Sunday, July 26, 2015

when scraps make more scraps :)


On Friday I decided to use up some scraps and made myself a new drawstring bag. Scraps are tricky though. They seem to multiply constantly, so of course I was left with quite a few smallish scraps once drawstring bag was finished.  So, on Saturday I used that second batch of scraps to make a few improv log cabin blocks. I used Essex Linen in natural (I think) to join log cabins into this slab of patchwork. 

Not bad, I say. I think it will make a lovely pillow cover.

I'm curious now. Do you use scraps left over from scraps? Do tell.

Svetlana

16 comments:

  1. I certainly wonder how the scraps multiply when I am making a scrap quilt! One of life's mysteries, like the odd socks in the washing machine!

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  2. sometimes I use them. sometimes I shove them in a drawer, LOL

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  3. good way to use up the scraps, I have just done a vortex scrap quilt now I need some more scraps!

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  4. I use every tiny piece, I can not bare to throw fabric out. When I get down to the very tiny crumbs that are too small to sew I use them to stuff toys, pincushions and kneeler pads for garden use.

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  8. I do it all the time! I love how you can piece together scraps from a project and make something totally different (sometimes better)! Love how you broght this piece together!

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  9. I just love the look of that scrappy log cabin with the Essex Linen -- love it!

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  10. Looks great! I use small ones too.

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  11. Looks great! I use small ones too.

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  12. I use up my scraps and "sons and daughters" of scraps making a larger piece of fabric then making a tote, or wallet, or pillow, or purse!! When I can no longer stand the scraps I put them into a large, clear bag and donate them to a charity and they sell them to a textile scrap place which uses the scraps to make car wash washers and the charity makes some money to help run their organization!!

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  14. I reuse all "generations" of scraps, with the last itty bitty ones I make Christmas trees. Take a piece of fabric that has some body to it and draw an outline of a tree, then starting at the bottom, using fabric glue, fasten on end of the small rectangular or triangle shaped scraps in a row, move up a little and do another row, you can also sew across each row or fasten them on with fusible web instead of glue. when I get to the last little tab on top, I add a star, usually yellow.

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