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Sunday, February 10, 2013

scraps and more scraps


rr just what to do with all those scraps...what a waste to just throw them all in the dustbin...i hated to do that so i have come up with a way of using some of those scraps...i bought several meters of muslin...several yards of wonder under type product...out came the ironing board...on with the TV and i set to work...i used the wonder under to fix the scraps to the muslin...all fabric bits overlap each other...after i made several meters of fabric i cut a piece out the size for a baby quilt...added borders...sandwiched the quilt and then FMQ'd it with a meander design...
i tried to catch the edges as i quilted...but left areas that are not sewn down...when washed these edges will fray and soften...somewhat like a rag quilt does...i gave one to a work colleague and she brought it in to show me 2 years later...it was frayed and soft...a quilt to be used for sure...not a show piece

several meters of fabric ready to go







some yardage and finished quilt...now i just need a baby to give it to..



some of this yardage is going to making place mats...fit for a mexican dinner party i think...bright and cheerful... these place mats will look wonderful outdoors in the summer


of course as always i used my favorite thread to piece the borders and FMQ the quilt...AURIFIL AURIFIL AURIFIL 50WT...  feel free to try this technique out yourselves but please tell people where you got it from...thx 

5 comments:

Quilting Babcia said...

Love this Sherry! And I have bags full of scraps waiting some sort of creativity - thanks for the great idea.

stitchinggrandma said...

wow; what an adventure!

Joan said...

Very different and it looks fantastic!

Rhonda P. said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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