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Thread: Ironing scraps? Have I lost my mind?

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    Member Courtepointe's Avatar
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    I was having one of those days yesterday where I felt like being in my sewing room, but couldn't decide what to work on. Too many WIPs, I guess. So I grabbed my scrap bin and started ironing my scraps and sorting them. I have never ever done this before. In fact, I never iron unless it involves sewing. My kids were weirded out, and I could hear them laughing and saying they wished Dad were here to see it.
    Anyone else ever do this?

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    Super Member Maride's Avatar
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    Last fall I spent two days ironing scraps. It was tking up too much room and I brought the size of it down to 1/3 of the pile I had and now I know exactly what I have. It makes perfect sense to me.

    Maria

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    yes, it saves room and you reaaly SEE the fabric again and may get inspired! Now if you were ironing the cat or something then I'd be worried.

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    I have done that, and when sorted them discovered that I had enough to made two lap quilts in the Log Cabin block!

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    I spent a couple of days cutting my scraps into 5 inch squares and other usable strips if too small for squares. It was a good move cause I then made a charms quilt and used alot of the squares.

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    Why not. If it makes you happy and you get reacquainted with your scraps all is good. Who knows, it may inspire and beautiful scrappy quilt for you.

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    This is the perfect way to find out what you have and perhaps think of a great new idea for a quilt. You have to remember, your kids will only be a clever as you are when they are over 30, so let them laugh now, because one day you will be able to see them doing then, what you do now.

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    here are some patterns to help you work your scraps into!!!!
    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projec...jects_ss1.html

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    I've ironed all my scraps, too, partly to prep for a Scrap Therapy class I took several weeks ago but also because I don't like wrinkled fabric, scraps or no.

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    Sometimes you just need to touch some fabric to make your day.

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