As you know, this year I’m trying to attack the stash. A month into this commitment and I’m happy to report that while I added some new fabric to my stash, I also managed to sew up three pieces of stashed fabric (more on that later). At least I did not grow the stash and everything remains “even Steven”. This is good news, right? Right. This month I also jumped on board the Stashbusting Sewalong’s January theme: Itty Bits. In the organizers’ own words, this is a chance to “sew up those remnants left over from another project, use up some of those tiny scraps that you’ve been saving…as long as it’s less than a yard of fabric, it counts!” With that in mind I made myself this new knitting project bag:
The outside fabric is a long ago stashed fat quarter and the pink inside and zipper tabs a remnant from a set of napkins I made as a Christmas gift this past year. Of course no project bag is complete without a project to go inside of it so I wasted no time casting on. Because I’m using three partial skeins in three different colour schemes this new sock project will be a bit mismatched but I think that will also make them fun.
Those are not the only bits I’ve been working on this month. For years I’ve been keeping my scraps of quilting cottons with a view that some day I would cut them up to make a rainbow themed scrappy quilt. While I have not yet completed the rainbow quilt, let alone the quilt top, I did go as far as cutting up all my scraps into squares or rectangles 4½” wide. The little bits of fabric have been organized by colour and I have the perfect scrappy quilt idea in my head.
Now I just need to sew them up. To this end I’ve designated Fridays as ‘Quilt Day’ chez Stitch Parade. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.
What do you do with your fabric scraps? Do you save them and if so what do you use them for?