Sunday, January 20, 2013

Scrap Day



I spent a good chunk of my evening cutting fabric.  While it is productive, it isn't necessarily fun.   I decided to take some of my scraps and create something useful.

Here I took some 1" strips of fabric, torn, because I love that look!  And wrapped them around some old cording I had laying around.  With some stitching to secure, I ended up with a cute little coaster to brighten up the winter days in my studio!


 Below are some scraps I have from my Bestie QAL, all from just the first block.   They are tiny triangles as you can see.   By the time I am done, I am going to have quite a few of them.   What do you do with your scraps... or better yet, please tell me what can I do with mine?


I am off to link up with Leah Day.




13 comments:

Hawberry Historian said...

Lauren showed up with a bag of triangle scraps from her Lil' Twister quilt centre at the meeting the other night, wondering the same thing. You two need to put your heads together on that one!

Sue C said...

Your coaster is fabulous and a great use of scraps. I have been collecting my tiny triangles and scraps and one day I am going to make a crumbs quilt. Not sure of a pattern yet but little crumby stars are the front runner at the moment!

Dawn said...

I make dog/cat beds for the local non-profit animal shelter. They always need washable bedding and scraps work great. I cut my larger scraps into squares or rectangles, piece them together to make the top and bottom of the beds and use the tiny scraps for filling. The shelter loves them! My friends donate their scraps, too.

Kate said...

I like those coasters.

jlk said...

I am going to sew my scraps into HST blocks. Then I'll turn them into either a pillow (or two) or a mini-quilt.

Rolanda said...

I also know someone who uses scraps like that for bed stuffing for Pet Save but if you sew another seam before you cut, you will get a whole bunch of HSTs.

Lauren said...

I'm with Rolanda - easier to sew the 2 seams first time around. One time a quilt friend gave me a bunch of scraps and I made a baby quilt. A crumb quilt sounds interesting though! But if you throw them down on water soluble stabilizer do you have to make sure they are all right side up?

Mama Pea said...

I find cutting very therapeutic sometimes. Sort of zen.....

Michelle G said...

The book Sunday Morning Quilts has some really good tiny scrap buster ideas. Amanda Jean who co-authored the book also has this tutorial on Sew Mama Sew. It's in kids section it is called the ticker tape mini quilt. see this link. http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2009/10/scrap-buster-project-tiny-ticker-tape-quilt-tutorial-from-amanda-jean/

CraftyViolet said...

I do the double sewing too and I like to add the extra HST as borders or sashings on scrap quilts.

Marti said...

I too save small scraps. I use them for postcard art, I also sell these same size "postcards" at a shop, renamed as "fiber art" complete with mini easel for a nice price and they do quite well.

Marti said...

This brings to mind another question. I am interested in how people store their scraps. I currently am attempting by color in plastic bins. How about you?

Snoodles said...

I'm wondering if I'll have enough of the little HSTs to make placemats for my daughters table.... :)