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Saturday, April 02, 2016

April Scrap Busting Plan




I have a Grand Plan.
(Don't I always!!)
I really, really want to get my scraps and my stash under control.
For April, I plan to use up this stack of t-shirt knits.
In my past sewing life, I made clothes.
Lots of clothes for me and my kiddos.
Jeans, western shirts, t shirts, shorts, pjs, cute undies, cute dresses...

Right now I am in desperate need of new shirts.
I hate to go shopping for clothes so it's time to get this done.
And I want to free up that space the basket of fashion fabrics is taking up.
I love sewing with my serger so this gives me a lot of serger time.
(Can you believe my spell check didn't include the word serger?!? I does now!)
The bottom knit is already a shirt.
It is my "muslin" for fit.
It's not too bad,
I'll wear it around home or to sleep in.
I'm excited to use these up.


This morning I'm listening to the latest Quiltcam.
She read an email from someone that was cutting with her Go Cutter.
The light bulb in my head turned on bright.
I put Bonnie on pause and got out my own cutter and small tumbler die.
I need more variety in my tumbler boxes and while making string blocks, 
I found a nice bunch of fabrics in my string bin that were too big to turn into strings.

It's time to get working on my tumblers again.
They will not be my focus this month but will be ready when I'm ready to work on them.

This morning I will finalize my basic t-shirt pattern
and maybe cut out a couple more shirts.

It's fun to have a plan.
And now I must get to it!

5 comments:

Mary said...

I made all those things in the 80's. My kids had 'originals. Not store brands. I used my Stretch n Sew patterns for the shirts. I could make pjs in an hour with my serger!

Mary said...

I made all those things in the 80's. My kids had 'originals. Not store brands. I used my Stretch n Sew patterns for the shirts. I could make pjs in an hour with my serger!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Way to work through your stash!! Fortunately, my scrap problem doesn't extend into fashion fabric. Whew!!

gayle said...

I used to make tons of clothes, too - especially for the kids when they were small. Knits could be fun to work with, with the emphasis on 'could'... 8)
Happy sewing!

Kathy Strawson said...

I have happily given over my clothing-sewing to my sister, who has a serger an dis not afraid to use it! She will make anything and I get to give her some $$ to help support her own addictions...weaving. Win-Win