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Thread: Just how small can it be?

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    Senior Member mrsjdt's Avatar
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    OK..... for you knowledgeable and practiced quilters, how small can your pieces be to use? Hubby and I are having a "conversation" about my material...and I agreed to pass along some my scraps..but what is a scrap? How little can it be to be of use to "one of you"?

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    I would say, it depends how you want to spend your time quilting, or piecing, rather ;-)

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    Can you say postage stamp quilt. :)

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    Any size can be used in applique. I'd say no size too small :)

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    Set your own limit. Say nothing smaller than 2 1/2 inches square. Smaller pieces can be used, but will you use them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrieg
    Set your own limit. Say nothing smaller than 2 1/2 inches square. Smaller pieces can be used, but will you use them?
    I'll take 1"+ scraps from you... :-D

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    one and a half square is my smallest.

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    If someone makes minis, the pieces can get downright tiny. Also the crumb blocks can use some thin strips. For me, the size depends on how much I like the fabric and how much I have left. The more I like it and the less I have, the stingier I get and keep even small triangles.

    There is also a technique working with snippets which are truly all the bits and bobs sewn down with threadplay. I toss those in the rubbish bin right away.

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    2.5 inches,if i cut them up right away, i keep them. When i am finished with a project..i really want to get in the habit of cutting the scraps up. I don't do applique..

    if not..i have passed on 3 large flat rate boxes to ladies here already!

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    Postage stamp huh? Well, that makes the cheese more binding. I'll be sorting and getting back here with an offer......sooner rather than later (unless I kill him first).

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