The fabric scraps tote seems to be expanding!
All of the projects that I have been working on since the start of the year, I have incorporated some of the fabric scraps. As I stated above, I think they multiple overnight as the large rubbermaid tote still seems to be overflowing. I know they were very squished in there, but this is ridiculous!
As I pull a scrap from the tote, I, sometimes, remember where it came from. Why I say sometimes is because a friend or two gave me their scraps and they are all tossed together in there. Once in awhile, one will tell me the exact quilt it was used in – not just my quilt but the person who gave me those fabric scraps.
Today’s project came about when I found a stack of mini notepads. The notepads measure 3 X 5 inches.
I started by cutting a piece of Timtex to roughly 6 X 8 inches.
I ironed fusible Wonder Under on one side of the timtex, then started laying fabric scraps all over – making sure to cover every bit of the fusible. Fused them down. I, like, to add not only ribbon bits but also thread bits, book text and even used postage stamps all over the fused fabric scraps. Once, I feel that there is enough of everything, I lay one of the vintage chiffon scarves I have over the whole piece, pin in place and start quilting all over the chiffon.
Once, I feel that there is enough quilting, I will trim to the correct size needed – in this case, 5.5 X 8 inches.
I fused a larger piece of fabric on the other side of the timtex and made the pocket by folding over a piece of fabric. To make these quick & easy, I pinned in place a long ribbon – long enough to go around the whole notepad and tie into a bow, over where the centre sewing line will be. I sewed a centre line which not only makes the folding over of the timtex easier but holds the pocket & ribbon in place while I satin stitch all around the edge.
I like to satin stitch 2 or 3 times all around the edge. I also satin stitch through the centre, once up and once down, which makes folding the project over easier also.
How are YOU using your fabric scraps?