Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Patchwork, Please! :: My Scrappy Box

So I'm a bit behind in the Patchwork, Please sew along. Which I'm actually pretty much ok with, considering we've been busy (and out of town) with really lovely family times. But I do have a finish to share - the scrappy box I started before we left. 
It got the seam ripper taken to it when I got a moment yesterday. For some reason - and I'm not sure why really - the ends ended up taller than the side. Once removed, it was easy to make sure they were cut to size and stitched back on.
The sewing of the corners from the inside of the box was a little tricky, but basically I ended up stitching them with the box inside out and then turned it all right-side out when I was done.

To be honest, I made a couple of unintended tweaks to the project . . . ever think you know what to do so you kind of skip reading the instructions, Yeah, me too.
The first change-up was fusing the heavyweight interfacing to the side fabrics (I used Pellon's Peltex 71F by the way). I figured 'oh well' as they seemed plenty sturdy. I was in such a rush to get the ends lined up with the sides, though, that I forgot to insert the interfacing as I'd fully planned on doing correctly. When it came time for the bottom, I decided 2 layers of Peltex would be even better than 1, and I'm happy with that decision. So even though my method was a little different, the box stands nice, and I've already discovered the perfect use for it in my studio - as a gathering spot for my collection of charm packs.
I thoroughly enjoyed the patchwork part of this project and how it looks with the Essex Linen in linen - certainly can't go wrong there!

19 comments:

  1. Love this box, what a great idea to keep your fabric scraps in

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  2. It turned out great!! I was surprised by how easy it was to make..and fun too!

    Cindy

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  3. That's a very nice box, and perfect for your charm packs. Love the little pocket!

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  4. I do think my charm packs need a box like this. Putting it on my (LONG) list...

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  5. I'm absolutely crazy in love with your box. It's gorgeous. Is there a tutorial for it?

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  6. Cute box! I love those butterflies :)

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  7. Just reading about this sew along. I guess I'm a bit behind! Ill bet Island Quilter has this book. Good reason to go see them. :-). Your box came out so cute!

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  8. Debbie is this week's project the envelope block? Where do I go to link it up when I make it? I saw the post on Patchwork Notes directing me to you to link up. Thanks...

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  9. Lovely box and those charm packs fit so perfectly!

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  10. Very nice! I've been looking for something to hold all the charms from different charm swaps.

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  11. Perfect use for it! Maybe I need one now...

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  12. Cute! Perfect use for it is right, i definitely need one now!

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  13. Love your patchwork box - the fabrics are so pretty!

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  14. Very pretty, and perfect for those charm packs!

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  15. I love most every patchwork box or bin that I see, one day I need to make some. Yours is lovely, I love the colours.

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  16. Ahh, what a perfect use for it! The box turned out super cute. I love the bright fun fabrics you pieced together.

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  17. Love that it is perfect for charms!

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  18. It looks pretty nice.Love it

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  19. fantastic box, love how pretty while at the same time useful it is.

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