Quick and scrappy way to amp up your gift-giving

In case you didn’t already know this, I am a scrap saver. I keep everything from strings to tiny triangles. I just can’t bear to throw any of my beautiful fabrics out, so I am constantly on the lookout for ways to use up these scraps, large and small.


Improv star quilt - Cassandra Madge


My recent foray into Improv quilting is definitely testimony to this. However, the scraps just keep on multiplying!


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This weekend however, I decided to whip some new scraps into shape to add a wonderful fresh handmade touch to some gifts that will be shortly heading out in the post.


Fabric Scrap Banner Greeting Cards - Cassandra Madge


Using some simple blank cards purchased from K-mart – less than $5 for a pack of 50 with envelopes, I roughly cut some leftover triangles into banner shapes, and ta-da! Instant cuteness!


Fabric Scrap Banner Greeting Cards - Cassandra Madge Fabric Scrap Banner Greeting Cards - Cassandra Madge


These sorts of cards are the perfect easy make job for when your scrap bin is killing your inspiration. Make a stack of them all at once and you will always have a card ready for instant gift giving. You can even theme your scraps – think wedding or baby cards. What cuter way to give a quilted gift than to make a matching card from the leftover pieces?


Fabric Scrap Banner Greeting Cards - Cassandra Madge Fabric Scrap Banner Greeting Cards - Cassandra Madge


To conceal the stitching from the inside you have many options – including as shown here, rows of washi tape in co-ordinating colours or a piece of scrapbook paper in a matching theme. Aren’t those buttons just so cute?


Scrappy Banner Cards Cassandra Madge



So next time you are making up a bee or swap parcel, gifting a quilt or just trying to make someone feel a little special, pop one of these pretties in, and share the scrappy colour around. Guaranteed to put a smile on the recipients face!



 Happy Crafting - Cassie.

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2 Responses

  1. Patti

    Hi Cassie — As a fellow scrapaholic, I think you will love this! We have a friend who found a box in her mother’s sewing room marked “Scraps too small to use”!

    • Cassandra

      Patti, that is just gold! I love it. Although I am a bit concerned that I probably will have quite a large box under that category, I’ve never met a scrap I didn’t love 😉 Thanks so much for sharing that with us 😀

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