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    harleyquinn2323's Avatar
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    What do you guys and gals do with leftovers from tops created? I have found that I have a real collection going of four patches, random triangles, long strips sewn together, etc - they're not really scraps, but I guess in a way they are...any ideas?

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    I like to make quilted bags, and find that pieced scraps can often be worked into a crazy quilt patch or somesuch to decorate the front of the bag. I use the bags for shopping or carrying books, or going to craft circles. I also sometimes can use those kinds of leftovers to make christmas tree ornaments, or some other small project.

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    Good question! Sometimes I work them into the backs of my quilts to spice it up a little. I am interested in knowing what others do with these pieces too!!!

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    Quiltville has a quilt called Crumbs, Crumbs, Crumbs. You should check it out. Here is the website for it.

    http://quiltville.com/crumbs.shtml

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    At the moment, most of them are in rubbermaid tubs waiting to be used for.......

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    I would add more fabric strips pieces to them until they all reach approximately the same size, square them up and sew them together into a scrappy quilt. It would be cute to quilt them using different decorative stitches using different colored thread.

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    I use them in scrap quilts.....or pillows..I just try to work them into different things..I can't waste a thing!

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    make a child a quilt, child sized. Make lap quilts, make a table runner, drink coasters.

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    crumb quilts - such a good idea!

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    Save them for a scrap quilt.

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