Wednesday, April 3, 2013

don't throw that away!

I never get rid of any fabric scraps, as it's in my nature to be  cheap  cost-efficient. Odd cutting leftovers can be used to piece a back on smaller quilts. Even tiny bits of an inch or two can be put to good use: ones with nice patterns can be fused to make quilted postcards or mug rugs, like the Asian ones I made below. (fused bindings too!) Less-attractive or damaged scraps, including batting, become stuffing for pet beds I make for charity- more on that later!

This post is linked to Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday 


  1. ohhh this is great - I really do need to start thinking about what to do with the leftovers! I hope you'll share this on my blog link up - Off the Wall Friday - its open all weekend.

  2. Beats psychotherapy! I really like the effect of the black background, in popping the color! I need to go make some now!

  3. thanks! I'm adapting these for my first class, which I will be teaching in May :)