Monday, January 27, 2014

JANUARY GOALS - SCRAP BUSTIN & TUTORIAL

As part of my 2014 goals to bust my stash and
no fabric purchases, 
I am using up scraps each month!

Today I'm sharing my JANUARY Scrappy fun!
and an unexpected tutorial

You all know how much I luvvvvvvv 
Zen Chic's COMMA fabric.

How bout a Thread Catcher?
I used a couple different designs from some patterns I have
and added my own spin to them to include a holder
for scissors, seam ripper and ruler.


 I have lots of it and lots of  COMMA scraps,
sew I made a fabric journal cover!

FRONT


INSIDE

BACK

 Here's the link 
to my
"Quilt As You Go" Journal Cover Tutorial
 


JANUARY, 2014
SEVERAL SCRAPPY PROJECTS COMPLETED



NO NEW FABRIC PURCHASED!


TUTORIAL WRITTEN  - NOT ON MY GOALS LIST!



25 comments:

  1. Cute journal cover and adorable thread catcher…love the extra holders you added! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Ohh. These are all great. Love the thread catcher. And you know I love journal covers...lol....lots of love for it all.

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  3. Both are cute projects. I really like the journal cover. Thank you.

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  4. The comma journal cover looks great, I love how the scrap strips are set on an angle.

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  5. thank you for the tutorial, I have to buy some fabric today for 2 quilts but promise will not buy any extra, have pulled out of my stash what I can use but need 4 metres of a contrast to make the quilt and 2.75 metres for the background for hexie BOM

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  6. I love the journal cover! Look at you over-achieving :)

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  7. Oh I am "sew" with you Kathy! I made myself a goal/resolution to NOT buy fabric this year either. I didn't buy much last year, except for flannel to make my grandson some jammies. I love using scraps too. So this is the year to use as much as I can. Of course i cannot help it if I win a giveaway of fabric or receive a gift wrapped in fabric, but I am NOT buying any fabric! I'll be checking in with you throughout the year to see if you are still on track. You better keep me in line too, lol!!!

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  8. Very cool. Love the journal cover and the thread catcher. I think that Comma is one of my favorites too. I have a bundle just sitting waiting for a project that screams USE ME!

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  9. I love the thread catcher--making one of those has been on my list for a while, but I keep waiting for my kids to be old enough not to steal it, haha.

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  10. I love the idea of making a journal cover and thread catcher. They are looking good.

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  11. Love the Journal cover, great use of scraps!

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  12. Cute, cute, cute! Love all your projects! XO

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  13. Okay....I love that big check mark!!! I want one!! LOL!!! Anyhoo...the covers are adorable. So glad I stopped by! SMiles! V:)

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  14. Okay....I love that big check mark!!! I want one!! LOL!!! Anyhoo...the covers are adorable. So glad I stopped by! SMiles! V:)

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  15. I love the comma fabric too! Someone recently gave me a thread catcher/pin cushion like yours. Man is that bugger useful or what? who knew?

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  16. This is the year of 'the scraps'! One of my goals this year too! Love your projects!

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  17. Great job of staying on track with those goals, Kathy! Your projects are all sew cute and the pictures are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. That's wonderful!

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  18. Great job on your goals! I'm trying to avoid buying fabric unless I need it for a specific project and I'm finding that I don't have a stash that can support making full sized quilts without supplements. It's certainly making me think about how I buy fabric. Cute journal cover!

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  19. Great mix of colors on the journal cover, they look perfect together! I have yet to be so lucky in mixing colors, still learning.

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  20. I love those type of thread catchers and the journal covers are fantastic.

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  21. Great projects! Love Comma! I need to make a thread catcher, love your customizations.

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  22. Kathy, I love your thread catcher! I need one of those! Your journal cover is lovely too!


    Would love for you to link this up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!!
    -Lindsey

    Fabric Frenzy Friday

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  23. Yeah for you. Very cute. I should have gotten some Coma but I didn't.

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  24. great pattern! thanks so much for sharing, I need one of these for my cutting table

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