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Thread: Scraps

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    Junior Member Marilyn1's Avatar
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    With the increase of the price of fabrics, what are you doing with your scraps?

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    Power Poster Mariposa's Avatar
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    Using them for scrap quilts, sewing crumb blocks and sampler blocks. They are great for small projects too.

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    Super Member Murphy's Avatar
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    Hoping others will have a need for them; I don't do a lot of scrappy, but don't waste either.

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    well i basically just started quilting...
    and i really dont have a lot of room since i am back living with mom...teehee
    i used to get fat quarters...make my block...hang on to the big leftovers and throw the little ones away...
    well...mom has a basement...so now i have an airtight container that i am saving all my small scraps in...one of these days they will be turned into a scrappy quilt since i have never made one

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    I used to give them to my daughter but after my last trip to the quilt shop and spending an arm and leg on 4 years of fabric Im keeping every single scrap. Maybe separate colors into coffee cans.

    Im loving sampler quilts right now, so I might as well save all my pieces of gold wait I mean fabric.

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    Super Member clem55's Avatar
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    I've always saved leftover scraps from garment making, and I guess the first scrappy quilt was the one made from Granddaughters scraps. And from leftover cut pieces from that one, Ive started a tabletopper. I was raised to recycle fabrics by my mom, so it is just natural for me too. I've made a couple of queen size butterfly quilts using clothing from my daughters clothing. Right now , after several years of not doing much sewing, the scrap box is rather low, so now I can start saving again.

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    I've always saved scraps and made scrappy quilts (because I sewed clothing first, and my first quilt was completely from scraps), so I'm just doing what I always have.

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    making an i spy, making appliqued blocks that need little pcs. i did a funky chicken, funy cat funky cat and dog, and some blocks for others, now i'm thinking of doing a funky bug for a charity. use up little pcs.

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    I've got a ton of patterns I'd like to do with my scraps. Check out http://www.quiltville.com/

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    I've always saved my scraps and have made several quilts using the scraps and they have turned out nice.

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