Thursday, March 27, 2014

Scrap Management Part 4!

Another form of scrap fabric is those wonderful strings.  Sometimes they are left over from binding.  Mostly, for me, I get them from squaring up my fabric.  I will cut between 1 to 2 inches off of my yardage when squaring it up to use on a project.  I do this intentionally to add to my string bag.  Leftover jelly roll strips are wonderful too.  They don't all have to be long because you will need short pieces to cover a corner if you are doing a strip quilt.
 I am making a spiderweb quilt from my strings.  It uses a kite shape in a solid fabric and then the strings are pieced on the sides on a triangle which needs four triangles to make a block.  Two for a half block, two half blocks for a square.  I have not attached my blocks together yet - I just laid them out for you to see the pattern.  Again - something out of virtually nothing.  I hope this scrap management series has encouraged you to go ahead and use those scraps.


  1. It looks great Chantal! Yes, I am accumulating a pile of string, too.

  2. You and I are kindred spirits! Spiderweb has been on my to make list for a long time. I love the aqua fabric you've used. It really makes the bright strings shine!

  3. Wow! I am really loving your Spiderweb blocks. I have been making string blocks in between my other projects, but I think these blocks are so much prettier. These are going on my to-do list. Thanks for sharing.