Scraps

Scrap Championships: 3rd Discipline

Scrap Championships: 3rd Discipline

Sewing by hand has seen a tremendous surge in popularity in recent years. No wonder – hand sewing projects can be taken along to amuse oneself whenever there is a risk of boring waiting times...

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Scrap Championships: 2nd Discipline

Scrap Championships: 2. Disziplin

The Scrap Championships are certainly nothing for the faint-hearted and it doesn’t get easier! After 75 grams of precut triangles produced during the last session, cutting half-square triangles with the Scrapmaster tool was even more of a trial of patience and endurance... (25 August 2011)

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Summer Flower Bowl

Summer Flower Bowl

Is it only our imagination that flowers blooming in later summer tend more and more towards yellow, yellow-orange and orange, until finally August and September bring an onslaught of purple? It doesn’t matter if we just imagined the subtle change of colour, we wanted to have a cheerful and sunny fabric bowl to put on a rather gloomy shelf. Also to be looked at in a few months time when the weather turns chilly and the sun prefers the southern hemisphere... (31 July 2011)

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Fabric Sculptures

Fabric Sculptures

Fabric sculptures are easy to make and great fun. You can use up all kinds of scraps: strips, odd shaped pieces, unwanted pre-cuts... You could also add pieces of yarn and embroidery floss to make your sculptures even more interesting... (30 July 2011) - WITH EMBEDDED YOUTUBE FILM!

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Scraps and Shirttails I & II

Scraps and Shirttails I & II

... One of the quilters who reminds us of the original purpose of patchwork is Bonnie K. Hunter. Bonnie has been quilting since the 1980s and focuses on scrap quilts made from old shirts, denim and other used textiles. Besides keeping her website quiltville.com and her blog quiltville.blogspot.com active, she has written three books about fabric recycling for Kansas City Star Books. Two of these books are the subject of this book review... (18 July 2011)

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Firmament Corner Block

Firmament Corner Block

And here comes the corner block to complete the Firmament block family. As the border block, it was designed to continue the secondary patterns into the border area... (4 July 2011)

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Firmament Border Block

Firmament Border Block

This block is the border block for the Firmament quilt. It was designed to continue the secondary patterns into the border area while at the same time introducing a new design element which delineates the centre of the quilt. On its own, the block doesn’t seem to have any other use than for this quilt. But who knows? Perhaps a strip quilt variation sometime in the future when all the scraps again threaten to inundate our workroom... (16 June 2011)

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