Scrap Happy Basket

 

I am excited to participate in my first ScrapHappy Project hosted by Kate and Gun.  Not only will it be fun to share scrap projects; but I hope to learn more about quilting, maybe finish those WIPs, and leave my own comfort zone.

JULY SCRAPPY PROJECT CHOICE

I save interesting selvages (or selvedge) from various projects. I find I am drawn to the multi-colored, designer fanciful selvages. For my first Scrap Happy project, I used selvage scraps to make the 1-hour basket found at KelbySews.

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Ticking Trends & Zipper Pouches

The use of ticking for decorative purposes is not a recent trend. Seventy years ago, the American decorating original, Sister Parish, made use of ticking fabric evoking a “cozy old-money, part opulent, part hand-me-down, English country house aesthetic. “¹  

An online perusal attests that ticking featured décor has not diminished, but rather expanded. Reminiscent of a more humble time, the clean simple lines and color tones of cotton ticking inspires a modern-vintage lure without kitsch. 

 

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Tin Buttons

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A couple of years ago, I opened up a little vintage and collectibles etsy shop, tin buttons. An art education degree and an ISTE Capstone certification (international society for technology in education) has certainly helped with the online business learning curve.   

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Best .Gif Ever!

I have to agree with the rest . . . Possibly the BEST creative sewing .gif EVER!

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via: Recover Girl. via: here.

Have a great week! – – Joanne