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My Scrappy Box, tips for steps 11-13

One of the hard parts of a pattern can be making sure that you and the author are on the same page.

We all understand things differently based upon our experiences and when a pattern does not have many diagrams it can be hard to move forward when something doesn’t make sense!

First thing to note is that I believe there is a piece of Errata on page 78 in the yellow tip circle.   Instead of reading 6 1/2 it should read 5 1/2.

This will not concern you if you make the box scrappy as the book shows.  I chose to do a solid exterior and had I followed the tip bubble, my piece would have been too large.


Because this is a book pattern I can’t be too explicit with a tutorial, but I’ve tried to show with a little more detail how steps 11-13 are completed.

Step 11:

You are simply drawing a box 1/2″ in from each edge that will be your stitch line.   You will start and stop 1/2″ in from each side which will later allow you to fold up into a square shape and stitch your box together.


Step 12 and 13:

Your lining will remain unsewn which leaves an opening and allows you to insert the interfacing.   I’m showing step 13 here, but they are essentially sewn the same.



You will pull the lining up and away from the pocket/patchwork piece.   I recommend starting in the center and sewing to one end and going back and finishing the other side.

(My stitching is brown and hard to see, not the black edgestitching you see more clearly.)

This is helpful because to leave the lining free you need to pull a bit as you reach the end of your piece to expose and help the side seam of your piece lay flat.

Below you can see that I am pulling my lining a bit to give room to keep sewing to the end of the piece.


You want to stop right on the stitch line from the side seam of your pocket/patchwork piece.   I’ve circled below what I’m talking about.    This will be 1/2″ in from the edge.


I hope this helps you some.   It’s hard to explain without giving too much away!

I’m happy to help through email if you have any detailed questions.  I want you to be successful!

xo Lindsey

P.S.  I chose to machine stitch my side seams, so that is why my box has more rounded corners.



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Zakka 2.0 Week 9 :: My Scrappy Box

Week 8 winner, #7 Mary Moon!

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We are to the halfway point of the sew along this week and I have been so inspired by all that has been created thus far.  So much creativity!

This week’s project is a three dimensional box perfect for storing notions or scraps.    My Scrappy Box is simple project but can be confusing trying to follow with the limited diagrams.  Krista from Poppyprint is sharing her version today along with some clarification to help you navigate the pattern.

I’ll also be sharing a post with some pictures for steps 11-14 to help you visualize these tricky steps.

Once it clicks for you, the project goes together quickly!

The prize for linking up this week is (1) yard of Pellon Fusible Featherweight 911FF and a $50 gift certificate to Zip It!




You may link up your finished  Scrappy Box today through Sunday August 4th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win the Pellon Fusible Featherweight 911F and the $50 GC to Zip It.


To link up your project, click on the frog below and follow the instructions.

One entry per person, please.




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Toaster Cozy

I did a little altering to this week’s project for Patchwork Please, the Tea Cozy.

I love tea but I don’t own a teapot.  I boil water the boring way.

I do have a toaster though so I decided to make my toaster a happy home.

I love how it turned out!

TEA easily rearranged to EAT and I added a little toast applique in place of the teacup.

I tried to paper piece the toast but that was a disaster.   There were a gazillion pieces to make the curved portion of the toast and they measured like 1/8″.

Paper pieced toast or sanity??


I added in about 4″ to the width of the front and back pieces and boxed in the corners to make a cozy fit.

I used the same template for rounding the pieces that’s in the book but just added my width to the center.

With the curved top and the boxed corners, it looks a lot like a little house!

The inside could be a lot prettier but I was on a roll and not thinking ahead.  I should have finished my seam before boxing the corners.

I figure no one will see it, so I’m not worried about it.


I’ve loved seeing what everyone has linked up so far.    When using a craft book I think it’s important to keep an open mind so that you can allow yourself to be creative.

If the project doesn’t work exactly as is, do some tinkering and make it work for you!

I created a PDF of the toast applique in case anyone wanted to use it.    I used the same technique we used last week in making the applique dishtowels.

Toast Applique

xo, Lindsey





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Zakka 2.0 Week 2 :: B,L,D Towels

Week 1 Winner :: #22, Mara!

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This week we continue with kitchen projects as we make the set of Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Towels  (or towel if you only want one!).

