Scrap Swap anyone?

If you’ve been sewing for any amount of time you’ve already noticed how quickly scraps can accumulate.  If you’re anything like me, afraid to throw any little bit out in case you can use it later, you have a bunch lying around of various shapes and sizes.  Soooooooo I thought why not share the scrap love and do a little scrap swapping!?

Recently I went through my scraps and sort of organzed them into little piles.  I’ve been saving 4×4 inch japanese fabric scraps, well and to be honest I’ve ordered some from Etsy here and there, in hopes I can make a fun quilt some day.  I also spent some time cutting my scraps into 2×2 squares for some projects I have in mind.  I plan on featuring some fun tutorials to help you make use of your scraps, as well as link to some of the ideas already out there and maybe,  just maybe, a source of two in case you have a little scrap collecting problem like someone I know.

If you would like to participate just sign up here, I’ll keep taking names until Wednesday January 26th.  Then I’ll spend some time matching us all up while you prepare your bundle.  Make sure your correct email is in the comment, or enter it with your name when you say you want in.  Also, it might be fun to know where you live so we can mix things up a bit.  Probably won’t be too exciting if someone is matched with an almost neighbour, just in case you shop at the same fabric store!  Be ready to commit to shipping your scrap bundle by the end of the month, we’ll go with the 31st just to make it easy.  This will be open to everyone everywhere so please let me know if you object to international shipping and I’ll match you with someone in your country.

Ok, so the guidlines:

– scraps must measure at least 2 inches by 2 inches, there is no maximum size but it is supposed to help you destash your scrap bin so sending fat quarters probably won’t help with that.

– scraps must be unwashed, clean, and in usable condition

– scraps can be new fabric or vintage reclaimed pieces

– fabrics should be of relatively the same weight, cottons/linens/light canvas so allow for quilting and use in the same project

– send 10-ish ounces to your partner mailed by January 31st

16 Responses to Scrap Swap anyone?

  1. Yes please! I would like to participate in this scrap swap. I have two big Rubbermaid tubs of just smallish scraps (around 3 inches square) alone (and we won’t talk about the bigger pieces!) so if I can spread the love to maybe even TWO people, I certainly would not mind…

  2. Thanks Wendy, that’s great.
    Guess I should mention I’ll be playing along too.

  3. I will have to pass this time but I would love to do this another time!

  4. Amber Elizabeth

    I’d love to play too! I’m currently in Sunny San Diego!

    Also, I hope it’s not a problem but my scraps are all prewashed from sewing.

  5. I would love to join. There are lots of scraps of great fabric in my sewing room that I would love to pass along and see someone find a good use for them.

  6. I would love to participate! I just organized my scraps and have some great ones to share!

  7. Sign me up for sure!

    You have my email, and I live in Colorado. I’ll share on my blog too!

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  9. I have ALOT of home dec scraps! Bigger than 2×2. Would love to trade. Many scraps coordinate. I even have some 1 1/2 bias strips I would throw in :)

  10. What a great idea! I am just outside Seattle and I’d love to save some of my scraps on to a new home. Maybe some ribbon scraps too?

  11. Hello! I have never participated in something like this, but I have been dying to try! I have an enormous amount of scraps in all different colors! I am located in Minnesota. Can you e-mail me the details of how this would work?

  12. The two things I love most are coming together…mail and fabric. I can’t wait to receive my package!

    Thanks, Tara for organizing this event!

  13. I’d love to join in! I have bags of scraps and boxes of scraps and they all start to look the same after a few months. It would be so much fun to play with something a little different.

  14. Janee Lookerse

    I’d love to join! I have a bunch of scraps I’m never going to use and I’d love some fresh ones! I’m not at all opposed to international shipping. I live in southern california, in the LA area. Just to clarify though how much is 10ish ounces? I mean approx how many pieces will that be? Thanks so much for setting this up, this is great!!!

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