Thursday, March 28, 2013

Fabric Box Tutorial

 I hope you enjoy this little fabric box tutorial as much as I do. It is simple enough to complete in about an hour, which makes it perfect for a last minute hostess gift. Fill it with candy and you are ready to go! 


A friend gave me the pattern* a couple of years ago, but after I made the first sample, I lost the pattern! Luckily, I remembered what to do, and wrote up my own instructions. There was no indication of who had designed it, so if you know whose pattern this is, please do let me know. I haven't seen anything else like it online.

*The original was a one page, hand drawn pattern that looked like it had been photocopied a number of times. I interpreted the pattern in a completely different way from my friend.

Let's get started!

You will need:

 (2) squares of fabric, between 8" and 12". My sample was made with 10" squares. 

A piece of batting the same size as the fabric (or a little bigger).

(4) coordinating buttons, optional.

A walking foot, if you have one.


Step 1: Layer the fabric, right sides together, on top of the batting.

Step 2:  Stitch 1/4" seam around perimeter, leaving an opening of about 4" on one side.


Step 3: Trim away the batting from the seam allowances to reduce bulk. Trim as close to the stitching line as you can without clipping into it!


Step 4: Turn right side out and press.

Step 5: Top stitch close to the edge, closing the opening as you go.

Step 6: Quilt as desired. I just kept going around and stitched concentric squares...

... until my bobbin ran out!


Step 7: Fold the quilted square in half, right side in. Mark a 2" triangle in the corners.
(If you started with a different size square, you may want to alter this dimension.)

Stitch the 2 bottom corners, back-tacking at the beginning and end. Since I had used a Frixion pen for marking, I just needed to hit it with an iron to erase the line!

Step 8: Open it up and fold it in the other direction, marking and stitching the remaining 2 corners.


Step 9: Turn the box right side out.

 Step 10: I like mine with the points folded down...

 ... and the inside flaps tacked down.

If you would like to eliminate the inside flaps, try Connie's modification with French Seams!

Step 11: Stitch on some cute buttons, if desired.
(I bought these buttons at Walmart. I think I need to go back and get more in every color!)

Starting with 10" squares, the boxes finish at about 4" x 4" x 3" high.

My original sample was made with Meadowsweet leftovers. I still love that collection so much!


And this is the one I made last weekend for Barbara. This one started with a 12" square, so I made the sides a little higher (2.5" corners in step 7).

Have fun with the tutorial and let me know if you make one!

Edit 4/13/14: I am not affiliated in any way with the pattern being sold on Craftsy for $6.

Edit 5/22/14 for clarification: The pattern I was given did not include any authorship information, or I would have given credit from the start. There were just a few hand drawn diagrams and cryptic text open for interpretation. It was not a copy of the pattern being sold on Craftsy. I wish there was a name on the original drawing, but there was not. I struggled with offering it online, but I felt my finished product was more detailed and my instructions were much clearer. I added the quilting and the buttons that were not included in the original.

The pattern on Craftsy was not offered until after I had posted my free tutorial. I believe the designer used the ideas that I had fleshed out. If she used her own photos and text, there is no copyright infringement. I haven't purchased it, so I don't know that to be true. She claims there are design differences, but her sample in the Craftsy listing looks just like mine. It is even quilted the same way. I don't believe she is the designer of the pattern I was given many years ago.

Because the basis for this fabric box was not my original idea, I struggled with offering the tutorial at all. I did not feel it was right to profit from it by selling the pattern. Again, I wish the person who drew the original diagrams by hand had signed her work.

It is in the spirit of sharing that I offer this free tutorial. They look great filled with candy or a small potted plant. You may use it as a guild or sewing bee project. You may make them to sell for charity fundraisers. If you make them to sell for personal gain, please drop me an email.

Visit my Pinterst board to see how other sewists are interpreting this project.

164 comments:

Ellen Parkes said...

This is so cute, I'm going to have to try this one out. Always in need of storage for craft supplies and bits and bobs. Thanks for sharing. :D

Jackie said...

This is too sweet!!

