Scrapbusting Ideas – Home Projects

So if you are like Alicia from Felt With Love Designs and I, you're always looking for ways to use up your fabric scraps. We started something this year that we are calling the No Scrap Left Behind Challenge. Every other month we are setting a theme and we would love for you to join along. The first theme was "small projects," check out what I made here and what Alicia made here. The next theme is "home" and I have a bunch of fun, scrap busting project ideas. One of my favorite ways to use scraps is by making hexagons. They don't need much fabric and they ... Read More

A Scrappy Quilted Tote Gift

After I gave my sister the book shelf tote bag for Christmas my mom mentioned wanting a tote bag of her own for her birthday. I wanted to try out a new pattern though so I started looking through Pinterest and came across this scrappy quilted tote pattern from A Bright Corner. The pattern is a variation of Jedi Craft Girl's quilted tote bag tutorial but with a patchwork panel instead of one large piece. Jedi Craft Girl's zipper pouch tutorial is my favorite, so I was excited to try another one of her projects. This tote bag is fantastic for using scraps but the ... Read More

No Scrap Left Behind – Finished Small Project

For the first No Scrap Left Behind Challenge, the theme was to make any Small Project. Last year on Instagram I committed to a "Pay It Forward" movement. Someone sent me a handmade gift and I had to find 5 people to send something to who would also keep the cycle going. I've used the nanaCompany needle book tutorial before and it's a really good tutorial and allows you to customize it. I made a panel of tiny patchwork as the basis for the needle book. When I made my patchwork tutorial, I used 1.5" squares to start off with, resulting in 1" ... Read More

No Scrap Left Behind – How to Make a Patchwork Panel

I have a bit of a problem with scraps... Though I hesitate to call it a problem because it's not really a BAD thing. I have a ton of scraps that I've accumulated, both through cutting up my fabric and scrap packs I've bought and been given. I was talking to Alicia from Felt with Love Designs as I was sorting through my scraps and we came up with the idea for the No Scrap Left Behind Challenge and we would love for you to join in! Here's how it works - Every month we will announce a theme. The first month we are keeping it simple and open, just make any Small ... Read More