Monday, October 26, 2020

From the Heart Blog Hop -Day 1

A big thank you to Carol for putting this blog hop together.  It is day one of this blog hop. Below is the full schedule, so make sure you tune in each day for some great gift ideas.

October 26

Creatin' in the Sticks

Ms P Designs USA

Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel


Selina Quilts

Cynthia's Creating Ark  (you are here)

Quilting Gail


Ridge Top Quilt

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

That Fabric Feeling

Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting

 October 27


Just Because Quilts

Day Brook Designs

Karen's Korner

Quilt Schmilt

Kathy's Kwilts and More

Karrin’s Crazy World

Words & Stitches

Vroomans Quilts

Sew Many Yarns

Songbird Designs

Samelia's Mum

 October 28

Just Let Me Quilt



Seams To Be Sew

Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life

Bumbleberry Stitches

Days Filled With Joy

Quilted Delights

Den Syende Himmel

Life in the Scrapatch

Storied Quilts

Kathleen McMusing

Food for Thought

For my idea, it involves you checking out what containers you are throwing out or recyling from your home, There is so many different containers you can use.  I have been eating a new brand of yoghurt which gives me a great container to decorate as it has a cardboard sleeve on it that is easily removed to leave you a plain container.

 This leaves you a blank canvas to work with and the plastic lid is clear, so you can use that as well. I made a wrap to go around the container with a bit of velcro  to secure it to the container, 

This is how I made it.

Make a quilt sandwich slightly larger than the width of your container  plus 2 "  for the overlap. You can use the fabrics you like or if it's for Christmas - Christmas fabrics.  This is a good way of using up some of your wadding scraps too.  This is where you can have some fun with rulerwork quilt, freemotion quilting or some straight line quilting.  Quilt your strip or strips.

 Once you are happy double check your size and trim if you need too.

 Next bind your wrap using your preferred method. 

Wrap it around your container  and mark where your velcro needs to go.  
Sew on your velcro.
Wrap it around the container and you are ready to fill it or use it.

You can fill it with all sorts of treats, It mays a great sewing caddy. You will even find some in my shop holding stock together.

I hope you have fun with this idea and enjoy everyone else ideas.

Until Next Time

Keep Stitching



Vicki in MN said...

Wouldn't that be a great idea to leave treats for co workers(if you have any) or friends. Was your container tapered and how did that work for wrapping, any problems there?

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Great idea, thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

What a fun idea. Thank you for sharing.

tink's mom said...

Thats a fun idea. The fill ideas would be endless.

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a cute way to reuse those containers!!

piecefulwendy said...

A clever idea for dressing up a simple household item and making it a pretty storage container. Thanks for sharing!

Charlene McCain said...

Such a great way to recycle! Very clever idea! I have some sturdy "junk" containers that I just hate to toss, and this is the perfect way to give them a new life and purpose. Thanks for sharing!

Lori said...

this is very clever and creative. thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Carol S. said...

Sweet way to recycle and give a it! I'm always looking for containers to stash things in and this is perfect. Thank you for sharing!

Leah said...

This is clever. A great way to pretty up the things we can reuse.

Karrin Hurd said...

Great idea for using those containers! I love to reuse things like that. Thanks for sharing!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Cynthia, just a heads up: your blog is not secure with the "https" so go into your settings and click to make it secure. I couldn't come here directly because clicking on a link blocked it and said your site isn't secure. I tried to Google your blog and was able to get through that way. But I am sure others might not be able to see your blog by clicking on a link if they have security that stops them.
Anyhow, your project is sweet and a fun idea.

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Oh, that is so clever! What a fun idea for a gift for quilty friends.

Susan said...

Clever idea. Just wondering how you wrap it without fabric bulges at the tapered end if you start with a rectangular piece.

Carol Andrews said...

Now this is a great idea to make pretty gift containers. Can’t you see filling them with homemade cookies or candies for a sweet Thankyou for the mailman or delivery guy? Fill them with a bit of fabric or notions for that quilty friend. I’m going to check my recycling NOW!

Quilting Gail said...

The fabric sleeves are great!!! I can see a zillion of them with various notions in my sewing room ... if I get around to making them (ha!ha!). Thanks for sharing!

Karen's Korner said...

Very clever and the uses of such a pretty container are endless.

Marjorie said...

They are on my to do list. Now I just need that spare bit of time .

Rebecca Smith said...

They would be cute packaging for any number of gifts

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Great use of those containers that would otherwise be thrown away! Thanks for sharing!!

tubakk said...

How fun. I love recycle things. said...

So clever!! Makes you feel great to eat more yogurt!!

Createology said...

Thank you for hopping and sharing your recycle containers for gifts.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

What a wonderful way to upcycle. Caramello Koalas are my faves!

Calicojoan said...

Up cycling is such a fabulous idea. Thanks for pushing us to think about we toss in a whole new way

Carla said...

Oh, Cynthia, I love this idea. So many containers to make pretty wraps for. Who wouldn't love it? You are so clever.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Great upcycle idea - would be fun to do with the grands when they come to sew here.

Sharon said...

Cute idea, and an excellent way to use those small pieces of fabric! Thanks.

LJ said...

You've taken recycling to another level. Excellent idea and so useful, too.

Emily said...

Love this! I have some big yogurt and sour cream containers that would be prefect for this! Great idea!

Kathleen said...

Simple idea but so useful! Tucking that under my hat for when it is needed!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing! xx

Cynthia's Creating Ark said...

Thank you for visiting. These containers only had a slight taper that what I used Velcro. That way it would still fit nicely around the container and the bottom of the wrap over laps a little more but still within the Velcro grip.

Cynthia's Creating Ark said...

Thanks for visiting. Hopefully I have fixed the mentioned issue you have brought to my attention. I appreciate it. Thanks

Cynthia's Creating Ark said...

Thank you for visiting. The taper is slight on my containers, so the wrap overlaps a little more at the bottom but still within the Velcro grip.