Scrap patchwork

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Top #64 turned out to have been rolled up unsewn together with some scrap fabric.  Once I had finished it, I made another crazy log cabin. Of course.

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Then there’s this one, with offcuts from batik pants, leftovers from sewing handkerchieves, scraps from fabrics turned into bags in the last bag frenzy, and a little upholstery fabric.

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This has pieces of fabric left from making shirts for myself and three friends, oddments of my lovely hand woven pants (may they rest in peace), quilting and bag making oddments… and the very last bits and pieces from op shop scores of old.  I am acquiring a little stack of these squares and will eventually have to decide what to do with them.  For the interim, it has proved a happy thing to use up all the little bits and pieces, strips and triangles.

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6 responses to “Scrap patchwork

  1. I love the way you use up even the smallest scraps! I too enjoy the challenge of not wasting anything, especially if they are old precious materials with a story – so satisfying to give them a home 🙂

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  2. Susan

    Superior work!

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  3. Lovely – such a good way to use up even the smallest scraps. I think using small strips makes it easier to make different fabrics match. I like the irregular placement of strips too.

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