Monday, October 20, 2014

what do you do with scraps?

this is one of MANY bags of little scraps
there is everything in here but the kitchen sink
strips, squares, odd shapes etc all put in the bag for playing later

this first "green" themed fabric is what I started for one nieces Christmas stocking
I sat and pulled greens and just sewed them as I found them
not worrying where they touch but kind of trying to mix it up a bit
the plan is to make a nice piece of patched "fabric" with them and then cut out her stocking

and then I pulled blues and started this one
for her boyfriend
they both started with a little holiday penguin block
to give them "unity" as they hang
so that is the only other thing I need to worry about
making sure Mr Penguin is not upside down

I will cut them out and make a muslin lining and cuff
then I can add their names
not sure if I will embroider on or applique
or just pen or paint on
but I want to get these made so I can 
find some things to fill them with

I think a knit hat and scarf would be nice
maybe some things for her kitchen
(she has an apartment now)
maybe some girlie things like polish
or even a Dunkin card
we will see how I go
these two pieces are about 18 inches squarish and it was about half hour of playing
in the scraps
I will piece more and join to the bottom to make sure it is long enough for the 
pattern piece
what do you do with YOUR scraps?

5 comments: said...

I have a charity project for the guild that they want stockings I was thinking about making my own fabric out of some 2 1/2 inch squares I have. I like yours much better though.

Julierose said...

Sooo cute! i love those patchwork stockings! My scraps are in bags (like yours) and baskets. I am in the process of sorting by color...who knows what they will say to me...hugs, Julierose

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I sort by color. Most I trim to uniform sizes. Mostly 2.5" squares and 2.5" strips. The tiniest pieces that I can't bear to part with, I sew together and then make them into 2.5" or 4.5" squares. Then they are ready for a quick scrappy project.

barbara woods said...

i have them all over to and when i cut them up they seem to multiply like rabbits

Lynne said...

Most of my sewing revolves around using scraps that are given to me by other quilters! So, yes, I have lots of scraps and am using them constantly!

PS I have read all your posts for October and commented on most of them -- sorry if it confuses you when they all arrive in your inbox!