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Thread: What to do with all this scrap and left overs.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    luvtooquilt- your quilts are FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!
    Wish I could take credit but they belong to Bonnie..


    Billy,
    I'm right there with you.. I'm currently using up my 3in half square bin..
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-89015-1.htm

    scrappy half squares.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt
    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    luvtooquilt- your quilts are FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!
    Wish I could take credit but they belong to Bonnie..


    Billy,
    I'm right there with you.. I'm currently using up my 3in half square bin..
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-89015-1.htm
    I like that!!

    Billy

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    This is what I did with the scraps from Jenny's corduroy quilt.

    one side of pillows
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    other side of pillows
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    The projects in the pictures are VERY NICE!!!

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    Very nice!

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    Do I understand that you already have blocks made and need a use for them? We use our (quilt guild) left over blocks to make a backing for a reversible quilt. You may have to add borders to get them all the same size for a row but it is a scrappy. My kids love them.

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    those quilts are so pretty, have to bookmark them.

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    I use orphan blocks and leftover bits and pieces to piece backings together. Here are two links to photos I posted with pieced backs.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-77776-1.htm
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-85150-1.htm

    I also have a stash of scraps cut into 1 1/2" and 1" logs for a scrappy log cabin and another bunch of HST I am saving for a scrappy ocean waves, these are only 1 3/4" unfinished. There are tons of uses for scraps. I even started saving my teeny tiny square up cuttings and trim offs from paper peicing to stuff pet beds with and another ziploc bag full of trimmings (actually closer to shavings as many of these trims are no more then a few threads wide) I will be setting out for the birds in the spring to use in nesting material. Odd size scraps I am saving in batiks only to make crumb blocks.

    I recently realized I have very few placemats so I plan on using orphan blocks and leftovers to make some placemats. You can use them for potholders too, just have to use that special batting for those.

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    Well I have been out in the studio working on the scrap problem and I have come up with a way to make the vast majority go bye bye! I am making a crumb style block but they are huge in comparison to what you would think. I am calling the quilt the "Holy Scrap" quilt!!

    I will post photos of it and the progress in the Photo Section. But thank you for all of the wonderful suggestions!!! I knew I could count on you guys to help me get rid or this stuff and come up with something useful. There is another variation of this quilt that I am going to make with the next round of scraps. Right now they are 9 1/2" blocks, the next one will be a whole cloth type of quilt............

    Billy

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    Excellent....can't wait to see what you come up with.

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