As you can tell, we are not talking about table scraps in the literal form but in the form of using our Island Batik Scraps to make a table topper, runner, etc.
Personally, I love to dress up my tables. bureaus, dressers, end tables. This is where my color comes in because I am basically a neutral person (I know, I make some pretty loud items).
I tend to gravitate towards the louder side of life.
That being said.... Here is my Table Scrap
Made from my Island Batik Scraps.
I decided to make a dish mat
I know you are thinking "Barb that is not a table topper". You can use it as one but when I think of table scraps I think of doing the dishes. Why not have something fun on your counter as you do so.
In fact, I had made a little dish mat for a friend and when I was visiting, she had a few forks and baby bottles on hers and I thought, wow, that actually looks nice.
I took a 17" x 15" piece of fabric for the backing, rounded the corners after all the fabric was sewn on.
Then added 2 layers of batting.
As you can see I started from the middle with one piece of fabric and did the quilt as you go method by putting another piece of fabric right side down on top of the middle fabric and sewed down one side. .
I just continued doing this all the way down one side of the mat and then from the middle out on the other side.
Here it is finished
with the binding on.
Added a little Aloha with my Accuquilt Go flower die.
Now if my little dish mat doesn't fit the bill.......
Here is a round topper, you can't see the metallic threads but this topper just glitters away.
This topper is made with my Christmas Tree die and my Accuquilt Go cutter.
The Tree fabric is scraps from the "Alpine Jingle" line . I have been working on my Island Batik project for January and just borrowed some scraps from it.
Here is a little candle mat, I call kissing reindeer using my Accuquilt Go cutter and reindeer die.
Both the Tree and the reindeer took a 13" square of gorgeous Island Batik fabric and yes, I did raid my scrap bin for the reindeer.
It is amazing what one can do with a few scraps.
I personally can't wait to see what the other Island Batik Ambassadors make and will try to post some of their things as time permits.