Thursday, April 23, 2009

Leftovers


At the end of a sewing project I always have bits and pieces of scraps on my cutting table. For that reason I keep some pre cut muslin strips in different widths, nearby. I sew the scraps onto the muslin strip in a sew and flip method. It makes a very colorful and color coordinated crazy quilt type of strip.
I've used these in journal covers or bindings, art projects and maybe some day I'll even use some for straps for overalls for little Riley. :)
I also have some different size pre cut squares of muslin that I just sew scraps on to in a random, crazy quilt type manner. These can be used for any number of projects even to making colorful fabric postcards.
I feel better about clean up when I've done this. I can throw away the rest of the smaller scraps with a clean conscience.
These particular scraps are from the fabric that I have been sewing onto the Pellon frame for Max's picture. Remember, I showed you the fabric reproduction that I did of his picture?
I still have to quilt that and then finish the frame. I'm still debating about doing some paint on the top part of the shrine frame. Thinking........thinking..........thinking................. :)

8 comments:

  1. Cool idea Bea - great color and combination of patterns!

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  2. Thanks. Even if I never use them they are so much fun to see hanging in the studio. Just bright strips of fabric. :)Bea

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  3. They are great on their own Bea. Stand alone art, never mind leftovers!! I am going to try and make a wall hanging or quilt for my son's new baby, due at the end of May. I collected all sorts of 'baby' material, all used. Pieces of babygro, bits from dresses and t shirts. Do you think it would work? I know you are supposed to make it with cotton or the same weight material. Should I quilt it? sorry for all the questions, I've never done this before....

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  4. Gina, I sent you an email about the baby quilt. Way to much advice to put in here. lol :)Bea

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  5. Bea, I too love scraps of fabric although I don't sew like I used to. My daughter is the seamstress and passes her wonderful scraps on to me. Lucky, I know. LOL! I was wondering if you could show us some of the book covers you've made from scraps. Sounds like fun!
    Linda

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  6. OOps, I just re-read what you wrote and see that you've made journal covers, same same, right? And bindings too! Please, you've got to show us some pics!
    Linda

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  7. Most of the journal covers I made I gave away. It makes a nice present to give someone. I have the directions, somewhere, I can try to find them, for making a fabric journal cover for any size book you want to cover.
    :)Bea

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  8. These are great. They would make lovely fabric ATC's or postcard, too. Or borders for an art quilt. Too many possibilities.

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