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    Yesterday I went thru boxes of fabric samples that was given to me years ago which I had stored. I sorted and trimmed up approx 4 boxes of cotton type fabric and sent the heavier back to storage. The longer I worked with the fabric the more overwhelmed and guilty I felt for not having used it before now. There are some beautiful pieces but no 2 are alike and range in sizes 4x5 to 12x24 inches and also quite a bit that are smaller. I can make some small items,applique etc. But I need some ideas for what I could use the rest for. ? scrappy projects that would look good with no 2 pieces alike. I think if I can get a project going I will not feel so guilty for having set this aside for so long.

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    Sounds like lots of fun to me! You can do pillows, wall hangings, table toppers, placemats, totes, all sorts of fun stuff.

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    what about a postage stamp quilt?
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-82818-1.htm

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    Oh, by the way, the heavier fabrics are super for use in tote bags.

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    I like that word "fun" and like the ideas that you have come up with. I think I may be gettin past the guilty part now. Thanks and keep the word fun going

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    Quote Originally Posted by just_the_scraps_m'am
    what about a postage stamp quilt?
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-82818-1.htm
    Beautiful!!!! You ladies are the best

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    patchwork quilts would work, or what about a jacob's ladder quilt? my mom did one of these with all her scraps (now I don't have any scraps to work with :( guess I need to make more quilts!) but she made a twin sized quilt and each jacob's ladder block was only 6 inches. She bought some red for some of the triangles. I don't have a picture on my computer but I do have the book she got the pattern from. It was given to my third grade teacher and she loved it, it will
    take a while to make, but you could always make the blocks bigger.

    You just rotate the block back and forth so when you have 4 pieced together you get an x. you can google it too

    all the white pieces were scraps, the red was the only thing she bought
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    the post i just looked at has a great scrappy quilt http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-134697-1.htm#3607339

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    I have been there and done that....I think my problem is that I over think what I want to accomplish...sometimes if I just sit down at the machine and just putter around some it will come to me...look thru your patterns not really to pick out something , look at the fabric...I was in a really bad slump basically all winter...we have so much going on at our house with 6 people living there, all ages, and six animals, it just really gets hard to sort things out in my mind,,,,so hang in there...it will come...

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    you should be able to make any number of scrap quilts - sort your pieces into lights and darks and pick a pattern!

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