Hi all! I hope you are having a good week. This past Sunday I decided to make a few aprons. In a little over 2 weeks, Elizabeth and I are heading to Houston for Quilt Market- a trade show for quilting that happens right before the big quilt show, International Quilt Festival. If you have ever been to Quilt Festival in Houston, you know it is a quilt show on steroids!
Quilt Market is the trade show; pretty impressive in it’s own right. And we have a booth and showing off our great patterns to shop owners! We have been planning our booth recently and decided we need new aprons.
Aprons are handy at Market when you are in a booth; they can hold extra brochures, pens, business cards, your phone, candy for when you need a pick me up…. and the ones we used the last few times were cute, but inadequate.
Sooo cute but the pockets are too small for patterns or the brochures.
I started a board on Pinterest for booth ideas and my daughter, who will be coming to help with our booth, found an apron pin from Sugar Bee Crafts that she thought was cute.
I made the decision to only make the aprons from my scraps. So off to the scrap pile for me.
I found these strip sets in my piles of scraps from a never completed project. Not really sure what I was making with these, maybe it was to be a quilt, or maybe a quilted jacket.
Either way, whatever it was going to be never materialized (haha!) so now these cute little strips will be aprons.
I tweaked the apron pattern, made the back pockets big enough to hold patterns, brochures, etc and made sure there was a small spot for pens; otherwise you are digging in bigger pockets for pens and it is frustrating!
I made three aprons- each one slightly different in fabrics and size depending on what I had.
And all leftover fabric went straight into the bins- a couple of 3 ½” pieces, a couple of 2 ½” pieces and the leftover strip I am putting aside to make a mug rug.
I had one slightly larger piece of the green fabric that I had the most of- almost a FQ so that went in the green fabric bin.
It will probably come back out to be the backing of the mug rug but at least it is in it’s place until I use it!
I am so proud of myself for using up some scraps, really repurposing an old project.
Reduce, reuse, recycle! It makes room for new fabric!
Hubby and I went hiking on Sat- we did not find pretty fall colors, but we did find snow in them thar hills!