Maureen from Maureen Cracknell Handmade will be our inspiration and I can’t wait to see what she’s made.

For the prize this week we have a $25 GC to Form + Fabric, a fabric bundle and pattern from Pat Bravo and a package of 805R Wonder Under from Pellon.


You may begin linking up your finished Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Towel(s) today through Sunday June 16th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win the $25 GC to Form + Fabric, the fabric and pattern from Pat Bravo and the package of Wonder Under from Pellon.

To link up your project, click on the frog below and follow the instructions.

One entry per person, please.


The link up is back open for Week 1, so if you haven’t finished yet please link up when you do!

Happy Sewing,



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Bell Pepper Hotpad

The project this week was such an instant gratification.   I loved how quickly and cleverly these were put together!

I have 2 more cut out and ready to sew and I know I’ll be making these again.   I think they’d make an adorable housewarming gift.

The link up is back open until midnight tonight EST.  I’m so sorry for the problems earlier.   The inlinkz clock is 24 hour time and I mistankenly chose 11:59 instead of 24:59!

Thanks for being patient with me!

See ya tomorrow for the winner from this week and our new project intro.

xx Lindsey

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Sourcing Supplies :: Patchwork, Please

Hi guys!

We are just over 10 days to the start of the sew along  and today I’m going to share some sources for supplies used in the projects.

We all have different budgets so please don’t feel  pressured to go purchase a bunch of things.

The most important part of the sew along is for you to have fun and to make things that are ‘you’.  Things that you love!

Ayumi has a wonderful intro that shares the tools you will need.   Most can be found at your local craft store or even the grocery (freezer paper).     Make sure to read this section beforehand, it’s very helpful!

fabricsAyumi’s Etsy Shop

Mountain of the Dragon  ( 10% off using code PATCHWORKPLEASE10)

Pinked Fabrics

Fabric Supply



Robert Kaufman :: Essex linen/cotton blend and Essex Yarn Dyes available at:

Grayline Fabrics :: Judy solid linen

Fabric-store.com :: Middle weight linen





Cosmo Floss by Lecien available at:

Perle Cotton


Maureen Cracknell Handmade

Heather Bailey Designer Felt

Lupin (UK store)

One of the Flock


Of course, these are not the only places to find supplies.   Be sure to check out your LQS or your favorite online shop.   (and *gasp* even your stash!! 😉 )

If you have any questions, please ask!

We will kick off Monday June 3rd with the Bell Pepper Coasters and will continue through the book in order from start to finish.    New projects will begin each Monday and you will have until the end of Sunday midnight EST to link up your project for  a chance at that weeks prize.

I’ve listed the schedule below and be sure to check in the flickr group!


June 3: Penny | Sew Take a Hike :: Bell Pepper Coasters

June 10: Maureen | MC Handmade :: B,L,D Towels

June 17: Anna | Noodlehead :: Lettered Tea Cozy + Pouch

June 24: Angela | Cut to Pieces :: Polka Dot Cafe Apron

July 1: Lynne | Lily’s Quilts :: Diamond Patchwork Placemat

July 8: Lindsey | LRstitched :: Yum Yum Apple Bib

July 15: Sukie | Don’t Ya Know :: Dino-Mite Hat

July 22: Jennifer | Ellison Lane :: Book for Baby Quilt

July 29: Krista | Poppyprint :: My Scrappy Box

August 5: Kerry | Very Kerry Berry :: Swedish Bloom Time Quilt

August 12: Tamiko | Patchwork Notes :: You’ve Got Mail Wall Pocket

August 19: Monica | Happy Zombie :: Happy Hexagon Trivet

August 26: Krista | Spotted Stone Studio :: Piece of Cake Shopping Bag

Sept 2: Lori | Bee in My Bonnet :: Triangle Patchwork Box Pouch

Sept 9: Amy | During Quiet TIme :: Vintage Pencil Case

Sept 16: Svetlana | SOTAK Handmade :: I love My Ipad Quilted Cover

Sept 23: Amber | One Shabby Chick :: Handy Market Tote

Sept 30: Deb | A Quilter’s Table :: Sweet Trips Embroidery Pouch

Oct 7: Leila | Where the Orchids Grow :: Prettified Pincushion


Looking forward to getting started!



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