Before you think that this will be another post about organization, let me set you straight: My books are organized, my fabric is organized, and that is enough organization for now ;). So why is my title all about scraps?? Well, when I see all the sew-alongs going on on FB and Instagram( with just pushes to buy the patterns, not any fabric kits), not to mention the new scrappy quilt books coming out, I figure everyone has a bunch of scraps to use up. Do you? If you haven’t been quilting for too long, you might not have a big bunch of scraps, but, unless you are a super frugal and careful quilter who only buys exactly what she/he needs for a quilt, you are probably the proud owner of a pretty nice scrap bag…box…..tote…..closet….. :).
In my FB group some ladies had the brilliant idea to do a scrap swap, so that is exactly what we did. We have about 16 quilters who are all matched up and sending each other a nice selection of fabric scraps. It will be so much fun to see what each of us receives! And it might force us to think and work outside the box when we receive scraps of fabric that we wouldn’t normally choose ourselves. Which prompted me to thinking that I should share some scrappy projects both here and in the group, so here we go:
Please click directly on the highlighted title of each project, which will take you directly to the original post.
First of all I am going to share 2 projects that I made using scraps:
- Scrappy Piggy wall hanging.
- Bunny placemat.
- Good Day Sunshine.
- String quilt block
- Scrappy Granny Squares Quilt
- April Showers scrappy umbrella block.
- Fabric Flower
And there you have it! I hope that these ideas will help you use up some of those scraps. I think I have to try those buttons~ how perfect would they be for a quilter?! But that fabric flower is gorgeous and would look so cute added to a cardigan or purse…Which project speaks to you the most?
One last thing before I go: Last week I promised to give away a double copy of this book I found while organizing.
And the person who I will be sending this to is…..
Congratulations! Please email me your full name and address and I will get that out to you as soon as possible.
Until next time~happy creating!