Improv Quilted Storage Boxes | Organize Your Fabric Scraps

green improv quilted storage box with fabric scraps

Need a little incentive to get your fabric scraps tamed?

I’ve got just the project for you!

I’m fresh off the 7-Day Scrap Sorting Challenge and super fired up to see my scraps all sorted by colour and in the process of being neatly stored away.

DIY quilted scrap storage box | Shannon Fraser Designs

My scraps were starting to take over and I was feeling a little overwhelmed by them and in need to see them tamed.

I started off by sorting by colour and this pretty little stack inspired me to finally tackle a fun scrappy improv project that’s been on my radar for years. Yes, years!

You might have seen these quilted storage boxes in Sunday Morning Quilts book (a fave of mine!). They’re perfect for not only using your scraps (which is what we’re after, right?!), but they also serve dual duty in storing your little bits of fabric too! Win-win in my quilty books!


 Sunday Morning Quilts book + green improv quilted storage box | Shannon Fraser Designs

These aren’t difficult to make, just make sure you read the instructions --- a rookie mistake I made while making my first one (which totally resulted in unnecessary seam ripping and re-stitching – ugh).

But, mistakes aside, I’m loving this little bin and can’t wait to make more.

My plan is to make a few more to store my scraps in the second shelf from the top of my fabric cabinet.

Colourful fabric scraps in yellow coral and pink | Shannon Fraser Designs

I don’t have much space to store my scraps, so I’m trying to limit how much I keep on hand. Another good tip if you’re looking to get your stash under control – try to work with the space you have. A sure-fire way to feel overwhelmed is when you have too much stuff for the space you have.

I share a ton of ideas in the 7-Day Scrap Sorting Challenge on how you can organize your stash and project ideas on how to use them too!

Shannon Fraser Designs fabric cabinet

improv quilted storage boxes | Shannon Fraser Designs

Once I get my little improv quilted storage boxes made, I’ll be focusing on making a scrappy Plus Infinity quilt! 

Hope this inspires you to dive into your fabric scraps and start stitching too 😊 

Happy quilting! 




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