Boxy Fabric Bin Tutorial

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Ok so now we are going to tackle another fun little tutorial, the boxy fabric bin!

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To make the square fabric bin you will need: 1 mini charm pack, 1 FQ of complementing fabric, (1) 2-1/2″xWOF strip for binding. Leftover jelly roll strips or binding work great since you only need about 30″, (1) 6″x24″ piece of batting and (1) 6″x6″ piece of batting.

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With your mini charm squares make (4) 9 patches. These will be your sides.

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From the FQ cut (6) 6-1/2″ squares. One for the bottom and 5 for the lining.

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Next sew the 9 patches together in a long strip and press the seams.

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With the row of 9 patches and long batting strip machine quilt as desired. Do the same with 1 of the 6-1/2″ squares and the 6″ batting square.

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Now stitch the open sides together to create a tube.

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Next sew the bottom to the sides with Right sides together.

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Turn right side out to get the outside of your bin. If you want more crisp corners press them with your iron once you’ve turned it right side out.

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Next sew the lining sides together to create a tub. Then see the bottom piece on just as you did the outer piece, but this time leave the right sides inside and the wrong sides out.

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I’ve been asked about navigating corners. What I do is mark 1/4″ from each corner and only stitch to this mark. That way the corners don’t pucker.

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Place where lining inside your outer piece and match up the corners. I like to use wonder clips to keep it in place while stitching. Stitch the outer piece and the lining together.

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Next and last is the binding. I know everyone has their own way of binding things, but to keep it simple: if you are hand binding your fabric bin I recommend attaching it to the outside. If you are machine binding it I recommend attaching the binding to the inside first and the finishing it on the outside so your stitches are neat.

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And you’re done! Now to find pretty things to fill it with.

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