Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Scrap Cutting - Part 1
I started cutting my scraps tonight. I've decided to use the braid, diamond and half hexagon templates I got with my Charm Quilts book last week. I started with the scraps leftover from a quilt I made last year. This is what those scraps yielded. Not a bad start and it only took me 45 minutes to get that much done.
I pulled out the scrap drawer from my charm cabinet. Here's what the drawer looks like right now. I don't know if I'll work on those tomorrow or wait for my cutting party with Victoria this weekend.
I don't have as many scraps as I thought. I guess that's because when I first started cutting I was cutting my scraps into charm squares of various sizes. Somewhere along the line I changed my methods. First I stopped buying fabric just to buy it. Then I've been using my charm squares and FQs for most of the projects I've been working on lately. I may cut some 5 inch strips from some of my yardage for cutting . . . wait . . . I just got a semi-brilliant idea . . . I have a package of Hoffman Christmas fabric I bought at Keepsake Quilting. I've used a couple pieces of it. But I think the remaining pieces are half-yard pieces. Wouldn't it be cool to have some Christmas charm wall hangings. I could get a start on Christmas. I like it . . . I'm off to find that fabric!!
PS - I have figured out that the best way to cut charms using templates is to use a rotating cutting mat. I suppose some of already knew that. But, oh well, it was a revelation to me. I'm off . . .