Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Fabric Scrap Gifts

 Got fabric Scraps?

I’m willing to bet if you’ve been sewing for a long time, chances are you have lots of scraps!

I don’t have the storage space I use to, so I donate scraps twice a year to a local group that sews for charity.

When possible, I try to make something practical and functional right after I finish a sewing project as I truly hate throwing things away that I can potentially upcycle or repurpose for another project.

A Gift for a friend...

My neighbor/friend has had some health issues recently, so I thought I’d make a little something for her.  She loves bright colors, and loves pillows and coasters as much as I do 😊

machine embroidered quilted fall coasters, mug rugs

improv log cabin quilted pillow with machine embroidery applique

The designs on both the pillow and coaster were machine embroidered. The fabric used was from Kona Cotton Solids scrap bag.

 The pumpkin heart design was purchased from Planet Applique. The lettering and leaves designs on the pillow came with my machine. The pillow design itself is an improv log cabin quilt block. The pillow finishes at 16 x 16 inches.

The rustic maple leaf design on the coasters was purchased from Embroidery Library. This was a quick stitch design. I was able to stitch the design and make the coasters in a little over an hour!

A Gift for Me...

Many evenings hubby and I eat in front of the television with our plates on TV trays. I made a couple of placemats to use on the trays that complement our maple leaf table runner.

quilted modern fall placemats with embroidery

The maple leaf design was machine appliqued with my embroidery machine. The design was purchased from Embroidery Library, you can find it here. Don't you love scrappy bindings?

The text fabric used for the placemats is "Story" by Carrie Bloomston for Windham Fabrics. It's one of the fabrics that I deeply love and hoard to use as backing on some of my quilt projects.

Scrappy Work in Progress...

This time I pulled fabric from my batik stash.  Eventually I plan to put both panels into a tote bag.

string pieced scrappy maple leaf quilt block

batik scrappy string pieced quilt block

String piecing is another one of my favorite quilting techniques, I'll tell you more in a later post.

Until next time.... happy crafting!

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