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Thread: How to Use these scrap diagonal strips

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    Hi, this is my first time posting, but I have been reading this board about 5 years and love it. I am a scrap quilter because I got lots of scraps from 2 quilt organizations I belong to. I picked these up at a guild meeting (they have a table where everyone can bring in scraps) and can't figure out how to use them. I make charity quilts and have lots of scraps to bind and sash if I can figure out a pattern. Help!!
    There are 8 strips on the diagonal.

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    They look great the way you have then laid out. Do you have more or is this all you have of that size/shape?

    If this is all you have then I'd sew them together, add a wide piece at the bottom to make it square-ish and make a nice block and then incorporate it into a scrappy sampler quilt.

    Or could you use them as a border to enlarge a smaller block or 2? Since you have 8 strips, you could do something fun with 2 blocks.

    Or some modification of this:
    http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2005/06/string-x.html

    Have fun good luck, please post what you decide. It's so much fun to see how others use scraps.

    I'm sure you'll get lots of ideas.

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    Maybe straighten tops and bottoms and make a coin quilt????

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    Make a couple of french braid table runners. The colors flow nicely.

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    The angle appears to be right for making strip pieced stars (lone star) or You could cut out equalateral triangle pieces and reassemble them into a quilt top. You could look at www.quiltville for the scrap quilts Bonnie Hunter puts tutorials on. There may be a pattern that you can use them on.

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    You could always piece them together for a scrappy binding. Check the amount of stretch and maybe they are on the bias enough to do scallops. Have Fun with em! :)

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    Hobo2000, I think a french braid would flow nicely and not waste much material. When I settle down, I am going to try to find a pattern for this combo.
    Funny I hadn't thought of that with my avatar!!

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    Lov-e What is a coin quilt?

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    It's a very simple pattern-here's a link:

    http://www.maryquilts.com/chinese-co...chinese-coins/

    It's a fun way to use up scraps.

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    Thanks for all the good replies. I've now got my brain functioning. Now to find the time. My daughter and I froze 50 pounds of brocolli yesterday and I still have lots of yard work to do.

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