When you do paper piecing there are often some odd shaped scraps of fabric left behind. If you happen to sew clothes, the same thing can happen. It is easy to just toss the scraps in the trash bin. But considering the prices of good fabric, I find it hard to do that even though I have a stash of fabrics. For most of them, I still paid upwards of $5 a yard for those scraps - some of them were considerably more per yard.
So, when these odd shapes appear we should find a cool and fun way to recycle them, right? I learned a trick in the class I am taking that helps me to recycle AND makes my heart happy with the "wildness" of the creation process.
Here are the materials you need:
To make the "crazy strips" just lay two pieces of fabric (right sides together) over the paper. Be sure to lower your stitch length. Sew them and fold the top piece back over the exposed paper....repeat until the paper is covered. Press and trim. I put the paper side up so I could see more easily where to trim.
So far, I have made two and sewed them together.
And what about the paper you tear off the back of the finished strips? Easy! Just drop it in your recycling bin.
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