Thursday, January 21, 2010
(Could there be?) Scraps Too Small to Save
I am of the opinion that there are few scraps too small to save. As evidence, I present Exhibit A (right). Please note the dime - it is there to prove the little pieces you see really do measure ~1/4" square. I will either save this piece and combine it with others to make a larger small quilt OR turn it into a coaster (they make great gifts).
I keep a basket of scraps by my sewing machine. Whenever I come to the end of a row of stitching, I stitch together scraps.
There are several reasons to do this:
1. It doesn't waste thread.
2. It is thrifty.
3. It provides endless entertainment as you play with ways to put the scraps together.
SO it is rare that I throw away scraps. And I note other quilters have this same tendency. Some of these improvisational quilts I collect are at their most interesting when someone slips in an extremely small scrap.
So I pose that question to you - what do you do with your smallest scraps?