Missy Shay said...

I love this box, thanks for the tute!

sewandsow said...

I love this! Thanks for posting it.

Debbie said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

LucyL said...

It's neat and cute! Thanks for sharing.
I also love the blue buttons on first pictures!

Archie the wonder dog said...

They're so cute!

WoolenSails said...

That is a really sweet box and a great idea for a last minute gift box.

Debbie

Jane S. said...

Thank you for sharing! Those will make a great quick gift. :)

made by ChrissieD said...

Love this box, thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

I'll definitely be making this. Very cute! thanks!
love your fabric choices- Barb

Marls said...

They are so cute. Thanks for the tutorial.Think one of these will be on my list for something small towork on this weekend.

ShirleyC said...

That's as cute as can be! Thanks.

Janarama said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial. I love this box.

Could you please give me the dimensions of the finished box using the 10" squares?

Vicki H said...

It is too cute. I just made mine following your tutorial, super easy. It took me longer to find 4 matching buttons than to do the sewing. I'm going to make a couple more for my girls when they come for Easter. Thanks so much for sharing.

Beth said...

This is SO cute! I was looking for a box pattern yesterday at the store. They didnt' have the one I was looking for..but I like YOURS better! I need something for thread and yarn next to my chair in the family room..oh..and maybe one in my class bucket..and oh...! :::grin::::

Ruthie said...

I love this! I'm making them for my teenage granddaughters for Easter.

Kate said...

This is delightful and I thank you for sharing the how-to.

Ellen Parkes said...
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Ellen Parkes said...

Made a few for myself, they are so cute, I've linked back to you in my blog about them :)
http://anniestableblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Lani Glasser said...

These are so cute! I made one for my grandson tonight and I'll finish the one for my granddaughter tomorrow. Thanks so much for the tutorial!

chanina said...

So cute! Great for notions! Thanks for the tutorial!

luciethehappyquilter.com said...

Thank you for sharing this great tutorial with us.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

This is just so cute! Thanks so much for showing us how.

Susan said...

So cute & so verstaile.
Thanks - very clear instructions.

Michele said...

Adorable! I must make one. Thanks for the instructions.

SuperMomNoCape said...

This is soooo cute and look like they'd be quick to make up if you were needing a last minute gift.

Marisa Garcia said...

Hi, I found your blog through Sew Many Ways, I love your tutorial.
This is a nice project, that I will try!I hope you don't mind I pinned this project for future reference. New follower here via GFC. I hope that you will visite my blog and if you like my creations I invite you to follow me.
Marisa from
http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/

Sheri Salatin said...

This is such a sweet tutorial. Thank you for sharing. I just made one of these for my friend's birthday. I packed it with brownies wrapped in wax paper. A sweet homemade gift :)

She loved it!

Liz said...

Tina, thank you for this great tutorial. I posted a link for your site on my blog with pictures of my little fabric box. Went together so easy. Thanks again!

Michele said...

Thanks for the tutorial. It was a fun little project.

Quiltedbeader said...

Thanks for the pattern. I made one but changed Step 7. Instead of making a large dart, I made a "French" seam which encloses the seam and you do not have to tack town the dart.

Aideen said...

Great tutorial I made Easter baskets out of them and added a handle for my two small boys they loved them :)

patchworkfairy said...

I really like these little boxes and they will be great for keeping sewing accessories in! I found this via Natalie at http://lovenatalieuk.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/everything-was-going-so-well-until-just.html?showComment=1367255286262

Navy Wifey Peters @ USS Crafty said...

Your boxes are gorgeous! Great fabric choices! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I'll definitely have to make some of my own one day soon!

Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
http://usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/04/submarine-sunday-29.html

Sharon said...

I made this basket using the 12" sq. I then put a small potted plant in it and gave it to a friend. I plan on making more and filling with goodies to give as door prices at our womens conference. Thank you for this pattern for it has endless possibilities.

joma said...

Ola, adorei seu blog e já estou te seguindo, convido para conhecer meu blog e se tornar minha seguidora, obrigada pelo pap amei

carinascrafts said...

