Friday, September 29, 2017

Photo Friday ... Fabric Jar

When I cut a pattern from fabric I generally take the time to cut the remaining fabric into quilt size pieces and store them in plastic bins according to size.  That usually leaves me with odd shaped pieces that are too big to throw away but not big enough to cut out one of the sizes I use.  

My solution ...



I'll use these odd shaped pieces for a crazy quilt or for applique!
Waste not, want not ... fabric is expensive!!!

patsi
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12 comments:

  1. Cool idea...looks good in that gorgeous jar too. Also a quick gift idea...grab one a put over a jar of canned goods for a cute gift.

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    1. Thank you Janet, that's a good gift idea too!

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  2. Very nice. I have a shoebox that I use for the same purpose. It is starting to look a little worn. Will need to look for a replacement.

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    1. Jane, a shoebox would work, maybe it's time for a new pair of shoes!!!

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  3. Those small pieces make great crumb blocks.

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    1. Mary Anne, I don't know what a crumb block is!

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  4. Go to the following url for a great explanation of and directions for crumb blocks by Bonnie Hunter. I love doing these but don't have any pictures with me right now because we're in our RV instead of at home.

    http://quiltville.com/crumbspf.html

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  5. I have a couple of quilts pieced by my great grandmother. She often used those small random pieces to make up a full square (or rectangle whatever sized piece she needed). I look at the pieced quilt then realize that some of the squares were pieced together from three or four pieces that I might have thrown away and I am stunned...Not to mention all those tiny little stitches she made by hand.

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    1. Terri, what a treasure you have and yes, women of that generation wasted absolutely nothing! I guess they perfected their tiny stitches from lots of practice as there probably wasn't a quilting machine at their disposal.

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