After making a quilt that was made with fat quarters I had 15 left over flannel strips that varied in width and were about 21" long. Because the strips were flannel, I wasn't quite sure what to do with them. I thought that they might make a table runner however there were not enough of the them. There fore I needed to add some filler strips in between.
I pick up one of the strips that sort of looked like it might be an average size. It measure 2 1/4". So finished that would be 1 3/4" times 15 strips would be 26.25", not long enough for a table runner. I thought that if I added a 1" finished strip in between which would add 14" then the table runner would be about 40".
So I cut 7 strips 1 1/2" width from a white fabric, cut the strips in half so they were about the same length as the flannel strips. I sewed the white strips between each of the flannel strips.
I discovered an easier way on how to measure the width of the finished table runner when using strips of different widths. I will share that with you in a future blog.
I took a Craftsy class Strip Your Stash by Nancy Smith and it gave me inspiration for my table runner.
Do you have ideas on what to do with left over strips?