Playing with scraps…

ctjhvjhg1I am sure that you all have a few thousand pounds of scraps in your stash.  Those beloved bits of your favorite fabric….you know what I am talking about, right!?   (We used Riley Blake, April Cornell, American Jane, Tula Pink and other various scraps.)

Well, we decided to make some cute little clips with the fabric covered buttons.  We made ponytail holders and snap clips (barrettes) and we just love them!  They are perfect to brighten any outfit! And perfect for those small pieces of your favorite fabric,  you just can’t throw away!

It was a lovely weekend.  How was yours?

FYI:  this is a very addictive project.  You will not be able to stop.  I swear.  But, since Christmas is right around the corner…..You’ll have the perfect excuse.    How cute would they be all wrapped up as gifts!??!  Oh my.  Now I am in real trouble.

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We have now uploaded a video tutorial for you all to enjoy!  Learn how to make a fabric covered button and a pony tail holder!!  Go here!

When Snippets Collide

When Snippets Collide

Check out the little “Snippet” of joy I’ve been working on at my house!

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As seems to be the case for me it looks nothing like the pattern I started with but I think I like it 🙂

Can you see the pattern in there?  It started out with blocks like these,

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And it turned into this little thing 🙂

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Quite the happy little mix of a quilt, I think!

With a few borders to accent those little polka dot pathways we’ll be in business!

One Moda turnover….

One Moda turnover….

That’s all it took!  I am a HUGE fan of Sandy Klopp, (the designer of American Jane fabric) and when we got the Snippets line in the shop I couldn’t wait to try something out.

Since I haven’t played around much with the turnovers I got all excited and (with Mom’s help) we whipped this little baby blanket up in an afternoon!!

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We used one turnover, and a yard and a half of the blue dot (moda) and BOOM it was done!  Then to top off the whole thing we scalloped the edges, using this scallop edge tool.  Mom quilted it and now all that’s left is the binding.  (which is happening even as I type this!!)

Seriously, easy and fun!  If you haven’t tried the new turnovers yet, you are missing out!!  Don’t be afraid.  It is easier than you might think.