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Thread: How good are you at THROWING AWAY????

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    Super Member Beachbound's Avatar
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    Seriously, how good are you about throwing away those strips, orphan blocks, scraps, crumbs, etc? I usually carefully put everything in bins and about once a year decide to try to use some of it up. Right now I am making those mug rugs and I can't tell if my stash is getting smaller. About now I feel like the guy who tries to finish the internet...it just isn't going to happen! :lol: So...do you throw this stuff away, do you keep it until you use, do you close the door & don't worry about using it?

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    I got really brave this year and got rid of lots of stuff. That's not like me at all but I just couldn't stand the disaster in my sewing room.
    I kept only what I love and I'm a lot happier. I don't miss one thing I gave away!

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    Super Member AlwaysQuilting's Avatar
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    I throw away alot. I just don't have the room to keep every little thing nor do I have the time to sort through it now and then to find just the right piece for a project.

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    Super Member ptquilts's Avatar
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    AAARRGGGHHH - you said the "T" word!! Never throw anything out!!!

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    I throw it in a box and when it's full I give it to someone else. If you check the classified section here, you can mail it to someone who will pay for postage, or do a PIF. One quilter's scraps are another quilter's treasure!!!!

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    I could be better. Is there an APP for that?!

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    From the looks of my sewing room, I must never throw things away. I just keep moving everything from one place to another when in straighten up the room. I've tried taking somethings to our local charity resale shop for craft goods, but I take in one box and come out with two.
    I think when you try to use up your scraps they just expand when exposed to light as you dig through the containers.

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    Super Member snipforfun's Avatar
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    I met a woman that weaves rag rugs and she is thrilled to get my strips or fabric that she can cut into strips. This way I dont feel Im throwing away, just passing it on.

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    I pass some stuff on to charity.

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    I am saving for a PIF soon. Could be exactly what some else is searching for and only needs a small scrap.

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