How would you like to make this heart tablerunner at no cost to you? You can do that by using your scraps. Use up that batting too; just butt and zigzagged pieces together. I love “making fabric” and you will too. It’s so easy.

When I cleaned and reorganized my sewing room, I also sorted my scraps. I put the long strips in one pile and those I would cut into squares in another pile. I was left with a pile I didn’t know what to do with. I sorted them by color and put the various colors into bags. This is my pile of red scraps.
The other night I was bored, and figured I had better do something to keep my hands busy so I wouldn’t eat. I went into my sewing room, grabbed a bag of red scraps and started sewing pieces together. I would slice off a jagged edge so I could attach another piece. As the new “piece of cloth” grew, I had to decide what to do with it. Since I was using red, and Valentines Day is nearing, I thought a heart appropriate. I didn’t know how many hearts I could get out of the pile, but I just plugged away.

This is the tablerunner that I ended up with. Mary Lou Weideman says that quilters put their projects aside when they lose the mystery. Using your scraps in this manner is a mystery from beginning to end. This project is still sort of a mystery because I need to figure out what to use for the binding. I think it will make a nice gift, don’t you?
Speaking of things to do with scraps, check out Freda's Hive She has a nice string tutorial. I love her idea and am going to try it next. Make fabric for free!

Until next time,
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