Tag: scraps

Closet Case Pouf | Scrap Busting!

For the past year or so, I’ve been saving all of my scraps. The tiniest little pieces, and the odds and ends of batting that were too small to use in quilting, I held on to them nonetheless. My initial thought was to turn them into stuffing for a dog bed, but instead something else happened. Enter – the Closet Case pouf! As is my usual fashion, I’m late to the party, but Closet CaseContinue reading

Misty Mountains Coaster

As an Aurifil Artisan, I choose to participate in challenges throughout the year that use Aurifil thread. I absolutely love these because they push me outside of my comfort zone. This month’s theme is Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) and I immediately thought it would be so much fun to use create a Misty Mountains coaster! I’m quite the rookie when it comes to FPP and my previous experiences, well, I didn’t really love them. ButContinue reading

Mini Quilted Zipper Pouch Tutorial

When I started making a lot of quilt coats, I ended up with a lot of quilted scraps. Not wanting to waste these, I started thinking about how they could be given a purpose! Today I’m bringing you one way you can upcycle your scraps with this quilted zipper pouch tutorial. This mini quilted zipper pouch finishes at 4.5″ wide x 5.5″ high and features a hanging loop at the top so you can attachContinue reading

DIY Lavender Sachets

Through my journey of making all. the. quilt. coats, I found myself with a lot of small scraps. I didn’t want to waste these, so I started creating ways to use them up! These quilted lavender sachets are a great scrapbuster! They’re super fast, easy to make, and only need the smallest scraps. Once you use this DIY lavender sachets tutorial, you’ll want to make a whole bunch more! Want to see more ideas forContinue reading

Oh Scrap! | 9 (fun!) ways to use up scraps

So while I may not have the best scrap organizing system (throw everything into a bin, keep shoving it down so they all fit), I have been pretty good about USING up my scraps. Lately, I’ve found a good strategy has been to use up my scraps right when I finish a project, thus keeping them from the scrap bin entirely. I’m usually still enthusiastic about the fabrics I’m using, and I feel good aboutContinue reading

Every Adventure Tote Hack | Orphan Blocks and Panels

Here’s a fun way to use up orphan blocks or scraps – turn them into an Every Adventure Tote! I love doing this as a way of using up scraps of fabric. This is also a great way to use the end of a fabric you love and can’t bear to part with, even though it isn’t enough to use in a full quilt. In the tote above, I used a quilt block I madeContinue reading

Rainbow Pouch | A Tutorial

I’ve fallen hard for zipper pouches! They’re a quick project with so many customizable opportunities. Today, I’m bringing you a fun hand-quilted zipper pouch tutorial! Fully lined, no raw seams, and hand-quilted details makes this a project you’ll want to make over and over again. A couple of things to note before we begin: This tutorial uses faux leather (vinyl). Any time a hole is punched into vinyl (like with a needle, for example), the hole isContinue reading