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March 3, 2021
I May Have A Scrap Problem... How About Some Scrappy Blocks? from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Well, today I actually worked on something scrappy!  One of our quilt ministry members ended up moving to another state as a result of a COVID-related job loss in her family, and we decided to make a collaboration quilt for her.  I finally picked up all the completed blocks this week and started laying it out on the wall today...


It's certainly going to be an eclectic quilt!  I had to add some strips to some of the blocks to bring them up to size and trim down some others.  All the outer blocks are 12.5 ...

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February 28, 2021
Time For A Little String Therapy! Where's Your Happy Place? from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Welcome to another session of String Therapy!  Today we're going to explore that most wonderful of things, your "happy place".  

For me, that is most often the beach.  I would rather be at the beach than almost anywhere, and it is our favorite choice for vacation.  Something about the sound of the waves, the warm sun, the laidback-ness of it all - if you ask my husband what time it is when we are at the beach, his response is always "I don't know, and I don't care!"  

But for my grandmother, it was her yard ...

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February 24, 2021
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Inspiration! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

It's been a busy week around here, with not much time for scrap sewing.  With a full roster of t-shirt quilt orders, I'm making hay while the sun shines and knocking them out as quickly as I can!  Today one of my customers sent me a picture of her daughter with her new quilt...


And that's why I love making memory quilts!  It's wonderful to see people react to a tangible, useful recollection of their treasured items.  

That being said, I haven't had much time for scrap sewing (although I've been making ...

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February 21, 2021
Our String Therapy Prompt This Week? Find Joy! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Wow, what a week it has been.  Starting Sunday we had ice, freezing rain, sleet, and more ice.  Then snow.  Then more snow - lots more snow! And no sunshine.  Even with all the extra sewing time, it was enough to make one feel blue.  And then Friday, the clouds cleared, the sun came out, and everything started to melt.  Driving around, it was a pleasure to see the ice-covered trees sparkling like diamonds in the sun.  It was a truly joyful sight!

There are so many things that bring us joy, and sometimes the answer to a blue ...

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February 17, 2021
I May Have A Scrap Problem... How About A "Little" Inspiration? from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

It's been a busy week here, topped off with lots of ice and a little snow - definitely enough to keep us all at home here in middle Tennessee.  We don't deal well with ice on the roads!  But as that means more time for sewing, I haven't been complaining.  Unfortunately, though, I've been working on commission jobs and haven't had any time to do any scrap sewing. But I have found a "little bit" of inspiration on Instagram to share...


4,340 1.5" finished squares in this scrappy beauty!  Can you imagine ...

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February 14, 2021
This Week's String Therapy? Hugs & Kisses Make It All Better... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!


It's time for this week's therapy session, and I'm definitely feeling the need for a little love this week.  So it's fitting that this Sunday is also Valentine's Day!  What better day to do a little string therapy based on hugs and kisses?

A few months ago, I saw a couple of quilts on Instagram that caught my eye, and I added them to my folder of possibles for String Therapy.  Both were similar in style, with one looking a little more contemporary as far as coloring.  



When I got ready to make ...

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February 10, 2021
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Drowning In T-Shirts? from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Well, I spent the day working on a t-shirt quilt and making one. big. pile. of t-shirt scraps.  Now, you know me and fabric scraps - I just can't bear to throw away usable fabric!   And I'm happy to say that I have a great solution for those t-shirt backs that I want to share with you today.  Because to save them without a purpose would be crazy, wouldn't it?  I posted this originally in 2018 but thought it would be a good time to bring it back for a re-run, since it is t-shirt quilt ...

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February 7, 2021
This Week's String Therapy? How To Be "Mindless" from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Well, it looks like it's time for another therapy session - if your week has been anything like mine, it's long overdue!  Nothing bad here, just super busy.  And as part of our String Therapy today, I've got a lovely, mindless quilt that will eat up your strings with little concentration on your part - just the ticket!!


Just look at all that mindless scrappy sewing goodness!  And you can make one all for yourself - just go grab that box/tub/pile/mountain of strings and go for it!


Some of you may recognize this quilt as ...

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February 3, 2021
I May Have A Scrap Problem... But Here's a Great Solution! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

There has been a serious lack of scrappy sewing around here lately, but it doesn't mean that I'm not looking for future projects!  You may remember the Scrap Mountain quilt and quilt-along that happened last year on Instagram...


Joy Martin at @themakingsofjoy designed this fabulous pattern, and I have to say it is one of the most creatively produced patterns I've ever seen.  It's fun to read and beautiful to look at - not your average pattern!  I can't wait to make my own version (although it ain't gonna happen any time soon ...

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January 31, 2021
Won't You Join Me For A Little String Therapy? from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 
Hi, all!