Love it - thanks for sharing. Great tute!

carinascrafts said...

Well I am back to say I gave your tute a go. Thanks, pretty happy with the result, will be making more. Best wishes, Carina

Ángela said...

Great tutorial and beautiful Blog.I´m follower now.
Hugs.

Misslô Makes said...

What a pretty and very usefull box, I love it!
I'll try it as soon as possible
Many thanks

dolores said...

Oh goodness! You have saved my toast!;) My daughter asked me to make her a few (meaning about 20!)gifts to give to all her UK friends (she has been living there for 3 years and will be leaving next year)this Christmas and your little box is perfect! I can't wait to get started!
Thanks so much!!

Maria said...

Hi Tina. Thanks so much for the tutorial. So easy and quick to make. I've just posted the one I made to my blog if you'd like to take a look and now have another three cut out. These are addictive.
Maria from
http://miacreates.blogspot.com/

Christine Welsh said...

This is sooo cute I am adding these to my 'to do' list!! :)
Christine
ChrisW Designs

Ellen said...

Thank you for sharing. I'm going to make one today so I don't forget. Too cute.

Sabeena Chaudhry said...

Fell in love with this tutorial, tried it out straight away! Turned out beautiful...used same fabric in and out, will use different ones next time! Thanks for the great idea.

Niki said...

This was so much fun to make! I'm not a quilter, so I decided to start with 8" squares to minimize the disaster if I failed at the quilting part. It turned out really stinkin' cute! http://roonieranching.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-most-ridiculously-tiny-fabric-box.html

Niki said...

Just edited my post to add photos of the second bigger box that I sewed too!

Julie Hirt - 627handworks said...

This is SUPER cute! I like that it could easily be made into different sizes too. What a great way to give gifts! So glad I found you and happy to be a new follower :)

Julie - 627handworks.com

Bec said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I've made my first one & posted a link in my blog back to you.
Becky - keizerquilts AT blogspot DOT ca

Joan Lowder, your Stampin Up creative coach said...

Oh this is just too cute. I think I have to try to make one. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THIS I Can't wait to make one. THANK YOU!

Beatrice said...

Hello,
finished mine today! I love it! Thank you so much for the tutorial.
Beatrice.

Lostinspace said...

Landed up here from LinkedIn and thought it was Alex Veronelli's page! I'm very glad I found you and I want to make one of these thread catchers. Your pattern is nice and simple compared to one I had saved elsewhere, this may get done. Thank You

Lostinspace said...

Done it! Great tutorial, the only thing was at first I tacked down the inside flaps in sequence going round and they need to be pointing at each other to make the nice box shape. This once again proves that if I can do it wrong....! I love the size for dropping in thread, just right - you can't miss. Thank You.

Carla said...

Sew very cute. I'll have to try real soon!
thanks for the awesome tutorial

ali cia said...

Hola!! a través del blog de una amiga e visto tu blog es muy bonito!! y hacia tiempo que andaba buscando unas cestitas como estas has hecho son preciosas !!mi blog es. Las Agujas de Alicia .
Un saludo amiga.
Alicia.

Dollandesign said...

I am a woman from Sweden.
And I found your nice blogg and liked it very much.
Now I have made a box that I have seen on your blogg 28 march 2013.
It was fun to make this two boxes, I think. Thank you for letting me know how to do!
Today I show them on my blogg.

Dollandesign

Barbara said...

Let you know if I make one??? I've made at least a dozen! I'm addicted, and still counting! Thank you!

nancy b. said...

I was just trying to think of some quick gifts to make before leaving on a trip, and here you are! Beautifully done tutorial, very clear instructions, and a lovely result. Thanks so much for posting this.

Little Quilt Shop said...

So sew sweet!! what a great Christmas idea for a gift!! Thanks !!....I have a little shop, would you mind if I made some to sell in it?...just let me know....Your blog came to my facebook page...do you have a page on FB to Like?....thanks again...

