Book Introduction: Start With Scraps
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Start With Scraps by Carol E. Loessel is definitely one of those books that will become many crafters’ best friend. Not only will it help you use up all that scrap fabric hanging around, but it will do so in a way that doesn’t just create MORE scraps! Many times, a project focusing on using scraps will have you cut and piece your scraps together, usually just creating more and more scraps! This book teaches you how to make the most of your scraps by turning them into scrappy fabric that can be used in all of the gorgeous designs in the book. This creates only the minimum amount of waste, and gets those scraps out of the corners of your craft room and into the limelight!
There are 23 designs featured, running the gamut from large quilts to table runners to coasters to pincushions. Many of them are quilted but there are a few that either don’t require quilting or would be great for a beginner. There are scrappy parts inserted into traditional quilt designs, scrappy parts used as decorative accents to pieces, and designs that are made almost exclusively of scraps! I’m really excited to try some of the projects! I think the pincushion and scissor holder shown below would be great to make and give as gifts! And what an awesome way to get rid of all those small scraps that you can’t bear to throw away.
If you make one of the projects from this book, be sure to let us know! We’d love to see your scrappy items! To purchase Start With Scraps visit Clotilde.com.