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Friday Favourites - Quilts from Scraps

After you've sewn up a garment do you find you have a pile of scraps left over that you can't really use for much else but can't bare to throw away? A great way to use them is to sew them up into a quilt which will be admired and loved for years to come.

The quilts below are wonderful inspiration for scraps and great for beginners.

http://fussycut.blogspot.com.au/2011/07/hope-valley-string-quilt.html

Image: Fussy Cut Blog

http://www.flickr.com/photos/uppitygirl/7549869818/in/pool-freshmodernquilts/

Image: Lauren Hawley Flickr

552783829http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenib/5527838298/8_02063da692

Image: Jeni Baker

2-inch-http://lrdesignsquilting.com/blog/archives/5482charms

Image: L & R Designs Quilting blog

If you have a box of scraps from previous sewing projects and would like to learn the art of freeform patchwork check out our class coming up in March with Leslie Keating from Maze & Vale.

Freeform patchwork workshop

This class is for those afraid of patchwork or put off by the usually fussy, precise nature of patchwork and quilting patterns. Learn simple techniques for creating original and stunning improvisational patchwork. This class will deconstruct the rules of traditional patchwork and share carefree, easy ways to combine pieces of cloth into one-of-a-kind works of art. Participants will go home with a completed 40cm by 40cm block and a work sheet on how to turn said block into a cushion cover (if desired).

No previous quilting or patchwork experience is necessary.

A variety of fabric scraps will be supplied to choose from. Participants will be required to bring their own sewing machine and are also welcome to bring their own fabric if desired.

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