Thursday, February 21, 2013

pdq* Club - February




Welcome to February's installment of the pdq* Club with Jill Finley of Jillily Studio. Last month's project was so fun and fabulous. Did you get a chance to make an apron? If not, then check out the January's post. You can find a link to all of the pdq* Club information along the side bar. We have labeled each of the posts "pdq Club" and "Jill Finley." Please do share your finished projects! Either
e-mail us your photographs to karen [at] jaftex [dot] com or show them off on our Facebook page. We hope to see some finished projects! You can download a .pdf with photographs and instructions here.



Jill is taking a few minutes out of her busy schedule to provide us with some insight into her inspiration for this project:

This month's PDQ project is so fun and easy!  I needed a place to keep my projects that I am currently working on in my sewing room.  The idea here is to put away one project before starting on another one.  That way, theoretically, I will have more surface area to work on!  So I wanted just a cute container to throw things in by my sewing area.  I remembered these hat boxes that I had stored away. They are nice and large and would be really cute stacked up by my machine.  They were dirty and scratched up, and the wrong color.  So I decided to cover them in fabric from my "Beyond the Gate" line.  They turned out darling!  And perfect for storing things away quickly that I need to access easily.


Decoupage is an easy process and doesn't take much time, except for waiting for it to dry.  I also did a birdhouse in fabrics from my "Beyond the Gate" collection.  The sky is the limit with this project! I hope you enjoy it, and let me know if you have ever decoupaged with fabric!




Thank you Jill for a very pretty way to organize the sewing area! We have last month's winner for a fabric bundle of our choice. Please send your information to karen [at] jaftex [dot] com. Congratulations!

Lee said...

Thanks for such a sweet pattern! This year my word is Simplify!



Leave Jill some love here up until midnight March 19, 2013 and we will select another winner for a random bundle of fabric! 

Be inspired!
-hg

67 comments:

Susie Johnson said...

I have some old boxes just like those, now I just need some of her fabric to cover them!

Lisa Mikel said...

Jill, your fabric covered boxes and birdhouse are cute. Nice fabrics! Thanks for the idea and the chance to win.

WoolenSails said...

I love doing boxes with fabrics and use decoupage, as well. It is a nice since you can use any types of fabrics and create looks to fit the room you are putting them in. I do mine in a primitive style and after I do them, I sand them a bit, add some aging stain and I have an instant antique.

Debbie

Cecilia said...

This is such a cute project. Thanks for the instructions.

Lisa Marie said...

Very cute! I don't think I have done decoupage with fabric before, but it looks like a fun thing to try.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

What a fun idea! I haven't tried to decoupage with fabric, but now I want to! Thanks!

Mimi said...

I love the dressed up boxes... such a great idea and those fabrics are soooo yummy!! Thanks for sharing!

Farm Quilter said...

Great idea, Jill!!! I have hat boxes...now what to do with the hats in them???! Love your fabrics - cheerful all the way :) Thanks for the opportunity to win some lovely fabric!

Lee said...

I love this idea and have some boxes! Yeah! Also Yeah again - I won last month? thank you thank you! so excited and I am inspired!

Carrie P. said...

I love decoupaging things. Pretty boxes.

Joan said...

Love the fabric covered boxes and the birdhouse. Thank you for sharing this great project and the generous giveaway.

Mary Ann said...

Great idea. I have a birdhouse that was given to me many many years ago and what a great idea to decoupage it with fabric. Thanks for the idea.

marie said...

I'm going to have to get some of those boxes, how cute. Nice way to store things.

Sandy D said...

What a super idea. I love your red cupboard.

Tammy said...

what a great colorful & creative idea. I have got to find me some boxes and do the decoupage on them. This will look so good in my studio. Thanks for the brillant idea. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

KatieQ said...

I've never thought of covering a box with fabric. It's a great idea.

Beth said...

Thanks for featuring one of my favorite designers. I was just swooning over some of the patterns in her new book.

barb said...

What a wonderful way to show your fabric off! Thanks for the tutorial. babscorbitt@gmail.com

Chris S said...

I love your fabric and these boxes are so darn cute!

Judy1522 said...

I love fabric covered hat boxes and was going to say no I had never made any. Then I remembered I took a class years ago on how to make fabric covered hat boxes. Yes, I have made them and still have the one I made in the class. Yours turned out beautiful with your fabric.

Kathy MacKie said...

What a great project and very do-able, thanks.

Julie said...

Red is my favorite color. Your fabric designs make me crazy for creating. They are fresh and fun. "Modern" enough to be current, yet sophisticated too. Somebody get me some!

Donna W said...

What a great storage idea and a great way to "recycle" things around the house. Thanks for the instructions.

Kay said...

What a great storage idea & so pretty. I have some hat boxes sitting around that I'm not using, so I'm going to have to get busy & do this. Especially love this line of fabric & the pretty reds.

Gill said...

I love the colours Jill used - I haven't done any decoupage for years - I'd forgotten what fun it was!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I have a set of three boxes that I am going to use for this project. It will be great to have a place to keep my projects.

BarbaraG said...

