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January 17, 2010

The scrap scarf





I've wanted to make this for a long time.



I took a bunch of scraps and cut them up into small bits.



I added fibers, threads and anything I wanted to, really.



I had planned to use regular sheets of water soluable stabilizer. But to make my life easier SueB gave me  stabilizer that had a sticky side.  It worked great; I didn't have to worry about my tiny scraps coming off.  On top of all the scraps I put another layer of the sticky stabilzer then stitched circles allover using colored threads. You can see the stitching above. I stitched fairly close together as I had so many tiny scraps to capture.



After I finished the stitching I zig zagged a length of funky thread around the edge. Then it soaked to remove the stabilizer and I layed it to dry on a towel.

It's funky but I like it. Below you can see my lamp wearing it showing off all of the colors.  I think I'll use this technique as a background to one of my smaller quiltlets.


9 comments:

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love this and can't wait to try it. I like your suggestion of using this technique as a background on a smaller quilt. I have tons of scraps and am looking for ways to use them, especially those smaller pieces. Thanks for sharing.

Sue Bleiweiss said...

It came out awesome! I can't wait to see it in person.

Beena said...

It is just dreamy with all the colors from your scraps. If you do this technique again for a quiltlet, I'll bet it will be gorgeous!

Vicki W said...

It's wonderful!

Kathleen McKenna Murphy said...

It looks great Kathy!

Debra said...

You could just cut this up into smaller pieces since now it's like a piece of fabric, right? (Not that you would, but you could)

lizap said...

Gorgeous!

Angelcat said...

Stunning!

kanishk said...

It came out awesome! I can't wait to see it in person.

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