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing. I am a new quilter and battle to follow instructions, but you have pictures too so I can follow.
Thank you so very much. I am looking forward to making this one and will post a photo when I am done.

Sharon Lloyd
Nelspruit
South Africa

Anonymous said...

These are darling. I use something similar... and the little slots left by tacking down the inside flaps work great for standing up make up brushes, lip lines, etc. & the larger items can go in the baskets. Great for traveling. Thanks.

Mom/ME said...

Great tutorial, thanks.

Irene said...

Great idea and tutorial, thanks for sharing. I read it at the proper time to make 2 dozen of boxes, and present them filled with miniature colored marshmallows as gifts for my guests at my birthday party. It was a success! They seemed children in a candy store, choosing which one they liked more. I left some of the boxes with the corners up, not folded nor buttoned, some fabrics showed better this way, and some of my guests liked them more this way.

Shirley Crawford said...

Tina, I need to teach something at my quilt guild in February.....I would like to teach making these adorable fabric boxes. Would you have a problem if I used your tutorial in doing so. I would certainly give you credit for the tute.
Thanks,
Shirley
quilt215@yahoo.com

Malega Kuni said...

OMG...I showed my daughter this, just this morning and two hours later we each had two!...she said she was going to make one for her txgiving dinner and put velcro instead of buttons and and keep her dinner rolls warm...then just flap open to serve!

Thanks for sharing...you wonderful creative people!

Sharyn Collier said...

These are absolutely adorable. I made two today and can't wait to make more for gifts. What a great little tutorial. Thank you for posting.

Lori said...

Love these! I"m going on a small quilt retreat next month and I plan to take a layer cake along and make a bunch of these. At the end of the retreat I'm going to give these as gifts to the other ladies! Can't wait. Thank you for this wonderful tutorial! Now I need to go find some buttons......

Maxine said...

Thank you for this tutorial. I found it on Pinterest yesterday and made it today. Fast and fun!

http://maxinegiveaways.blogspot.com/2013/10/fabric-basket-from-seaside-stitches.html

Trudie said...

I love these baskets. I've made 9 so far, six tonight. Thanks for the tutorial!

Leco said...

Thank you for such great tutorial. I couldn't just pass by and made even 2 boxes in a time, but a little bit different. If you're interested please welcome to see
http://moya-shkatulka.blogspot.com/2013/11/blog-post_11.html

Cecilia Arnqvist said...

What a nice basket. I have done two basket in 1,5 hours, a really fast project. Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.
Cissi, Uppsala in Sweden

Anonymous said...

I saw someone's post who had made this fabric box to fit the small. fat box of kleenex, (not the rectangle one), but i can't find the post with the dimensions for the squares of fabric. I think it was 15", but am not sure. I would also like to know how far back to stitch the corners. Thanks for your help.

eileensideways said...

cute'ness

Teri said...

Loved your tutorial, it was so easy to follow. I finished my project in about an hour and it turned out great. It's a gift for a friend of mine that went to Penn State.

A picture is posted here:
http://thecosmicquilter.blogspot.com/2013/12/fabric-box-tutorial-link.html

And I linked to your tutorial, hope you don't mind!

DebraKay Neiman said...

definitely tomorrow. this is too cute. Merry Christmas from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Zaira said...

Greetings from South East Asia. Thank you for sharing this adorable project. It will make a great gift for any occasion.

Jantine said...

I made it about 35x35"and it became a great basket for all my crochet!

Patty said...

LOVE this box. They ARE addictive! Just found this pattern and here I am last minute trying to make one for everyone I know for Christmas.

A suggestion to make it even quicker. Use fusible batting and cut a 9 1/2" square for 10" fabric squares. Fuse to the outside piece. 1/4" seams will be outside the batting so no cutting it back before turning and makes for a less bulky edge.

Fusible batting also works better when quilting if you do not have a walking foot.

Connie said...

What a great tutorial!! I have made several of them and blogged about them today. Thanks!
Fabric Boxes at Freemotion by the River

Sandy@UpstairsHobbyRoom said...

adorable

Kathy said...

