I made a log cabin quilt top a couple of years ago as shown in the photograph above, (it still needs to be quilted!). I pulled out the scrap bag of stripped fabric from that project today. There were lots of little pieces in various lengths in there.
At some point in the past, I had started sewing some of these scraps together. I'm not quite sure what I had in mind at the time, but I decided that I would continue sewing them together. When I finished, I had an extremely long strip of scraps. I had a quick measure up and counted a total of just over a whopping 13 yards of fabric scraps just 1 1/2 inches wide. They took some time to press the seams I can tell ya.
Then came the maths. Now my maths ability isn't too bad, until I get past counting with my socks off then I'm lost LOL. My working out was as follows :-
I had approx 13 yards @ 36 inches per yard = 468 inches
If I then cut these into 20 inch strips, I would have 23 full strips and a little bit left over.
But to avoid the wastage, I decided to put 2 ends together and sew down the entire length, then cut in half and start again with those 2 ends. I had a lovely finished piece when I'd done ...
Close up ..
Now the next decision is, what do I make with it? I did think about a quick and easy tote bag, I would need to border it though as it isn't quite big enough to do both sides. Any other suggestions gratefully received :-)