So very many scraps! There are six boxes (14″ x 11″ x 6.5″) filled with fabric pieces left over from other projects.
I do not cut mine into strips or squares because I do not want to limit their use. They are sorted by color. I randomly chose a bunch of pieces from each box and cut them into 1 1/2″ strips. As you can see, there is no order to this pile! What am I making? A rug! There is a little sewing involved. I sewed the ends of two strips together, then took an open end and added another strip. I kept chain piecing until many were sewn then just clipped them apart. I do not press the strips in half as some do because that is just way too much pressing!
Have you guessed what I’ve made? Fabric yarn! Using a simple single crochet and a large crochet hook, I am crocheting a rectangle that will be a small scatter rug for my guest bathroom. It is amazingly heavy duty and durable and wonderfully colorful. I also just pile the “yarn” in this wonderful basket (I bought at a show – made in Africa) rather than wind it into a ball. I found that it was not necessary to do that and was another timesaver.
It’s really fun to have a different kind of fabric project that travels well and uses so many fabric scraps!
A Shout out to Quilters’ Resources – This great site posts all things quilting – shows, events, shops, guilds, retreats, etc. They have listed the Quilt & Sew-In Retreat on the Show and Retreat page – thank you! Check it out – see what you might be missing!!