Julie Plotniko, Vancouver Island quilting instructor, gave her presentation called “Popcorn Can Quilts” at our March meeting.
As someone who makes their popcorn on the stove top in an old pressure cooker with a tin pie plate for a lid, I was unfamiliar with popcorn cans. Julie, however, had amassed a collection of popcorn cans over the years as a result of providing snacks to many young people who billeted at her house.
The popcorn cans were often decorative, and she found another use for the empty cans – storing scraps of fabric. Julie stores her scraps by colour, and they are often used for community quilts and quick-and-easy projects.
Julie’s presentation was full of ideas, tips and techniques for turning scraps into interesting quilts.
These are some of Julie’s quilts made with patterns suitable for scrappy projects – Chinese coins, four-patches, half-square triangles, log cabins, and other designs.