Tag: scraps

Etoile Quilt | Made with Thrifted Materials

I made a different type of quilt recently when I made a sustainable quilt with all thrifted and upcycled materials! This is something I’ve wanted to do for a while and with Earth Day around the corner I had the motivation to get this done! Why use upcycled materials? I wanted to challenge myself to create a quilt out of all upcycled materials for a couple of reasons. The first reason, simply, I like aContinue reading

Unruly Nature Nordic Star Quilt

This Unruly Nature Nordic Star quilt came out of my partnership with Ruby Star Society. They featured Nordic Star in this new Unruly Nature fabric collection in their lookbook, and I was able to actually sew one up! Unruly Nature was designed by RSS Guest Designer Jen Hewett. The collection is soft, beautiful, and complex. For my Nordic Star quilt, I selected fabrics from the yellow, peach, and pink colorways. It reminds me of pinkContinue reading

Scrappy Half Square Triangles Tutorial

These scrappy Half Square Triangles are a great way to use up scraps and you can incorporate them into your next quilting project. Or check out these fun tutorials: Scrap Heart Quilt Block Scrappy Throw Pillows Mini Heart Block Tutorial Today we’re going to use the 2-at-a-time method to create 5.5” finished half square triangles. Finished size is the size when they’re sewn into your project. If you’d like to make a different size, orContinue reading

Zero Waste Quilting & Scrap Management

Someone recently tagged me in an Instagram post about Zero Waste quilting, and I thought the subject would be a fun one to elaborate on in a blog post, specifically about how I approach zero waste quilting and scrap management in my own quilting practice here at Patchwork & Poodles. What is Zero Waste Quilting? Zero waste quilting is the concept that everything gets used – from the fabric to the thread – and nothingContinue reading

Using Graffiti Hearts Offcuts | Ideas and Inspiration

So you’ve made a Graffiti Hearts quilt, congrats! It is one of my favorite designs and I’m sure you’re sitting there admiring your quilt. You’re also eyeing up that little pile of Graffiti Hearts offcuts from making the blocks. Want some ideas on how to use them up? Read on! First, create HSTs using all the offcuts from Graffiti Hearts: 1. Sew together all the small stitch & flip offcut triangles to create HSTs, oneContinue reading

Scrap Throw Pillows | Free Pattern!

Turn your Graffiti Hearts offcuts into these scrap throw pillows! These pillows coordinate well with the quilt, really tying the room together. I’m a big fan of using my scraps before they hit the scrap bins, so these scrap throw pillows check all the boxes in my book! If you haven’t made a Graffiti Hearts quilt yet (and omg you totally should 😉 ) but want to make these pillows, start by sewing together someContinue reading

Scrap Heart Quilt Block | Free Pattern and Tutorial

I’m a big fan of turning scraps into useful items before they hit the scrap bin! So for Graffiti Hearts, I wanted to create tutorials to help you feel confident in turning your scraps into coordinating items. Plus, what’s more fun than turning your hearts into more hearts? It is never-ending hearts over here. Ha. This scrap heart quilt block is the perfect use of Graffiti Hearts scraps and makes a fun coordinating pillow! There’sContinue reading

Mini Heart Quilt Block | Free Pattern & Tutorial

This mini heart quilt block is the first in a series of tutorials aimed at using up your scraps from the Graffiti Hearts quilt. This tutorial uses up the smallest scraps created from making the quilt. Heart finishes at 5″ wide by 3.75″ tall. The fun thing about this block is that it creates some super fun, funky hearts! You can choose whether the solid fabric will be the background or the heart itself, orContinue reading

Joy Bunting: Holiday Quilted Buntings Series

The Joy Bunting pattern is the second in the Holiday Quilted Bunting series. We’ve had a halloween bunting (Boo!) and now our holiday bunting (JOY!) and still to come, Valentine’s Day and Easter! The Joy Bunting pattern is a super fun make to decorate your house. You can hang it on the mantle, your wall, or even a stair railing! Shop Holiday Quilted Bunting Patterns: The Joy Bunting Pattern comes with instructions for 5 blocksContinue reading

How to Make Fabric Tape

Coming at you today with a super fun, super FAST tutorial. You don’t even need to break out your sewing machine for this one! Let’s learn how to make fabric tape. I started making fabric tape a few years ago because I hate to throw out scraps! Hey, you paid for that entire yard of fabric, didn’t you? Let’s make it all work for you the best it can! Fabric tape a super easy wayContinue reading

Aurifil November Project: Holiday Stocking

For my November Aurifil Artisan project, I decided to lean into the Christmas spirit with a holiday stocking! I was provided with the fabrics and corresponding thread from Free Spirit Fabrics and Aurifil and was told to do whatever I wished with it! I thought long and hard about how to turn these fabrics into something that was reflective of my style, and this holiday stocking really hit the mark. For the front of myContinue reading

Quilted Trick or Treat Bag Tutorial

It is officially OCTOBER!!! Bring on the Halloween decorations, the candy, the spooky and the sweet! When creating the Boo Bunting pattern I realized how well those little blocks could be repurposed into the sweetest trick or treat bags. Read on for a free tutorial on how to make a quilted trick-or-treat bag for the little people in your life! This quilted trick-or-treat bag finishes at 14″ wide by 13″ high, making it big enoughContinue reading