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Thread: what to make from many 1/4 yard pieces

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    what to make from many 1/4 yard pieces

    I have just received many 1/4 yard pieces of different fabrics.Some solid, print and some beautiful sceneary (sp) with summer, spring and fall scene.What pattern can I use to make the best use of this? I can not make myself cut those beautiful fabric into small pieces. any sugestions?

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    Use then for a backing pieced together. Then you can enjoy them without having to cut them

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    Several times I have done just that, made a particularly nice FQ into what I call Initial Success. I make a wall hanging that is simply one or more initials on a lovely background. They make great gifts. This one from 2011 is not the best, but it was greatly appreciated by the title company employee who went WAY out of her way to fix problems others had left for me. Without her we could not have sold our property. In fact, I generally have 2-3 FQs in my stash for this purpose.
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    Since 1/4 yard is 9" wide you should be able to get 4 to 5 nine inch squares from each strip. Make a big patchwork quilt.

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    Did you see Sandygirl's quilt? It's an excellent pattern to show off the fabric:
    fall throw

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    i like both QM's and Sandygirl's quilts. of course, the old standard warm wishes is an easy one to focus fabrics. be sure to post when done.
    Nancy in western NY

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    What to do with 1/4 Yard fabrics.

    This is great to make a disappearing 9 patch quilt. You use 5 inch blocks and then you have enough to make 2 1/2 sashings and still will have some fabric left for smaller quilts. This quilt was made from all 5 inch blocks. 9 of them sewn together and then cut apart and sewed back together - ya gotta love quilting. Here are pictures:
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    FQs? or SQs?
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    ​Maybe Shadowbox or one of the big block patterns? Warm Wishes with the fancy fabrics as the focal squares?

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    Use the pretty fabrics WOF and then with the others make pinwheels, friendship stars, flying geese or other favorite block as strips between the pretties. Use the pretty fabrics as scenes in an attic windows design.

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