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Fat Quarter Gang - Boucherouite Blush Box by i heart linen

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Hi everyone!  Rashida Coleman-Hale here again with my third tutorial!  Yay!  Did you miss me?  Of COURSE you did! 

So.....can I just say that I fell in love with Sarah Watson's booth when I was at Quilt Market last season.  It was so awesome and her collections are SO stunning, and she was equally as awesome and okay, maybe I should just start my own 'Sarah Watson Fan Club'!  Hee!  

Well, I knew right away what I would make if I got my little sew mits on some of her fabric.  Boxes for my studio!  Duh!  These are super easy to make and you can easily adapt the instructions to make a round box of any size you like.  So, here's how you make one for your makery pleasure. Enjoy!

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Finished Size: 4" x 5 1/2" 

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SUPPLIES

  • 2 gorgeous fat quarters from Art Gallery Fabrics 
  • Cardboard
  • Cardstock
  • Masking Tape
  • Glue and a paint brush OR Spray Adhesive
  • Batting
  • Scissors
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Cutting Mat
  • Acrylic Ruler
  • X-Acto Knife
  • Circle Template

 

CUTTING

Cardstock - Cut three 5" circles 

Cut one 2 3/4" x 16 1/4" rectangle 

Cut one 1" x 16 3/4" rectangle 

 

Cardboard - Cut two 5" cirlces 

Cut one 2 1/2" x 16 3/4" rectangle

Cut one 1" x 16 3/4" rectangle 

 

Outer Fabric - Cut two circles using template and add 1/2" allowance around to make 6" circles

Cut one 4" x 18 1/2" rectangle 

Cut one 2 1/2" x 18 1/2" rectangle

 

Inner Fabric - Cut two circles using template and add 1/2" allowance around to make 6" circles

Cut one 4" x 18 1/2" rectangle 

 

Batting - Cut four 5" circles 

 

INSTRUCTIONS 

Before you start I just want to mention that I used spray adhesive for this project because it was fast and dried quickly.  If you use this method, PLEASE make sure you're in a very well ventilated area.  If you're not a fan of this stuff, you can easily do this project with good old Elmer's glue and a paint brush.  Just paint glue on the sections where I state that you should spray the adhesive.  You'll have to take some time between steps to let some things dry, but the results are just as lovely.  Also, your hands won't be all stick and gross.  (Olive oil got the glue off my fingers lickety split, btw.) 

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Take the card board rectangles and from a loop with the edges meeeting end to end.  Use the masking tape to tape the ends together forming two circles.  (I'm pretty sure I measured correctly, but to be sure make sure to wrap the cardboard rectangles around the cardboard circles to be sure they fit perfectly.  You can easily trim the ends if necessary and this will avoid any headache after you've taped the ends together.)
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Press the circles inside the cardboard loops.  Tape around one edge with masking tape.

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Clip the tape around the perimiter of the box.  Then carefully press the tape onto the top forming the llid of the box.  Repeat this process with the other circle and bookboard piece to form the box bottom. 

 

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Take the batting and stack them on top of your newly formed lid.  

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Flip it upside down on top of one of the fabric cirlces you've cut out for the lid.  Clip around the perimeter of the fabric. 

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Spray the outer edge of the cardboard with adhesive and press the fabric down around the edges of the lid. 
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Next take one of the 4" x 18 1/2" rectangles and place it in front of you wrong side up.  Place the 1" x 16 3/4" cardstock on top about 1/2" down from the top.   Fold that allowance over and press with an warm iron.  Clip the bottom edges.

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Spray the outer edge of the lid once more and wrap the outer fabric with the cardstock around the lid.

Fold in the edges and overlap the ends. 


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Next spray the inside of the lid and wrap the fabric over the edges and press down inside the the lid. 

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Now take the two inner fabric circles and two cardstock circles.  Adhere the cardstock to the wrong side of the circles.  Clip around the edges.  Set one aside. 

Box_CoverBatting

With the remaining circle, spray the wrong side with adhesive and then fold the clipped edges in.


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Spray the inside of the lid lightly with adhesive and press the circle wrong sides together onto the inside of the lid.  Your lid is finished! Yay! 

Box_WrapFabricOutside

Now take the bottom of the box and spray the outside with adhesive.  Wrap the outer fabric around the box leaving about 1/2" of allowance on either side.  Fold the raw edge over on the end and overlap the ends.  Clip around the perimeter of the allowance on both sides. 

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Next, spray the bottom of the box and press the clipped edges down. 


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Repeat this with the top edges. 

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Spray the inside of the box and press the remaining inner circle into the box.  Be sure to let the allowance remain visible and free as you press the circle down. 

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Take the remaining inner fabric rectangle and place it in front of you wrong side up.  Center and adhere the remaining cardstock rectangle to the fabric. 


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Fold the allowance in to make nice clean edges. 


Box_InsertSides

Once again with the spray!   Spray the inside of the box then press the rectangle to the inside

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Assemble the bottom of the box with the outer fabric circle and cardstock in the same manner as you did with the inside of the lid.  Spray the bottom of the box and press the bottom on. 

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Voila!  Box! ^_^ 

Want to get YOUR mits on this Fat Quarter bundle? Well simple, hop on over to my blog and leave me a comment answering my buring question... "Working on any projects for your workspace?  Do tell! "

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Til next time.. Happy Sewing

<3,

Rashida & The Fat Quarter Gang

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