Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

An AHA moment

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    An AHA moment

    I hate wasting fabric and I have a gzillion scraps. I'm taking a FMQ class at my LQS and had been making practice quilt sandwiches - wasting fabric AND batting because what on earth do I do with all those sandwiches? Well, I had an AHA moment when I decided to use scraps to make scrappy potholders and practice my FMQ. Really, nobody sees them but me! I now have a LOT of potholders! No waste and I actually end up with something useful.

    #2
    Re: An AHA moment

    I keep running across this one
    http://exuberantcolor.blogspot.com/2...e-details.html

    And I need some pot holders!
    "People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used"― Dalai Lama XIV

    Comment


      #3
      Re: An AHA moment

      My daughter got a new machine and has been doing that to practice too. Me...I just trudge along and start a project believing that it will be okey. I practice as I go.
      Walk in peace with the Lord by your side.
      Terry

      Comment


        #4
        Re: An AHA moment

        I use practice sandwiches to make plate protectors to put between my good plates. They work great and I don't have to just toss out all those little sandwiches that I practice on before starting my quilting. I never thought of potholders, but it's a great idea.
        Patrice S

        Comment


          #5
          Re: An AHA moment

          Originally posted by Hulamoon View Post
          I keep running across this one
          http://exuberantcolor.blogspot.com/2...e-details.html

          And I need some pot holders!
          You could do suares this way, sew together the squares after quilting and have a scrappy quilt. Easy process for small scraps.
          Karen
          Life is short - Live everyday to the fullest

          Comment


            #6
            Re: An AHA moment

            Originally posted by Kgrammiecaz View Post
            You could do suares this way, sew together the squares after quilting and have a scrappy quilt. Easy process for small scraps.
            But then it would look like squares, not like an explosion.
            "People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used"― Dalai Lama XIV

            Comment


              #7
              Re: An AHA moment

              Be careful using them as potholders! You might need insulbright to keep your hands from being burned.

              Comment


                #8
                Re: An AHA moment

                Originally posted by Hulamoon View Post
                But then it would look like squares, not like an explosion.
                Lmao. Well you just use a whole cloth and it will look like an atomic bomb went off.
                Karen
                Life is short - Live everyday to the fullest

                Comment


                  #9
                  Re: An AHA moment

                  Originally posted by cashs mom View Post
                  I use practice sandwiches to make plate protectors to put between my good plates. They work great and I don't have to just toss out all those little sandwiches that I practice on before starting my quilting. I never thought of potholders, but it's a great idea.
                  OMG... I have all these little 12 inch squares that I'm practicing on. We are moving across the countty this year and now ...forget the bubble wrap...quilted squares between the dishes.
                  Thank you.
                  Diana Grey

                  Comment


                    #10
                    Re: An AHA moment

                    Originally posted by snippet View Post
                    Be careful using them as potholders! You might need insulbright to keep your hands from being burned.
                    Fortunately, I have a supply of Insulbright from another project that I've been using, so my hands are safe!

                    Comment

                    Working...
                    X