Use Those Fabric Scraps Craftalong --Long Live Scraps!

What ever works for you is the best…everyone has different ways of working and being creative…my personal mantra is the messier the better…once I get going on a project, my space gets very very messy and then I have to spend time putting everything back! :slight_smile:


@AIMR awww! Well, thank you!

have you checked out spirtcloths website?

here are her free classes:
but here is where she introduces them:

These were my intro to her ideas. I would gradually like to move more towards what I consider to be story cloth, because each of hers seems to have a story to tell. And I won’t lie, some of it definitely is because there are little creatures found everywhere. And I am helpless to resist their draw.

I rarely fangirl, but there are some I turn into Louise with Boys4Now, and Jude Hill is one of them. (also, Lt. Joe Kenda, and Kelly Siegler)


Thank you for the links…I love her attitude and her stuff…I will add her to my monthly contributions to artists who inspire me!


I want to hug you, because I want everyone to love her.

If she hosted a retreat, I’d pack my dogs up tonight to camp on her lawn.

(Which is probably why it’s a bad idea for her. Also, restraining orders are a thing. ‘Officers, this lady wants all my scraps. And wants me to endlessly talk.’

Next thing you know. Slammertime!)


I may have to adopt this too. :wink:

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I don’t have a fabric stash as such, or anywhere to work, or much in the way of supplies as I’m living in very small, one-room, temp accommodation (student). So all I really have is scraps! If I get the urge to sew something I cut up some clothing from primark’s £1 sale rail (primark being just up the road from me). I am also a shamefully hasty crafter as I have ADHD, am supposed to be studying, leave everything till the last minute, but am sometimes overwhelmed by a fleeting urge to ‘make something’ - my bad LOL

Two things I have managed to cobble together recently though are a brooch, from cut up jeans, some buttons from my BUTTON STASH (well I have my weaknesses - and they are so small!) and some hanging loops or tag ribbons cut from clothing

And I also covered a hardback novel I’m altering for a project with a couple of scraps - just glued them on with a pritt stick it was so quick and easy, but the book feels so nice to hold now I want to cover all my books in fabric this way!


Ooh, I like this idea. My scraps and my stash are…embarrassing. :rofl: But I work in a quilt shop so I’m still buying more fabric


@AIMR aw! I started like 15 of those baskets at my Spring 2018 quilt retreat and got them mostly finished at Fall 2019 retreat. I’ve been slowly finishing them for gifties and what not. One is my profile pic!


I absolutely love that pin…I am going to put that down on my list of what to do with smaller scraps…

I am also a bit compulsive/obsessive…constant list making…I keep this in my box of “tiny bits” (ha)…


See, it’s that second part I have trouble with…


Me, too…I can stay neat only for a bit…I resolve to clean up AFTER every project…I saw that tip last year…I think it will help me destash as well…I sometimes buy stuff because I can’t find it…

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OK…how about a random contest?

For the month of January:

Make an item out of your scraps and post a picture. Tell a little story about how your scraps came to be (from a quilt you made, from the thrift store, etc.). I will put each project (you can do more than one!) into a hat and draw out a name.

The prize will NOT be stuff…ha ha…maybe a food or other consumable gift card! ha ha


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this is my favorite piece. and the only one I have made for me.

This is really cool. So much going on.


girl you are nuts. And I totally see you camping on her lawn. :camping:

This is so cute! and a clever was to use scraps.



I’d set up my own shantytown! And call you to air lift in resources (Indian, and Thai. Maybe Pho. No Chinese) Like that lady in the tree, Luna!


I’m so happy you started this scrapalong @AIMR! I’m loving seeing everyone’s scrappy things! I’ve been playing with my scraps too, but I won’t post a pic until after the Little Good Things Swap things have been received.

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I have not been able to long into the site where it is…I might have to delete it and start again…the weekly check ups look like I am not participating, but I have been crafting for it! I have a few scrappy things as well :wink:


Oh no, @AIMR ! Let us know if you need someone to transfer pictures for you or anything, but so long as you e-mail us when you send it’s not a problem. (we know where to find you! :wink:)

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I’m in! I’m trying to reduce my scraps as much as possible, I don’t keep crumb. I tend to cut the into 2.5" strips because of a quilt I want to make, then I mostly cut strips out of stuff that’s smaller than that.

I’m careful to keep scraps flat and ironed, so they don’t need prepping before using.


I blame @kbrison for keeping every scrap…even threads…

Why? Because here is what I make with even the tiniest pieces…these will become notebook covers…

I also keep strips and sew them together…


@Eddie I love the fabric you chose for the hardback book! I’m excited to see where you go next!