Scrap Swap!

Hey y’all! At last month’s meeting we held a little scrap swap with the intention of turning our scraps into items for a secret Santa/mystery gift exchange at our November meeting. I’d like to open up the floor for people to bring a small ziploc-sized bag of scraps to this months meeting too if you’d still like to participate – this will be the last chance to get in! Remember that you can add fabric from your own stash. but the bulk of the main design really should come from the scraps.

I bet some people are wondering what they should make with their swaps – the answer is anything you want, of course! But I thought I’d share a few ideas anyway in case some people are stuck. Here we go!

ticker tape rainbow
Ticker Tape Rainbow by teaginny

You could make a ticker tape mini quilt or even a pillow cover! Really the possibilities are endless for this one. The original tutorial by Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts appeared on the Sew, Mama, Sew blog in 2009 and can be found here.

star quilt, pot holder
Star Quilt, Pot Holder by coco stitch

Pot holders or any other type of mini-mini quilted object! Think coasters, mug rugs, or even a set of small mini quilts.

My Pillow for MQG Pillow Swap
My Pillow for MQG Pillow Swap by VeronicaMade

How about a fun pillow cover? I’m kind of in love with the one above! It’s up to you whether you want to include the pillow insert or not (we want to make this as accessible as possible); just make sure that it is a standard size so that if the giftee has to find one themselves they can!

scrap tote bag
Scrap Tote Bag by chloeandme

What do you think about a scrappy tote bag, zipper pouch, or something else that would be fun to travel with? The above bag totally rocks my socks!

These are just a few ideas for things that you could make – and no, your gift does not need to be something quilted! It’s all up to you. If you need a little more inspiration I came across this post on TipNut which has over 50 ideas (with links to tutorials) for using up scraps and remnants; check it out here.

I hope you guys have a fun time dreaming up projects for our little swap – it’s going to be so fun!

2 Replies to “Scrap Swap!”

  1. Some great ideas here, Kaye! Even though I'm not participating, it will be fun to watch from the sidelines 🙂 I hope everyone's doing well…maybe I'll see you at a meeting in the new year, when my schedule relaxes a little bit. –Jennifer S.

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