Friday, April 15, 2011

Waste Not Want Not!

Hi all!  Have you entered my give-away yet?  If not you still have time to enter to win some great die-cut critters!  Read all about it here!

Well after I finished cutting those critters out I had a nice pile of scrap batiks with fusible on the back left-over.  A really big hand-full of them that I just couldn't throw out!  There was lots of good fabric in there and I wanted it!


So I had an a-ha moment and I grabbed my Rose of Sharon die for my Go! 


I placed the bits of fabric and fusible over whatever shape they were large enough for and once I had a bunch of shapes covered I ran it through.


And this is what I ended up with!  Lots and lots of little flowers, circles and leaves!  How cool is that??!!  Insta-project!  I don't know what I'm going to do with it yet but believe me these little guys will find a home!  


The blue container in the picture is actually the packaging from mushrooms from the grocery store LOL!  I love these packages - I just wash them well and then use them as sorters.  They nest into each other so they can stack really well.  You can organize a lot of little bits really effectively this way.  Waste not want not!

So what do you think - would you have thrown out the bits?

9 comments:

Laine from JustPlainLaine.com said...

I do just what you did! Those little bits can always be made into something. Even the little circle for little little pieces. Never know when you are going to need a 1/4 inch circle, right?

Kim said...

Great idea, Katrina! I also save all my extras and sometimes find that the parts in between the die cut outs are interesting too.

Mommarock said...

From the look of the size of the bits.. I would have tossed them. I don't have tons of fabric or anything.. but I don't have a lovely GO! or a Go Baby.. or the lovely Rose of Sharon die.. which by the way makes fabulous shapes! Just imagine bunches of those bits and bobbles made up.. then made into a mystery quilt of magic.. I can see it now.. ahhhhhhhhh!

Pat said...

Great sorting container! I love how scraps that seem useless get a second chance at life with the GO cutter!

Gene Black said...

I save the bits, you never know when you might need them for a project.

susan said...

It is nice that you could cut such usable pieces out, alas since I don't have the Go I would cut up the pieces and fuse them to a piece of fabric, then machine quilt it and use it like a miniture quilt.

Fiesta said...

I use the bits for my charm scrap quilt where each hexie measure 3/4 inches so if you ever want to get rid of some bits I would take them off your hands since the only need to measure 1.5x1.5. Also, the bits can be used for paper piecing small areas.

Me and My Stitches said...

What a great idea and great use of your leftovers! I use the tiniest of scraps for my jewelry, so I would NOT have tossed those! Have fun with all of your flowers - can't wait to see what you do with them.

Lynn W. said...

Clever thing to do with usable fabric bits. And reusing the veggie and fruit tubs is a great idea, though I have a couple dozen of the small plastic containers to use (about the same size as in the photo) that were in our motorhome. Watching now to see when you do something with them.