong side of a 5” square to interfacing to fuse. Then, trim leaving 1/2” seam allowance.

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    Once trimmed, carefully fuse the 1/2” seam allowance over edge of interfacing with iron...being careful to iron on fabric and not interfacing. Make 2.

    Once edges completed, sandwich the two circles (interfacing towards each other), and fuse with an iron by ironing from each fabric side.

    Woohoo!! Now the pretty part.....see next post

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    Last edited by Teen; April 2, 2021, 06:56 PM.
    "You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Can’t wait for this part...

    OK...We are going to do a bit of Quilt as you Go for your fabrics lined up in order that pleases you....

    Place batting on wrong side of 7”x20” backing and starting with the wide strip of fabric ( 1 1/2” x 17), place this on top of batting (be sure that you leave a bit of batting on the edge for trimming later). Then, sew and press each strips until all 10 strips are sewn. Once all strips are sewn, sew a stay stitch 1/8” from both long edges to secure

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    Now, trim your quilted piece to measure 5” x 15”. Woohoo!!! Almost done!

    Using your preferred method, sew and secure binding on this quilted piece.... Hey! You made a mini rug! Lol...

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    Ok....turn off the sewing machine and unplug the iron. It’s the yucky “hand work” step...

    Making sure that the wider strip of fabric is oriented to be the bottom strip, hand stitch to the edge of the bottom circle using your preferred method. I used a slip stitch. Continue stitching all the way around and double stitch and the end where it meets up at the beginning.

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    Embellishment time!!! Use wonder clip to hold the top together and line up your fabric strips so they match up. Take a glue stick (Sewline), and secure your buttons for ease of sewing. Then sew buttons on ensuring you go through all layers from front to inside...

    Congratulations!! All done!!

    Last edited by Teen; April 2, 2021, 06:56 PM.
    "You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


      More inspiration:

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      Be sure to share your creations!! Let me know if any of this is confusing...

      Happy Easter!!
      "You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


        Everything sounds good to me! Thank you for doing this. I’m envisioning this done in grand kids fabric for their school stuff! ✏️
        💫 Anita......Star lover❣️


          Thank you so much for the detailed how-to. These look fun to make.


            Wow you're giving Lori Holt a run for her money! This sounds like one of her projects! Thank you for the excellent instructions and photos! My 10 yr old gd is showing some interest in sewing...once school is out I think we will make your project together. She will be excited to make something useful she can take home and show off.


              Thank you, for taking your time and trouble to make a great tutorial for us!


                Thank you for sharing this with us. Happy Easter.
                Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!


                  Thanks for sharing. Another project to add to my list.


                    Thank you ! You did an awesome job of making it into a tutorial.


                      That's awesome. Thank you for sharing!
                      “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” Maya Angelou


                        Your instructions are very clear. Thanks


                          Very cute! Thanks so much for sharing the instructions...and visual at that!
                          Rainy days are for quilting. Thank goodness I live in a rainforest! 😁


                            Super cute and great job!