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Thread: How big are 'fabric crumbs'?

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    Super Member gale's Avatar
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    How big are 'fabric crumbs'?

    I am starting to save these to give away but I'm not sure how small is too small.

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    Remember to subtract 1/2" for seam allowance. I probably wouldn't use anything smaller than 1.5" To me, it is just another type of crazy quilting. Good Luck ! No rules either !!
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    Anything smaller than 3/4" is no good. It all depends on how small you want to work with. My limit is the smallest.
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    You can barely use that for a bonnet tie.
    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    Anything smaller than 3/4" is no good. It all depends on how small you want to work with. My limit is the smallest.

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    smallest ill ever use is 1/2in HST...

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    How are they going to be used? A lot of folks use the tiny scraps to stuff pet beds. In this case, there's probably no 'too small'. If they are going to be used in blocks, like a crumb quilt, then 3/4" would leave you with 1/4" useable.
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    I have no clue how they'll be used. I was about to throw away a bunch of small scraps after using a sizzix die and thought maybe people wanted them. That's why I want to know what to save. I don't want anyone paying postage for something that they can't end up using.

    Maybe it would just be easier to toss it all.

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    and some use anything cut off in pet beds for rescue

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    Never thought about pet beds for rescue nice idea.

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    I save ALL scraps!! I get old pillowcases stuff one- takes quite some time! When full as i want, i stitch close. use other case for cover. i hate to waste!!!!!

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