Sunday, March 26, 2017


I decided I want a mat to place under my sewing machine. So I started to go through my scrap baskets (which is the place where I put all the really small scraps - less than 2 x 2 inches square), and cut anything that was still big enough into 1 1/2 inch x 1 1/2 inch squares.
When sewing fabric this small together, you loose 1/3 of the size to the seam allowance. Left side is the same number of squares as on the right, but the size goes down from 12 x 18 inches to 8 x 12 inches.
I also added some black 2 1/2 inch squares to the mix (which made for some interesting puzzling while sewing the whole thing together)
Eventually I ended up with a 21 x 12 inch large piece, which I quilted in the ditch and bound nicely.
 I fits perfectly under my sewing machine.

Anthother scrappy project is also in the works, but crochet instead of sewing. I'm using yarn I've still got left over from the Greenway blanket, so basically the same color selection (brown, blue, gray, and some off white)

1 comment:

MaƂgorzata Kreft said...

I love your scrappy quilt!