Every time I clean out our office, I'm
embarrassed shocked by how much fabric I've accumulated. It's one of the reasons I took a break from going to Joann's lately. I don't even let myself look at the coupons when they're sent to our house. When I'm at Hobby Lobby, I try my best to steer clear of the fabric section. I promised myself to not buy any more fabric until I've actually used up at least half of what I already had. Side note: Did you know that even certain Walmarts carry fabrics too?? Argh I just can't seem to get away from them...
So last week, I decided to finally use up my fabrics and make a simple quilt from what I already had. I've been wanting to make one for a while now, but I always thought that meant having to go shop for more fabrics. I don't know why it took me so long to do just do this instead...
With E, I knew that I wasn't going to be using any fancy, complicated patterns. Plus, my fabrics were all different sizes - some just quarters, some scraps, and a few that were actually a few yards. I ended up with this 45" x 60" (crib-size) quilt:
For the binding, I just used the leftover scraps, cut them into 2.5" wide strips and sewed them together.
Besides purchasing the batting and thread, everything else was "free." The fabrics I already had and for the backing, I cut up a white flat sheet (since we only use the fitted sheets) that worked great because it was nice and soft. :)
I've only made one other quilt when I was in college (and that was with the help of a very experienced friend), so this one was FAR from perfect. It was a lot of trial and error. Just don't look at my quilt too closely. ;)
Have any of you attempted any scrap quilts before? Please leave a link to your post/picture in the comment section for us all to enjoy!
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