Tag Archives: scraps

Selvedge Salvage

Today I learned that what I call a selvedge is the British spelling of selvage. I wondered why I had seen it written in two different forms. I’ve collected selvedges for a while now, maybe a couple of years. When I was in the UK I’d pass them to Di in our EMMQG meetings, but […]

Giveaway Day!

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED It’s the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day again, these things come round so quickly! If you’re new here, this is briefly the kind of nonsense I usually get up to: And now straight onto the giveaway, because you have loads more to enter, right? I’m giving away these large scraps. All of […]

That’ll do, pig

I have a quicker-than-anticipated finish today! I need to make some class samples that I hadn’t accounted time for, plus even though I have the Easter weekend coming up in which I plan to sleep, sew and go to a comedy festival (and maybe do a bit of cleaning), I have designated it to finishing […]

Scrappy Day (and a bonus mini giveaway)

There’s a new linky going on down Leanne and Nicky’s way, so I thought I would get in on the action. I’m working on a long term project to use up my scraps. To be fair I use scraps in almost anything, whether pockets for sew together bags, or as part of appliqué designs, I […]

More-Economical Blocks

I’ve been having a play with some scraps, and have a way of making blocks that look a bit like Economy blocks, but they have no waste whatsoever and they’re not paper pieced. The only downside is the corners get chopped off. So I decided to embrace this and add some appliqué to make it […]

WIP Wednesday – Scrappy Special

My finish along list included a plan to make a scrappy log cabin quilt big enough for a bed. I’m now aiming for a 7 blocks x 7 blocks layout so I’ve made a bit of progress and now two blocks have become this… I’m finding it a little bit dull again so I’m going […]

Taking the pledge

Well I’ve decided I should probably take this pledge… So no fabric buying for the first half of the year (except backings). Which is fine as I have lots of ideas I’ve yet to start that I already bought fabric for. We’re actually planning our wedding now so I need to save cash wherever I […]

Teeny Weeny giveaway

I cut up all the 2.5″ squares for the scrap vomit swap this weekend, so now each of my three recipients have a random mix of 49 squares each. This seems like an odd number, but each block is 7 wide by 7 deep and the finished size is 14″. I used my Big Shot for most […]

Make 50 Week 18 and 19 and a small request

I’ve kind of made two things this week, so I’ve decided to catch up as I think I fell behind a little while back. This bangle has vintage sewing pattern inside and reclaimed buttons and was made for vInTaGe VioLeT, who has been providing me with little tags to label my jewellery up. I also […]