Tag Archive: use up your scraps

Scraps to the Organizing Rescue!

[updated at the bottom of the post, with a few new ScrapHappy members that I should have added earlier today] My entry for this month’s ScrapHappy Day is not a major project, but… Continue reading

ScrapHappy February 2019

If each of us were assigned the task of designing a dog fabric, and we were told, “Include as many breeds as possible, and make them look fairly realistic,” our resulting fabrics would… Continue reading

ScrapHappy January 2019

This ScrapHappy project uses more stylish scraps than my usual fare. I have been making these gift bags from large samples of decorator fabrics.  I think I have given away 11, and I… Continue reading

Quick and Easy Gift Bags

I needed some gift bags, and I wanted to make them from a bunch of beautiful furnishing samples a decorator gave me.  The pieces I had were about 12 inches by 13 inches,… Continue reading

The Bottomless Bin of Red Scraps

It’s been almost two years since I bought eight shoeboxes full of scraps (and a lot of big pieces, too) from my friend, Marilyn, who had to downsize.  For this ScrapHappy project, I… Continue reading

ScrapHappy September 2018

I am so happy to join this group!  I have been wanting to get something finished for the monthly Scrap Happy Day on the 15th, and I finally made it. I bought big… Continue reading

Bright Blocks for Gray Days

About five years ago, the coordinator of my quilting group was cleaning out leftovers from group projects, and I took home some of those scraps, including some tiny little nine-patches that were only… Continue reading

From a Shoe Box Full of Scraps

Back in January I bought a lot of fabric from a quilting friend who is moving, and instantly, all my New Year’s resolutions went out the window.  Except for one — working with… Continue reading

Scrap Wrap-up

Well , Use Up Your Scraps month has come to an end.  It was a valuable experience for me.  I was able to use up a lot of scraps, and to organize the… Continue reading

Sew Many Variables, Sew Little Time

As part of Use-Up-Your-Scraps month*, I decided to focus on the different types of stabilizers, needles, and thread that are stuffed in drawers in the studio.  I got all of these notions in… Continue reading