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Thread: New project- Using scrap stash

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    New project- Using scrap stash

    I must say one of the lessons i learned early on is not to buy an over abundance of the same fabric. My first quilt was a quilt of valor ( a labor of love) that I did not have a pattern for- rather I researched the web for the stars on various sites and drew the design on graph paper.

    The problem I had was how much fabric. Not wanting to run out I asked for extra yardage of each fabric I used in the quilt. To that end, I have made a queen, lap, and a twin quilts from the fabrics and I still have fabric left over!

    I needed to do something different - so I made a baby changing pad for the 4th of July.
    It has two inside pockets for diapers and closes with Velcro. The item can easily be thrown into a tote bag and if it gets dirty then just throw it into the washing machine since it is 100% cotton.

    Thanks for looking.
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    That was a great idea!!

    I also buy extra fabric- I don't want to run out.

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    What a neat idea! You did a great job with the placement of colors, etc!!!

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    Nice job. I have the opposite problem, I always run out of fabric and have to go back for more. Yes, they are out and I have to find something that will coordinate.
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    Very pretty and useful. I have lots of fabrics as I mainly buy 5 yards and up. I hope to use my stash up.
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    Great idea for using up your fabric. When shopping if I like it I'll buy 3 yards. If I love it then 5 or 6. Lights I will buy 5 or 6 yards. It is so much easier (and cheaper) when I have a specific pattern in mind!!

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    Love your changing pad! Wonderful idea to use up scraps or make for baby showers. You did a fantastic job!
    Last edited by TacoMama; 05-23-2013 at 03:09 AM.

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    What are the dimensions of your changing pad? Really is cute and folds up so small. Thanks.

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    LOL .. found out years ago to buy extra fabric after a few trips to Jo-Ann's (and one material they were out of) to buy extra just in case .. LOL but those leftover fabrics have found their way into other quilts, garments and crafty items.
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    I am also guilty of purchasing extra - but you never know - well that is my theory.

    Great idea with the change pad.

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    Oh this is so pretty. I just love it. I want to make me one by a similar pattern. I don't have a pattern, but in my mind.
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    When I over-buy any fabric, and when I finally get tired of using it, I use the rest of it in a scrappy quilt back. That gets it out of my way, and it's useful too.
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    Great idea...Thanks...

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    Very nice.

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    Where can I find the pattern for this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PKGranny View Post
    What are the dimensions of your changing pad? Really is cute and folds up so small. Thanks.
    I used a 100%cotton terry cloth hand towel as a starting point for the dimensions. Approx. 16in x 25in. The rounded corners were made using a saucer. For the pocket, I folded a piece of cloth in half and sewed the decorative ribbon onto it where the inserts would be before the sides were sewn to the hand towel with the backing. Thanks for your comments.

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    that's a great idea! i think i'll follow your example and make a couple from my stash and have on hand for future baby gifts! thanks for the inspiration!
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