I think it’s safe to say, we all have leftover fabric scraps. Here are 20 ways to use fabric scraps in a variety of projects: quilts, gifts and other craft projects in all shapes and sizes – from full quilts, to quilt blocks, book covers, pillows, and even Christmas projects! These Wonky Log Cabin blocks came entirely from my red scrap bin. Let’s talk briefly about fabric scrap organization and then 20+ projects for putting those scraps to good use!
Scrap fabric organization
The first thing I recommend is organizing your scraps by color. It’s the simplest way to organize your scraps and it will make them SO much more appealing to work with. I bought a couple of sets of those clear, plastic drawers as a simplest possible see-thru storage option.
My second tip for scrap organization: Get rid of the scraps that are no longer inspiring. Clean out and purge.
I have more details about sorting and organizing scraps here.
Postage Stamp Pillow tutorial by Sarah Ashford – perfect for using adorable fussy-cuts!
Modpodge Christmas ornaments – tutorial from Maker Valley
Gift Tags from A Spoonful of Sugar
GrannySquare Quilt Block Tutorial from Blue Elephant Stitches
I hope some of those ideas spark some creative juices in using your own scraps.
For keeping track of more Scraps ideas, I’ve started a Scraps pinboard that I update regularly, if you want to follow it for the latest projects and ideas:
What are some of your favorite ideas to use fabric scraps?