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on Sep 18, 2017 in Blog, fabric stash, quilt, quilting | 1 comment

September is National Sewing Month! You don’t have to tell me twice. Every month is National Sewing Month at my house. Today, I have the honor of sharing an article I authored for FaveQuilts.com and AllFreeSewing.com.

I make quite a few quilts from fabric scraps. “Every time I purchase a fantastic piece of fabric, I want to use it in at least two quilts. For some reason that seems to justify the purchase, in my mind. Once I shifted to that mindset, I started trying to use all my fabrics in at least two quilts. This meant saving and storing fabric scraps and finding useful quilt ideas to incorporate scraps.

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In the article I’ll cover tips and tricks that I use to sort scraps and plan projects. Take your stash from a blurry mess, here:

How to Sort Quilting Fabric Scraps | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Deigns How to Sort Quilting Fabric Scraps | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Deigns

To an organized, tidy, and useable collection of fabrics.

How to Sort Quilting Fabric Scraps | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Deigns
How to Sort Quilting Fabric Scraps | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Deigns

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Learn how to quickly decided which scraps are suitable for your next project by working with templates. In the scrap quilting article, see how easy it is to audition fabrics with homemade paper templates.

Test Fabric Scrap Sizes | Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs

The scrap quilting article will also tackle design concepts to create interesting quilts. Looking at every single fabric in your scrap collection may be overwhelming, especially if you associate that-piece-of-fabric-with-this-one-planned/finished-quilt. Break out of that mindset to use color and value techniques to make your next project.

Zig Zag Scrap Quilt by Jen Eskridge | ReannaLily Designs

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Dive into your fabric scraps and make your next quilt! The results will be fantastic. The article also features links to popular scrap-quilting projects hosted here at ReannaLily Designs.

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    1 Comment

  1. Exactly right! I have done this, starting with scraps as little as 1″ squares. All cut and bagged. I used to make & sell little quilts so this idea was perfect. I used to cut the scraps as I was finishing cutting for bigger projects. If done right away it keeps your scrap bin under good control!!!!!!

    Raylene

    September 29, 2017

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