Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Scrap Busting Projects - What to do with Fabric Scraps

When I'm finished with a sewing, quilting, or fabric art project, I always take the time to add fusible web to the back of any leftover scraps that might otherwise be thrown away. I then tuck them away in a drawer until I'm ready to use them. How can they be used, you ask? I use them in fabric art pieces, fabric mosaics, fabric collage quilts, etc. Color of Autumn is one such piece.

Color of Autumn

21 comments:

  1. How do you store your fabric scraps? By color? Or maybe by light, medium and dark? I'm doing a lot of donation quilts and accumulating enough scraps that I can't just throw them all together anymore.

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    1. I wish I were more organized, but all mine just go into the drawers together. I keep saying that some day I'll be more organize but that doesn't seem to happen. @Kathleen Frost It's amazing how many scraps can go into one drawer. LOL

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  2. Your mosaic quilts just 'pop' with colour. I cram all my leftovers in a big plastic bag, trouble is when I open the cupboard door they all tumble out!

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  3. This is such a cool idea. I know there always seems to be a lot of scraps left over, and it is really great to have something to create with those as opposed to just trashing them

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  4. This is such a lovely idea, and I really love this piece!! You are so creative, and I love that you don't let the scraps go to waste.

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  5. Your Color of Autumn piece is beautiful! I have so much scrap fabric that I didn't know what to do with until now. Thank you for such a cool idea.

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  6. That's so beautiful, i still wonder how you did this??

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  7. Wish I had seen this post before chunking my fabric scraps. I used to make personalized tote bags with mine. I'll start adding fusible web to the back of mine now!

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  8. My mom is an avid quilter and never throws away any scraps. She finds uses for all the leftovers. Encouraging your readers to do the same is great! Keshia Richmond

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  9. That looks so lovely, I even didn't realize that one could do something like that out of fabric scraps. Hope I'll gain the same great effects, too! :)

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  10. This is a nice idea and it looks very creative! Thank you for sharing your lovely work :)

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  11. I need to share this with my sister in law, she loves crafts and is often quilting and other fun stuff, I bet she has a bunch of scraps that she'd love to use this idea for. Thanks for shairng.

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  12. That is so cool! I wish I was crafty like this, this looks like fun to make :)

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  13. Wow...that is absolutely beautiful!! What a good idea for a way to make use of all those leftovers :)

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  14. I love how vibrant your work is. I've never tried sewing scraps but this is a good idea so as not to waste any material from sewing!

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  15. I don't see or do any fabric crafts. I do a lot of paper crafts and I do these with leftover paper scraps. This is a beautiful work of art and it is such a great idea to save scraps. You never know what beautiful work will come from leftover scraps.

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  16. This piece is so beautiful, I love all of the colors. I always wish I had more of an artsy side - I'm just not that good at being creative sometimes.

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  17. This is such a great idea for what to do with those scraps so that they don't get to waste. I totally need to share this with my friend.

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  18. I love that you recycle your fabric scraps! That is so awesome!!

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  19. This is so beautiful! It makes a great conversation starter if this ends up being displayed in one of your areas in the house.

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  20. This is beautiful! I also want to venture into sewing but I don't have the talent. You are so creative!

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