Thursday, January 4, 2024

Scrap Project Ideas

 Hello Friends!  Happy Thursday!

Scrap Project Ideas

I'm sure many of you are like me trying to decide what to do with fabric scraps.

Today I am sharing three recent finishes using scraps.  Although the fabric shown are Christmas themed, each of the project ideas can be easily adapted to scrap fabrics you have in your stash.

Bench Pillow

You can turn any quilt block into a pillow. Leslie at the Seasoned Homemaker offers a free foundation paper piecing Christmas Tree pattern that I used to create a bench pillow for our entryway.

I used the Hustle Bustle Jolly Bar to create these table runners and this table topper below,

Round Quilted Table Topper

 which left me several small pieces of fabric for my scrap bags. Most would consider throwing away such small pieces but I love paper piecing so slivers of fabric I save for those projects.

The free pattern has you use one piece of fabric for the tree portion. I chose to strip/crumb piece my trees. Because I was using so many small pieces of fabric I traced her pattern onto muslin to have a sturdier foundation.  BEST decision ever - it really made the piecing less stressful!

I made 6 tree blocks joined them together and added borders to the top and bottom.

Scrappy Quilted Christmas Bench Pillow

Of course its not perfect, but it is finished!  I enjoyed the process and it looks great on our entryway bench.

What do you think - are you a fan of foundation paper piecing?

Wonky Waves Table Runner

The template quilt club I belong to chose the Wonky Waves table runner pattern by Cut Loose Press for our November 2023 project.

Wonky Waves - Log Cabin Table Runner

I used Christmas scraps to make my version of the wonky waves table runner. Leftover jelly roll strips would be great for this pattern. The pattern was easy to make once we figured out the instructions. Each of us had our runner quilt tops pieced and basted before the two hour class was over.

Christmas Tree Table Runner

Missouri Star large wedge tool  Christmas Tree runner pattern, an oldie but goodie, is another one of my go to patterns for gift items in my Etsy shop.

Christmas Tree Quilted Table Runner

I used scraps from Farmhouse Christmas, a Riley Blake fabric collection for my 2023 version.

That's all for today....until next time craft the life that you love❣

1 comment :

  1. Hi Karla! I just adore your bench pillow. I've been meaning to make some myself - I have a cute Halloween pattern that has never seen the light of day. Yet! And your Christmas Tree runner is so cute, too. I'm just finishing a gnome tree runner that has given me fits, but I think I have that wedge tool. I've got more of your posts to catch up on! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne


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