Thursday, March 8, 2012

GOOD USE OF SCRAPS

I saw this on the "Quilt Show" and I just had to try it. This is just such a great way to use those scraps that you just might throw away.



So....I got my trusty "Steam A Seam" ironed two sheets on some fabric.

Took off the backing paper
Some scraps from the latest cutting project. I would have thrown some of these away but saved them for this purpose.

Started placing the scraps on the "Steam A Seam"...no ironing yet.
Kept placing fabric as I fancied.

ended up with this....ironed down to the "Steam A Seam"
Need some Tulle
Place over your project.
Quilt the top, this would have been a good time to practice feathers, leaves, hearts...but...I chose the lazy man's way out and meandered.
Made a little zipper bag out of it....looks kinda wonky...but I love zippered bags and will find some kind of use for it.
I just loved this and plan to do more.

The binding of the quilt below is not done and as usual I am goofing instead of doing what I need to be doing. No excuse....just feel like goofing.

22 comments:

Annie said...

I remember this technique from years ago and I saw it done with a wash away stabilizer on top or something that could be washed away after stitching on the top. It really is a good use of scraps. Adding in some threads or yarns would look great too. Your bag is so cute!

Fiesta said...

Great idea Barb

JustCindy said...

Looks fun! The bag turned out cute.

Pam said...

great idea thanks for sharing

KaHolly said...

It's fun to just set everything aside and play once in awhile. Pretty neat little project.

Mary said...

What a neat idea!

ShirleyC said...

I'm glad you posted this. It seems like I've seem something similar before. Neat trick!

Rhonda said...

WOW, thanks for the tutorial. What a great way to get rid.... I mean use up scraps. Thanks Barb. I love the little tote.

wackywoman said...

How cool is that! I may just have to make one of these. Thanks for sharing.

Kelli said...

That looks like a lot of fun to experiment with, and your little zipper bag turned out cute! :o)

SewCal Gal said...

Very cute. Great idea. I've also seen Tulle used in raw edge applique' to create an interesting effect. I'll also let you be the first to know, that the FMQ Expert in April is recommending use of Tulle for a particular FMQ technique.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Tangos Treasures said...

Great idea & cute bag!

Gene Black said...

I have a book that shows how to make art quilts using this type of technique (but not with scraps!) What a great idea. When I find some spare time, I will have to try this trick!

beaquilter said...

too cute

Sasha said...

That's a fantastic idea!!!! I love it! You'll find a million and one uses for your cute little pouch =D

Connie said...

How neat!

Snoodles said...

That is such a cool way to use up scraps! Your bag is cute....I'm goofing today, too, since I'm checking out my fav blogs instead of working! LOL

Sheila said...

What a cool idea and a perfect way to save those scraps from the waste basket !

Denise :) said...

Clever, clever! I especially love the use of the tulle -- I adore tulle -- it's so girly! :)

West Michigan Quilter said...

That is so interesting. I love finding ways to use my scraps. Love the bag you made from these scraps. Really great!

Lynn said...

What a neat way to use up scraps! Thanks for sharing. I'm glad you goofed off instead of binding.

sandra said...

Cute little bag, some days it is just fun to goof around but this is a good way to get the creative juices going again. Have fun Barb that is what it is all about. Blessings