What’s Your Scrap Strategy?

by Nicole

One way I fight the battle of the overflowing scrap bins is with improvisation piecing!

Improv is great for using up scraps of all shapes and sizes. If you’ve never tried improv before, check out my tutorial on making an improv log cabin block. It’s super easy and fun!

So, what’s your strategy for using up scraps?

Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to all in the U.S.!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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Gertie Pye November 21, 2012 - 1:42 pm

Jane Weston at Sew Create It makes "crumb blocks" out of teeny bits and then squares them to charm square size. She made a lovely quilt out of them. I am a bit too throwaway with my scraps – it is only now that I have to make a selvedge block for my Bee group that I have been hanging onto selvedges for the past couple of months!

Debbie November 21, 2012 - 1:57 pm

Don't really have an ongoing strategy! I really want to dig into my scrap basket and make a Metro Link quilt – hope to get to that in January.

Mina November 21, 2012 - 4:37 pm

Love these colors. I was surprised that my huge scrap pile was recently depleted making a spider web quilt.

LynCC November 21, 2012 - 5:08 pm

Pretty, pretty blues – my favorite colors here. 🙂

mamaraby November 22, 2012 - 2:47 am

Oooooo! Love the improv!

Chez Roo November 22, 2012 - 3:06 am

Pretty improv block! I don't have a method for scraps, other than just letting them roam free, but I have used up most of my scraps recently making a EPP hexie quilt.

Katy Cameron November 22, 2012 - 12:47 pm

I've just started playing with a bunch of scraps for QAYG, but I often use bits when paper piecing as you don't need huge chunks of fabric a lot of the time (well not when you do idiotically detailed ones like me ;o) )

Miss Nancy November 25, 2012 - 5:31 pm

Great tutorial! Love the blocks! Thank you for sharing.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

amandajean November 26, 2012 - 1:11 pm

I love your blue and green blocks! Improv is definitely the way to go to diminish the scraps quickly. And the process is so fun. 🙂

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