Friday, 21 March 2014

Leftover Fabric

Ever have leftover fabric?  You simply can't throw it out, but to put small chunks in your stash sometimes seem a bit cumbersome.   Why not just whip up some small projects right away and be done with that leftover fabric.

One idea is to make a cute mug rug.  Cindy Simpson, one of our amazing Regional Representatives, sent this mug rug along with her Trend-Tex challenge.  She called it 'loose circuit'.   I am not sure if she is referring to her little quilt or me!
Mug rugs make a quick and thoughtful gift.

Another fun way is to make a pin cushion. Riley Blake Fabrics has a whole section of their website just on pin cushion patterns.

Or how about some cute bookmarks?

How about some fun key chains? Here is a tutorial to make them.
Photo courtesy of 'Craftiness is Not Optional' blog

What do you do with your scraps?

Jackie W.


  1. Great ideas! That bookmark is adorable. I joined CQA in January and I blog at I'd love it if you could add me to your member blogroll. Thank you!

  2. A Quilters Lumberyard-a scrap management system is also a unique way of cutting fabric leftovers into 2 x 2", 2 x4", 2 x 8", 4 x 4" etc, plus seam allowances. These pieces can then be made into a wide variety of scrap quilts. Patty Bowers and Cheryl Coffman developed this idea and I have taken several of their classes.

  3. I like to do appliqué and small blocks and projects so my scraps don't last long. I keep them sorted by colour, in clear plastic storage boxes.