Sunday, October 4, 2020


What do you do with the scraps you have leftover from sewing and/or quilting projects?  I watched a podcast on Youtube and he mentioned that he used all of his smaller scraps for dog bed stuffing.  (Making it Fun with Rob Appell Podcast on Youtube)  He got the idea from a shop he visited.  The dog beds are made like pillows.  The fabric is stuffed in the bag and the end of the bag is sewn up.  Rob shredded his scraps up with a rotary cutter prior to doing the stuffing.  I tried this but didn't do the shredding.  It is a little heavy and not as fluffy as it would have been if I had followed directions. LOL  If you don't have a dog, you can donate the beds to a shelter.

I am cutting pieces 2.5 by 4.5 inches for a scrappy quilt.  When there are leftover pieces large enough to measure 2.5 by 2.5, I am cutting them out.  A lot of scrappy projects use that size.  Last year I made a pumpkin table runner using 2.5-inch orange pieces.   It sure makes a project fun when various colors and patterns are used.😁

I also like to make crumb quilts.  Actually, table runners and doll quilts.  They call small scraps of fabric crumbs.  There are many ways to start a crumb quilt.  Here is a couple of examples of table runners in progress.   Some look like strip piecing and crumb quilting combined.   There are no rules.  I do this for fun.  Once you have quite a few scraps sewn together, you can cut out a square and possibly border the square, or make the whole quilt in one large piece.  I saw another podcast the other day where she was making squares and sewing them to a plain fabric in order to make half-square triangles. (Sugarido Podcast on Youtube) The possibilities are endless!

Have a great week!  Dawnie

We just lost JOY our Toy Fox Terrier girl.  She was fun and energetic and a hoarder when it came to her bed.  LOL