Is this not the most stinkin’ cute thing you’ve ever seen? I am totally in love with the idea of making fabric twine from my scrap fabric.
I know I’ve talked about my based on Bonnie Hunter’s idea (her blog -> Quiltville.com) where all your fabric that isn’t loved or for a specific project gets cut into different size strips that you use most when making scrap quilts or small projects.
Side Note: If you have fabric that isn’t loved at your house and you don’t make scrap quilts, just send it to me! Love ya!
My most used strips ended up being 2 1/2″, 1 1/2″, 1″, and 3/4″. Well, maybe not most used. More like most appealing to a project I was really looking forward to making. Currently I’m working on a Pineapple quilt using the 1 1/2″ strips mostly, but the center squares are 2 1/2″. I was cutting 2″ strips at first but then didn’t have a good project for them. I managed to convince myself not only that a miniature log cabin was a possibility, but also that while a mini using 1″ strips would be totally doable, a mini using 3/4″ strips would be an interesting challenge.
Somehow I think I’ve been bamboozled. By myself, no less.
So in the spirit of Christmas, when I’m cruising craft blogs looking for stinkin’ cute projects that I can dream about doing one day when I’m as organized as Martha Stewart and with a similar annual budget for crafts, and when I’m thinking about starting about a dozen projects just for Christmas decorating, not to mention all the Christmas presents, how can I resist the one craft that I can start right away (because I have the strips already cut!) AND can be part of a Christmas present for just a hint of homemade goodness! I love the picture in my head of all the presents in a plain white paper and this colorful fabric twine. So cheery and fun.
Anyway, I found the tutorial for this fabric twine over at My Poppet and couldn’t wait to get started. I think I’ll tie up all my Christmas presents in this stuff! Now if I only knew what I was going to get everyone!