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Thread: Fun Quilt Idea?

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    Fun Quilt Idea?

    So I was thinking. I know, scary. What if you had a bunch of squares and/or HST, threw them up un the air, then straightened into rows where they land and sewed then into a quilt with reckless abandon?

    I don't like scrappy, but I an thinking about trying this.

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    Why not. Sounds like fun anyway.

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    Very similar to the paper bag method, where you toss everything in a paper bag, shake it up, then whatever you pull out is what you use.

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    Nothing ventured.... nothing gained. Keep us posted if you decide to go for it.

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    what have you got to lose if you try this? a few minutes of your time? go for it. Even if you don't love it, I'm sure someone will (not being sarcastic). Sounds like a fun experiment.

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    i'd love to see the results
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    oh i think it would be neat. i like scapy.

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    I do the paper bag for my string quilts. I have noticed that there are a lot of whites and blacks in the bags. May take them out and just do a black and white quilt. I just may throw the HST's I'm making and see what happens. It could be very liberating. Someone who is OCD may have trouble doing that.

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    I definitely have a strong touch of OCD. LOL. That's why throwing up unstead of using the bag technique is the challenge part. It will a while for me to try. I have a customer quilt and 2 other projects to do first.

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    I do the paper bag for my string quilts. I have noticed that there are a lot of whites and blacks in the bags. May take them out and just do a black and white quilt. I just may throw the HST's I'm making and see what happens. It could be very liberating. Someone who is OCD may have trouble doing that.

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    I am hopeless at scrappy quilts. I try the just grab and sew method but when I put two pieces under the needle that scream " clash" to me, I can't resist reaching for a better match. Good luck!

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