scrap stash busters!

fabric scrap ideas

as you might have guessed, i have quite a large collection of fabric scraps.   and i don’t throw any of it away!  i love sorting through my scraps and remembering quilts i’ve made with them, or skirts i’ve made for my girls, or some of my favorite products.

i’ve also  created a pinterest board where i’ve collected some really fun ideas to use up all of those scraps!  be sure to click on the links below to get to their original source (a few of them are my own!).

fabric scrap ideas

 oh how i love quilts!  i love how an antique craft can be made so modern and fun!  i enjoy the whole process of making quilts, from choosing the fabrics, to cutting them, to piecing and pulling it all together.

one thing i realized about this collection of quilt ideas is how much white is in each of them… looks like i’m heading a certain direction with my next quilt!

links, clockwise from top left:  sewtakeahike on flickr, thru needle and lens on flickr, bluprint textiles on flickr, sew mama, sew, oh-cherry-sew

fabric scrap ideas

 fabric scrap buntings are a fun and easy way to use up those scraps!  and for many of them, you don’t even need to sew!  if you can tie a knot or work a glue gun, you can do this!

clockwise from top left: at sweet shoppe paperie on etsy, the pleated poppy, project nursery, bhldn shop, hostess with the mostess, the pleated poppy

fabric scrap ideas

using scraps in a unique way is so fun, like as a lampshade or pendant!

top to bottom: oh happy day , the pleated poppy

fabric scrap ideas

 i have yet to try making a scrappy fabric wreath, but i need to!

clockwise from top left: emilyonasunday on flickr, how to nest for less, simply this and that

fabric scrap ideas

 i haven’t used fabric on canvas since my family rules canvas, but i think its about time again!

links clockwise from top left: jessica’s musings, the cart before the horsesee kate sew

fabric scrap ideas

 and then there’s all the other little fun projects, all great for gifting!  with christmas coming up, these are some great ideas for so many on your list!

clockwise from top: found via tip junkie (can’t find original source), living with punks, see katie sew, how about orange, a beautiful mess, cakies

phew that is a lot of fun projects!  be sure to check out the rest of my pinterest boards as well!

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also, be sure to head on over to my shop today!  i’m offering a whopping 25% discount on all my “last chance” items – these are the last of these items so once they’re gone, they’re gone for good.  use code LASTCHANCEFLASH at checkout until midnight tonight!


  1. 1

    such fantastic ideas! I have so much fabric, it’s kind of ridiculous.

  2. 2

    Such fun ideas!

    I’ve been wanting to make one of those wreaths.

    I don’t have a fabric stash, but I totally feel like I need one now. :-)


  3. 3

    Good morning! So, last night, I was shopping on etsy for a coffee sleeve and there was a real lack of cuteness to choose from. You should totally make them! You have the best taste in fabric and I would buy the crap out of them :)

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    My heart is racing faster and my crafting fingers are shaking.

  5. 5

    We have such similar tastes! It’s amazing how many of the same things we have posted on our Pinterest boards.

  6. 6

    Love your site!

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