Tag: scraps

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For this block we’re going to make one 12.5″ (12″ finished) improv block consisting of a flower with a stem and a leaf. Please read the full instructions before you start and use the comments (scroll down to the bottom of the page) if you have any questions. Pattern template As this is an improv…

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Trying to bring structure to our garden toys and to ensure all sets are together, I decided to make some simple fabric bags to store everything in. As a result, here is another stash busting idea. A few of our garden toys Material Scrap fabric of suitable size for the contents Cotton ribbon / tape…

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With lockdown easing more and more every week (unless you’re in Leicester) and many taking the opportunity to meet up outside to limit the risk of Covid 19 spreading, the sale of gazebos has reached an all-time high. To make the gazebos slightly more fun to be in when the rain is pelting down, and…

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Right now we are wondering how to use up all our fabric bits so we can keep sewing even if we can’t go to the shows and shops to buy more (although, don’t forget though that most shops are doing mail order via the web or phone). But it is also that time of year…

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So far this year all my blogs have been about stash busting or the UKQU Book Club. This time I am sharing another stash busting idea, and a timely one at that in this time of lockdown – face masks. The medical experts are not (yet) in agreement on how effective cotton face masks are,…

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I’ve spent most of the summer travelling and now it’s back to work. There changes going on at home so it’s been difficult getting back into the swing of making, but tidying my fabric boxes has been inspirational.  Watch the video to find out more. Hope this inspires you to take your scraps and turn…

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If you a Moda Addict, as I am, you may have bought at some point in the past a Moda Scrap Bag. I have bought a few in the past in local quilt shops. The only trouble is you can’t unwrap the roll when purchasing so you are not always sure of the exact patterns,…

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Now maybe you have lots of small scraps but have no idea what to do with them, or maybe you’re new to quilting and you bought scraps.  When I first decided I’d like to quilt, I was drawn to Jelly Rolls, it was all those fabrics that ‘go together’.  So here I’m going to tell…

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I don’t know about you, but I hate throwing anything away in my sewing room. Snippets of thread, yarn, and fabric must have a useful purpose, but what do you do with them? Do you have uses for them, or do you find it easy to let go? For several years now, I have a…

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A friend of mine has been following advice from Pat Sloan (she is one of the ladies who is responsible for The Splendid Sampler), about using starters and enders. She starts with squares of 2.5 inches, and starts and ends her patchwork sewing with this – this helps to save thread, and makes chain piecing…

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Scrap-busting siddi-inspired goozundar mat In this post I want to show you how I made a small mat to go under (goozundar) using scraps and inspired by the siddi technique of quilting, that I read about in Today’s Quilter magazine, edition 30. My creation is NOT attempting to be a siddi quilt, I just wanted…

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How to make a greeting card (without much skill, time, fabric or a fancy machine)   This is a card I made in a couple of hours from start to finish and, if I can do it, then sew can you! This design might be good for a new home, and you can use the…