I’m continuing to work my way through the remainder of my red, cream, and blue scraps left over from making the Digital Wave table runner, and I think I can safely say I have used up as much of the fabric as I can. Last week and over the weekend, I eeked out two matching mug rugs.
I made the mug rugs two sided. Each mug rug has a mostly red side…
And each mug rug has a blue and cream side.
We now have a two person set of placemats and mug rugs. As noted previously, this particular table is a bit too small to also include the table runner, but hopefully there will be a new home for it in the next few months.
I literally had only small, 1″ wide by scant length pieces of any of the fabrics used.
I am not really a scrap quilter, but I have been putting a lot of thought into my fabric selections, choices, and uses. While I may prefer to work with yardage for the majority of my projects, I’m trying to immediately put the extra fabric in a project so that it can be fully used. Sometimes, there will be enough left over that I can add back to my stash. My current solution is to offering bonus patterns for the large scraps in my quilt patterns and making coordinating items like these placemats and my mug rugs. So, be prepared for me to continue to wrestle with the use of my leftovers after each project. And if you have any suggestions for projects you turn to, please share them with us all in the comments!