Ok this is old school alright. I'm late to the gate for sure, but I layed awake last night thinking about all the old phone books that are gathering dust. I get almost 6 a year. Not as big as they use to be because people have cellphones.
I ripped out pages and decided I would use them for foundation sewing. Well I got the hint from watching Bonnie K. Hunter's "Quilt Cam" on Wednesday night. She used a paper foundation to make strips out of scraps. She called it making fabric from scraps.
So I cut the square size I wanted which is 3.5 inches square. I wanted a 6 inch square when I got done.
I started sewing strips that had been cut for miniatures a long time ago. They have been in a box on my shelf and I decided I would see how a few blocks would go.
Then the fun comes with ripping of the backing. It is thin paper because it is a phone book. The real tiny stitches make the perforation in the paper release quickly. They are colorful string pieces when they are finished
This is the container I have. Most are 1 inch or 1.5 inch strips. Some small some longer. So we will see how long it takes to empty it out.