Today is the 15th of the month and I get to check in with some projects that I have/am using scraps for. Kate at Tall Tales from Chiconia is hosting this and it’s so much fun! I have lots and lots of scraps from my projects as well as from my student’s projects. This month I didn’t get a whole lot of scrappy sewing done so I thought I’d share the different projects and how I store them. First up are the boxes:
I love these boxes. I bought them at Costco. Each of my students has one for themselves to store their fabric and Wips from week to week. I use them for some of my projects as well. These are the scrap projects that I am working on. Strings:
I’ve never made one of these before so this a first for me. I cut the squares 1/2″ larger all the way around than I want the finished square to be and then sew the strips to it. This is super easy and fun. I keep all the strips and squares in the box so that I can work on it whenever I wish. The box that says “1 and a half in strips”:
You’ve see that one before. I just sew the strips to each other to make one long strip that is 1 and a half inch wide and then sew it to the body. Again, I cut scraps as I go and place them in the box. “yo-yos:
Same idea, I cut the fabric as I get it and then put it in the box. I find I am more likely to pick it up and stitch if it’s ready for me. Makes life so much easier. “1 X 3 inch pieces”:
You’ve also seen this one as well. I cut the pieces and put them in the box. Then I pin them to this piece of fabric and sew when I can. I actually don’t like sewing this one. All that turning and fiddling — I just don’t find it that much fun — I’ll complete it, but it will take longer than the others. And then this:
I don’t know if this counts. These are my kids’ old t-shirts that I have made into yarn and am intending to weave into rugs for my kitchen and in front of the doors. As you can imagine, with 5 kids, I have boxes of old t-shirts!!!
This is half of my warp. I have all of the warp measured out and now just have to find time to warp my loom. 2019 here we come!!