Tag: stashbusting

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For this block we’re going to make one 12.5″ (12″ finished) improv block consisting of a flower with a stem and a leaf. Please read the full instructions before you start and use the comments (scroll down to the bottom of the page) if you have any questions. Pattern template As this is an improv…

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Trying to bring structure to our garden toys and to ensure all sets are together, I decided to make some simple fabric bags to store everything in. As a result, here is another stash busting idea. A few of our garden toys Material Scrap fabric of suitable size for the contents Cotton ribbon / tape…

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With lockdown easing more and more every week (unless you’re in Leicester) and many taking the opportunity to meet up outside to limit the risk of Covid 19 spreading, the sale of gazebos has reached an all-time high. To make the gazebos slightly more fun to be in when the rain is pelting down, and…

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So far this year all my blogs have been about stash busting or the UKQU Book Club. This time I am sharing another stash busting idea, and a timely one at that in this time of lockdown – face masks. The medical experts are not (yet) in agreement on how effective cotton face masks are,…

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I drink a lot of tea and always worry about leaving cup marks on tables and furniture. As a result I have quite a few coasters and mug rugs strategically placed throughout my home. With Easter around the corner, let’s make an easter egg mug rug, or two, or ten….. Materials Easter inspired or Spring…

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I originally made this at a Charity Sewing Day as a ‘personal effects purse’ for patients at the local hospice. The purse would also work great as a coin purse or to keep you credit cards and receipts in. Alternatively, you could use it to discreetly store some sanitary pads when you are out and…

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This time we are going to make a circle scarf with a hidden pocket*; great for when you don’t want to bring a handbag. The pocket is large enough to fit e.g. mobile phone, money, keys, cards or other personal essentials. To make a scarf, you need a larger piece of fabric, ideally 1.5m (59″) long…

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It is time again for another stash busting idea – a bag holder and this make will be perfect for Fat Quarters. As each bag only uses one FQ, you may need to make a few of these… The bag holders originally were a great way to gather all freebie plastic bags we got in…

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This is the third blog in my stash busting series and this time I’m looking at trying to use up some pre-cut and left over fabrics from other projects. Looking at my fabrics, I found some jelly roll strips and left over quilt binding which were collecting dust. The jelly rolls are (when cut correctly)…

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Our children seem to create artwork with the same regularity and frequency as breathing. Having recently moved to a new home, I needed to find a new way of displaying their artwork without destroying any walls. Ideally I wanted the art display to be  easy and accessible to hang and see for everyone in the family,…