Wednesday, November 17, 2010

little projects to bust your stash . . .

this appliqued lady 
was created by mamacjt. 
pretty amazing yes? 

 I'm a stay-at-home Mom of a busy little bunch and love to sew and quilt!

One of my favorite ways to use up leftover fabrics from projects is with all the free online tutorials available. I have made use of a bunch of them over the years ~ fabric baskets, purses, crayon rolls, aprons, headbands, bibs, baby shoes, checkbook covers, diaper pouches, notebook covers, taggie blankets, skirts, keyfobs, tissue pouches ~ to name a few. These quick little projects have given me big satisfaction. Often they were also gifts for others which is another kind of satisfaction in itself, and helps with the budget!

One of my current obsessions is doll quilts! Perfect for keeping all my little girls' dolls warm this Winter :)With my smaller scraps, I try to cut them up into stacks of different sized squares ~ some of them get used in doll quilts, and some of them are being saved up for some scrappy quilts down the road.

A bunch of them were used up in this matching set of curtains and rug for my daughters' room ~ using simple stacked coins patterns.
THANK-YOU Madame Samm for the guest blogger opportunity today! And if anyone would like to check out my blog or shop ~ well now you know where to find me :) And if you have a link or little project that you love to make with your scraps, please share it in the comments ~ I'd love to find some more ideas too!

20 comments:

  1. Love the doll quilts. My son is 28 and has no kids, so I can't see myself making any for him. As for your daughter's room....That is a stunner!!!

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  2. I don't know how you find the time my dear - all those wee ones. I browsed your blog and my you are one busy MOM. I can suggest coin purses, clutches, and ditty bags. Pet collars - matchie doggie leashes. I make my furry a stylish collar - fabric tube, snip the catch off the flea colar and slide it in the tube, add a little elastic (end to end) - she has a cutesie flea collar necklace. What, no mug rug?

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  3. Those are some really great projects out of some stash or scraps! Awesome!

    Adin B

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  4. Such clever ideas...Off to see your blog. My children are grown but your curtain and rugs give me ideas....for my sewing room.

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  5. Good Morning Rebecca...you almost and I repeat almost want me to go back in time and repeat my baby days all over again. They would have loved your crayon pack,taggie blankets...I am not sure as many have already shared, how a MUMM with sew many wee ones underfoot gets done what you get done, but I am head over AWE with you. I love your daughters room...those curtains are just priceless...Terrific post for such a pretty MUMM too.

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  6. Wow, I love your daughter's room! and what great ideas for the stash!

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  7. I love the idea of making curtains with your stash! so cute!!

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  8. Your situation sounds a lot like mine. Grab any little block of time to get to sew a small project! Thanks for the great ideas and I add, as Vrooman's did, the Mug Rug idea which I'm hoping to make as gifts this year. Now I'm off to check out your blog.

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  9. The curtains and the rug are delightful. Love how they look.

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  10. I love those curtains and the rug...what a fun thing to do. I need to make a valance for my sewing room and I'm thinking that's a great idea for me. Great post! blessings, marlene

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  11. Those doll quilts are just too cute!

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  12. I love all of your ideas!! Thanks for the links to the tutorials. They are always great to have. All your projects are so great. Thanks for sharing them with us. Hugs Ariane

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  13. Oh wow, I like that you are a mother of 4 and you have time to be creative. You inspire me lots.Love the slippers and crayon thing, I will be making those. TY for being a guest today, how you had time I don't know hahah

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  14. Great idea with cutting scraps to use in projects down the road. I've been trying to think of how to organize everything and this might do the trick. Great post!

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  15. I love the way you use your stash and your Daughter's Room is super Cute - I've always wanted to do a floor quilt, now might be my motivation after see how cute that one was. Also, the curtains are perfect, such a sweet job!
    Valerie
    http://www.PastimesOnline.ca/Vals-Quilting/

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  16. CUTE curtains!!!

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

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  17. Those curtains are so wonderful! My bedrooms need some oomph and this is a great idea and I can get rid of some of my fabrics....I have too many good ones! Love the white backgrounds too! Thanks for the inspiration...

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  18. I love the matching curtains and rug :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. Cute, cute projects! Clever girl!!

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  20. Thanks for all the tutorial suggestions, do you have the links to them too? I am interested in the shoes in particular! Thanks. If you want a list of some I like visit my blog and see the list of other people's tutorials on the left side bar = )

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