Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Baker's Rack Shelf Pads

Pictures of my new sewing space coming soon! But until then, here's a peek into a quick project that I made -- shelf pads for the baker's rack in my kitchen.

Using the left over solid triangles from my Ocean Waves Mini, I sewed them to scraps of solid black fabric and then trimmed them to 3 inch squares. My current self wanted to go back in time to 16-ish year old Alison and yell at her for how askew some of these were, but alas, I don't have a TARDIS so I just sucked it up and kept stitching.

Here are some of my 3 inch squares and some of my squares sewn together. No judgement on my points not lining up!

I sewed the squares randomly into pairs and the pairs into four-patches, and so on. My small shelves needed to be 3 squares wide by 11 squares long and my large shelf needed to be 5 squares wide by 11 squares long. Here's the top of my large shelf topper all sewn together.

I quilted all of them with black thread with loops only in the areas with black fabric, so I don't have a close up of the quilting because you still would have a hard time seeing it in a picture.

Here's the finished product with the bright blue binding sewn on. Yes, this picture is fuzzy, but I am not about to unshelf everything for the umpteenth time this week.

Here's a close up of the binding. I used a Rashida Coleman-Hale print from her I Heart collection and machine stitched the binding shut with a star stitch. I love how the fancy stitches turned out!

And here's the backs. Nothing special, just fabric that has been in my stash for about three years from an uber-sale at Fabric.com.

And here's everything set up back on the baker's rack!

Of course, maybe I should have been working on my A Lovely Year of Finishes goal, but I still have a few days to get that done!

Sharing at Fabric Tuesday and Linky Tuesday!


  1. Great way to use up scraps. They look nice and bright!

  2. What a wonderful idea. Unique and great looking. Neat way to repurpose your fabric scraps and add color to your home as well.

  3. Love this idea! They look awesome!!

  4. Your baker's rack is well-styled now! I love the modern look of the randomly placed pieces on black.

  5. how good those shelves look now with the lovely runners on them the black really makes them sing

  6. That's a really neat effect. These look great.


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