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Thread: Scraps

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    Senior Member traumaRN's Avatar
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    I realize that I am probably asking the wrong group ;-) , but I have been reorganizing my sewing space and going through my fabric stash and was wondering: when is a scrap of fabric considered too small? Apparently I have kept everything over the years and now have some scraps that literally are 1-1/2" square! Just looking for some opinions on guidelines.

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    When the scraps are too small for you, you can either use them for stuffing or send them to someone who makes minis.

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    DH uses 5/8" squares in his tiny piece quilts.

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    Believe it or not there are people on this board that are making quilts with 1 1/2 in. squares.

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    I cut scraps as I go most of the time and keep them organized. I'm planning a jelly roll quilt and a scrap flying geese quilt, so ---- a. one 2 1/2" strip and b. one 5 3/4 squares for speed piece geese and c.) no more than four 3 x 5 bricks for geese. I try really hard to throw things smaller than this away, but I've found a little container to save them. Can't seem to through away even bits.

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    Keep itsy-bitsies for "crumb quilts". They are so fun to make. With the cost of fabric going up, I want to get my money's worth!

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    After seeing collage quilts, I am trying to save every teeny, tiny to make one. They are fascinating and beautiful wallhangings.

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    I save everything that's larger than 1". I used to toss it, but I have a friend who is trying to get me more interested in scrap quilting. I may try it someday; if not, I'll donate my scraps to her - she uses them all!

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    i toss all those small pieces in a box to use in my class "Skinny Strips and Little Bitty Pieces" They are great for string quilts. I will have them close buy and when I want a break will do a block or tao.

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    1 in HST is the smallest I keep. Anything smaller goes to a friend who uses it for stuffing and itty bitty scrap quilts

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