Have you got precious fabrics?
Just the tiniest pieces hidden away waiting for that special project?
Some of these Liberty scraps were the only pieces that I've ever had - as in they came that tiny in a scrap bag (sigh). Others were leftovers from projects and I wanted the memories. Others were favourite snippets of a print I loved - like the giraffe (wearing sneakers!!) pictured below, from Queue For The Zoo? Fave! and The Strawberry Thief birds!
All you need is your favourite scraps and a piece of bias tape in whatever colour and length you want. I didn't want my fabric to look flimsy so I ironed my scraps using Vleisofix to a piece of white voile. There are lots of other methods. Ironing to felt would work. Even just onto a stabiliser!
You can cut the fabric into whatever shapes you like.
Work out which order you'd like them to be in along the bias tape.
Then, start by making a loop on the end, then sandwich your pieces one at a time, slowly feeding them through the sewing machine. When you're finished, make another loop at the end!
|Precious Liberty scraps vleisofixed to white voile to brighten prints || Rhapsody and Thread|
|Cut into rectangles|
|There's no colour theme. |
I just chose prints that I've been holding on to || Rhapsody and Thread
|I lined the rectangles up in an order where different colours were spread out || Rhapsody and Thread|
|Then I sandwiched each rectangle inside a plain white bias tape.|
Basic sewing skills required || Rhapsody and Thread
|Make it as long as you like!|
|My favourite photo-bombers! || Rhapsody and Thread|
|Ratbag <3 || Rhapsody and Thread|
|I used the whole piece of bias tape - approx 3m wide || Rhapsody and Thread|
|Hanging above my desk || Rhapsody and Thread|
|If only my desk still looked this clean! || Rhapsody and Thread|