• Sharon Prigan

Saving tiny fabric scraps

People often ask me what I do with all those fabric scraps that I save and how do I store them.



Odd shaped orange fabric scraps
Odd shaped orange fabric scraps


When I sort fabrics I first do so according to color and then subject, teaching pile, art pile and then do a more defined breakdown of the art pile.


My art and fiber pieces which are mainly created from smaller remnants, are divided by subject according to the tutorials that I write or have in mind in my "focus". Waves, Fragments, Textures, Mosaic, Crumb, Floral, Beads and Confetti.



Mosaic mini patchwork quilt
Mosaic mini patchwork quilt


The pieces are divided into small geometric pieces, strips, oddly shaped pieces and circles and tiny offcuts. These then go into the boxes that I have marked for the tutorials. The remnants from these pieces will go into the Fabric Beading box and the tiniest of pieces into bottles for Confetti landscapes.


i make hand stitched beads with fabric strips and pieces.



Hand stitched fabric beads
Hand stitched fabric beads

Cut very small remnants into even smaller pieces for confetti quilting



Confetti fabrics
Confetti fabrics

And store thise pieces in plastic bottles.


Orange confetti
Orange confetti

I especially enjoy creating "new" fabric from scraps



New fabric from scraps
New fabric from scraps

And using circles to stitch yoyos and fabric flowers for use in floral art collages together with buttons from my stash.



Mini handstitched art collage
Mini handstitched art collage

I make mini art quilts with my scraps and sometimes cards on a paper base to gift for special occassions.


With some imagination uses for fabric scraps are endless.

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