I cannot resist keeping every scrap of fabric. Especially nice fabric. I can let go of ugly fabric.
But I mostly quilt. I don’t upholster much other than seat cushions and the occasional ottoman, so the upholstery fabric piles up, waiting for the perfect project.And then there are the strips of batting that gets chopped off after quilting. Also hard in this home office to divest.
If the batting’s big enough, I piece those together to make bigger batting. But then there are pieces I keep because I think I’m going to make potholders, bags, table runners, coasters, mug rugs and who knows what else. I don’t make those things very often. Really, it’s all too much batting, but it’s so hard to let go. It’s a disorder, I know. So anyway, I bought the Honey Bun Pouf Pattern by Amy Butler at PIQF.
I’m delighted to report that this pattern was a perfect way to use up scraps. I didn’t buy a thing for the shell. The batting and shell wedges (for the larger pouf pattern) are about 7-1/2″ wide by about 20″ long. It just so happens that they are great sizes for using up many of the bits and pieces I’d jammed into drawers and cabinets.
Wedges are cut, backed with batting, sewn into bigger wedges, and subsequently into a big round thing.
Two round things go together with a zipper, it’s tufted with big buttons, and the pouf is filled with little polystyrene bean bag pellets.
The dogs and I liked the first one quite a bit so we’re making a second one. There’s plenty of fabric and batting scraps in inventory.
By the way, we’re not going to put buttons made of horn in the middle on the second pouf. Both Schnap and Murphy have been far too intrigued by the buttons. I just know there’s going to be gnawing on that button when I’m not looking. These buttons may need to be replaced with something less enticing to dogs.
It’s like I put candy buttons on my shirt. Poof! They’re gone.