Making New Fabric From Scraps

I am always inspired by what Victoria is doing with her scrap fabric stash. I especially loved this project, where she pieced together new fabric with her bits of scraps, and turned it into a fabulous notebook cover.

In my efforts to figure out interesting ways to use my scraps, I made some new pieces of fabric. I tried to end up with a larger square so it would be big enough to make something fun, like a new Artist Tote. This piece below came to be an 18-inch square, so far. Not sure where I’m headed yet. I might stop with this piece. Or I might keep going and make a bunch of new patchwork bags for my shop.

It was so freeing for me to sew like this, just picking a scrap, any size scrap, out of my bin and adding a little here and a little there.

It’s going to be a fun challenge to think of unique ways to use these new pieces of fabric. I have lots of fun pieces to use up, so I’m excited about scraps again!


  • nice! what a creative idea!

  • It’s a good way to use those scraps!

  • What I love about this idea is that it lets you remember all those wonderful fabrics that you’ve gotten to play with. Beautiful colors!

  • LOVE your PLAY Terri! can’t wait to see what you make with it!

  • CUTE! You could even cut them into standard squares and pair them with solids to make a REALLY cool looking HST project! Ok, maybe my brain tends toward complicated…but you’re thinking about it now, aren’t you?!

  • Ok, I just went to Victoria’s site (of course I look at the tab AFTER I read and comment) and I feel much less inventive.

  • My girlfriend and I decided to do a scrapquilt. How fun. No rules and both turned out very good. Loved it. A very good way to use up scraps. Bags would be great also.

  • Hi Terri! That looks great and beautiful, too! I want to do something with small scraps!
    Have a lovely time! Teje

  • What fun pieces – so many interesting shapes and colours. Great to hear that you are having such a blast playing with your scraps :0)

  • And for everyone reading these comments who has not yet purchased something made by you, your artist totes are the bomb! I highly recommend buying one. They are beautifully made and BEAUTIFUL. If you make one out of these scraps, I may have to purchase another one.

  • …all that colour…side by side..thinking of all those backgrounds painted just like that…looking forward to seeing what you sew with this fabric..

  • Hi Terri,
    YES!! it is Such Great Fun isn’t it and I love your results :0)
    I have sashed mine with 5 fq’s I had bought for me at Christmas and am eventually going to back it all in fleece for a winter blanket for my bed…….. although looking at your top photos, you could do with a warm blanket NOW! …. better make some more fabric!
    love to you and remember, spring always follows winter …. it is God’s way :0) Bless you,
    Val xx Oxfordshire UK

  • I love your patchwork lollipop. I am going to make a quilt out of mine soon hopefully next week. It’s my all time favorite line. Can’t wait to see what this becomes.

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