Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Sew It – Show It Challenge: Sweet on You


I'm so happy to be participating in another fun challenge, this time hosted by Joan of MooseStash Quilting.

Here's the list of today's participants:


So, what am I sweet on? Lately I've been sweet on using up scraps! Like most of you, I have bins full of fabric scraps, and I also have tons of wool felt scraps. 

In the past few months I've created a couple of wool felt scrap projects...

A scrappy pillow for my bed:

And a scrappy wall hanging that I intended to represent flowers, but two people have already told me they look like citrus slices!

For this challenge, I've created three small cotton fabric scrap projects. 

The first is a small yo-yo mat for my kitchen:

For my second project I made no-sew rag balls. These are usually made with Styrofoam balls, glue, and strips of fabric, but I had some “retired” wool dryer balls on hand, so I used those instead.

And lastly…These past holidays I realized I didn't have enough pads for hot dishes, so I decided to make a coiled clothesline trivet. The clothesline is also from my on-hand supplies and is 100% cotton, (not synthetic, which might melt). It is wrapped in scrap fabric strips, sewn together with a zigzag stitch on the machine, and measures approximately 11".

Unfortunately, (or fortunately depending upon your POV), I still have tons of scraps to use up. I will continue finding ways to do just that!

I love to read your comments, and will respond via email unless you are a No Reply Blogger.

And finally, be sure to visit everyone else participating in this sweet challenge!