Scrappy Scraps Basket!

By Judith on March 16, 2020
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It’s been a while since I’ve posted here! Apologies!


Nothing to do with the current pandemic. I got creatively and mentally very tired after a busy first quarter, but I’m pleased to report that life is settling down for me (ironically, as Covid-19 causes chaos!) and I’m back at the sewing machine!


If you know me at all you will know my love of scraps and Tilda!  Put them both together and you get lots of EPP (English Paper Piecing) projects using even the littlest pieces (see some past examples here and here)!


I had been keeping my precious Tilda scraps in an unattractive plastic bag!


But now look what I’m keeping them in!


Hexie Tilda Scraps Basket


These are 1″ hexies, hand stitched together and quilted onto heavy sew-in vilene, then magically turned into a cute basket to perfectly house my pretty scraps!


Hexie Tilda Scraps Basket


I wanted a defined cylindrical shape so added some piping to the base and narrow binding at the top.


Hexie Tilda Scraps Basket


I’m hoping you can’t see where the short sides of the panel are joined together to make the cylinder! With EPP, the shapes at opposite sides will slot together (like a jigsaw) so trim away the excess stabiliser before joining the hexies with some discreet whip or ladder stitches.


Hexie Tilda Scraps Basket


My chosen lining isn’t Tilda but a pretty Lecien floral. But as a lover of all things ‘ditsy’ I’m confident it blends beautifully with the Tilda prints.


Hexie Tilda Scraps Basket


Now, what will I make next with my favourite scraps!!


Happy scrapping!


4 thoughts on “Scrappy Scraps Basket!”

  1. Beautiful it has inspired me as I have a bag full of hexegons already paper pieces just sitting in my Craft room now I need to use them. Even though I’m working from home still have more time. God bless you stay safe x

    1. Hi Beverley, so glad my little project has inspired you. Hoping to make a pattern available for this one soon! Happy sewing, Jxo

  2. Very pretty. As we are all at home here most of the time now I will be having more time to work through my stash and scraps. x

  3. So COMPLETELY pretty….and PERFECT for your beloved scraps! Are you going to do a tutorial?? Please? Or sell patterns? Please?.
    Sending love. X

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