Recycled Fun

By Mary Covey

Recycled Spools and Quilts

Recycled Spools and Quilts Wind Chime by Mary Covey & Family – www.marycoveydesigns.com

Throughout the history of quilting, quilters have been known for recycling. A quilter would save every little scrap of leftover fabric and nothing was ever thrown away. Then, the smallest pieces of fabric would be sewn together to form squares, triangles, sashing, and borders.

Having a love of antique scrappy quilts always has me on the lookout for ways to recycle. My favorite thread for longarm quilting is Aurifil. The 50wt thread I use comes on beautiful orange spools. It seemed such a shame to throw these spools away when they were empty.

So with the help of my granddaughters, we thought of a way to recycle them. Using a wire coat hanger, strips of scrap fabric, and the spools we made a wind chime to hang in our pecan tree. Of course the sound is not as beautiful as a big metal chime but the color is vibrant; it is fun to sit on the porch and watch; the birds seem to enjoy it but best of all we had fun!

#Recycle #Spools #WindChime

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