What can I make with scrap pieces ?

When the time comes around again to make an attempt at sorting out your fabric stash, it’s always a challenge to come up with makes and projects for all of the bits and pieces of fabric accumulated since the last sort out !

After our last sort out, I found this wonderful little book with some great ideas for little projects to make with scap pieces of fabric.  The first project we have made are these cute caddies that could be used to store all sorts of little bits and pieces.  We made them with some small scrap pieces. Really easy to make in about half an hour each,  we added a cardboard base too which added a little bit of stability in the bottom of the caddies

IMG_6866We are going to try a few more projects in the coming weeks and will let you know how we get on with them

PicMonkey Collage

You can find the jelly roll scraps book below on amazon  for £4.99

Quilters and patchworkers all over the world are familiar with Jelly Rolls – bundles of coordinating fabrics manufactured by Moda, pre-cut into useful 21/2in (6.5cm) strips. But what do you do with all those left-over pieces once you’ve made your patchwork quilt? Instead of assigning them to the waste bin, save them up and you will soon have enough to stitch at least one of the fun projects in this book. Using simple sewing, quilting and patchwork techniques, there are twenty projects to choose from, including stylish cushions, pretty little bags and a handy pincushion, all of which are quick and easy to make. If you don’t use Jelly Rolls, any odd scraps of fabric can be used instead – just cut them to size and away you go! All the templates are provided as well as some basic tips and techniques, and each project is accompanied by a list of the materials and tools you need, and clear, step-by-step instructions.

Pretty pink cushion

IMG_5436 IMG_5437 IMG_5439 IMG_5440We love these cushions –   made by Anne  & Julie,  both very pretty,   the bird cusion is made with calico –  this makes a great backing for cushions giving a lovely natural feel and touch . I am sure you would agree they are very pretty , why not have a go yourself ?