Show 'n Tell
I've been getting into the low volume scraps again and used Jeni's tutorial at In Color Order to make a Grocery Bag Holder.
I made the larger size and that sucker can hold some bags, it's great.
Projects like these (which don't take a lot of wear and tear) are ideal opportunities to use up some batting scraps, so I pieced together a few offcuts.
Initially I was going to use a zigzag stitch to join the pieces (which I have done before), but went for using fusible interfacing instead. It was very quick and very easy. (I also find zigzag can give you a bit of a wavy finish, which isn't so great.)
I just squared up my batting offcuts after giving them a light press:
Then I butted the edges together and used some 3 inch wide strips of interfacing to join them together.
*Bonus - as well as using up batting offcuts, you can also use up interfacing offcuts.
I actually used two different types of cotton batting (because they fit the project better) but I wouldn't recommend this generally - I'd only piece the same types of batting offcuts together.
Once it was all ironed down I basted my quilt sandwich as normal, but I faced the fusible toward the quilt back so it wouldn't show through the lighter coloured patchwork. Quilt as normal, no problemo.
Some pretty 3/4 inch twill tape to hang it up with
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