Fabric Hoarding Pays Off

I recently got a great deal on three frames at the ReTail thrift store on Savannah Highway. They were $4, $5, and $6 each for big wooden frames. I loved their size and sturdiness and the distressed look of the white wood.
I decided that they would be perfect over my bed in my bedroom. I decided to go with the blue and pink color theme of my room and to finally try out some of the art techniques I’ve been pinning recently!
The medium sized frame I decided to do a fabric mosaic inspired by this:
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I sorted thru all of the tiny scraps of fabric that I’ve hoarded just for projects like this. I picked out pink, blue, and yellow patterns and cut random little rectangles in varying sizes. I cut 5-10 rectangles from each fabric.
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Then I just randomly laid the fabric out, trying to maintain a good balance of colors and keep a consistent amount of white space in between the squares. The “canvas” is actually a piece of foam board I cut to fit the frame. I did this
1) to save money and
2) because I was doing some “experimental” art here and didn’t want to mess up a nice canvas!
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I really just laid them out randomly! Then I used clear drying elmers glue to stick it all to the board. I love the end effect!

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Pretty groovy, huh? What projects have you done with fabric scraps lately?

5 thoughts on “Fabric Hoarding Pays Off

  1. I love this idea. After devoting the last 25years to working and raising a family I now find myself at home almost permanently so am looking for ideas such as this. With my early retirement I have taken up quilting so will have plenty of scrap material. Thanks for sharing!!

      • Lol…. the sewing machine is can determine at times how long /i sew for also. I recently finished my very first quilt. I find quilting meditative once I’m set up and started and assists me to take my mind of pain, as such it has served to get me through some long nights. I found this quilt provided me with strength and focus during a very difficult time as I came to accept my illness. Recently I gifted the quilt to a lsister of one of my best friends who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. My hope is that she can use at times when she is needed a little extra strength.
        Health & Happiness, Narelle

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