Tuesday, November 20, 2007

leftovers for supper

Hi y'all!

Well, not leftovers for supper, at least not before Thanksgiving...but here are some leftovers I made something out of. This is the very last step on the fabric/fiber food chain. I save the threads, the tiniest cuttings, and throw-aways from projects. Then I slap down a piece of backing, 2 pieces of batting, then the clippings, threads, smallest pieces of fabric. I then spray the whole thing with spray starch, press it well, then quilt over the top of all on my little brother machine.

Hurrah!! I have a great hot pad. Now that is just sick, don't you think? Why can't I just put this stuff in the garbage?

Smiles, JulieQ


Norma said...

I love the idea of nothing going into the garbage! Good for you leading us into a "green" quilting world!

Cathi said...

I think it is a great idea!!

paula, the quilter said...

I was trying to second guess you and thought you were going to say: Tada! postcards! I love the idea of no waste.

Alycia said...

Very cool Idea - and a good way to change the look of your kitchen!! Love your colors in the Quilt for an hour quilt.

Darcie said...

Love love love their texture!!!

Happy Thanksgiving Day, Julie!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

That is a great idea, waste not, want not!!
Your quilt for an hour came up really well, well done and thanks for the visit, tracey

keryn said...

The sickest thing is telling everyone about it and making them want to do it too! Now I won't be able to throw anything away without feeling a little pangog uilt that I didn't do something with it. I may make just one hotpad to convince myself that I have better things to do.

You know fabric composts well? I may choose that as the end destination for my scraps.