Friday, October 7, 2011

What a mess

Like most of us I too have a big pile of scraps. I've been collecting for years not knowing what I'd do with them but not being able to throw them away either. Now that I have my embroidery machine I've been using them for the appliques.
Yesterday I dumped out part of them and started sorting them into different piles according to sizes. I'll put the smaller ones back to use for future appliques and I think I'll send the bigger pieces to my daughter. She has a GO and can cut me a bunch of half square triangles. I've been wanting to make a scrap quilt for awhile but don't want to have to cut out all those triangles by hand. Hopefully she won't mind



5 comments:

Anita said...

Ugh, I can't throw stuff away either...thankfully someone was willing to take my scraps...I don't plan to use them...though I create more every time I sew! =)

Stray Stitches said...

Looks like your daughter will have her work cut out for her. But with her GO! cutter it shouldn't take her any time at all.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I save it all too. But I am a scrap quilter and that is my 'meat & potatoes'.

Bev S said...

Do you need more Mom and I have bunches too.

free indeed said...

So happy you have a daughter to share your passion with! Wish one of mine did...I know I would accomplish so much more if I had a 'cheerleader' in the camp! :) I've got a GO but haven't even cut anything with it yet..I did get it to tame the scrap bin, but I hesitate still...:P