If you follow the Polkadot Chair on facebook, you may remember that I shared this photo a few weeks ago of my work table…
The story goes like this:
I was working a pinwheel quilt out of some Denyse Schmidt fabric that I picked up at Joanns and glanced down at the pile of scraps and thought to myself:
“that looks like the 4th of July!”
sidenote: can you name the movie that line “you look like the 4th of July!!” is from? the facebook gals got it right away :)
As it turned out I had a bunch of 9″ tall scraps left over from cutting out my pinwheel quilt blocks. The Fourth was coming up and I thought I’d make my daughter a fun skirt to wear for the day with the scraps. The project was quick and simple to sew. This is what I came up with:
Since each scrap was at least 9″ tall, I made the top tier of the skirt 9″ tall and pieced all out of scraps. Each one of those fabrics is a different width- some are 2″ some are 6″ etc… It just depended on what was left over from the quilt. If some were too wide, I cut them in half. I just kept sewing together scraps until I had the correct width.
I then added a lower tier (that is yardage not scraps) and bias strip bands to the top and bottom tier. It was a bit short so the band on the bottom tier is made from a 4″ wide strip of fabric.
If you would like to make a skirt like this just start with one of my tutorials:
Just replace the top tier of fabric with pieced scraps… all the measurement are the same.
I had so much fun making this one that I might have to dig though my scrap bin and see what else I can come up with.