Haven't yet listened to this episode? Here's the link.
I'll start with the braided coasters, since the scrap-recycling nature of the project is very true to Ma Ingalls and the Little House on the Prairie family.
First, here's the link to Carolyn's blog post. Bookmark her blog and go back - she always has terrific ideas!
Here are my coasters. I'll make different colors next time, but these are the T-shirts I had handy - and I must say, the coasters have been put to great use already.
Here's the little pouch made out of the skirt lining. You can also see above the little paper template I drew to make it. Nothing fancy, that's for sure.
The shopping bag is small, but a useful size to keep handy for little purchases.
And because of the thin, slick fabric, look how easy it is to stuff that shopping bag into the tiny pouch.
Clipping the pouch just inside my purse means I won't have to dig for the shopping bag -- and will help avoid using a little plastic.
As for the quick-as-a-wink quilt block, above is step one -- seam two 3-by-5 1/2-inch rectangles together, the long way.
Attach two more rectangles, top and bottom.
Finish it off with two more rectangles that you've joined on the short ends. A great 10 1/2-inch block - and when they're all sewn together, they have a great vitality. Super stash busting! I still have visions of making a quilt like this entirely out of plaids from old shirt. Someday...
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