December 30, 2007

Stashbusting ........ a new way

Well most of us who quilt have fabric stashes that rival a quilt store. I do .... even if I live to be 300 I won't use up my stash (truely, I kid you not).

We also have bits and pieces of batting and bobbins left over from our quilting especially we who quilt on a long arm machine. I, personally, have 2 bags that are 10 feet stuffed full of batting bits. See my batt pile ....

So Friday night I decided to bust my batting stash. How you ask? I layed out the pieces ... trying to match up similar lengths.

Then using my Janome 6500P I zig-zagged the pieces together making new batting. This also gave me an opportunity to use up bobbins that had small amounts of thread .... I also busted 13 bobbins. yipppeeeee

And look what I made ........ most will be used in other craft type sewing .... purses, toys, placemats, book covers and etc. I'm so proud.

6 comments:

Jen said...

I agree. I do this from time to time too. I throw on my stitch in the ditch foot so that I can but the two up to each other and zig zag away. I typically use those little bits of bobbins when I piece for charity quilts.

Mary said...

You're more ambitious than I am! I will sew two or three pieces together for a smaller charity quilt and the smaller pieces I use for practice, testing tension, etc but somehow they still add up.

jillquilts said...

What a great idea! I will have to file this away in my head. I generally use the scraps for tension practice, too. And of course, I haven't made all that many quilts, so I don't have nearly the amount that more experienced quilters do!

J_Hogan said...

I am always happy to see how people make use of stuff that might go unused. Way to Go !

amandajean said...

nice!!!

Carolyn said...

I do the same....love not wasting ...