Monday, December 7, 2015

Sewing Again

Look!  Look!  Oh, I am so excited to be sewing again.  In an effort to complete this year's ornament, I had banned myself from sewing until it was complete.  My projects backed up, my sewing machine sat forlorn until that ornament came out of the oven.  Since then, I've lengthened the strap on my knot bag (it needed another 10" to easily sling over my shoulder).  I've played with the QAYG hexies in-between finishing a cover for the guinea pig ramp and working on one more Christmas present.

I've also been cleaning out my sewing dresser.  The middle drawer is filled with scrap material.  Much of it is leftovers from dresses I made (or failed to make), vests, nightshirts.  There's rayon, knit, wool, corduroy, lining; also some upholstery and home decor fabric.  Good stuff that I didn't want to throw out.  A lot of it is scraps, but a few pieces measure a good quarter yard or more.  Any ideas what to make with it?

I think it will be my New Year's resolution:  to clear out any fabric I've been hanging onto for more than five years.  I don't want to chuck it - I want to make something with it.  But I'm not sure if any of this stuff is good to quilt with.  Or what to make with it.  I'm considering making fabric coil bowls with the lightweight stuff - but would shiny material work well for that?  We'll see what I come up with.


  1. hello dance friend! I am also doing scrappy hexies. Thanks for reminding me about this method of finishing. I haven't done it yet but it was on my list and now I'm a gonna do it! LeeAnna at not afraid of color

    1. Hey! My little stack is growing and I'll eventually have to figure out what to do with them. I'm glad I reminded you; I look forward to seeing your hexies.


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