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    Senior Member MissSandra's Avatar
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    I am cruious to what is the smallest size scraps you collect? all of my fabric is LQS quality, I won't use them, is it worth collecting and giving to someone or is it just a waste? I'm going to keep all this info in my mind.
    I would hate to send someone a box of scraps and then have them think oh my gawd, I paid postage on that!!
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    the smallest I keep now is 2 1/2" strips. :)

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    I have been doing some minature projects in which I am using 1 in scraps.

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    I know Rhonda has many projects with teeny tiny pieces!

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    i do mimitures so a cut scraps down to a inch and a half either a strip or a square and keep them in a shoe box for small projects

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    1.5" square is my limit. I'm going blind as it is!

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    I have a large popcorn tin that I throw small scraps in. Who knows, maybe someday I may have to look for scraps for a quilt repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chele
    1.5" square is my limit. I'm going blind as it is!
    That is hysterical!

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    atleast an inch in width but it need some length too for paper piecing.

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    Depends on what I'm in the mood for-if it's WOF, I'll keep everything at least 3/4". If I have a lot of the same size scraps, I'll keep them all together if they are less then WOF. Then when I get a bunch I'll sew them all together as a crumb block or something similiar.

    If I'm feeling completely overwelmed with scraps I'll only keep WOF strips ~1" or so.

    I think if you let the person know what size scraps you have when you sale them it should be ok. If you say you have a box of crumbs, quilters will understand that you mean little tiny pieces.

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