Working with My Scraps

When I cleaned up the scrap bins in my closet, I could see how many white scraps I had. The bin was so full that the lid wouldn’t close. Something definitely needed to be done to fix that situation!

I’ve had an idea bubbling around in my head for a while and with those scraps needing attention, now seemed the perfect time to see if my idea would work.

So, first I dumped this mess out:

White and Neutral Scraps

Then I used my fabric cutter to cut a bunch of 2-1/2″ squares which made quick work of it. I didn’t pay any attention to which fabrics I used, I just cut. It felt pretty liberating to start cutting and do it mindlessly.

Here are just a few of the squares I ended up with:

2-1/2 squares white scrap fabric

After I had a good pile of squares, I started chain piecing them together in pairs of two.

Chain Piecing in pairsAt this point I stopped taking pictures because I was really in the zone.

Match two squares and sew. Match the next two and sew. I didn’t agonize over the order they were put together…I just made sure I didn’t have two prints together that were the same.

After all the sets of two were sewn, I started putting those together in sets of four. Now you’re starting to get the idea, right?

To test my idea, I decided to make a mini quilt. So I sewed until I had nine rows of nine squares. From there, time flew and before I knew it the mini was pieced and quilted. There is an applique I added that I’ll tell you more about later. All that’s left to do now is add the binding.

I can’t wait to tell you more about this mini, the inspiration for it, and the story behind it.

Stay tuned!

REMINDER: There’s just a little over 24 hours left to participate in the Christmas in July pattern bundle sale. At 3:00 pm EST tomorrow the sale will end and won’t return until next year. (Get more info by visiting this post I wrote on Monday.) So, if you’re on the fence, now is the time to jump in and get your bundle!

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About Beth

I’m a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get “licking the spoon” mixed up with “licking the fabric”!!

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6 Responses to Working with My Scraps

  1. Kate says:

    Scrap bins always seem to need attention. Looking forward to seeing how you used your scraps.

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  3. Tish says:

    I was all ready for the big reveal too! Now I really want to know what you’ve done with all those yummy white scraps 🙂

  4. Awww . . . a cliffhanger! 🙂

  5. Q-Bits says:

    I was SO ready to see the results of the white piecing at the end of this post. Then, you teased us, and now we have to wait. I do love some applique combined with patchwork, so am anxiously
    waiting for the reveal!! Sally

  6. Sounds like a great way to use up scraps! I look forward to more details soon. It sounds like you are on a roll. 🙂

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