I finished a fun little Halloween quilt, the BOO crew a while back which was posted HERE with the links to the FREE pattern.
While I was tidying up the scraps leftover, I couldn’t help myself to try out the new paper pad I received from Fat Quarter Shop and use up my scraps right away. These fabrics were leftover from the quilt I made, it is the Stacy Iest Hsu Halloween Collection HERE and the MODA grunge is Olivenite HERE.
Using up leftover fabric
I find it easier to use up as much of the fabric and sort them right away before I put them away out of sight.
There’s a lot of benefit to using up your scraps as much as you can before they are piled on with the other scraps.
For one, you are already working with a good mix of fabric colours and prints. If you make a small scrappy project, it will be quick and easy plus it’ll match your quilt!
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Use up leftover fabrics for the quilt backing, a small pillow, or pillow shams.
I used up quite a lot of the leftover fabric already for the backing of the quilt, but there were also smaller pieces of leftover scraps that were not yet put to use. And there were also some leftovers from the strip-pieced borders.
Those strip-pieced scraps were perfect for the project I had in mind with the pillow.
Paper Foundation Piecing – Kite Paper Pad
The paper pad I used for the project is the 6″ Kite Paper Pad available HERE.
The paper pad is for a simple kite block. However, you can easily use it for a spider web block if you piece the sides of the kite’s center with strips.
Spider Web Quilt Block with scrap fabric
I played around with strips of scraps to turn it into a spider web block.
I made 4 blocks.That is a total of 16 paper-pieced triangles in order to get a full spider web center. The rest of the spider web is not a full one around it.
Using my current favourite Oliso Iron to press it well. They are back in stock after a long while, so you can grab it HERE if you’ve been eyeing on it for a while. I love the lifting mechanism and they’re in super cute colours.
I put a border around the center 4 blocks, and decided to bind it with black diagonal stripes fabric.
And voila, a perfect little pillow to match the quilt!
By the way, here’s a fun reel video I made for this project. It is always fun to see how fast things come together… but honestly, it is not that fast! I wish it was though.
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