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Monday, 16 January 2012

One Woman's Trash is Another Woman's Treasure

I saw another quilt blogger post about cutting up fabric, changing her mind, tossing the fabric, and then feeling guilty.  She ended up posting her triangles of fabric as a giveaway.  I was chosen!  Thank you Rachel at Stitched in Color.  My first thought was to use them as scraps for postcards.  However, once I realized they were all the same size, I thought, "hey!?  why not Dresdens!?"  They just arrived, and I got to work right away folding them all in half with right side in, and chain pieced them...

always pretty in the window : )

Then I clipped them, flipped them right-side out and once they are pressed, they are all ready to go!  I really love the fabrics of some of them.  Since they are all 45 degrees, I will need eight to make a plate (8 x 45 degrees = 360 or one circle )

stitch, clip, press, flip, press, and now stitch again...

I know, that's not much of a tutorial.  But aren't they sweet!?  I plan to applique these onto a wallhanging.  Maybe I'll hang on to this for when I take my hand quilting class at the Studio on 9th.  Oooo I can't wait for that!

I heart Dresdens!

8 comments:

Cheryl (Grandma Coco) said...

Definitely treasure!!

HollyM said...

They are sweet! I like the colors too. What a lucky win.

Heather A said...

These are deadly cute! I'm newish to quilting so, if you were so inclined, I would love a few more details on how you made these.

Sheila said...

Great use for those fabrics , the dresdans are so pretty!

MyNorth said...

Treasure for sure!

Annette said...

wonderful job on the dresdens...one persons scraps......

Peg said...

Hmmm....I kind of like the string of banners! What a great gift!

Katherine said...

Brilliant idea! I love Dresdens too. Wow... think of all the time you saved not having to cut these blades. Truly trash to treasure. ;o) (I say this tongue in cheek, because I have the hardest time trashing ANY fabric...lol)

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