Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Scraps, rubber stamps and an inkpad: Scraps 101

I used some scraps leftover from my mum's quilt to make a label for my basting pin jar ...

My husband drilled a hole in the lid so I can add pins without having to take the lid off.  This also doubles as a fantastic toy for any toddlers you may have lurking around your sewing room.

I also made some reusable block labels at the same time.  Previously I used scrap pieces of paper with a number scribbled on them pinned to quilt blocks to keep track of them, now I've got these reusable block labels - much better for my pins and of course they look much more impressive in my WIP photos!

I also made some block labels using a marker, which was much quicker than stamping it. What do you use to keep track of your quilt blocks?

These are project 26 and 27 of Scraps 101.

Linking up to:
Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts
Really Random Thursday at Live a Colorful Life


  1. another great idea - reusable labels! I just use scraps of paper at the moment!

  2. I'm with Deborah, I use scraps of paper but I like your idea and I might just have to try it. Thanks

  3. Reusable labels, brilliant! I write on the fabric in the section that I know will be in the seam and not seen.

  4. I use scraps of paper, but your labels are sew sweet! Love the pins jar, too!

  5. Very cute labels! Great idea. I don't label my blocks. I rely heavily on getting it right on my design floor... and my stitch ripper.


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