Check out my recently "fixed" clothes washing basket on the right of this pic. After our old washing basket broke, I used the left over material from our guest bedroom quilt cover and did a quick fix-it job. It's slightly off size, and not at all pretty, but it sits hidden behind the wardrobe doors so no one needs to look at it. (You'll see we have two baskets- that's because it's the easiest way for us to sort our colours from our whites.)
Have you done a quick mend on anything lately?