Who doesn’t love a scrappy project?
Not just the look of them but also the fact you’re squeezing a little bit more life out of your much loved fabrics.
(Downside: it encourages scrap hoarding. Big time.)
This technique can be used with scraps of almost any size – these fabric tiles are one inch squares.
My cutting template came from an empty plastic milk bottle. I wrapped it in waste cloth and warmed it under a low iron to relax the curve, then stashed it under a big stack of heavy books until cool. Opaque plastic works best as you can easily trace a template straight from the grid on your cutting mat.
Trace a bunch of shapes on the paper of your double-sided appliqué interfacing:
I chose to embroider over mine. I sketched out a design and used the old window light-box trick to trace it onto my canvas. (If your design is very fine this method won’t work so well, the tiles make it hard to trace though.)