Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sewing with Scraps




I had some Marmalade scraps from some recent sewing that I just couldn't bear to let sit in my scrap bin...



So I made a few of my favorite zipper bags.  I used the Abby's Treasure Box pattern by This & That patterns.  This is my all-time favorite little bag.  I have a few...I store binding clips in one, my hexagon paper piecing for on-the-go in another, and even use these to keep make-up and other small items in my purse.



I also had to use a few Vintage Modern scraps to make up this little Dresden.  The amazing thing about sewing with scraps is that you never seem to run out!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

37 comments:

•stephanie• said...

ahhhhhh, marmalade! i saw/touched market samples at my scrapbook/quilt store the other night. i wanted to somehow sneak away with them. beautiful. love your projects!

suemac said...

I know what you mean about the scraps never running out. What is up with that anyway. It seems like they just multiply.

Liv said...

Such lovely sewing! and great fabrics!

Terry@ iluvmybugs said...

What pretty bags and love that little dresden! Great way to use up those scraps of yummy fabric!!! TFS

Annelies said...

Yummy dresden.....me thinks I need some of that fabric (G)!!!!

Kim said...

Love both projects! I can't wait to get some of both of those collections!

Sandra (Cherry Heart) said...

Lovely and lovely! What a great use for your scraps. It's like getting an extra something for nothing when you make it with scraps isn't it?

S x

laurajane said...

Lovely delicious colours.I really like the Dresden pot holder
.love Laura.xxx

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

love the little bags, so pretty1

Jan May said...

Love the colour combo of the fabric. Looking great.

KaHolly said...

That's a fact, Sherri! I have been a passionate scrap quilter for years, and always have plenty to work with!! I love you little bags and that little Dresden is so bright and cheery. ~karen

Dayna at Precut Paradise said...

I love the bags, where can i get the pattern?

Patti said...

I really love what you have made.

Angie said...

I love all of the great things you made, and that fabric is gorgeous.

Heckety said...

Such cheerful fabrics- and I laughed at your comment about never running out of scraps!! The bags look really smart AND useful, excellent combination, and, what's more, your zips don't seem to have any boggles...how wonderful!! I never did a zip that wasn't both boggled and ripped out a dozen times trying to NOT be boggled!!

Darlene said...

Adorable bags, Sherri.

Love the dresden in Vintage Modern.

Anita said...

Love the bags but that Marmalade dresden is a must do/have :)

Lesley said...

Your projects are just so sweet...love the fabrics!

Heidi Staples said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to get my hands on some Marmalade!

sandra said...

Lovely little things, I am waiting for the marmalade to come to the store it is so yummy.

Cliodana said...

wow i'm totally in love with your scrappy zipper bag! beautiful

Mama Pea said...

I have that pattern, and I've never made it up. I bought another, different box bag pattern the other day, too. I am such a sucker for them. They look great!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Those are such happy little Abby bags using Marmalade!

Karamat said...

Beautiful projects!! I know what you mean about the never-ending scraps... I just cut half a quilt from my scrap bin and it doesn't look like I even made a dent in the scraps.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love your bags and the dresden plate!! such beautiful colors!!

Brenda Barr said...

That pattern is one of my favs, too. I like to make it a little bigger and use it as a small knitting project bag. What batting do you use? I normally use scraps for my pouches, but a I bought half a yard of "Soft and Stable" to try. It is a thin layer of foam between two layers of tricot, and is supposed to be very similar to what is used in Very Bradley bags. Half the fun of making a quilt is playing with the scraps when you are done---I always think of them as *free* fabric.

Donna said...

Beautiful dresden and lovely bags!

CJ said...

CUTE,CUTE,CUTE!!! The Marmalade...sigh.

Carol said...

That Marmalade is just YUMMY! And your little bags are my absolute favorites...I still haven't made one because of the zipper phobia I have...one day I'll be brave. LOVE 'em!

Laura said...

Oh that little Dresden is just too cute!

trish @ notes of sincerity said...

Sqqeeee! Those bags are too cute Sherri! :0)
And I love your sweet little dresden.
What will you create with it?
Have a great day. :0)

Thimbleanna said...

Beautiful Sherri! I think scraps multiply in the dark -- for every one you take out, two more appear the next morning!

Jayme said...

Are you selling any of those marmalade pouches? Cuz I totally want one...

The Sewing Chick said...

These are adorable. Marmalade just might be my favorite from Bonnie and Camille yet! Those scraps are definitely too pretty to waste :)

Thelma said...

I still treasure my Fig Tree Treasure Box! So much so that I won't use it, it's one of my favorite decorations on my shelf though!

CATHERINE DANIEL said...

Such lovely pretty summery colours - thank goodness for those scraps! Have enjoyed admiring all the makes on your pages. Thanks. xCathy

Maxine said...

Can't wait for the marmalade to come out...What size is your dresden plate? And the little bags are so cute..

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