Scrap Buster Day at the ASG Blog

by Ramona on November 9, 2011

We know. It’s heartbreaking to throw away fabric scraps which are larger than your thumbprint. These scraps could potentially be instrumental in creating a spectacular sewing project — someday.  This post is dedicated to the art of scrap-bustin’, which we consider an off-shoot of the stash-bustin’ concept.

Don't-throw-anything-away jacket detail

Don't-throw-anything-away jacket detail

Take, for example, a nice lady from Australia. who showed her jacket at the 2011 Stitch In Time fashion show at the Houston Quilt Festival. All manner of scraps, including thread scraps, were sewn on to a backing fabric. She filled in gaps with yo-yos — how beautiful. We’re told that she is an active member of the “Never-Ever-Ever-Throw-Anything-Away Society”.  Sorry, we cannot put her picture or her jacket picture on this blog since she is probably back home down under.  But see the detail of the fabric on the left, taken in a hurry with a phone camera. Sorry for the fuzzy pic.

We were so inspired by Aussie lady that we found more projects which can be safely deemed Scrap Busters. Take a look at these pictures, all collected from Pinterest, but credited below with links to the original sites.

Crazy quilt

A piece inspired by the original Scrap Busters of America, women who invented the crazy quilt.
These are zippered coin purses which zip open all the way around! They are from


Storage bins from the Sew4Home blog. They have other beautiful projects on their site, complete with instructions.

Would you like to play Scrap Buster? Let us know……
Send your Scrap Bustin’ project in a jpeg format to saminaatasgdotorg.
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