Friday, November 26, 2010

Leftovers


So what do you do with your leftovers? The light color Glace charms were leftovers from my schnibbles that I finished earlier this month.  I have two of each so there are too many color coordinating pieces to just throw in my scrap bag?  I also had some of the green berry print that I ordered, not knowing what I would do for borders at the time.  The red print strip is from a Moda scrap bag.

I took my leftovers to my LQS and found the three prints at the top.  The red is from a French General line and the green grunge and peppermint stripes are from Basic Grey's Fruitcake line. 

In this case, I think I'll make a smaller piece with the same blocks as my schnibbles. I'd love to know though...what do you do with your leftover charms?

11 comments:

Barb said...





Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh love those fabrics.....

Sarah Craig said...





I toss my leftover charms in a box with similar sized pieces and then when I have time, make 9-patch blocks to cut up and use in scrappy disappearing 9-patch quilts!

Meg said...





When I have 4 or more coordinating charms, I like to make coasters out of them! They're the perfect size, and a great way to use some more leftovers--batting scraps! Back them all with the same fabric, and a matched set (great hostess gift or stocking stuffer, btw) is born!

Ellyn said...





I keep mine for future scrappy projects. I have a new pattern to be released in the next couple weeks though that will use charms...

Poppyprint said...





I like Meg's coaster idea. I use charm squares to make fabric belts for my daughter and her friends.

Mystica said...





What a beautiful collection of leftovers. Love the color combinations!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...





Mine are just stacked up together, but I sure like your idea Karen! And I love the fabric too!

Leah said...





What a great collection of "leftovers"

Isisjem said...





I put them to one side to use in other scrappy projects. I think if I was left with these I'd make a mini quilt and use it as a table centre piece - maybe for Christmas. I may just make a 'block' of some sort and turn that into the basis of a mini quilt.

~Dawn~ said...





I do the disappearing 9 patch blocks, make new bedside table runners, placemats and log cabin blocks for my in-the-works scrap quilt.

Valerie said...





I love that peppermint stripe, too, and the grunge fabrics are great alongside Fruitcake. I have a table runner in process with the same line. I cut my charms down to 2.5" squares and add them to my charm bin. There are plenty of piecing projects that call for this size square ---- and they're great additions to bee blocks.