Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Turning Scraps into "Made-Fabric"

I'm finally up for some easy sewing and having fun turning this pile of scraps into...

...some "made-fabric"  fat quarters.
 The scraps left in the pile were too small for me to save anymore, so I just threw them away.(Very cleansing) Next, I start cutting into them to make a quilt top. Stay tuned! 
Oh!! And notice my new "signature"?? (Hey, a girl has to do something to keep herself busy while recovering and watching a marathon of NCIS shows.) 
I added a link to the "how to" on my tutorial page.


34 comments:

Ruth said...

I really like how your made fabric is looking! I don't think I have enough scraps yet to do this so will be looking on eagerly to your quilt. Great new signature!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I am working on a crumb quilt today too! Great minds think alike! I have a whole bagful of leftover scraps from multiple projects. I am cutting the bigger pieces into 2-1/2 inch and three inch squares. The smaller strips and bits are being crumbed into 5 inch squares. I have no idea where this will go!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Looks like you are enjoying some play while recouping - hmm, you must be feeling impish (I was going to say devilsih, but it looks too cute - so an imp)

Heather Graves said...

Oh cute! Glad to know you are on the mend

Debra said...

Love your scrap fabric. So cheerful! I also missed your post about your surgery.. so sorry to hear you are sidelined.. but hope you are on the mend and feeling better! Take care and get well soon!

Marly said...

What fun, making your own fabric! Do you just sew the scraps together anyhow, or do you use a foundation fabric or paper?

Carrie Wikander said...

Love the colors, great use of scraps!

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Laughing at your new signature! Adorable! Your sewing table with that gorgeous bouquet of flowers looks great! Impressive pile of scraps...

Jen said...

Love this idea! I have a pile of scraps I should sew up like this.

Jasmine said...

What a great use of scraps. Lookin cute!

Kim said...

Ooh..I love your made fabric fat quarters! Cool signature!

Lorna McMahon said...

That certainly is a BIG pile of scraps! Love what you're doing with it. It may take a while! Hahaha! Cute new signature, Val. Happy monster!

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

That's a fun way to use scraps! It's like making crazy quilts.
Thank you for the tutorial on making a signature. I went to read it and will keep it in mind. :-)

Jayne said...

Look at that pile of scraps! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with using the scrap fat quarters!

Stacey said...

Very nice way to put scraps together!

Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

Beautiful!! I can't wait to see what you make with them! Heck, they'd look great just sewn together as they are!!

Zenia Rene said...

Nice new signature!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Val, you are a cute little. Monster, cute new signature! I love to make my own fabric too. It is a great way to use scraps and not feel so overwhelmed when you see the pile. Your sewing space is so dang cute! Now you take it easy !

Nita said...

I love those scrapoy colour slabs. I've made placemats from them, and the fabric baskets from the Sunday Morning Stitches book.

Vera said...

Your blocks are fun and colorful! Well done as it looks good already.

Sandy said...

Looks great. I'm working on a project right now with made fabric. What fun!

PugMom said...

Love your scrappy fat quarters! Will you cut them up or use them as is?

Lara B. said...

Hahahahah....Great signature Val! Love your "made" fabric too. So glad you are feeling better!

Vicki said...

I'm sooo thankful that you are feeling better! Your made 'fabric' looks fantastic. I can't wait to see what you do with it.

Vicki said...

I'm sooo thankful that you are feeling better! Your made 'fabric' looks fantastic. I can't wait to see what you do with it.

Blessings in the Country said...

So neat, love your squares. I see Snoopy! <3 I'm amazed at your scrap pile! wow.
~Jessica

Michele said...

Like and like!

Patrica said...

I'm still slogging away at the great sewing room clean out. Ye gods what a mess! I'm in the home stretch tho and will soon be back to actually sewing something AND I have a pile of scraps that will put your to shame.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I almost spit my tea onto my keyboard when I saw that pile of scraps, but then I realized if I dumped out my box of scraps, I would probably get the same result--lol!
I hope you have a quick recovery and are back to 100% soon!

Willit Neverend said...

I've been doing a little bit of something like this, recently, and I'm starting to think I don't mind scraps after all. I look forward to seeing your colourful quilt top.

Kate said...

Love your bright fabric creations. Looking forward to seeing where those end up.

Love the new signature! Glad to see you are using your time wisely, playing and relaxing. You'll heal faster that way for sure.

Dona said...

Love the picture of the pile of scraps on the floor by the machine. That's what mine looks like but never would have the courage to post a picture. I feel better now!!

Barb said...

very fun - must do this one day

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I need to try some of these blocks because my scrap bins are overflowing!

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