Patchwork Pretty



I am a self confessed fabric scrap junkie. I can hardly bring myself to throw away even the smallest pretty scrap of fabric. I am just sure that I can find a use for each and every piece. I mean, how traumatic is it while in the midst of a project you realize that such and such scrap would have been perfect, but alas, you tossed it out??? Up until the last few weeks, I really DIDN'T have any use for scraps. They just sat in a bag, overflowing actually, in the corner of my sewing room. Then I discovered patchwork! Fun stuff, ladies and gents. My first patchwork project was The Kidlet : Wall Pocket - Tidy Tote, a super cool freebie pattern and tutorial from Jennifer of JCasa. Smitten from then on, I've being working on what I call Petite Patchwork Pouches. (I now have labels/tags for my stuff!)




Here is a bit of Flickr Patchwork inspiration:



* Owl friends
*s i x patchwork pincushions.
*patchwork elephant
*storytimecushion


And some cool tutorials to try out:


Patchwork Tissue Cover
Fabric Basket
Baby Quilt
Square Pincushion

5 comments

  1. Your wall bag is super cute!

    I keep all the scraps too--even the tiny ones. Sometimes I use this littlest bits for stuffing things. My scrap bags are overflowing too!

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  2. The kidlet is so cute! It's now on my must make list. Gotta love using up scraps! Thanks for sharing my cushion, too!

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  3. Thanks!

    Anna-you def have to make some Kidlets, so cute and really quick and easy.

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  4. Sounds like you are ready to make that patchwork travel bag I told you about:)

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  5. Ha! Lyann, I knew you would say that! ;)

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