Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What I have been working on...

I have a lot to accomplish in the next couple of months but this is what I have been working on this week....

The Apple Core- I love this and am going to do a tutorial on it.  I love the lime green and black- they contrast so nicely.  Curved piecing is much easier than I thought it would be and easier now that I figured out a few tricks!  I will be teaching a class at My Sister's Quilts on this in a couple of months if you live here in Utah.

The kits--- TidBits fabric kits for my shop....in the pattern Sunporch.  Oh my they are so cute!  These kits will be $33.00 including the pattern!  I will send the pattern by pdf and the kit by US mail.  Shipping is $5.00.
If you don't want to sign up for an Etsy account just email me and we can arrange the purchase privately for anything in my Etsy shop.  I am working on revamping the "real" website and I am not adding new to it right now because of that.

Primrose Baskets in Tidbits got finished a few weeks ago with the cute scalloped edge.  This pattern is in my TidBits from Triangles Book.  I can make kits for it if I get enough interest- so leave a comment if you would want to buy one or send me an email at freshcutquilts at gmail dot com  the price will be $58.00 plus the book at $18.00.  Shipping will be $10.
Lastly, this is my Fresh Flower block for the Layer Cake Quilt Along at Moose on the Porch Quilts.
This instructions can be found here.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

What do you do with small batting scraps?

I am always amazed by what others do with their small batting scraps.  So I would like to know what you do with yours.

Here are some clever ways to use batting scraps that I have come up with:

  1. They make a great and lightweight packing material in shipping boxes- good filler when the box is too big-- no more styro peanuts floating about
  2. Good for dusting and cleaning- and you can toss it when done
  3. Good for small pet animal bedding stuffed in a pillowcase
  4. Bigger scraps can be used for piecing back into a bigger piece of batt
  5. If anyone else out there does this you have to let me know... wrapping Christmas ornaments and decorations for storage
  6. Dinner plate separators for storing nice dinnerware
  7. I haven't moved recently but I would totally use it for placing around fine breakables, if I were to move
  8. Cutting up for rag quilts-- I donate some of my batting to a friend who does this.
  9. Donating to a refugee group that is learning to quilt and sew for their small projects
  10. This one is an odd one- but it works.  Use as a drain filter around the drain at the bottom of the sink or tub when rinsing something that has threads, strings, hair, animal fur etc that you don't want going down the drain.  I wrap some small batt around the pop up drain, and push it in place just enough so the batt stays put and so the water filters through.  The icky junk is caught  by the batt.  Then the batt and icky stuff gets tossed.