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Thread: What to do with "leftovers" from quilts

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    Super Member deedum's Avatar
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    Don't be afraid to just donate. What goes around comes around and all that. Sometimes we just need to breathe and I agree we can just get too much stuff. Some people love lots of stuff, me, too much bothers me. I am almost at that point. Trying to tame it down and use what I have. I do scrappy quilts, and tiny or small pieces I throw in a basket and then make dog pillows out of it for the humane society.

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    We have a lot of guest speakers at our guild and many of them put those orphans blocks on the back. Goodwill would use them. They sell stuff like this all the time.

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    Either donate to a local organization, quilt guild, or church. String quilts can be made into wonderful charity quilts.

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    Either donate or sell. Believe it or not there are quilters who buy bags of scraps (ask me how I know).

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    I have been making baby bibs, you can make inch squares of smaller, uses left over batting and left over pieces for the backing. You can also make bathmats, potholders. I also like the idea of the Adult bids. Cat mats, dog mats, dog toys, cat toys...tons of stuff. I am tying to use up my scraps and its starting to make a dent.

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    If you cut your fabric into 5 inch squares and cut a bunch of white 5 inch squares...you can pretty much use anything. For ugly fabrics I cut them down to 2 1/2 inch and they look great. then just do the leader end quilts. If you cut up your scraps into shapes its not so overwelming.

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    Cindy, do you have and pictures of your orphan block quilts? I have that book. I guess it's time I look at it again.

    I've been enjoying the scrappy quilt show. I've seen a lot of quilts I have made and would like to make.
    Thanks to everyone for sharing.

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    donate to a quilt guild and they use them to make charity quilts.

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    Check local rest homes, senior centers, churches and see if someone would love your leftovers!

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    Our guild show is in October and each member is expected to make a small quilt for the silent auction. I am using a whole bunch of left over HSTs to make a small quilt. So far, it is adorable!!!
    Christine Tindell

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