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Fusible Scrap Leftovers

March 8, 2011

Before I get started, I want to thank all of you who have subscribed to my blog. It’s always great to start a new adventure surrounded by friends. I feel truly blessed.

Now, on to the first project . . .

fusible scrap pile

10 years worth of little bits and pieces

the beginning I started this piece in a way, when I started quilting, or should I say I started this piece when I learned about fusible applique? Fusible applique is a magic method of applique. It’s easy to use and offers a way to add applique to any project without the stress of some other methods. I have used it off and on for the last ten years.

side effects There is an annoying side effect to using this method. The side effect is you are left with odd shaped pieces of fabric with even weirder shaped bits of fusible attached. This is a problem for a scrap quilter like me. I keep everything, so lots of little pieces of fabric—that in my mind are still useful—shouldn’t be thrown away. I’ll show you my methods for keeping these scraps under control later.

I’m sure some quilt in the future is desperately going to need one of these little pieces of fabric, and since the fusible is already attached, that quilt will be finished that much sooner. I know lots of you wouldn’t even consider keeping what I have lovingly kept for years, but I bought the fabric . . . I still like it . . . so I’m going to use it until the pieces are so small it will be considered lint by most people.

Beyond the problem of leftover fusible being attached to the scraps, there is left over scrap—which is totally unusable at this point because it’s still attached to the fusible. I know, I know, you’re thinking . . . he’s not a well man.

what to do? I’ll let you know what I decided to do in the next post.