Scraps, as we know, come in different sizes and quantities and you can use them to make all sorts of quilty items. One of Barbara’s most treasured and most used stitching possessions is this mini needlebook made by her good friend Katharine Guerrier
Teeny squares of Liberty lawn make up both front and back – a great way to maximise even the smallest scrap. This needlebook has racked up thousands of miles with Barbara on her travels and is, after nearly thirty years, beginning to show signs of wear and tear.
Another well-travelled stitching companion is the flat pincushion Barbara made for herself with scraps left over from an earlier scrap project. Scraps from scraps can still be turned into something useful!
Another of Barbara’s treasured possessions – a bag made by the amazing Mrs Moog – is made from scraps and recycled fabrics. Mrs Moog’s bags (find her online at Etsy -https://www.etsy.com/shop/Moogsmum – and on Instagram @mrsmoog) are a byword for artistry and technical excellence – no two bags are exactly the same and the quality of finish and presentation is second to none. A completely creative use of scraps!
We’re off to sort our scraps again and see what ideas we can come up with – more scrappiness next time !