Monday, April 9, 2012

Scrap Busting - Yes....more! It's a desk pad.

The Scrap busting fool is back!!  Since all I'm using is scraps I didn't have enough to really make something more glamorous, like fancy place mats for the dining or breakfast tables. But I did have enough scraps to make a desk pad for my laptop.....yay!!

Here's what I did...

1) I cut up 2 x 2 inch squares
2) I arranged them the way I wanted it to look, stacked them by rows,then sewed them to make the strips.
3) Sewed the strips together and now you can see it what it will look like.

4) Here you can see what the back will look like.  I used a white on white paisley print.
5) Now to baste, bottom and top sandwiching some batting.  Then I pinned to keep it all in place.
6) Since this is a hodgepodge of different scraps I just top-stitched squares on the inside of every square on the top. (boring)

7) Whew....I was close to not having enough scraps for the the binding.  I had to sew lots of little pieces together, then cut to make it about 2 inches in width.  Make 2 folds towards the center, press with the iron....then fold that in half and press with the iron....done!
8)  I pinned the binding allllllllllll the way around.
9) Sewed the binding on and mitered the least I didn't mess those up because that sucks!

10) Done......It's not perfect but it will work for me.
11) Now my Laptop can sit all fancy on its new desk pad.  Perfect fit too!!
11)  Just had to show off my little desk top too!  You can barely see my plant on the left side. I've had that ivy for about 13 years now.  It stays on the desk in my craft room...why?? Oh because I have 2 really bad and sneaky fur babies that like to shred my plants.

Hmm....I wonder if I'll have more Scrap busting posts!  Maybe, I do have lots of it.  You might get too bored with it.  We'll see, lol!
Thank you for stopping by!! Have a great day!!

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  1. You did a beautiful job on this!

  2. This is soooo cute! I love all of the little details. Thanks for Linking up at Show Me What You Got Tuesday's @ ODH

    Mrs. Delightful

  3. I love this idea...great job! So glad I found your post via Three Mango Seeds. I'm a new Linky follower so we can stay connected even better. I would love if you stopped by and followed too if you haven't. Lori

  4. Great job on these,thanks for joining us at Creative Mondays :)

  5. Such a cute idea! Make sure you don't leaving it running on the pad too long, because it might overheat, and that would be terrible. Thanks for linking up to Mauvin' Monday!

  6. What a cute idea to put your computer on! I love the pattern and the colors.:)

  7. I love that! I have so many scraps I need to use up, this would be a great project! I found you at the Diamond in the Stuff link party, I'm your newest follower!

  8. Great job! It feels great to use up scraps. Thanks for linking to Handmade Tuesdays

  9. You really inspire me to dig into my scraps and be creative!! I always love seeing what you come up with! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  10. This looks great! Thanks for linking up at The Winthrop Chronicles!

  11. You did a really good job.
    I worry about the laptop overheating though... it needs to "breathe".

    Wow! You've had an ivy for 13 years! That's amazing. I simply do not have good luck with them.

    I found you via Rook No 17's party

  12. Nice way to use up some scraps!

  13. What a great way to use leftover scraps, I have so many of them. Your creativity has inspired me. Might make a laptop runner myself. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

    1. Thank you for having me!! Glad you liked it!

  14. It sure looks perfect to me!!! I love the scraps you picked!!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  15. Wish I was at least a little bit creative! <3

    Thanks for link'n up to Link'n Blogs! :)

  16. Beautiful! I love the colors! :]

  17. So cute! This was a great tutorial too! Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

  18. Great idea for using scraps! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

  19. Beautiful quilt! I love the bright colors and the polka dots!!

    Thanks for sharing at Simply Klassic!

  20. Great idea!! Love the colors!! Thanks for sharing at my party! Have a great weekend :)

  21. Will you come to my house next and bust my scrap pile? I love your creative use of them. Thanks for linking up.

  22. Very nice! I love a good way to use scraps!

  23. Great use of scraps! Thanks so much for sharing at The Mother Lode linky party over at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

  24. What a great idea! I love the scraps that you included. The grey with white dots is one of my all time favorite fabrics! Thanks for sharing!

    Take care,


  25. Pretty and functional use of fabric scraps!

  26. That is such a pretty deskpad. Love the colours... the fabric strips.. and the style!! awesome!! Ok.. I'm following you now and am so looking forward to many more inspiring posts..

  27. That is very pretty - great idea!
    Thanks for linking up this week - please come back again!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  28. cool idea.. love the colors.. :)

  29. I really like this, you did an awesome job creating.
    Thank you for sharing.

  30. I'd like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  31. 1 thing Which i specially love in these desk-pad is that we can clean them very easily.. We don't need any extra labor to wash them. And other thing is that they are very colorful, Luks very awesome.. thumbs up Fifi.
    Stand up desk mat


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