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    I have sent mine to a board member that puts them together with other "orphan blocks" and she makes quilts for returning veterans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltyfeelings View Post
    I have started making hand bags from my orphan blocks. I've sold several.
    Good idea.

    I made a tote bag with one, and my church lady friends and I are making walker bags/wheelchair bags.
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    Mine are all in a bag in the closet just waiting on me to throw in the next one. Someday, I'll take them all out. Organize them in such a manner that I'll have a giant Dear Jane. hehehehe!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmary View Post
    I throw them away, along with small scraps of fabric, and empty spools and other sewing stuff.
    ????? THROW THEM AWAY????? Oh Wow! I even have problems throwing away small scraps! I am better at that now since our guild encourages us to use them in beds for the pet shelters!....but a whole block? Or blocks? I just couldn't do that!
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    That's not half bad! It will be just as warm and cozy as any other quilt you've made.

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    There is a book called "Setting Solutions" by Sharyn Craig that offers a lot of possibilities. It is on Amazon with a "look inside" feature.
    http://www.amazon.com/Setting-Soluti...I1X8OVULIC1P4E
    I was able to check out a copy from my local library.
    Pat

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    I used a lot of my extra blocks to make bedroom curtains.
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    I think that quilt is pretty. Looks like a scrappy to me. It will still be warm whether you think it is ugly or not.
    I only have a few orphan blocks, not enough to do anything with, yet.
    Another Phyllis
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    You can always bind them and make mug rugs... Don't much care for the sampler look, myself.

    For that jelly roll race top that didn't pan out, you can cut it on the diagonal, or in strips running perpendicular to the fabric strips, and then piece it back together in interesting ways. Lovely diamond shapes can be created from diagonal cuts, or bargello from the perpendicular cuts.

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    My Mother had an orphan block from nearly every quilt she made. My sister appliqued them to a neuutral fabric backing and now has a beautiful memory quilt

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