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Thread: What sizes do you cut your bigger scraps into??

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    What sizes do you cut your bigger scraps into??

    I have a lot of bigger scraps just a smidge smaller than fqs.. Now im wanting to clean up my unruly scraps some but I don't know what size would be the best utilized.. I have a GO and I have been cutting anywhere from a large tumbler down to 2x2 sqs with the appropriate size pieces.. But now Im looking to cut up the bigger scraps... any suggestions that on what sizes YOU find that you use a lot more than others??

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    I don't cut them until I know what I want to do with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I don't cut them until I know what I want to do with them.
    I don't cut them either-If I did, I just know I would need that exact fabric I cut into 4" blocks, in 5" instead, for example!

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    I do not cut them either. I do that when and if I use them.

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    I do not cut them either. I do that when and if I use them.

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    it depends on what type of quilts you make---do you do alot of patchwork squares? use charms (5" squares)? 6 1/2" squares? strips? large blocks quilts? applque quilts? you need to cut your scraps into the types of pieces (YOU USE MOST) not what i use. pieces almost fq sized it would simply straighten the edges & fold them- leaving them whole until ready to use....but that is me.
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    You might look at Bonnie Hunters site www.quiltville.com and look at her scrap users system. She has specific sizes that she cuts things into. However, it really does depend on what size pieces you normally use in your quilts.

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    only cut when ready to use and know what your going to make....

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    only cut when ready to use and know what your going to make....

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    Cut into whatever size you use most. If it was me, I think I might cut them into the 4 &1/2 inch blocks needed for the center of the Garden Fence pattern that was posted today. It was posted under the title My First Quilt and the blogspot was listed too. Her quilt was in green and white but I think a scrap version with white would be pretty too.

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