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Friday, April 12, 2013

Adventures in Crafts: The Game of Memory ~ Scrap Style!

I survived to craft another week at So You Think You're Crafty! 
Thanks to everyone who went over to vote!

Did you guess which Scraptastic craft was mine?! 

It was The Game of Memory ~ Scrap Style!

How I made the game pieces:

Gathering the most fun fabric scraps I could find, I cut 48 squares of fun fabric scraps to make 48 Memory squares.

 I backed each scrap with a white quare and then decided to make a white frame on the fun fabric side so that there was no color showing when the squares were flipped face there was no sneaky peeking going on during the game! 

So each tile has 4 pieces of fabric sewn together 
Starting from the bottom:
(1) Solid white square
(2) Slightly smaller grey square 
(3) Colorful fabric *Make sure ever square has a match!
(4) White "frame" square - same size as the bottom square, just with the middle cut out. 
 Pin the layers together in the correct order and zig-zag stitch around the inside opening to hold the colorful fabric tile in place. Then I used a serger to finish the outside edges, but a zig-zag stitch could also be used to finish the edges.
I whipped up this little travel bag out of a scrap as well to keep all the pieces together! 
We had a fitted sheet that was worn out in the middle, but the fabric on the edges was fine. So I cut off a corner, replaced the elastic with a string, sewed up the other 2 sides and ta-da! 
The Game of Memory ~ Scrap Style! Anyone want to play?!


  1. this is a fantastic idea! I love it!

  2. This is the first of the "So You Think You're Crafty" series that I guessed correctly was yours. Fortunately, I LOVED each of your "real" crafts so much that I rated them high enough to make me feel good about not guessing correctly :)

  3. love your blog

  4. Love this idea. So much better than plastic or paper cards.

  5. Love this idea. I saw something similar ages ago and keep forgetting to try it. Pinned!
    Thanks for stopping by. :)

  6. What a fun project. Thanks for the idea!

  7. This project turned out great! Another use for my loads of scraps, thanks! Heidi