You know the pieces you cut off the sides of quilts? We all have these batting scraps, but what to do with them?
I have written a few blog posts over the years about how I have used batting scraps such as joining them together into larger pieces, using them in small projects, for dog beds, etc.
Now I am using the long pieces in a string piecing project. It's a bit of a challenge to deal with the long units, and you can see how I have rolled up the excess and clipped it together on the ends. That has worked fairly well.
As I'm sewing, I've been singing to myself a song called "Swinging Along", which is a song my parents used to sing in the car when we went on childhood holidays. It brings me very happy memories! Of course I change the lyrics to "stringing along" LOL
I'm making a version of a quilt from Gwen Marston's book called String Quilts for Bea's "Dust off a quilt book" blog hop in February. I'm off to a good start and am happy with how it's coming along. The great thing about this method is once the strings are sewn together, it's already quilted.
I do find that I can only work on a string project for a certain period of time, and then I start to feel overwhelmed by the disaster of a mess that gets generated from the scraps. I'll work on this periodically as mess tolerance allows and hope to finish it in time for the blog hop next month.