R ecently I have become engrossed with my scrap pile. This happens every so often when it outgrows its baskets and tries to escape. Scrap is like an alien being that multiplies until it threatens to take over my entire work area. Hence, it requires occasional culling.
A few years ago I culled by making a queen sized bed quilt. This time it has taken the form of several smaller projects.
My current obsession began when my sister-in-law asked for donation quilts for a group collecting for young refugee girls having babies. The request seemed simple – quilts about 1 meter square.
He needs a dust cover for a computer printer. Why use large pieces when I can use small pieces. I pulled pieces randomly from the basket and started sewing.
Voila! – a printer cover! (I think he’s a little sorry he asked)
Definitely one of a kind!
All you need is a few scraps and some insulated batting, the result, some very colourful trivets!
It was a lot of fun, so I’m running a class soon at my local Quilt Guild.
It’s a lot of fun. Check out my Instagram feed to see how I’m going. ** Quilt top now completed – Dec 2017
As you can see from my pictures above, that are many useful ways to reduce the scrap pile. Of course as all quilter’s know, it will be back!!!
It maybe time for you to declare war on your scrap basket!