Ok so now we are going to tackle another fun little tutorial, the boxy fabric bin!
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.
With your mini charm squares make (4) 9 patches. These will be your sides.
From the FQ cut (6) 6-1/2″ squares. One for the bottom and 5 for the lining.
Next sew the 9 patches together in a long strip and press the seams.
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.
Now stitch the open sides together to create a tube.
Next sew the bottom to the sides with Right sides together.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
And you’re done! Now to find pretty things to fill it with.