Wednesday, 15 January 2014


Way back in November last year, I launched the #scraptasticchallenge with Lu Summers kicking off the proceedings with a great tutorial for scrappy patches.

The idea was each month we'd have an idea/tutorial on the blog for using one of the Kona scrap packs sold over in my shop Simply Solids. Lu started the proceedings and then you lovely readers who wanted the chance to win a scrap pack and your tutorial to be shown on the blog, had to leave a comment telling me what you'd make and I would then choose a winner. The trouble is Christmas got in the way and I kind of forgot!! Ha!!

So my very sweet and kind best buddy of I'm A Ginger Monkey Fame has whipped together another super fast make using Kona scraps.

This is how she told me what she'd done!

That's right she text me this gorgeous selfie!

Here's a quick how to:

Hexagon Flower Applique Baby Towel

Firstly you need to grab your scraps and some Hexagon papers, whatever size you have is OK, Katy used 1" hexagons on this project.

You need the supplies for your required method of basting the hexies

You need 1 hooded baby towel


1. Looking at the following photo collages, choose how you're going to baste your 7 hexagons

The glue baste method detailed above is much easier and faster, especially for a quick project like this one. Find Sewline Glue Pens here at Simply Solids

The traditional sewn basting method is shown below

2. Once your 7 hexagons are basted you need to stitch them together in a flower shape. Use the photo guide below to help you.

3. Give your hexagon flower a good press and remove the papers either by gently pulling them out if you've glue basted or by snipping the basting stitches and basting threads if you stitched the papers in.

4. Centre your flower on the hood area of the baby towel and pin in place

5. Machine applique the hexagon flower to the towel using a scant seam allowance.

6. Stand back and admire your handiwork!

all photos courtesy of Katy Jones in this post

Thanks Katy for this cute make!!

Right then all I need to do now is pick a winner from the last post who will receive a scrap pack from me and have a month to make their make and get a tutorial featured here!!

Winner: Kelly  (quilted table mat)

If you'd like the chance to win a scrap pack please leave a comment below telling me what you'd make with one! The winner will be announced 1 month from now when the next how to is posted! Good Luck!


  1. I'd make a scrappy strip style snap purse. I have a mother & daughter double purse frame left over that I've been looking for inspiration for. Love the pic of Katy btw!

  2. Great tutorial and brilliant picture of Kate! I think i'd make a set of coasters (applique/improv I reckon!)

    1. Hey Sonia, you're this months winner! I'll tweet you and get the scrap pack out to you today!

  3. I'd make a quilted Table Topper or Table Runner, with solid Kona block/s.

  4. I'd make a case to slip my iPad into. Great photos!


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