Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Late, but Thrifty Fabric Tuesday

Those who regularly put up with my weird ramblings may recall the doo-doo list I had when my sewing machine decided to take an extended vacation.  Well I am trying my best to stick to it even though this is calling to my Neptune stash.
So, this quilt is finaly finished and bound.  Made entirely from crib sheets and recieving blankets, the batting is an old cotton thermal blanket.  The only thing that I bought was a yard of the blue fabric for binding.  Only used less than half a yard.  Total cost would come to about $5.00.!!  Yeah!!!


Used this quilt as a chance to practice FMQ in a meandering pattern.  Fun!!

This quilt is already broken in, even though I can't was it up.  (Dryer is now on vacation!)

Since the dryer is in a coma, and the laundromat cost about $55.00 a couple weeks ago, there was need to shorten some play jeans.  Since I noticed that our denim picnic quilt is starting to fall apart I decided to prepare the denim as I come across it for a new picnic blanket.  Cut it into charm squares.

Used odd charms that I had laying around.  This winter I plan on scavenging the denim from the old quilt to make some more.  This is just the beginning!  No cost here, I already had this stuff laying around.

This is my answer to disappearing coasters.  All this fabric was scrap from wall hangings and such for the same room.  Binding was leftover as well.  The back was stash, and I pieced the batting from scrap.  Total cost...

Sick of all the dark ipod photos?  Sorry!

Be sure to visit all the other Fabric Tuesday entries by using the cute button on my sidebar.  Now I am going to get something hot to drink, soak my binding finger, and do the same!




  1. I love that you made all of these projects for next to nothing! Awesome! Thanks!

  2. KT, you've been really busy! Love seeing all your projects and especially admire that they cost next to nothing...who would have guessed?! I have been hoarding jeans so am anxious to see what picnic pattern you decide to use. Is it difficult cutting and sewing the denim? I also like the bags you designed yourself shown in a previous post. You should definitely do a pattern for them....can't have too many;-) Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


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