Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: Fabric Scraps

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    NW PA
    Posts
    6
    I have alot of fabric scraps that I hate to throw out but was thinking of making a scrappy quilt. I was wondering what to do with them....just throw them in a pile and decide when I have enough or cut them in strips/squares. If cutting thems what is the best size strip/square? I have been reading here on the prices going up and I really don't want to waste any fabric. Thanks to all!!! :D

  2. #2
    Super Member grammyp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    2,488
    I look at each piece and cut it into a strip or square. I have 2.5 in, 4.5 in, and 6.5 inch squares, and strips of various sizes (they can be cut into squares if needed). Anything that cannot be cut into one of these goes into a box for applique, or something else. When I get tired of collecting squares and strips, I make a quilt. The tiny pieces I put together into crumb squares/blocks and collect them till I have enough for a quilt.

  3. #3
    Super Member mom-6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    6,486
    For me it's easiest to have them in strips, squares or triangles. That way they can fit together easily without a lot of trimming as you go. There's still going to be some trimming required, but if the pieces all have straight sides you can go much faster.
    So far I've only done pillows with scraps, but I was very pleased with the way they turned out and the fact that they used up most of the smaller pieces of that particular set of fabrics.
    Hope I can get a good picture of them.

    one side of pillows
    Name:  Attachment-155928.jpe
Views: 70
Size:  13.4 KB

    other side of pillows-one on right not stuffed yet
    Name:  Attachment-155929.jpe
Views: 64
Size:  13.0 KB

  4. #4
    Super Member raedar63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    4,045
    Check out quiltville by Bonnie Hunter:)

  5. #5
    Junior Member Tsanchez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    254
    I hate to throw fabric away also. If the pieces are to small for me to use in a quilt whether it be applique or my mosaics, I now make pendants and more things with them. Here, I'll show you what I have started doing since I also make jewelry. I'll also include a photo of one of my mosaics so you can see them also.

    My mosaic
    Name:  Attachment-155940.jpe
Views: 68
Size:  34.5 KB

    My pendant that I made using a small fabric scrap
    Name:  Attachment-155941.jpe
Views: 66
Size:  76.5 KB

    My barrette using small fabric scraps
    Name:  Attachment-155942.jpe
Views: 62
Size:  59.0 KB

  6. #6
    Super Member QuiltQtrs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    NW Arkansas
    Posts
    1,115
    Blog Entries
    2
    As I finish each project excess fabric is cut into various size strips/squares, fat quarters and put in the little clear plastic containers from food you purchased
    at the deli then mark the box with size of scrap, etc.

  7. #7
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Alturas, CA
    Posts
    8,403
    Check out Bonnie Hunter's site, Quiltville, tons of scrappy ideas, cut into squares and stripes, and the leftovers, put into chaos blocks.

  8. #8
    Cyn
    Cyn is offline
    Super Member Cyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Jacksonville NC
    Posts
    6,761
    Blog Entries
    17
    I love what tsanchez did with hers! I keep all scraps and will donate them when I get a garbage can full.

  9. #9
    Super Member kateyb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Grand Junction, Colorado
    Posts
    2,257
    Go to search on this site. There are a lot of ideas available for scraps.

  10. #10
    Super Member SuziC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    3,711
    I save them...you never know when an idea will strike you :!:

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    979
    I second www.quiltville.com. My next project is her String X quilts...which call for 5 inch strips. I have alot of those leftovers from cutting strips for other quilts, so it was an easy one for me to pick. But she has lots of other good ones.

    If I had squares, I would love to do a scrappy Irish chain (or double/triple)....

  12. #12
    Junior Member Tsanchez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    254
    Thank you Cyn. Our local quilt shop take scrap donations also. What they can't use in a charity quilt, they will bag up for someone else to take and drop off donations for.

  13. #13

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    NW PA
    Posts
    6
    Those are beautiful. How do you do the pendants and barretts? Is it a resin coating?

  14. #14
    Super Member Quilting Aggi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Newfoundland, Canada
    Posts
    2,609
    Go to Quiltville.com She has some great ideas for scrappy quilts!

  15. #15
    sewTinker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    currently living outside of nashville, tn
    Posts
    1,144
    my scrap bin is overflowing. OverFlowing, I tell you!!! A string quilt is in my very near future. Can't wait to empty that bin. I always feel like I'm making a Free quilt when I use up my scraps. And it's so fun re-visiting my old friends. lol...

  16. #16
    Super Member sewcrafty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    3,958
    Here's a wonderful site for scrap quilts. I actually have a couple on my list.

    http://www.quiltville.com/

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.