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Thread: how to I best use these "scraps"?

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    ok - need to explain. bought what I thought was a bag of scraps at GW today, real cheap. Well they are sort of scraps - but they appear to be the beginning of someones project. each strip is about 36" long and about 3 1/4" wide (would be 6+ " if opened up. some patterns there are a lot of - some only one or two or three etc. As you can see they were sewed into a "point" at each end.

    I really don't want to spend hours ripping out seams to open them up. Any suggestions on how I can use these? What do you suppose they were making with them?
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    i would make it easy & lay that sewn seam down on my cutting mat....and chop it off with the rotary cutter!
    then once opened up..you can cut to whatever size you want need.

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    I agree with Kimmie. Cut off the ends and go for it.

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    Agree with the other two that I would conveniently trim them with my rotary cutter and then do any scrappy strip quilt you want with them!

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    Even with the seams cut off they'll be pretty good sized "scraps", so that's what I'd do, too.

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    i agree

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    They aren,t bias strips for binding are they? Just wondering, they angled ends and the width makes me wonder

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatquarters
    They aren,t bias strips for binding are they? Just wondering, they angled ends and the width makes me wonder
    i don't think so b/c all edges are sewed up - can't even find where they handstitched the strip closed!

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    maybe they were making headbands or waistbands...

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfabrics
    maybe they were making headbands or waistbands...
    My guess would be some sort of tie-back or belts of some sort.. bow ties for stuffed animals..

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