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Baby Blanket Made From Factory Scraps!

15 Jul

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I’ve been a bit busy, but you know that’s always the case. Now the country fair is around the corner, and I’m just finishing up this baby Blanket. It’s made from factory scraps from the knitting mill I work at. I love it, because it looks great, and it’s keeping acrylic waste out of land folks. It’s a win-win for upcycling!!!

It’s made by sandwiching a bunch of scraps between two pieces of water soluble stabilizer, and just stitching the hell out of it. I’ll show you the wanted version tomorrow!!!

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Infinity Scarf Made From Vintage Silk Ties

21 Jun

So I stumbled upon a box of ties I was saving for a peacock quilt, and decided to use a couple… 3 hours later, and now I have about 12 of these infinity scarves.

They’re quite simple to make, and I’ll post a tutorial as soon as I’m not supposed to be on bedrest.

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Rug Made From Factory Seconds

24 May

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For those of you who do not know… I have a day job! I really lucked out though, because I work in knitwear production, which means I have access to knitwear scraps and seconds, and you know I use the hell out of them, from making knit fabric for my quilts, to now using the flawed pieces for weaving.

I started work on this rug, and within about 6 hours, I had a nice 22 inch by 36 inch rag rug. I used polyester upholstery thread for the warp, and nothing but acrylic scraps for the weft. I think it turned out quite nicely, and I’m working on developing it into a class! Wish me luck!!!

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Fabric Scraps Into Yarn!

23 May

You know me, always looking for something to do. Over the weekend I took some fabric I really didn’t feel like sewing, and made it into bias strips. Sorry for the crappy picture, but once it dries, I’ll get some better ones; hopefully I’ll actually use it soon.

It’s going to go into my loom for my next scarf project. Wish me luck!!!

Finally Finished The Quilting!

1 May

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I’m not even going to lie; this quilt has been sitting around for over a year, maybe two. It was one of the first pieces I did with my painted fabric. I finally took it off the shelf, and started quilting it. Now to bind it! I made this quilt for a friend, so hopefully I’ll be able to give it to her soon! Wish me luck!

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About Two Thirds Done – Silky Blooming 9 Patch

30 Apr

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I’m almost done! I still have to finish the last two corners, but it’s coming together quite nicely! I just love this silky print fabric! I know a lot of people say you can’t mix fabrics, but I’ve always been a renegade! I’ll admit, it wasn’t as easy as working with regular quilting fabric, but it also wasn’t terrible. Hopefully I’ll finish up the top this weekend! Wish me luck!

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I Got An Ashford Loom!

25 Apr

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I got an Ashford 24″ Rigid Heddle Loom, and yes, it’s amazing!

I’ve always been interested in looms. Ever since I was a little kid in boy scouts, I can remember going to an old farm house that had a giant floor loom, and being amazed by it. Now that I’m a 20-something, I’m even more astounded by them! I started out with this Ashford 24″, and I can already see myself investing in a floor loom… One of these days!

I’ve been weaving this scarf, and I just love it! It actually goes by rather quickly. I’m almost done with it already. I used all sorts of funky yarn. I even made some from strips of quilting fabric, and some from t-shirts, and old hats. It’s quite the textured hot mess you assume it would be, but I love it! I’m so excited to finish it off, and start work on my next project… A Rug!

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