Monday, March 26, 2012

T-shirt Knotted Bracelet

To say that I have a few t-shirt scraps would be an understatement. After finishing my oldest daughter's memory quilt, there were many pieces left over. Well, I have a hard time throwing things like this away. So there will be several scrap shirt projects in my future.

On my evening scroll through Pinterest I found a really cool knotted bracelet made from leftover t-shirt. So a few nights ago I decided to try it out. First I had to cut strips from my leftovers at about 1.5". These particular scraps were 12.5" long. Once the strips were cut they had to be stretched and then knotted. There is a great video tutorial found here.

These were originally made for the graduate, but we all thought they were so cute we all needed one.

When I first gave my oldest her bracelet, I wasn't sure that she liked it. She came to me the next day with scraps from 3 other shirts and asked me if I would make her one from each. Success!

More to come soon!


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Pillow Shams

O.K.  It has been a long time since my last post.  We have been really busy with basketball, work, playing with children, and the list goes on.  Alright, enough of my excuses, on to the project.

I have a dresser filled with projects in all states.  My goal has been to gradually empty the dresser of it's contents.  Then I can refill it with new projects, how fun!  In the bottom drawer of this dresser several leftover blocks have lived for about 8 years now.  They were just waiting to become pillow shams to match the quilt on my bed.

To start on this project, I had to do lots of math!  I figured and figured and figured these shams.  It is a good thing that I like math. 

I calculated what size borders I would need to make the sham.  The flange that I wanted to have on the outside of the pillow shams didn't quite work out, since there wasn't quite enough fabric.  So, back to the figures.  Once I got the fronts, backs and fabric available to match, these came together nicely. 

They look fabulous on my bed, as you can see.

It really took me this long to blog about these because I had to make my bed, which only happens in the summer. 

More to come soon!