10 Ideas for Using Up Fabric Scraps

Scraps, scraps, scraps! If you create fiber art, fabric scraps are a way of life. Too pretty (or expensive) to throw away, too many to keep contained. They must be good for something!

alex anderson with her fabric scraps
Don't let fabric scraps take over your studio. Learn how to turn them into fabulous scrap quilts with Alex Anderson (pictured).

I'm always looking for ways to use up scraps, and I bet you are, too. So I pulled together a list of 10 ideas for using fabric scraps in fiber art projects and quilts.

1. Make Scrappy Bowls from fabric scraps and clothesline.

2. Stitch together 3-D textile art Graffiti Blocks.

3. Improvise a Mixed-media Fabric Collage 

4. Make Artist Trading Cards (ATCs)

5. Create Breast Pockets for awareness.

6. Practice screen printing techniques for fabric art projects.

7. Make pincushions.

8. Make a patchwork tote.

9. Turn them into storage containers.

10. Make a scrap quilt. Famed quilter, teacher, and TV host Alex Anderson will teach you how to coordinate your scraps to make amazing scrap quilts in an hour-long live web seminar Friday, March 20, 2015, at 1 p.m. ET.
After learning Alex's tips and tricks for scrap quilt design, you'll be able to ask questions. Can't make the live event? Sign up anyway–you'll receive a link to the recording of the web seminar in your in-box and you watch it at your convenience, as many times as you like.

Register now for Scrap Crazy with Alex Anderson. And be sure to check out all the fabric scrappy fabric art ideas above!




3 thoughts on “10 Ideas for Using Up Fabric Scraps

  1. Christmas tree ornaments are another fabulous way to use up scraps, especially of luxe fabrics. And fabric flower corsages…and small gift bags, with ribbon scraps for the drawstrings or a button closure on an envelope style bag.