This blew my mind: According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, in 2015, 10.5 million tons of textile waste (mostly discarded clothes) ended up in U.S. landfills. While I know it is a drop in the bucket; in a teensy way I am doing my part for recycling and reusing textiles.
Like many quilters, I am a hoarder of fabrics. Ruthlessly tossing anything under 2” wide (and seriously, those pieces I knew I’d never use) I cleaned up my scrap bin.
Ironed, cut into squares and strips and sorted by size. Seeing the fabric squares piling up has inspired me to make another scrappy quilt – which is one of my favorite styles… AND… hey! would make a great Scrap Happy project, right? *eyebrows wiggling up and down*
Scrap Happy is a fun reuse-recycle-reduce activity (hosted by Kate and Gun ) to help one use up scraps of anything from past projects (check out the link)! I am still working on a plan for the Alison Glass Scrap Happy Roundabout quilt blocks.
Oh! I saw a quilted heart in a vintage/antique shop this weekend. I asked the proprietor if this was in any way connected to the First World War sawdust heart pincushions? Alas, he had no clue what I was asking about. It probably is not (upon closer inspection of the beads and lace), but it was exciting to think so.
Have a good week! — Joanne