Create Fabric Yardage Out Of Scraps

DIY tutorial on how to create fabric yardage out of scrap fabric pieces.

I’ve almost never met a fabric scrap I didn’t like, which means I rarely throw them out. You can imagine how many of them I have amassed after 30 years of quilting. I have this terrific system for organizing my scraps, but to be honest, I don’t always have the time for that. So a few years ago I decided to put some of them to good use, and make large pieces of fabric. That’s how I came up with this tutorial on how to create fabric yardage out of scraps.

Once you try this, I think you are going to be hooked. Essentially you are designing and making your own fabric. I like to make my pieces in one color, but you can make them any way you want to. All you need are your scraps and your imagination. Whenever I do this, I feel like I’m a kid with a box of crayons.

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Pixelated Easter Egg Throw Pillow Pattern

Pixelated Easter Egg Throw Pillow Pattern - createwithclaudia - #eastercraft #sewing

I love Spring and all that it brings. The soft pastels in every color remind me of the flowers that are just beginning to bloom. The grass is getting greener, the birds are chirping, and the weather is getting warmer.

It is also a time when I start all of my Easter decorating, and this year my new pillow is the main star. You can get the same look in your house with my Pixelated Easter Egg Throw Pillow pattern.

This design is the third in my pixelated holiday pillow series, and this might be my favorite so far. It is a great way to use up all of those gorgeous pastel scraps you have. Of course, it’s a good excuse to buy more fabric too.

The pillow is large and looks good anywhere. It would make nice hostess gift for someone if you are invited to their home during the holiday.

So gather up all those pretty fabrics, eat a couple of jelly beans to give you some energy, and make yourself a new throw pillow.

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Ombré Quilt-As-You-Go Table Runner Pattern

Ombré (Gradient) Quilt-As-You-Go Table Runner Tutorial -

Check out any home décor store these days and I am pretty sure you can find something in an ombré, or gradient, pattern. There is clothing, dinnerware and even hair done with the look. I think it is terrific, so I designed this table runner to get in on the trend. You will be amazed by how easy this ombré quilt-as-you-go table runner pattern is, and I have a hunch you will be pleased with the results.

One of my favorite things about this project is that it is quilted at the same time the fabrics are pieced together. You can finish it in a few hours.

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Pixelated Shamrock Throw Pillow Pattern

Free pattern for a scrappy pixelated shamrock throw pillow.  Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

The green always shines brightly on St. Patrick’s Day and this pixelated shamrock throw pillow pattern is a stylish and festive decoration.

I am always looking for easy ways to use up my fabric scraps, and this project is definitely a good one to do that.

It is easy to make so does not matter what your sewing skill level is. The most important thing to remember is that you need to keep everything organized when you are assembling the top.

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Pixelated Hearts Throw Pillow Pattern

Scrappy Pixelated Hearts Throw Pillow tutorial and pattern for Valentine's Day

Everywhere I look lately I see pixelated images. They are in cartoons, movies, clothing, home décor, and even quilts.

If you are a quilter like me, then pixelation is tailor-made for you. It is squares of various colors and patterns put together to form a picture. If you think about it, you could probably call any patchwork quilt a pixelated one.

It’s simple to sew these types of patterns together because they are all squares. Sure, there is planning involved so you have to sew the pattern in the right order, but that is the most difficult thing about this process, and it is easy to overcome by staying organized.

I thought it would be fun to give it a try, so I to came up with this throw pillow. The result is this “Scrappy Pixelated Pink Hearts” pattern, and it is perfect for Valentine’s Day.

An added bonus is that it is another one of my scrap buster projects, so you don’t need to buy too many supplies for it, and it can be sewn in an afternoon.

So let’s get started!

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