Consider this magnificent scrap, I’ve been holding onto it for 50 years or so. Loosely rendered daffodils on cotton, one of my all time favorites. It was my grandmother’s dress. This last little bit will be a couple hexies, there is pretty much, just barely, enough. I like scraps. My beginnings are in the mountains of scraps my mother kept in the attic. Giant garbage bags (seriously, the jumbo ones) bursting with mostly cotton prints.
For the third year in a row, in February, we celebrate scraps. A little extra. I’ve rounded up a bunch of scrap friendly projects and made you a new free sewing pattern.
Plus a swap!
There is a limit of 150 participants. I’ll send matches out by monday 2/15 and packages should go out by monday 2/22. The swap is open to everybody. Please make sure you read and follow all the rules.
details and sign up here.
The swap is full and signups are closed.
** All partners have been matched and emails sent!
11 + project ideas for your scraps :
1. Minimalist mice (or bunnies) by wild olive. You could turn the sweet, simple design into all sorts of pocket creatures. The combination of raw linen and small charming prints is lovely.
2. This needle and thread case. I shared this in the newsletter last year and I think it is the most popular project to date.
4. Angry apple cores – my newest free pattern – disgruntled and mostly eaten fruit.
5. Scrap quilts. This collection is impressive and inspiring and it might motivate me to finish one of the many scrap quilt tops I have begun and abandoned.
6. For your wool and felt scraps – an embroidered scissor keeper.
7. Fabric sailboats – they twirl in the breeze and cast lovely shadows plus they are great for your bigger scraps – the pdf pattern is on sale this month.
8. Hexie-logcabin pieced potholders from sewshecan.
10. And you will of course need sweet stamps.
11. For tiny scraps, classic sarubobo plush.
And so many more! I added a bunch of other scrap projects last year – lucky fish, minimalist chickens and a little owl ornament among them – find them all on the free pattern page.