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DIY Dishwasher Tablets

homemade dishwasher tablets

I made these DIY dishwasher tablets from a recipe found on Pinterest. I have two words for it: EPIC FAIL It was the borax, Epsom salts, lemon juice recipe. This is the one I followed. I scooped the “dough” into level tablespoons and slid them onto plastic wrap with a silicone spatula. The held their shape amazingly well. PROS:

  1. Easy to make
  2. Set and molded up very nicely
  3. Dried hard as a rock


  1. They SUCK

Save your money and don’t do this project. I didn’t do anything different than what I normally do when I use a commercial brand of dishwasher liquid gel. After the wash, I opened the door and questioned whether or not I had forgotten to turn the machine on. The dishes felt greasy and all the stuck on food residue was still on the dishes. Even the silverware felt unwashed. RECOMMENDATION: I went back to my never-fail Target Up and Up lemon scented dishwasher gel. Leaves the dishes sparkling clean and removes food stuck-on residue.

Why I Like Pinterest for Quilting Ideas

While I didn’t find this quilting article on Pinterest, I’m going to post it there so others are inspired, too. I get soooo much quilting inspiration from Pinterest.

I found this quilt on Cluck Cluck Sew. I subscribe to Allison Harris’ email updates. Allison can work wonders with fabric. If you’re not already signed up, DO IT!

I know this quilt uses a Briar Rose fabric bundle, but the reason why I am so inspired by this quilt is because it proves that you can do anything with scraps of different sizes. If you’ve been saving scraps in squares and rectangles and wondering how to piece them together, get your inspiration on with this quilt. Don’t even cut those blocks to size. Use those odd shapes for the center block and fill out the rest of the block to approximate size with skinny to wide strips of another fabric. Then trim the block to size. It’s the ultimate stash/scrap buster.

Oh, oh, oh! I’ve been saving a bunch of fabrics with images on them to fussy cut for a Polaroid quilt for my grandson. So cute, but so much work. I think I’ll use them to make Allison’s quilt instead. That way I don’t have to trim the images and that saves me from wasting so much of a beautiful print.

Briar Rose - Cluck Cluck Sew

Click here to visit this quilt.