I am very excited to be announcing that I am working on new series. It is all about scraps and more than that all about USING your scraps.
I know many of you are like me and have scraps…want to use scraps…and want to make the most of your quilting dollars. What better way than to use up every piece that you can?
I don’t have a specific schedule on how things will roll out. I just know that I will be doing videos and will have blog posts that coordinate to help you (AND ME) plan and make quilts.
This idea came from comments from all of you. I recently did this video, “How to: Cutting up Scraps Tutorial”. It had taken off like wildfire and has been my best-received video in the first week that it was out. You can watch the video by hitting the red arrow button or you can go to Youtube HERE, save the video and watch it later.
That lets me know you are interested in scraps and how to sort them.
My highest-watched video ever is this video…My Diamond Crumb Quilt Block. Again, you can watch the video by hitting the red arrow button or you can go to Youtube HERE, save the video and watch it later.
I ended up taking those blocks and made this quilt…
You can read all about the quilt HERE.
Being it’s my most watched video, it’s making me believe that many of you want ideas on how to better use your scraps.
I have recently been sewing on this quilt…my hourglass UFO. I had a couple of blog readers ask me about doing a video to show how I am making the blocks. I am currently working on that as part of the series. Thank you all so much for inspiring the new idea by asking questions and leaving comments. That helps me so much.
Again, this quilt is scrap related so again, it makes me know you want to know more about how I use scraps and how you might be able to use scraps too.
I’m not promising videos and posts in some type of schedule. You all know me and my busy life. I’ll work on that as time allows…but I sure am excited about it…and no, I haven’t forgotten, I still have the smores quilt on my agenda and that quilt will fall right into this series. Another quilt to look forward to and be excited about.
Watch for more to come from me in both videos and blog posts on using your scraps. If you want to be ready to go as the videos come, I highly suggest watching my first video on how to cut scraps so you can get yours cut and be all ready to sew as videos come out.
The best scrappy quilts need lots of variety and color. If you don’t have a lot of scraps already cut into strips, don’t be afraid to cut into some of those fat quarters you’ve been hoarding. If it’s hard at first to cut into them, just pick out a few ugly ones first. Trust me, it’s so freeing to cut scraps into strips!!
Watch here…and watch my Youtube channel (you can find HERE) for more good things to come!!