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Fabric Bin {52 Quilt Block Pick Up}

Sewing your own fabric bin {52 Quilt Block Pick Up} is easy when you use orphan quilt blocks! Learn how to sew them together with a lining.

Sewing your own little fabric bin is a great way to use your quilt blocks.  Keeping the quilt blocks the same size is the key to making this tutorial work.  Mix and match the blocks, or coordinate them depending on where you will be using the fabric bin.

The lining can be quilted to the batting or use fusible fleece to give it some stiffness and shape.   These buckets are great for storing scraps, supplies, notions, or whatever else you can think of!

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Materials needed:

4 quilt blocks 6 1/2″ X 6 1/2″

6 1/2″ X 25″ lining

2– 6 1/2″ X 6 1/2″ bottom

Batting or Fusible Fleece : 6 1/2″ X 6 1/2″ and 6 1/2″ X 25″

Instructions Outside:

Sew the four quilt blocks together in a long row

Sew the ends together to make a ‘tube’

Sew one 6 1/2″ X 6 1/2″ square to the bottom

Repeat the steps above for the lining adding one step-

Lay the lining on the batting and quilt them together {or follow fusing instructions on product}

Repeat with the bottom 6 1/2″ X 6 1/2″ square  and the batting piece for the bottom

Pin the outside piece to the lining {right sides facing}

Sew all the way around the top edge, leaving a 2 1/2″ opening for turning

Turn right sides out and push the lining inside the bin

Iron and sew by hand the opening closed. Sew 1/4″ from the top for a finished look

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You can adjust this pattern to any kind of quilt blocks that you might have.  Just make sure that the lining is adjusted also.  The bottom is always going to be the same size as the quilt block, unless you want something different than a square.

Do you sew fabric bins?  What do you keep inside?

This is part of the 52 UFO Quilt Block Pick Up seriesneed more ideas on what to do with your UFO Quilt Blocks? previous weeks and UFO Quilt Block ideas and easy sewing projects.

If you are sewing along with us and making up something with your UFO Quilt Blocks {even if you find your own way of sewing them together} we would all love a little peeksee!

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9 thoughts on “Fabric Bin {52 Quilt Block Pick Up}

  1. Kathy

    Are these instructions complete? There’s nothing there after the quilting step. There are four photos and one looks like a turning with the lining, but I’m not sure how that can happen with the pieces having been quilted. It’s a great project and I would love to make it, but I’m a little stumped on the finishing. Thanks so much!

  2. Becky

    oh my heck kathy- I did miss a few. like stuff into each other, sew together and turn right sides out. I have added them! Thanks for the keen attention to detail. 🙂 Let me know if I missed anything else.

  3. Kathy

    Hi Becky–Thank you so much for the additional steps. I thought this would be the process, but didn’t want to venture forth and figure out I’d skipped something really important. Thank you–

  4. Ruth Bradford

    HI Becky, great little project; however, it sure would be nice if you had a Print Friendly Version button on your website. I know I can print selection but a button would be so much easier. I like to print projects and put them in a binder for later. Please give it some thought. Thanks. Love your website.

  5. Deborah Evans

    What do you put around the top to stiffen the rim and how do you pit it in the rim?
    I do love this idea! It looks like it will be easy to do. Thanks for sharing it.

  6. connie b

    what a wonderful way to use those orphan blocks

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