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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sorting and sewing.......

I was sorting a box of scrap batik strips yesterday.  I pulled out a pile of narrow strips, less than 3/4" wide and a pile of 1" to 1 1/4" wide pieces.




There were a bunch of 1/2" wide strips in the left pile so I pulled them out and consider them too narrow to sew.  They should go in the dog bed stuffing bag but for now they are in a little plastic bag.








I started making some mug rug tops while watching TV last night.  They are approximately 8" x 10".  Some of the sewn strips are only 1/8" wide.



I ended up making four of them and then wondered what they would look like with a strip or two inserted across the strips.  I just laid some strips on them to see how it would look.


I think maybe I like them just like this.









I'm still working on Hunter Star blocks too, little by little.

7 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Amazing what we save and what we can come up with for their use. I have a big batch to make more crumb/crazy blocks out of again. They just keep muliplying. Chris

Quiltdivajulie said...

I like those mug mats just as they are, too. No crosscuts needed.

patty a. said...

It will be good to use up all those narrow strips you have accumulated.

Needled Mom said...

I agree. I like the strips as they are.

marniehaines@comcast.net said...

Hi Wanda,
I see a quilt in your strips, possibly a table runner or a wall hanging. You really know how to make the most of color.
marniehaines@comcast.net

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

Your mug rugs look great. It was a great way to use up all those batiks. I will be making my first mug rugs in a few weeks. Is 8" x 10" the normal size? I'd love to know as I get through the designing stage. Happy sewing! Andrea

margaret said...

lots of scraps there, I have a hoard of 1 metre pieces of batik must use it as do love batiks, just seem to keep adding to my collection!