#ScrapBustingSunday Instagram Challenge

#ScrapBustingSunday Instagram Challenge

Ali from Arabesque Scissors and I were chatting recently about all of our beautiful fabric scraps that are too precious to throw away. Rather than leave them hiding in buckets and bins, we’ve decided to host an Instagram challenge in October 2021, to look at new and fun ways to make the most of all of those special treasures.

Our lives have all been changed so much in recent times. And for many of us, it has been a wonderful time to become reacquainted with our fabric collections. Rather than always looking for the newest and next best thing, many of us are re-experiencing the joy it brings to mix and match from our stash. We hope this challenge encourages you to do the same.

Starting on Sunday the 3rd of October, 2021, Ali and I will be posting on Instagram to invite you to join us in sharing your favourite tutorials, patterns and tricks for using up your fabric scraps. We’ll share our own tips and we’re hoping to build a lovely community of creatives who are happy to share ideas and encourage one another to scrap-busting success.

How To Get Involved

Head to Instagram, follow me (@MollyandMama) and Ali (@ArabesqueScissors) and look for the Scrapbusting Sunday image each Sunday in our feed.

Check the hashtag #ScrapbustingSunday to see all of the ideas and tips shared by our community. Follow the hashtag (by clicking ‘follow’) to keep up to date.

Share your favourite scrap busting projects, tutorials and more, by posting about them in October, on your public Instagram account. Use the hashtag #ScrapbustingSunday in your post, so others can find your ideas! Sundays are a great time to join us, but you can post whenever suits you!

Tutorials and Tips

In addition to the tips shared on Instagram, I’ll also be sharing my favourite patterns, tutorials and more, here on the blog. So look out for my round up post sharing all the details. This is especially handy if you’re not using Instagram or receiving the general updates I’ll be posting on Facebook too.

Please be sure to let your friends know to join us.

Giveaway and Prizes

Ali is hosting a giveaway to celebrate the start of our challenge. Be sure you’re following her on Instagram to see the giveaway post. This beautiful bundle of Tilda fabrics will be heading home to one lucky winner drawn on Sunday the 10th October.

We’re also thrilled to announce that our special sponsors are Red Heart Designs and Ava & Neve. Please be sure to visit their stores and show them some love! They have both kindly donated some beautiful scrappy packs. We’ll be selecting winners for these from the hashtag entries on Instagram.

Red Heart Designs Prize Pack including Aurifil 12 wt Muslin (Small spool), Aurifil 50 wt Muslin (Large Spool), Bohin Straw Needles Size 10, 20 x 5″ Liberty Tana Lawn scrappy pack
Ava & Neve Prize Pack includes pack of 20 x 5″ charm squares, 8 x fat 16th bundle and 2m of kokka Japanese double gauze

Wishing you a successful scrap busting month!

Happy stitching, Lauren x


  • by Wendy McEntee
    Posted 2 October 2021 11:36 am 0Likes

    I don’t know how to use instogram.

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 6 October 2021 8:50 am 0Likes

      Hi Wendy, general updates will also be added to Facebook. Stay tuned!

  • by Anorina
    Posted 2 October 2021 12:00 pm 0Likes

    Sounds like fun!

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 6 October 2021 8:50 am 0Likes

      Hooray! Thanks Anorina!

  • by Kristin
    Posted 5 October 2021 8:43 pm 0Likes

    I’m in!

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 6 October 2021 8:50 am 0Likes

      Great to have you joining us Kristin!

  • by Wendy McEntee
    Posted 6 October 2021 8:19 am 0Likes

    I am not a user of instagram.
    Please post on facebook as well.

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 6 October 2021 8:52 am 0Likes

      Hi Wendy, General updates will be posted on Facebook and there’ll be another round-up post of projects here on the blog.

  • by Donna
    Posted 6 October 2021 10:08 am 0Likes

    Is there a way for those who don’t have Facebook or blog to join in? I only have the email

    • by Lauren at Molly and Mama
      Posted 6 October 2021 11:02 am 0Likes

      Hi Donna, Information is provided here on the blog. But the community sharing (abd opportunity to win prizes) will only be over on Instagram.

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