Saturday, September 25, 2010
what my last project taught me is that i need a better way of storing my scraps. all my scraps were previously sorted by color, but they were in plastic bags kept in a tub under my desk and not super easy to access. so after this quilt--where i was pulling scraps out of bags and throwing them around like a madwoman--it looked someone barfed up fabric all over my sewing room... yikes!
i loved these simple scrap baskets from the sometimes crafter and went on a bender the other day making basket after basket. these are so easy to make, yet so so so adorable, that even a dummy sewer like myself can make them easy peasy.
the pattern calls for interfacing to help the baskets hold their shape, which i did use, but for some of the baskets i also used home decor weight to give them that little extra oomph. but honestly, the ones that i just made with quilting weight cottons are still plenty shapely.
is it crazy to think that these are going to change the way i sew? no? great.