Sunday, May 6, 2018

Oh Scrap! : Chasing Full Bins

I thought I would spend some time Saturday cleaning up my sewing room.  Once I stored all the piles of bits away, I discovered my bin of leftover bindings was overflowing it's brim!



I cut my bindings 2.5" wide so turning them into 16 patch blacks just requires pieces that are over 20" long paired up with a complimentary color.  In no time at all, I finished up these 21 blocks and have a number of strips next to my machine awaiting some time to sew.



This design is one of my Scrap-A-Palooza quilts.  You can read more about how I make them and see more quilts here.  

I am hoping if I put together a donation quilt top from this bin, it will be a bit before it will need attention again.  Then I can focus on the next scraps that are overflowing their storage!


How do you decide what scrap quilt you are going to work on next?


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15 comments:

  1. I don't know if I ever really 'decide' what I'm working on next. Usually a project grabs hold of me and off we go! 8)

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  2. I am trying to use all kind of scraps. Now they are organized and sorted by size and color.

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  3. I always forget how nicely the leftover binding strips turn into 16 patch blocks. I'll have to pull out my basket of bindings and see what's in there!

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  4. I don't decide...the scraps do!! Not always though! I admire how you whip up blocks so quickly!

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  5. I love a 16 Patch in any size, any theme, any colors! I use my bindings for scrappy bindings so would never have enough for a quilt but it's a great idea.

    I have so many scrap piles, bins and boxes to choose from but I usually tame all of them over time with various Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects.

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  6. I make my bindings 2-1/4", but those would work, too, for this 16-patch quilt. I'm going to start doing that! Hopefully. Probably. Maybe. Sigh.........

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  7. Great work on the leftover bindings strips. My bindings leftovers join the strips in a drawer depending on the color. As for the next project, I usually pick something that is quite different from the last one. Otherwise, I get bored. ;^)

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  8. What a great idea! I need to gather all my remnant binding pieces and see what I can come up with.

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  9. I don't really decide. My RSC projects come first and then I try to work on some WIPs, but don't often finish one. I always use 2.5 strips, none smaller, so I can use them for binding or cut them in lengths for any needs. I also trim scraps to the same width.

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  10. I love, love, love your new 16-patch blocks. Beautiful!

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  11. What a great use of binding strips. I use them for min quilts but my box is overflowing now. May have to try your idea.

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  12. I do love a good 16 patch, and yours are so fun and scrappy! My next project usually appears while I'm cleaning up something else. Something fun that I forgot I had gets unearthed and whispers my name :)

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  13. My binding leftovers (well longer ones...) are stored in their own box. I go to it when I do scrappy bindings. Hum... I am trying to finish some UFOs along with making a few quilts that are new. I keep buying or getting cute kids fabric so I have been making a few kits so all I have to do is pull the pattern out along with the cut pieces and sew the smaller quilt together. Instant quilt top or so it seems.

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  14. It won't take long to get enough blocks for another quilt

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  15. Good use of left over bindings and I just headed over to your link to read more about how your make them, I am buried under strips so these could be put to good use after seeing your Scrap-A-Palooza quilts.

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