I know what I'm going to make for my girlfriend for Christmas now! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Finished my little box in about 15 minutes. Used 12X12, 20X20. They turned out really cute. Christmas fabric's for gifts.
Thanks for sharing your idea.

Jasu Kishan said...

A friend of my made some beautiful Gift Boxes for her craft friends and also kindly sent me the link to your Gift Boxes tutorial.

My son & I have fallen in love the her gift and I would like to make for him and his wife.

Please could you let me what size batting/wadding you have used for the this boxes.

Thank you the brilliant idea and also for creating the tutorial.

Jasu

Anonymous said...

too cute, wish I had seen this before my Christmas exchange! I'm making one now. Thanks!

Willknitforbeer said...

So this is an awesome mini project and I tried to follow along, but i got lost somewhere...:-( gonna try again and see if I get a clue lol...really awesome. Thanks for sharing this tutorial.

Vegets said...

Adorei. Obrigada por nos ensinar coisas tão criativas e úteis.

Willknitforbeer said...

Feel like such an idiot ughhhh i finally figured it out! cute boxes in progress!!!!

Deborah Mitchell said...

Nice idea for some quick storage boxes.

Anonymous said...

I just made 2 of these little boxes today in less than 2 hours. Gonna make nice gifts.

helbel19 said...

Thanks for the tutorial, I will give them a go tomorrow..... terrific and simple.

Helen

sew.darn.quilt said...

I just saw these cute storage boxes on "Quilt to the Edge" and love 'em!
Thank you for sharing :)

Dagmar said...

thank you so much for this tutorial. I love those boxes. what a neat idea. I have many uses for them already.

Dagmar

Delia Vogel said...

Very clever. I am definitely going to make a few.

Liz Therrien said...

I have seen a similar idea, but you use fusible fleece and you make the triangle pleats from each fabric before you sew them together. Apply fleece to outside fabric and quilt as desired. Make the pleats as described in this tutorial, oonce for the quilted outer piece and once for the lining. You will get two "bowl shaped" pieces when done. Then, layer the two resulting "bowls" rst and sew around, leaving an opening to turn. It sounds tricky but it really isn't. The difference is that the little triangles will no longer be on the inside of the finished box. I did some this way for Christmas and then gave them to people with bags of wrapped Christmas candy. Thanks for the tutorial and lovely pictures.

codrette said...

Well, I found this through Pinterest, gave it a whirl last eve. I like it very much, and see a few more in my future! Thanks for sharing!
Hazle.
Mine is here: http://codrette.dreamwidth.org/71413.html

Line said...

Made a bunch for Christmas and filled with cookies and treats, they were a huge hit. I did not let on, how easy they were to make! Thanks for taking the time to make me look like I am brilliant.

Anne Weaver said...

These are so cute!! I've linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-quilted-fabric-box/2014/01/11/
--Anne

Sara Anderson said...

Absolutly LOVE this!

naii said...

So cute ! i couldn't resist and did one, here is it : http://diariodenaii.blogspot.com.es/2014/01/cestos-multi-uso.html?m=1

jdqltr said...

I make three before the NFL football playoff games Saturday morning! So easy! Did the little bit of hand sewing while watching the game, then used them for my hand applique "stuff" for the rest of the games. I used my 12-/12", 9-1/2" and 6-1/2" square-ups to cut the squares. They all next into each other perfect! Thank you for posting such a wonderful tutorial! Love it!

jdqltr said...

Here are photos of the three nested boxes I made as mentioned in the previous post. The medium one (9-1/2" square-up) has the wings on the outside rather than inside. I wanted a small "trash" box so didn't want the wings in the way. I shared your tutorial link with a friend today, these boxes are a hit!

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/13zzkr3lcg5jsf7/EU8zyDwjkL/Photos

Anonymous said...

This was fun fast and easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

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Anonymous said...

Just made this box with 9" squares in a couple of hours!

Scrapatches said...

