Scrap Collage: Kantha style

Marie Elcin, Fiber Artist

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8 Videos (14m)
    • Welcome to Scrap Collage: Kantha Style

    • Gather your supplies

    • A note on ironing

    • Plan your composition

    • Pin and Baste your Pieces

    • Kantha Stitch

    • Finishing

    • Now it's Your turn!


About This Class


You've been saving all those lovely fabric scraps from all your sewing and quilting projects because you can't bear to throw them away, right? Here is a project that will help you finally put them to use! I'll show you how to use your scraps to compose an image with shape and color, how to layer them for raw edge applique, how to stitch kantha-cloth style, and how to finish off your piece for a neat edge. You can use this technique to make small works of art, pincushions, pillows, or even entire quilt-tops!

38 of 38 students recommendSee All

What a delightful way to upcycle scraps. I'm totally inspired to make my own!
Anna H

I love lamp.

So nice, calming inspiring and descriptive.
Lilach Tzudkevich

Textile artist

Loved it! I’m looking for interesting ways to use my fabric swatches and I love this. Will try it for sure. Great videos. Easy to follow and understand. Great suggestions for using this technique in a few ways.





Marie Elcin

Fiber Artist

I'm a fiber artist and art educator from Philadelphia. I have taught screenprinting, basic design, and fiber artist at Fleisher Art Memorial for over 8 years. My favorite media are embroidery, textile design, printmaking, and watercolor painting. I love sharing ideas and techniques with my students and seeing their creativity bloom!

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