20 Apr 2010

My first non-quilt


Remember the disaster that was my Failed Experiment at making a fabric storage box? Well, no more failures, hurrah!

I am so proud of myself. In an attempt to start producing items that can be used as gifts or even sold I tried to make a small storage box and it turned out absolutely beautifully. It only took me less than a day to make (by hand of course) and it was really easy. I am now working on matching place mats and coasters.

The next project will be to tackle quilted baby toys, elephants, giraffes etc. Oh and not to forget, of course I am still working on actual quilts too.

So watch this space. There's more to come.






7 comments:

  1. Thanks. am very proud of this one. it's flawless despite being done by hand.

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  2. Love it! Wish I could find a pattern for one! Where did you get yours?

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  3. I didn't actually use a pattern. I bought something similar a while ago and wanted to figure out how it is put together. I'll definitely make more of them and will post a tutorial on the blog. Watch this space.

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  4. I love your blog!! I found it on the modern quilts thread. Anyways .... I too have made fabric boxes I'm disappointed with. Mine came out nice looking but they were really useless for storage. This one looks nice and sturdy! If I make more (which you have inspired me) I really need to find a stiff interfacing.

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  5. oh thanks, it's so nice to see lovely comments on here.

    The same thing happened to me, the first time I didn't use anything sturdy and it didn't work. The box collapsed. This time I used really thick cardboard from paperblocks and it worked really well.

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  6. That is a great "non-quilt"! I'll be watching for a tutorial.

    Jennifer :)

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