The Summer Scrap Elimination Project: Week 2

Good morning Scrappers! This week we are continuing to cut and stitch our way through our left overs and reduce the chance of bursting our storage containers at the seams!!!

This week I am writing to you from the deliciously cooler weather of Los Angeles. Yes, I realize it's not actually cool here, but in comparison to back home in Vail, Arizona it's downright chilly!

Today I have a project for you that is an easy afternoon activity! You might find that you can't stand to only make one! I'm calling it the Rainbow Scrappy Container.

While going through my scrap drawers this June, I discovered a beautiful pile of hand dye scraps my friend Carolyn gave me when she was moving up to Washington. We'll try not to remember how many years ago that was. All of the colors are so beautiful that I needed to design something that would use them all!

So here is what you will need:

14 fabric rectangles 2 1/2" x 8 1/2"

2 rectangles 14 5/8" x 8 1/2" lining pieces

1 cardboard circle 9" in diameter

2 fabric circles 10" in diameter

a little fabric glue

1. Begin by cutting your 14 fabric rectangles. I cut mine in the rainbow colors from my hand dye left overs. Find some of your larger left-overs and cut your two lining rectangles and your two 10" fabric circles. When cutting my 10" fabric circles I like to mark the circles with my templates from Quilter's Rule for the

best accuracy.

2. Using a 1/4" seam, begin stitching your 14 rectangles together to create the outside of your container. Press in the same direction with each additional piece. When all 14 are stitched together, stitch the last one to the first one to close the circle. You now have a tube.