Hi there! If you have read my other posts you will know that I love re purposing fabric scraps, up cycling old fabrics and making use of everything that I have left over from other sewing projects.
In this post I want to share with you a little mini quilt that I made over the weekend. I was inspired by a collection of different pink fabric scraps. I also had a nice piece of white denim so i started playing around with different ways to combine all the pink tones.
Materials and equipment:
- Sewing machine (I used a Bernina 475QE)
- Fabric scissors
The first thing that I did was to grab a piece of paper A3 size and a vivid pen.
I drew vertical lines and horizontal lines. I gave each segment a number to keep track of the sewing order.
I cut the different pieces which created a pile of little pattern pieces.
I placed each piece on the fabric and cut around leaving 1 cm seam allowance all around.
I sewed all the pieces together. I pressed as I went along.
When all the panels were sewn I neatened the edges of each panel in order to have a straight line to sew the panels together :). To do this place a ruler and mark a staright line in each panel or you can also use the rotary cutter and a cutting mat.
The last step was to sew the panels together and press the seams to one side.
Because I love quilting I decided to use a polyester fluffy batting underneath and to hand sew a few running stitched over the pink panels.
The photo below is my final result. It measures 38 cm by 42 cm.
I am thinking of making it into a pillow cover, or cutting a love heart shape and use it as a patch at the back of a jacket… if you have an idea of what this little piece of re purposed fabrics can become please leave a comment and let me know 🙂
I hope you have enjoyed this little tutorial.If you enjoy simple little quilt projects check out this post on how to make a mini quilt in one day. It’s super easy as well and its made with naturally dyed silks.