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    Super Member luckylindy333's Avatar
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    I hacked up a whole fat quarter yesterday. I discovered for myself that it is really hard to accurately cut one layer of fabric. Then, I got my blocks cut, and then I discovered that I did not have enough for what I wanted to do, I threw the pieces in my scrap basket and went looking for a bigger piece of fabric today.

    Success! I found a piece of Kaffe Facett's fabric that I bought a few years ago that is giant paisleys- I hope it comes out OK as I cut it into 31/2" blocks. It is shades of orange, lavender, and greens, with an off-white background. I am putting with it some orange and an off-white print that looks like dried flower petals.

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    Yep, I've gotten plenty of scraps that way.

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    Let me tell you about hacked fat quarters! My DGD about 5 years old asked me if she cut cut a flower shape from my scraps. I said sure and didn't pay much attention to her. She knew how to safety pin the template on the fabric and cut around it with her scissors. Not pefect but close enough. I had a big basket of fat quarters next to my scrap basket. Yep she cut one flower from most of each fat quarter and cut it right out of the middle. LOL. I framed one of the fat quarters with the flower cut out and hung it in my sewing room. I smile every time I look at it.

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    that certainly strikes a cord. The number of times I have cut fabric into useless pieces.......

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    I just cut a bunch of wrong size pieces this past weekend. I kept saying "What?????" And I used the June Tailor thing shape cutter. I couldn't believe myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Let me tell you about hacked fat quarters! My DGD about 5 years old asked me if she cut cut a flower shape from my scraps. I said sure and didn't pay much attention to her. She knew how to safety pin the template on the fabric and cut around it with her scissors. Not pefect but close enough. I had a big basket of fat quarters next to my scrap basket. Yep she cut one flower from most of each fat quarter and cut it right out of the middle. LOL. I framed one of the fat quarters with the flower cut out and hung it in my sewing room. I smile every time I look at it.
    Been there with my grand girl too, but it's well worth it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Let me tell you about hacked fat quarters! My DGD about 5 years old asked me if she cut cut a flower shape from my scraps. I said sure and didn't pay much attention to her. She knew how to safety pin the template on the fabric and cut around it with her scissors. Not pefect but close enough. I had a big basket of fat quarters next to my scrap basket. Yep she cut one flower from most of each fat quarter and cut it right out of the middle. LOL. I framed one of the fat quarters with the flower cut out and hung it in my sewing room. I smile every time I look at it.
    My kids did that with a lot of my scrapbooking paper. At the time it was like the end of the world but I haven't used hardly any of my paper anyway, 10 yrs later. :roll:

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    LOL, everyone!

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    Make a framed one for her too! When she is setting up her own sewing room, she can remember those fun days.
    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Let me tell you about hacked fat quarters! My DGD about 5 years old asked me if she cut cut a flower shape from my scraps. I said sure and didn't pay much attention to her. She knew how to safety pin the template on the fabric and cut around it with her scissors. Not pefect but close enough. I had a big basket of fat quarters next to my scrap basket. Yep she cut one flower from most of each fat quarter and cut it right out of the middle. LOL. I framed one of the fat quarters with the flower cut out and hung it in my sewing room. I smile every time I look at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    Yep, I've gotten plenty of scraps that way.
    LOL me too :oops:

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