Scrap Fabric Management

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Every once in awhile I like to clear out my scraps and just start fresh but the fabric hoarder in me fights back. So instead, I like to take a day for what I call “scrap fabric management”. Basically, I get to look at all my pretty leftovers and create guilt free new fabric. It’s a win/win in my world!

WOW, I just learned how to create fresh new fabric from my scrap leftovers with this easy technique from The Sewing Loft. It's a win/win in my world without the guilt!

WOW, I just learned how to create fresh new fabric from my scrap leftovers with this easy technique from The Sewing Loft. It's a win/win in my world without the guilt!

This project is for all levels.

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Supplies:

  • basic sewing essentials
  • iron/ironing board
  • rotary cutter & self healing mat are helpful

Basic Instructions:

  • Sort scraps into like piles. Thanks to my wire baskets, this step is a breeze. Create new fabric from smaller pieces of scrap fabric with this easy scrap management technique. The Sewing Loft
  • Iron scraps flat. Create new fabric from smaller scraps with this easy scrap management technique. The Sewing Loft
  • Join two pieces at a time; stitch with a bunch and press seams flat. Create new fabric from smaller scraps with this easy scrap management technique. The Sewing Loft
  • Select two joined pieces and join right sides together. *Tip: Try to keep your seams straight. This will prevent buckling on finished piece. Create new fabric from smaller scraps with this easy scrap management technique. The Sewing Loft
  • Repeat, Repeat, Repeat until you have built up your scrap fabric into a usable chunk. Trim to a square if you like or fold and put away for another day.

I just loving the way my new fabric is turning out and if you have been following along you might recognize them from my Scrappy Starry Night Quilt Block 1. I’ll be saving this fun section to use in another block along the way. Can not way to see what you create using this simple sewing method. Remember there is no wrong way to make this, no patterns to match and no sizing to worry about. Just care free sewing!

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Comments

  1. I love this idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. I can’t wait to try this. I have lots and lots of little scraps. Someone always needs a quilt for on me.
    Thanks.

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