1. A quick mini
Polaroid blocks can be one of those things you just want to quickly use before they get lost at the back of the fabric cupboard…
This was the first polaroid block quilt I saw, and was the one that inspired me to one day make some polaroids myself! Heidi from Fabric Mutt is the creator of this little beauty – the ordered colours, grey sashing makes the blocks pop, the simple red hand quilting, and that askew block! Love it!
2. Cushion cover
You only need a few little blocks to make a cushion cover, and if you’ve got a whole stack from a swap, it’s a great way to use up any leftovers from a bigger project. Deanna from Little D And Me put it together while making her blocks for a swap.
3. An I-spy quilt
This beautiful quilt makes me smile every time I see it!
Made by Jane from Where Jane Creates, the rainbow solids help pull the various colours, hues and prints of the polaroid blocks into working order. Plus there’s the fabulous wonkiness! Kristy from Quiet Play, hostess of the polaroid block swap I participated in, whipped up these quilts for her kids for Christmas:
4. Gift bags
A single polaroid block is perfect for adding to the front of a drawstring bag to use as a gift bag!
This one by Debbie from A Quilter’s Table is such an elegant little bag! I’m yet to try the famous lined drawstring bag pattern by Jeni from In Color Order, but that plus a polaroid block equals one of these!
5. Snazz up a zippy pouch
Add a polaroid block to the front of a zippy pouch to personalise it.
This is my creation, and was born from a rotary mishap whilst trimming the polaroid’s sashing as I was chain piecing my polaroid blocks for the Say Cheese! polaroid block swap. It’s the perfect way to use up some scraps as you bulk it up to size!