a huge challenge for quilters.....
Our charity quilt group has hundreds of shirt pockets in various prints. Top of pocket is a little wider than the bottom, plus the "V" shape at bottom.
The CHALLENGE is to find a way to sew pockets together without cutting all the same size before sewing. Trim off excess after sewing together and hope they end up in a straight line.
Would it be possible to sew pocket top side to pocket bottom side and keep alternating. If it ended up looking like a snake's trail would there be a way to sew strips together so they are flat. I am thinking way out of the box on this one!!
I would like to make pocket strips in maybe 6 same print and then mix them up in a quilt top.
In the past I cut pockets into 5" squares and it took oodles of time to do especially for so many.
We have 4 file drawers stashed full of pockets. Amazing how many pockets those file drawers can hold!!
The pockets are from a scrubs uniform manufacturer, beautiful fabric.
No one will work with pockets other than me and I cannot see wasting the pocket fabric. I could give them to the local city charities to sell as scraps for a few pennies, but I much prefer finding a simple way to make the pockets into quilts to keep those in need warm.
I welcome all suggestions, even if you tell me I am insane!!