Good grief (smacks self in the forehead) I have some hatboxes I was keeping for who knows what that I could recover with some super cute fabric too! They would help so much with organization in my studio. So perfect! The bird house is so cute too - bet I have one of those in need of some TLC too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda said...

Hi! yes,this is cute alright! Didn't the hat boxes turn out neat! I did some similar with reds for my daughter+now I think I want some too-these could keep alot of things
clean+out of sight until finished
Thanks for sharing,Linda

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

the fabric boxes are great so pretty and will decorate a room so nicely - thanks for a chance to win

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love the boxes they are so pretty! would love a chance to win

Lynn S said...

The red jacobian-like print is so stunning! Love the storage ideas too! Thanks!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I love fabric covered boxes, but never thought to cover a birdhouse--cute! I'm glad you posted this as it reminded me that I have a few "naked" boxes that need covering--hope my Mod Podge hasn't dried up!

LeAnne said...

I've never decoupaged with fabric, but I have a round wooden box that I tole painted a long time ago. I'm tired of it, but some great fabric would make me love this box again.

Sherry said...

I would do much better if I would put things away from one project when I want to work on another. I think some cute fabric covered boxes in my sewing room would be perfect. Thanks for sharing the idea.

Kaye M. tkmattson@hotmail.com said...

I love your idea to cover some old hat boxes! I just wish I had some to work with. I think I can cover an old boot box with some fabric to use to hold some of my current projects. Thanks for the fun idea!

Sallie said...

Very pretty! Thanks for another giveaway!

Cathy said...

I love keeping projects in boxes. What a pretty way of doing it. Thanks so much for the chance to win some fabric. Hugs

SewRaggedyAnn said...

Lovely idea for some colorful storage. Just another way to use our beautiful fabric. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Deb said...

Creative and adorable. Love all the inspirational photos!

Shauna Fassett said...

Jill, I love your new fabric line and your beautiful projects.

Shauna Fassett said...

I love your new fabric line and your beautiful projects.

Janny said...

I so love the inspiration behind this project, and what a bonus to re-use something!! Yeah, Jill is going green!!

Valerie said...

Lovely, Jill .....you are such an inspiration to our addiction.

Valerie said...

Lovely....you are such an inspiration to our addiction!,,

Patchwork and Play said...

I really should do up a couple of boxes I have covered in drab eighties checked fabric! You have given me the push to do it!

Jan Baker said...

I saved some boxes with lids last Christmas. I would like to cover them with Christmas fabric to give gifts in next year. I didn't know if I should glue them down or decoupage. So now I know. 3bakergirlsgo@gmail.com

Sheila said...

I have never done decoupage with fabric but it sure looks wonderful .!

Fiesta said...

Oh wow, I remember boxes similar to those. I have Christmas ones still suing around. Thanks for the chance yo win

Cindy A. said...

I might just have to give this a try. May have to go to Goodwill to find some boxes I don't like though. All the ones I have on hand are too pretty to cover. I do have a light switch cover or two though that this idea might work on as well. Hmmm...

Deb said...

OMG I never thought of covering boxes. I want to try this now. Excellent idea. Love your fabrics.

Joan and Kevin said...

I love the boxes!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Deb said...

Just perfect!!! How ell your boxes match your red cabinet and the beautiful quilt on the wall. Very creative!

Amy said...

I had never thought of covering my old round boxes...what a great idea!

onlymehere said...

This is really a unique way to store things that I hadn't thought of yet. I'm going to have to make some!

lindav said...

Thanks for all the pdq projects! With the busy schedules moms have today, we can still get some FUN in our day!

Erin said...

I love the hat boxes! Sooo cute! Thanks for sharing.

Tina said...

I have just recently "found" your fabric and LOVE your patterns and style! I've subscribed to you through email and the new quilt that you are working on with your upcoming fabric is just wonderful - I love the reds! I also thought the little sundress was just adorable! I can't wait to see more of your designs, patterns and fabric!!!

martha said...

As a name for the quilt how about Blossum Time! And I love it when a pattern has more than one size. I am more likely to buy it.

Barb said...

Jill, your fabrics are always so beautiful. I don't have any hat boxes, but I bet I can adapt this idea to some shoe boxes and still get to add a splash of color to my 'studio.'

Nancy said...

I love your boxes! So cute!

scottylover said...

Love those hat boxes! I used to pick them up at garage sales and recover them with wallpaper samples. Used them for storage around the house. WHen the decor changes, they were easy to redo or just get rid of if they were ready to fall apart.

Love how bright and cheery your fabrics are!
Sandy A

Signe Vaughan said...

All the boxes are so cute covered with your fabric. Would love to win a bundle! Thanks.

Jana said...

Love the boxes being covered with fabric! So pretty!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I decoupaged a lampshade for our bedroom using fabrics from the quilt on our bed. I really like how it turned out.

MoeWest said...

I love using pretty containers in my sewing room. Thanks for the inspiration.

Yumm yumz by patticakes said...

What a cute idea with hat boxes - I love how they keep your projects out of sight and are such fun decor for the sewing room!

Thanks for the generous giveaway!

KMSC said...

Such a cute idea for storing projects or notions. These covered hat boxes would be great as gifts too. Thanks for the giveaway. I can always use more fabric!