Hi, Tina! I used your fabric box tutorial for a blog hop project that I posted on my blog today with a link back to this post. My post with the link is here ... http://scrapatches.blogspot.com/

Thanks for sharing this fun tutorial ... :) Pat

DebraKay Neiman said...

Hi Tina, Scrapatches blog sent me here...your basket is so nice...thanks for a great tutorial. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Anonymous said...

Hallo,

this is so cute and a quick give away... I´ll try and take the first one for me!
Thanks so much, I have been looking for such a little box to do some sweats into for my sweing table!
Beate from Gabrielles Atelier Hamburg

Barb K said...

Looks like it could be a napkin holder!

Anonymous said...

Going to make some of these for new grandaughter's room (due in May). I'm sure her mom will have bits and pieces to feel them up! Joyce

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Val Manchuk said...

This is so cute! Thanks for sharing this pattern!
Val

Sangeetha said...

Lovely boxes and a beautiful tutorial. I don't sew but I am definitely going to try this. Thank you very much. Love from India.
Sangeetha

Dolph ziggler said...

Your blogs are truly awesome I have no words to praise for your blogs.Lend A Box

Cacau Evangelista - Design Gráfico said...

Hi, your blog are amazing! I loved!

Karen said...

Linda Johansen's book "Fast, Fun & Easy Fabric Boxes" in 2004 is was I believe the original book on this. I made many boxes from her pattern. She also incudes lids in her patterns. I'm sure it's still in print n Amazon. She also had them in many shapes, including a cool oriental style "go box"! They are soo much fun! Your tute is great.

Nora said...

so cute.
easy enough for me.

Hilacha (loose strand) said...

Great easy gift! thanks for the tutorial.

AnnieBikes said...

Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial. I made several boxes for gifts. Very good directions and FUN to make.

Anonymous said...

Made my first fabric box today.. took 4 hours. Next one will take half as long. Gave it to dear friend for her birthday tonight... she liked it.. big time!

Martha said...

Hi Tina, we made the little quilted boxes at quilt guild yesterday. Everyone had a great time!!! I posted photos on my blog!!!
http://quilttotheedge.blogspot.com/2014/03/i-taught-at-quilt-guild-today.html
Have a lovely Sunday!!!

Jan Rhoades said...

Hi Tina. Nice to see your tutorial for this smart looking little box is still doing the rounds. Thanks for sharing. A great craft idea and just in time for Easter (again).

Fátima García said...

Awesome! I'll try it for sure.

Anonymous said...

Very good tutorial. I made five during one afternoon. Thank you.

Ritva from Helsinki Finland

thinkaboutit said...

Hi Tina can I recommend your tutorial for someone to use in a group project for this Sat. Her facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008102313232 called Quilt Findz. Will made sure she links back to you.

Kathi Riemer said...

Adorable!!! I will be making this pattern for my granddaughters for Easter. Thank you!

MalinisQuilts said...

I hopped over from http://quiltinanotshell.blogspot.com/2014/04/fabric-box-4.html. These boxes are so adorable and love the little blue buttons.

Connie said...

I love this and thank you for the wonderful tutorial.
It is sew cute :)
I am your newest follower and would love to invite you over to visit and maybe even follow me back. I'm retired and enjoying being an at home wife. Life is good. I blog about my many interests sewing, quilting, painting, re-do furniture, crafting, and being a grandma. I love making new blogging friends and following all their creative blogs.
Have a wonderful week and happy to meet you,
Connie :)

thinkaboutit said...

Thanks Tina, for allowing us to post your site on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/286953768126647/
We had fun posting pictures all day that day.

Janice Kay Schaub said...

I will be trying this and will be following you
Janice

Anonymous said...

Hi Im wondering if you are aware that this wonderful little project has been placed on craftsy.com as a paid pattern. $6 If you are not the person who posted it can you contact craftsy.com and alert them?

I found your instructions easy and have since made one for myself. Except I used little butterflies instead of buttons, reason I didnt have any buttons of that colour. Thanks for sharing your pattern with others.

nancy guss said...

Thanks for te tutorial. I love these boxes they are so cute.

Anonymous said...

