Late last year I was invited to team up with Rachael from Sew Today, Clean Tomorrow and Linden from Vine Lines Quilting to host a Facebook group we renamed The Sew Quilty Workshop. Pop over and request an invite – we’re a friendly, supportive and active group. During that time leading up to Christmas we were all busy crafting our last minute gifts and waiting for the holiday season to take over.
Now that we’re into the new year it’s time to look ahead to some new projects – some hosted by myself, some hosted by Rachael and Linden. To ease back into sewing for another year Rachael organised a scrap swap and after sharing with our friends on Instagram we ended up with 22+ participants. Not too bad for our first swap.
Sorting through the scrap box was easy once I’d upended the contents onto the table – getting them back in wasn’t so easy though. After finding a selection of goodies I pressed and folded them into a neat bundle and tied it with a selvedge (gosh those things are handy) I always like to add in some extras when I post off a swap item so this time I included one of my printed panels and a little shopping bag made from vintage cotton sheeting.
I was happy to hear that the parcel has been received and the bag was a hit with her daughter. Now that the swap is over Rachael, Linden and I are planning an idea to use the scraps and challenge our group members. So far I’ve seen these ideas elsewhere on the web –
- Sarah puts her scraps to work with a year long project
- Amy has some ideas on sorting and storing scraps
- Amy also shares her cute mini quilt idea using her collected scraps
- Craftsy has a few ideas too
Have you got any favorite items to make from scraps? Leave a comment below – I’d love to hear about it.
And if you’re interested in joining The Sew Quilty Workshop, click over and request to join. Either Rachael, Linden or myself will welcome you in.