Tiny Bits of Silk



bookmark made from Dupioni silk scraps


I received a few bits of silk scraps in a bag of yummy fabric oddments. I almost, almost swept the silk bits into the bin because they were so teeny tiny.

Then I thought of a friend that loves silk and has been having a bit of a rough time lately. What to do with those tiny scraps?

How about a bookmark?

bookmark made from Dupioni silk scraps

Made using a heavy-weight double sided fusible inside and stitched the pieces on wherever they would fit. Each seam was finger pressed and then I used decorative stitches on my sewing machine to embellish.

Miracle of miracles, I had a matching Sulky thread that was just perfect for what I wanted to accomplish.


bookmark made from Dupioni silk scraps



Some stitching detail. This kind of project is always so zen for me!

bookmark made from Dupioni silk scrapsI know this little bookmark won’t solve any of my friend’s problems, but I hope she knows that I’m thinking of her and at the very least this will give her a smile.

In an effort to spread a little love around this week, I will give giving a free magazines from my stash to 5 different readers!

Ready, set…comment!


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32 thoughts on “Tiny Bits of Silk

  1. sedonapat

    Jennifer…. I love your idea to use the pretty stitches that we don’t take advantage of very often in quilting. Very creative idea! Your friend will love it.

  2. Carol Moler

    Jennifer, I appreciate the way you face tough times head-on with your positive outlook and by uplifting others. Your beautiful bookmark is a fine example!

  3. Beth Strand

    I’ve found over the years that those little gestures can carry a lot of love and compassion with them. It’s lovely and I’m sure your friend’s spirits will be lifted by it.

  4. Terri

    Lovely bookmark. I should make one for my Mom.
    On another subject, I didn’t see your request on my blog comments until yesterday. I replied at your request, and I don’t know if that will come to you, or do you have to look for it, but Yes, go ahead and link to my tut. I hope it helps someone.

  5. KatieQ

    I have lots of lovely small bits of fabric. I can’t bring myself to throw then away, but I’m never really sure what to do with them. Thanks for sharing this great idea. I’m sure your friend felt good to know that you were thinking of her.

  6. Tari

    You are right; the silk is so small that it is hardly worth saving. But you did. And you probably think that the gesture was hardly worth anything at all, either. I am sure, however, that your friend will think that both the silk AND the gesture of your time and talent far exceeds the silk’s worth. You are a good friend and I am sure she appreciates you. Isn’t it intersting how a bit of fabric and a bit of thread can bind us all together?

  7. Judy

    Your bookmark is beautiful and I love the idea of putting your scraps together and then using the decorative stitching. That is something I am going to have to try. Thank you for sharing such a thoughtful gift for your friend.

  8. pren

    this. i am in LOVE with this idea. making costumes you kow i have all kindsa teensy scraps left over of very beautiful but now quilt friendly fabrics. these would make great christmas gifts!


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