Monday, July 8, 2013

Weekend Crafting Activity with Scraps

Spent the weekend crafting with scraps!  If you know me at all, you will know that I don't get rid of fabric scraps!  I separate them all into piles of like sizes and if there are pieces that are at least 5 inches square I immediately cut them into circles for sewing into yo-yos at a later time.  With all my scraps sorted, I have to designate a time to use them up!  Well, this weekend was one of those times.

I sorted out scraps of green and pink in all sizes. Then sewed like sized pieces together in twos.

(Sometimes, threes, to make a small block.)
Some twosies!

 Next I sewed together several "blocks", making larger "blocks"

Sometimes this meant that I needed to cut them slightly, to fit.

Don't worry about uneven sides, nor try to match seams.  This is not purest quilting!  It's upcycling your scraps into a beautiful project that will cost you nothing but time! You end up with sheets of  patchwork "fabric", size depending purely on the scraps you have and your own process.

 Mine ended up to be approximately 14" by 20" which as perfect for the project that I had in mind. But yours could be fat quarter size or any size you prefer.

What did I make from my patchwork fabric (and some other scraps of trim)?

What-do-ya-think?  Pretty good, huh, from my scrap pile!

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Anonymous said...

That is so very lovely! I am not a big sewer, but I would love to be. The stocking is a great idea and inspires me to start sewing. Thanks for sharing

Rose said...

So creative! I love the unique pink and green color combination for a Christmas stocking. What a great idea for some of your sewing scraps.

Splendid Little Stars said...

more than pretty good! awesome!

Anonymous said...

Wow! That's great, if only I could sew, haha.
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Anonymous said...

Beautiful stocking! Those are some lovely fabric scraps!

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Duni said...

This is great! I love the stocking! I have, of course, tons of scraps and I've been meaning to make a fun quilt with them :)