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making a quilt!
i have a problem. i never throw anything away.
as a result, i have lots of scraps of fabric left over from past sewing projects, and old clothes that don’t fit any more, so i decided it would be fun to try and make a quilt…plus this way i don’t have to throw them away, and if it turns out well i have a nice new quilt for the cold months ahead.

to start out, i cut the scraps into evenly shaped squares – to do this i used a record and a cd and cut around them, because i can’t cut in a straight line to save my life.
then i just started sewing them together in whatever pattern i felt like. i lined up the two squares, turned them over and sewed them by hand.

pretty simple- it would go much faster with a sewing machine but i don’t mind doing it by hand and it’s actually a pretty relaxing thing to do on a rainy day while listening to music :)
these are leftover from an old pair of jeans i made into cutoffs. i think they’ll look really cool in the quilt!
i cut some of the squares in half to make triangles.
i’ll probably cut some flowers, stars and other shapes out of some of the extra fabric and then stitch those onto some of the larger squares to add some flair.
if any of you try making your own quilt, send us photos!


Taylor -October 14, 2009, 10:51AM

I love this idea!! I’ve been dying to make a quilt.. but it always seems so intimidating!
I’ve been making dog toys out of my old clothes… I used recycled water bottles for the inside so it will make noise then make cute things like vikings and mountains and trees!

fpjulia -October 14, 2009, 11:13AM

Hi Taylor – love your idea as well! Do you have any pics of the dog toys you can send me? :)

Patrick -October 14, 2009, 11:53AM

It’s great! Actually, some idea of the top fashion design is similar.

Lindsey -October 14, 2009, 12:13PM

What a great idea, something so simple but love it! I’ll have to try it out!

g! -October 14, 2009, 7:07PM

This will be a great project for the coming rainy/blistery days for me! Thanks!

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