While I submitted “OK MAKE DO” as a sketch for my master class I know it’s not really good material for that class. It’s too clunky and down home with all the scraps. I’m making it as a quilt as you go, sewing the sections together with a zigzag stitch, to use up my batting scraps. Most of the backing is an old skirt. I’m using seat of your pants quilt construction. Of course, I don’t have a residency to make do, unlike Sherri Lynn Wood.
If you have ways you make do you’d like to share, please send them to me. I’ll do my best to use them all, though I may have to shorten them a bit. They can pertain to sewing or other aspects of your life. If I get enough responses I plan to write them on bits of fabric and sew those bits to the quilt, possibly to the outer edges. Of course, no names will be given.
I’ll start you off with one example from my kitchen. I keep pens and pencils in an empty tin that used to contain tea bags. The tin is sturdy and colorful. Best of all, it’s getting a second life.