Love these little boxes, thanks so much for the so easy tutorial!

Betsy said...

I am presently making some for my new grandsons nursery. Do you think if I added pellon stiffener they would be too bulky to sew through? Thanks you for the wonderful tutorial

Sue said...

I just finished my little boxes. thanks so much for the tutorial!

How do I get the mug rug and basket? Or is this it??? It could be a very cute mug rug!!!!

Nell's Quilts said...

Made one today. Now all I have to do is find those buttons! They're stored safely in the quilting studio! :-) Thanks for the tutorial. I'll have to make a few more. What a great way to use up some odds and ends of fabric.

Nancy said...

We are making these for the church bazaar for fund raising, they are so very sweet.

thinkaboutit said...

Hi Tina, Just had to give you up date of FaceBook page: Quick Quilt Saturday (https://www.facebook.com/groups/quickquiltsaturday/) The ladies love the tutorial so much they are still making them. We make two so we have a mug rug also to go with the basket. We have enjoy your tutorial.

Thank you

Sam said...

Thank you Tina for the tutorial - here a link to my blog showing what I have made. http://sambythesea.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/avoiding-issue.html

Anonymous said...

Just made the first of many to follow. Sew cute, so simple. Thank you so much!

patchmari said...

Thank you Tina, for the tutorial, I love it. Maricea.

Anonymous said...

Your directions were super. Thank you!

SewCalGal said...
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minfin said...

I had a lot of fun making this. Thanks for sharing. It came out beautifully.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic tutorial Tina! Just finished my second one. Took it to Joann's to pick out some buttons and everyone who saw it thought it was great. They thought I took a class. So I told them about your tutorial. Thank you - what a great way to use up some of my stash! linda-kaye

Anonymous said...

What size triangle do u suggest for the different sizes ? Or is is just trial and error?

Anonymous said...

That is SOO CUTE.thanks for sharing and being so honest about the pattern. I look forward to using your info..

Liz Blois said...

Thank you for sharing this Tina, the instructions are so clear. I have just made one and posted pictures of it on my blog connectedquiltersblog.blogspot.co.uk with a link to your page. I hope that's ok with you.

StasaLynn said...

This is a great tutorial! I am very very excited to make a couple of these from my sewing room and as gifts at Christmas. Thank you for sharing your gift of a handwritten pattern from a friend with all of us and your gift of a well-written, well-photographed tutorial. Nice job! (I love your fabric choices too!)

Rachel Cash said...

I just made one, and you are right it is so easy to make. What about doing a 14'? what do you think the corner triangles would be then?

Diana Lewis said...


I made one at my sewing class recently, it was so successful I have made a further two this afternoon to put on a craft stall at my local church flower festival. Thank you for sharing this lovely pattern and your tutorial.

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Anonymous said...

Hi Tina - gorgeous boxes and excellent instructions - made my first box 'practice piece' last night. Today the sewing starts in earnest for our 'Samaritans' branch 50th anniversary charity fund raising event later in July. Your lovely fabric boxes will be a great addition to the handcrafts stall.

Thank you, from a Norfolk broad (UK).

Karin said...

a few friends and I Loved this tutorial and had a great time doing it and have blog you with full credit. THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!
Here is the post with completed project pictures. to your great blog thank you!.
http://openbeauty.blogspot.com/2014/07/some-creative-fun-quilting-sewing-and.html

susan said...

Thank-you for sharing.

Tammy J said...

This is awesome and so so cute. I can see this on my sewing table and my card making table. Thank you so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for posting this. I love this and plan to make it this weekend. I saw something similiar on Quilters World on Facebook and thankfully one of the commenters directed us to your blog. Am so happy that you took the time to take pictures and give really good directions. Thanks again. Becky

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for posting this tutorial. I love it and plan to make a few as gifts. Sorry that happened to you; there are so many greedy people in the world these days. I love your box and am going to subscribe to your blog. :-)

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Sandra Pigg said...

The fabric box is adorable! I have tried several times and cannot print nor download the tutorial. Is there a way I can get this pattern?

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