January Scraps Clean Out

Last week I was lamenting about my lack of inspiration and the overwhelming amount of fabric scraps I seem to have collected.  I thank you all for your supportive comments and good suggestions.  A couple of the comments mentioned cutting up all the scraps into squares, but honestly I didn't have the energy to do …

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Scrap Madness

Scraps, scraps and more scraps!  Every project means more and more, bits and pieces, and what is it about quilters that we cannot throw anything out?  Well, for a confirmed recycler like me, it is just not possible to send something to a landfill that I can use somehow.  But this is getting out of …

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Making Card Carriers

With the NC Quilt Symposium coming to Asheville in 2018, our local longarm group is once again making small items to add to the goodie bags to get our group publicity.  For locals, and those who don't mind mailing quilts to be quilted, we have a number of wonderful longarm quilters ready to make your …

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Jelly Roll Market Bag

I had leftover strips from the latest jelly roll project, and I really liked the soft, sage green colors. I also had these wonderful large buttons suitable for a coat. Knowing I will never make a coat, I had an idea for using them on a tote. If you don't have leftover jelly roll strips, …

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Scrappy Project part 2

This morning, the sun is shining on the snow, but I am still not going anywhere. Here is the driveway with about 4 inches of snow left.  Nope, not going anywhere until more melting takes place.  The sun should make the road passable by late afternoon today, but too late to go to work.  Snow …

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Scraps – Making order out of chaos

I know I have shown part of my scrap pile in the past, but every time I think I have a project to use it up, I end up with still more.  I really thought that Scrap Dance would take care of this pile, but I completed that quilt and this still remains. And that …

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More Sewing Goodies

Now that I have the Sewing Kit finished, I had fabric left. Those scraps were begging to be used for more matching accessories, so I made a few more quickie projects. The needle book is made like a tiny quilt, folded over, with a wool felt 'page' to keep the needles on. It has a …

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