Welcome to this year's tutorial series, String Therapy!  I figure after the year we've had, a little therapy is in order - and what better way than with fabric?  If you're anything like me, you've got tons of string-y scraps - narrow pieces cut off from the edge of quilts, little bits left over after cutting pieces for quilt blocks - and if you're anything like me, you just can't bear to throw away fabric!  (Come on, I know I'm not alone in this!)  So let's take all those pieces, see if we ...

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January 13, 2021
I May Have a Scrap Problem... But I Am DEFINITELY Working On It! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Well, strange times call for drastic actions - and I have been plowing through scraps like crazy!  Since last Wednesday, I completed the blue string top, which I named "Georgia on My Mind"...


...went on to make this top, utilizing some old string blocks that had been gathering dust for way too long....


...and today I finished all the pieces for this string top!  It is totally appalling to me that it only took the contents of one small tub of strings to make this quilt.  How is that possible? At this rate, I will never plow through all ...

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December 2, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Inspiration Galore! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Wow, it's been a while since I've shared on a scrappy Wednesday - time sure flies when you are having fun!  Unfortunately, I haven't had much time to sew with scraps, although I have huge plans for my scrap stash... But I did get to look at some lovely inspiration this week and I bet you'll find it as wonderful as I did!


Doesn't that make you want to go dig in your solids scraps?


And ditto for your low volume scraps?  This one must truly be a labor of love - that's a ...

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November 11, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem... Inspiration! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

I have to admit that I haven't been playing in the scraps much lately, but I have seen some amazing inspiration on Instagram that has me wanting to dig them out!  Here's just a few...


This "round robin" style quilt really caught my eye!  I'm still analyzing why it is so appealing to me...


This one is really interesting too - the design is subtle, rather like a faded old oriental rug.


And what a wonderful explosion of color this quilt is!  I would name it "Fireworks"!


This lovely sunny quilt uses bricks in a size ...

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October 31, 2020
Stitch Pink Block Round-Up from Fabrics 'n Flowers

Happy block 30, we’ve-sewn-all-our-blocks-day! I confess, at the beginning I wasn’t planning on sewing all 30 blocks. I planned to

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October 14, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem... But I'm Working On It! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Well, it has been a heck of a week - I not only got last Monday's list all finished, but I had time to play with scraps!  And it felt so good...

I started out with a mess of 1.5" wide strings...


Sewed them together jelly roll style....


Cut that long strip into a bunch of squares and arranged them on the wall...


Wasn't so sure about that look (or size) so I bet you can guess what I did with them next....


And here's what's on my design wall now!  It's not ...

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October 7, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem... So Many Pretties!! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

I haven't had much time for scrap sewing this week (although I have made a bunch of scraps to add to the stash!) but I did find some seriously great inspiration!  So I'll share that with you, and see if it inspires you as well...

How about this fabulous orphan block quilt?


And just think how many scraps this design would use up (and my blue scrap bin is overflowing...)


I love the simplicity of a two-color quilt, and this one is so pretty!


Honestly, I'm not sure whether I like the quilt top or ...

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September 16, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem....Looking Ahead! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

You may recall that a few weeks ago I asked readers for suggestions for my 2021 tutorial series.  If you aren't familiar with it, each year in January I do a series of posts with tutorials for quick, simple quilts perfect for charity giving - all as a precursor to the Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge.  There were lots of great suggestions, but the one that really caught my attention was a request for tutorials using scrappy strings.  Lord knows I have PLENTY of scrappy strings to play with!  

So I started keeping that in mind as I cruised ...

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September 9, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem... But Wow Am I Inspired! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

Well, vacation is over and wow was it wonderful!  And now I'm back to real life as we roar like a freight train to the holidays.  Seems like time passes so quickly, doesn't it?  

It felt really nice to be back in my studio today, although I only had a few minutes to play.  There is so much to be done then first day back from home - laundry, groceries, putting things away - but I did make a few minutes to work on another reindeer.   I'm getting close to finishing all nine, and I can't ...

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September 2, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem... But Plaidish May Be The Cure! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

Hi, all!

It took a vacation to give me some time to do some scrappy sewing, but hey, I'll take it when I can get it!  You may remember a few weeks ago when Lilli and I spent an afternoon together pulling fabrics...


...which I then turned into a kit and tucked away for vacation.  It took all my will power not to dig right in - but there were other quilts that took precedence.


Someone was looking out for me, though, because when we got to Perdido Key we had two rainy days that kept us from enjoying the ...

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August 19, 2020
I May Have A Scrap Problem... No Sewing, But Lots of Inspiration! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 


Hi, all!

It's been a busy week of sewing, but not much on the scrappy front.  However, I did find some fabulous things hidden away on Instagram that I think are share-worthy (and drool-worthy!) so I'll let you see what you think.  And away we go!!!

First up is a beautiful 100-days project by Wendy of Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life...


And here's another gorgeous plus quilt, this time by Joy (@TheMakingsofJoy).  Just a note, I think this is a nine-patch block rather than a true plus block.


This is a beautiful way to use up ...

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