Tuesday, October 4, 2016

New Fabric Buckets


I have been given a couple Moda Candy packs and didn't know what to do with them.  So I put them with my scraps and forgot about them.  I wanted to try making a small thread catcher that would sit on my sewing cabinet instead of hanging down and blocking my drawers.  I pulled these out and decided to experiment.

I felt like I was back in high school looking at square layouts with the question of which could be folded to make a cube.  Lol.  Making bags and boxing corners helped me figure it out.  One mini charm pack was enough for two buckets because they each used 20.


I used some scrap Warm and White batting and quilted them by stitching in the ditch.  Then I pulled out a scrap of fabric left over from the backing of this quilt.  I used more batting scraps and quilted it with the walking foot using the print for spacing.


I like the two layers of batting because it keeps the buckets nice and stiff.  I decided to add binding at the top so I wouldn't have to turn them right side out after sewing the outside and lining together.

These two were made with a Miss Kate mini charm pack and scrap binding from the Daysail line.


I made one mostly floral and one mostly geometric with the intent to give the floral one to my mom.  We'll see if she actually gets it.  ;)

These two were made with a Kindred Spirits mini charm pack and a random brown scrap.


When I showed my husband the buckets he thought they would be great little storage containers in a small cabinet we have.  They fit perfectly and he is excited to have them there.  I am glad they will have a use because I just made them to use up the fabric.

Now that I know how to make them with 2.5 inch squares, I may dig into my scraps again and make one completely out of scraps.  My black, white, and red scraps are calling out to me.

Edited to add:  

I do not plan on making a tutorial for these buckets.  However, here are some patterns available if you would like to make something similar.

Atkinson's Designs Bucket Brigade

Crazy Mom Quilts Thread Catcher

A Few Scraps Quilted Nesting Buckets

There is also a pattern for a bigger fabric bucket by Christina Cameli (of A Few Scraps) in her first book: First Steps to Free Motion Quilting.

Here is a picture of my new fabric bucket with the original one I made with Christina's pattern from her book.  It also helped me when making my little ones.


Have a great day!

XX,
Jasmine

P.S.  I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar, including Oh Scrap!  Check them out for more quilty inspiration.

15 comments:

  1. Those came out really well, so nice your DH wants to use them! You can always whip up more for your mom!

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    1. fantastic idea Vicki :-D and for friends too

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  2. Oh, those are great! I'd love a bit more detailed tutorial, if you don't mind. I have some mini charm packs that I'd love to use up. :)

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    1. Thanks for your interest, Yvonne! I have added some links to my original post for patterns to make something similar.

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  3. These are really cute, Jasmine! Thanks for the tip about using two layers of batting...most patterns for this sort of project call for interfacing, which isn't something I always have on hand, but there are always batting scraps laying around :)

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  4. I was just sewing with some miss kate scraps yesterday. That line has some fun fabrics. Your baskets are so lovely!

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  5. Cute baskets! And so tiny even though in the pictures they appear bigger. Great idea to use those 2.5" squares!

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  6. Great idea for spare mini charms! Might have a go with 5" ones, got lots of those left over too!

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  7. I made several thread catchers too a few months ago that are very similar to yours. I used strips from my scrap have in various widths. I used batting as Vegas to make them stand up. I too finished with binding at the top. Great minds....

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  8. Well, I like these so much. I will look at the other tutorials.
    Life is overwhelming for my family here. Mom is going to Heaven.
    It is hard. Reading your blog and others is just a way to really keep my foot in the door of possibilities and healing.
    Thank you for sharing these. I could make these I think

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  9. It is impossible to make just one basket :-) I know.
    If they are so adorable and useful too, then keep them coming.
    Hugs,
    Preeti.

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  10. These are such a great way to use up mini charms! Super cute :)

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  11. These are super cute! I may need to make some too!

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  12. Pretty and practical...got to be happy with that.

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  13. These are adorable! I love fabric buckets. Was just given another pattern for a new style!

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