Sunday, March 23, 2014

Scrap Management Part 2!

Last time I blogged I touched on what to do with the teeny tiny bits of fabric.  Today I will show you what I do with pieces which are slightly larger than what I use for the hexagons.  I have a tumbler template which I use to cut out shapes.  I trace the shape onto the fabric and then cut them out.  This is good mindless work to do when I am skypeing with my college kids and listening to their wonderful stories.  Here is a recent addition to the pile.
 Here is a bag full of tumbler shapes waiting to be put into rows and added to the quilt in progress.   On an irregular piece of fabric I can often get a tumbler and a hexagon shape out of it.  If it is just too small for the tumbler I know a hexagon paper will fit.
 Look at how colorful and lovely it is.  Totally scrappy though.  I stick my hand in the bag, pull out a tumbler and stitch it down.
Here is the other side of the quilt.  So much fun.  I really have a good time with my scrap projects too.  Next time I will show you another shape which I use.  Until then, have a great day and I hope it is sew productive.


  1. Great idea with these and the small hexagons! Some people like to precut all their scraps to certain sizes but I prefer to do as you have done and cut for a particular project.

  2. Another fabulous idea! I love to use leader/enders so this would be a good project to sew too.

  3. I've been itching to make a tumbler scrap quilt and yours it just adding to the urge. It is fabulous! I'm curious - how big is your tumbler block?

  4. Isn't it amazing that you can make a quilt out of small scraps that many people would just throw away!? It looks really great!