Wednesday, January 23, 2019

I May Have a Scrap Problem... Inspiration!

Hi, all!

I have been doing a lot of scrap and stash sewing in the last two weeks, but I'm going to hold off on showing those until the Rockin' Rectangles quilt-along starts this Sunday.  In the meantime, I've been amazed at all the beautiful scrappy goodness that's been flooding Instagram!  I guess everyone starts their year with a resolution to use their scraps.  So here's a little bit of inspiration to jumpstart your year...

What a great way to use up those bonus HSTs!  And I've got a pile of them just waiting to find a purpose....

If you missed out on the Scrappy Trips Around The World craze, I think this would be enough to make you want to take a trip!  You can find a tutorial for this block by clicking here.

I've made a couple of quilts by this pattern, and it's so easy to make - I highly recommend it if you have lots of strings!

Take a look at Tish's beautiful two-color star!  This makes my heart happy - and I'm sure I could find sufficient scraps in my stash to make something like this...

I love the simplicity of this quilt - and if you're not into curved piecing, you can always appliqué your circles on to a charm quilt!  Here's a handy tutorial to making appliqué circles using fusible web.

And FYI, Valentine's day is just around the corner - here's a couple of great pillows you could make with the contents of your red scrap tub!  I really love the one with the words embroidered on it - so sweet!  

Are you feeling inspired yet?  I definitely want to make some of the pillows - a quick and easy finish is always so satisfying!  I have two grandgirls who would love these - I think it would make a great Valentine's Day gift for them.  Time to raid the scrap tubs! 

Let's do some scrappy sewing!




  1. I definitely LOVE those white circles on the charm squares. Adorable. It's okay to have a scrap problem. :)

  2. Feeling very much inspired. Just need to find time to sort through that scrap pile and make a plan.

  3. Thanks, lots of great ideas here.

  4. Great for some time.

  5. Just this morning, I spied #scrappytripalong2019 on IG. I think this might be a good time for me to tackle that one.

  6. Oh! I missed some of those. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Thank you SO much for showing my quilt top! Wow, what an honor! Love scrappy!

  8. Since red is the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color this month, it's easy to make a valentine piece with the scraps I've already pulled out :) Lots of great inspiration here!

  9. The words on the pillow are part of a quote from Mother Teresa. We can’t all do great things, but we can do small things with great love.

  10. I like the scraps with the white circles-nice use of the drunkards path blocks!

  11. Great projects.Scrappy Trips Around The World is on my to do list.


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