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Thread: Buying Scrappy Fabric

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    Buying Scrappy Fabric

    Am I the only person that actually goes out and buys fabric to make a scrappy quilt? I know it defeats the concept of a "scrap" quilt, but I'm never satisfied with the real scraps I have.
    Penny

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    No, you're not the only one! Sometimes I want a color that I don't have. If it makes you happy, go for it!!

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    My LQS sometimes has scrap bags for $10 and I have bought one when doing a scrappy to get more variety.

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    When I did a Bonnie Hunter mystery several years ago I hadn't been quilting long enough to have much of a scrap stash so I went around everywhere and bought several 1/4yd cuts of fabric from each place I went. My quilt turned out great!

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    One of the ladies in my quilt group has a room packed full of fabric but doesn't want to deal with organizing it so whenever she wants to do a scrappy quilt she goes to Joann's to buy fabric then cuts it into scraps. Makes no sense to me but it's her fabric not mine, and it makes her happy.

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    I've bought fabric for a scrappy quilt too. Didn't have want I needed.

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    Every quilt I make I try to use fabric that I already have. I want to use up what I have, but it seems I always have to go out any buy some more to finish the quilt. And it always feels that I have more fabric after I finish the quilt than when I started.

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    I have done it both ways.. and sometimes I am not thrilled with the out come either.

    If I want a scrappy feel to my quilt but don't have the right colors I go shopping -- and that just kills me ha ha

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    At one point in time the fabric for the scraps was purchased new. Same goes for fabric (shirts, dresses, etc.) was purchased and the clothing was made.

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    ...and sometimes, even when they're organized, and you have colors that will do, you're just plain tired of them! That's why I have to keep having giveaways. When I've used the same fabric enough times that it doesn't bring me joy, out it goes. In with the new.

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