Sunday, April 10, 2022

Hot Garbage?

 There's a shop near me called Swansons that is a salvage fiber arts shop.  Fiber artists donate their unwanted stash (fabric AND yarn) and they resell it to the public super cheap.  It is a dream come true for me!  I take yardage there that I haven't cut into for years (and am therefore unlikely to ever cut into) and swap it for bags of quilting cotton scraps.  The owner tells me I'm doing the world a service by taking other people's scraps, but I'll take a bag of scraps over a yard of one fabric any day!  The bags of scrap fabric are called "Hot Garbage" but the contents are the furthest thing from garbage - those bags contain TREASURE!

I used some of those scraps finishing up this Scrappy Trips quilt that I'm now binding for a friend who recently had surgery:

I used some of those scraps to make my April Bee Blocks:

I'm using the green and red scraps to make a non-traditional holiday/Christmas quilt using the Stashbuster 2022 pattern from Border Creek Station:

And I am using those scraps to start a new Quarter Log Cabin quilt:

I wish this weekend weren't at an end - all I want to do is sew!  I'm linking up with Oh Scrap and Monday Making.


The Cozy Quilter said...

You are making good use of your scrappy treasures! Hope you and your family are doing well.

Julierose said...

What a wonderful treasure trove--I agree that scraps are more inviting--to me too!! I wish we had a place like that here. I am thinking of taking one strip off each of my stash fabrics and then donating the rest...I am overwhelmed with too much right now!! (Maybe keep some things for backings)hugs, Julierose

Bonnie said...

Interesting sounding place. I find there are some fabrics that brings wonderful memories back. It makes it hard to give away those fabrics. I guess I’ll just to make them into quilts. Your are looking great. And yea for using up others scraps. Y

Becky said...

LOVE what you are doing!!! All of the projects look great.
Keep it up!!

Moneik said...

I love seeing what you're doing with scraps. Buying scrap bags would be about the only way for me to get scraps. I just don't have many, other than novelty prints and they are so busy for a scrap quilt.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Awesome batch of projects!! Love, love, LOVE that you are able to use someone else's scraps to make such beautiful things!