Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Who knew you could get so much from scraps!

I am trying to organize my fabrics. I pulled out a bin of scraps (I have 5 more bins ) and I started cutting.  I used my Accuquilt Go cutter and cut out about 150 tumbling blocks, then some 2  1/2 squares and some small half square bits, then I got out my rotary cutter and cut out some 6 inch,
 5 inch, 4 inch and 2 inch blocks. 

 I took the scraps from all this cutting and used every piece that was at least 1 inch square and  'made' a piece of fabric that is about 26"x20".  I don't know how I will use my 'made' fabric but I plan to add to it once I tackle another bin of scraps.

I worked on this about 15 - 20 minutes at a time over about 5 days.


Debra Dixon said...

I bet you find your made fabric more fun to use than the cut shapes!

Susan said...

I just got a Go! Cutter this week and plan to do the same thing with my scraps. I can't wait to see how you put them all together!

Superior Threads said...

What a great idea and so fast too. Make sure we get to see what you end up doing with it.


Eat Sleep Quilt said...

BeeBee that's wonderful! I don't have a GO cutter but I've started cutting my large scraps into strips and rectangles. Somehow I just know I'll get a lot of leftover scraps for made fabric!


Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

I did this too a while back to get rid of 7 bins of scraps... guess what? they are all BACK!! how does that happen so fast!

Hey, Your play, IS FABULOUS. keep on playing girlie! It's working for ya!

Barbara Arcement said...

it was something I needed to do. It feels good to be somewhat organized. I am also organizing my fabric. Check out my blog and let me know what you think. I am using comic board backer boards to help me. I love the way it looks on the shelf.

JoAnne in southern California said...

I'm using my made fabric to make postcards to use as get well cards and birthday cards. They are very appreciated and a lot of fun to make.

Anonymous said...

I love the fifteen minute motivation. I have always found it interesting just how much one can get done in just fifteen minutes. When I was a professional house cleaner and organizer that is the rule I shared to help folks realize what they could do themselves. Then I demonstrated it. The response was "shock" and admiration of what I could do. I laughed and said thank you - anyone can do it.

Thanks for the reminder to play even if for just fifteen minutes at a time.

The results are amazing and fun.