Monday, April 27, 2015

Fabric From Scraps

I was so excited when I discovered Victoria's quilts using made fabric.  Her method is here.  I make mine a little different.  Kind of a puzzle piece method.  Today I thought I'd share it.
 Start with a bin of bits.  Find two that are the about the same size on at least on side and sew together.
 I feed several of these through my machine chain style.
 Then if these little sets of two are about the same size I sew them together.
 I continue to add sets and strips together trimming off extra ends.  Kind of the equivalent of making the puzzle piece fit.
Keep finding and adding similar sized piece to sew together.
 Remembering if it's off a little you can just trim to make it fit.
 When I get a good sized piece.
I cut it up just like fabric and make quilts like 
my double wedding ring
  Mary's Garden
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  1. Her method looks like crazy quilt style. When you cut up your sewn pieces into smaller shapes and sew them into a quilt, do you have trouble with the seams wanting to come apart at the ends of seams?

  2. Delightful! Every bit of your Fabric Fulfilling Its Destiny.

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  4. I love, love, love those quilts!

  5. I have always loved your pieced fabric quilting. Beautiful!

  6. How fun, and beautiful.

  7. My method looks a lot like yours–I just prefer to make fabric with right angles, I guess. I've been working on loosening my grip on that idea, but so far, I haven't created anything that I prefer to my go-to method.

  8. Nice to read about your "fabric making". I sew little scraps together too to have a piece of fabric. It is so hard to through anything away.
    And by the way thread is less expensive than fabric, isn't it?

  9. Victoria is an amazing inspiration. These quilts are wonderful.

  10. Such a great method for using up scrappy bits. Love what you've done with yours.:)