Sunday, September 29, 2013

Paying It Forward

Have you ever as a quilter noticed that the more we quilt, the more scraps of fabric and batting we tend to have?

I have a rule that would make some quilters cringe...I toss selvedges in the trash. I have tried over and over again to make those work but can't so I get rid of them and sadly, I do NOT feel guilty about it.

I have boxes for 1"-4" squares and rectangles, a pile of strips for strip piecing and more. These for the most part are keepers, but I have also managed to give an entire pillowcase of scraps away.

My biggest guilt trip is what to do with they great pieces of batting I always seem to have extra of?  It is to narrow to make baby quilt with and to little to put pieces together.

I decided to contact my friend Melinda over at Melinda's Fabric Fancies and see if she would like some of this and living on a very fixed income, she said yes.

I am a quilter and once in awhile I may make a craft, but not very often, so I always have bits and pieces left over from projects.

So, if you would like to have some of these bits and pieces, let me know and send my your address and I will send you some when I get more.

In the meantime, until I am healed enough to really get out in this wet, slippery weather, I will stay warm, dry and prayerfully on two feet making more scraps!

1 comment:

  1. Check out Riel Nason's blog The Q and the U for neat ideas of what to do with selvedges - she is the queen of Halloween and has made adorable mummies and spiderwebs, etc. Well, Christmas trees, too, come to think of it! I think the mummy project is under 2011 completed projects.


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