Scrap Fabric Strips & My Log Cabin Quilt Plans for Them
March 1, 2022
As of the writing of this post, I’m trying to sort through my scrap fabric collection. There is a lot to go through, but so far I’m making progress. Slow progress, but still. Progress.
One of the major things I wanted to make out of my cotton scraps is quilts. I don’t have a lot of cotton scraps (I usually work with other types of fabrics) but I came across my collection of old cotton fabric scraps. I thought for quite a while about what to do with them, but I finally decided to make log cabin quilts out of them.Here are what the scraps look like…
Before I took a photograph of all the scraps, I cut them into strips for the quilt. I didn’t think about writing a post about the quilts I planned to make using the fabric until after I cut them.
There are six different types of fabrics I want to turn into quilts. I have enough fabric to make log cabin quilts, but I need additional fabric in order to complete the quilts. My idea is to make a quilt based off each of the six fabrics. They will be part of six different quilts and, if there is enough fabric, matching pillow cases and/or throw pillows.
I also know what kind of quilt pattern I will be making using the fabric. I want to make log cabin quilts. I’m not sure what I plan on doing for all of them, but I plan on at least one quilt made out of two colors, one of the scrap colors and one a complementary color to the scrap fabric. The colors will range from dark tones on the edge of the block to the lightest tones in the middle.
Since I will make six different quilts based off each fabric design and color, I will work on them one at a time. Also, this will mean I need to find more fabric to make the quilts. Since there are shipping delays and supply chain problems, I’m not sure if I want to buy all the fabric I need for more than one quilt or just focus on one quilt and, once it’s done, I’ll move onto other sewing projects I need to work on.
So, that’s it for now. I still have plans to make for the quilt, such as the kind of colors I would like to use for each quilt. I think I will go to Hobby Lobby to look at the cotton fabric. That way I can see a wider selection of fabrics, colors, and can compare them in person instead of online.