Scrappy Happy

Hello! Happy (almost) spring! Time to do some spring cleaning. Of your fabric bins that is!

I am constantly looking for projects to use up my scrap fabric. I’ve told you before about my overflowing fabric bin. It’s honestly bursting at the seams and I need to use up some of its contents. If you have lots too, here are some ideas for you!

Basically the letter, number, or shape is traced on the back of a layer of the scrap fabric and quilt batting. Sew on your traced line and flip over to right side up. Using pinking shears cut out the shape. Give a gentle hand washing when finished and toss in the dryer for a few minutes to get the soft, worn, vintage feel.

Scrappy alphabet (and numbers!) I made the alphabet letters with 26 different fabrics for my niece’s first birthday. I loved them so much I made a set of numbers 0-9 and gave them to my daughter’s Kindergarten teacher as a thank you gift at the end of the school year.

I also made that same niece (lucky Maya!) a banner for her first birthday. I used store bought binding and sandwiched the letters in between the two layers before zipping it through my sewing machine.

This was a quick Springtime bunting banner I created to hang on my door at work. I used up a discarded portion of a quilt. It feels very shabby chic with the color combination and simple pink rick rack.


This was a fun project. I used 50 different fabrics to create this scrappy U.S.A. map. I machine quilted the states onto quilt batting, cut the whole thing out, and framed it on burlap.


My absolute favorite use of scrappy fabric is to personalize baby quilts and blankets. I love when I get photos of the little ones on their special blankets.

What are your scrappy fabric projects? I would love to see them!

I’ll be back soon. Until then, stay scrappy happy!


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