Friday, 28 June 2013

Something Old Something New Challenge!

Take an old potholder

 

That I made when I very first began quilting.  The quality of it's construction, the quilting, the hand stitching of the binding is all pretty poor!  It never made it into the kitchen.

Having small children around sharp scissors and rotary cutters is never a good idea so I used to hide them in this potholder.  Then I thought that now the boys are older I could have them out and more accessible, so why not adapt the potholder to become a scissor holder?

I painstakingly took it apart.  Binding is even more of a pig to unstitch than quilting - who would have thought it?!?!  

I cut down one side, attached some binding, reattached it to the back and then stitched in some lines to separate the scissor pockets.




I had some Robert Kaufman ribbon that had once been wrapped around a layer cake, it's colours co-ordinated so I used it as ties, then I made some new bright green binding (Kona Chartreuse) and Voila!  A shiny new scissor holder that hangs next to my desk!


So lets have my very first linky party!

Now I challenge you!

You have 4 weeks to link up your very own Something Old Something New project.  Please link a blog post showcasing your project, it could be;
  • items made from vintage fabric
  • something from your home repurposed for the sewing room/space
  • something transformed (like my potholder) and given a new lease of life
The choice is yours!

Please include a text link in your post linking back to the linky party page, you can also grab the button if you like!  If you could also help spread the word about the Something Old Something New Challenge that would be great!

 
Remember to try and visit a few of the others who link up and be generous with your comments.

Each Friday for the duration of the linky I will be checking in and featuring my favourite links from that week

Good luck with your updating, recycling, repurposing! I can't wait to see what projects get linked up!

The Linky Party Page can be found HERE
:o)



And I'm linking up my Scissor Holder finish at all the usual parties!

16 comments:

Flying Blind... said...

What a great idea - I will have to get my re-purposed thinking cap on xxx

Canadian Abroad said...

Fab idea. Now I need to get all the Retreat stuff out of the way while I have a think.

heart of charnwood said...

As soon as I've finished my hexy quilt i'll link it up, i've got vintage fabrics in there (from my mum's friend, so 70's and 80's) and some clothing and bedding re-cycled in there too :o). Should be by mid week at the latest, and i'll do a little advertising post for you too this week. :o)

Kymberly said...

Really great idea. The scissor holder is very cute.

JHNickodemus said...

Way cute! Love it!

The Sassy Quilter said...

That is an awesome project and great use for a potholder! Hmmm, what can I do????

Sarah Craig said...

That's a great idea! Whoop whoop!!

maria said...

Fab idea. Great use for the ribbon. I'll also have to think about the challenge.

wombatquilts.com said...

Very clever.

treewytch said...

This sounds like a perfect excuse to actually make something I've been planning to make for ages. I know exactly what I want to do and how I want to do it, but inertia means that it's only ever been just an idea in my head.

Not that I have an active blog lol. Must do that too....

Catrin Lewis said...

Great idea! I've finally finished my butterfly quilt - as soon as I get the chance to write a proper blog post I'll definitely link up!

Sheila said...

Good idea, love your project.

Kelly Young said...

What a great idea to upcycle something into another thing more useful. So cute! Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

JB said...

Great idea Karen!

Catherine said...

Brilliant idea - will join in as soon as I have a working sewing machine:-)

Julie Hirt - 627handworks said...

Hope I can get something done in time! I have some vintage sheets just waiting to get cut up.

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