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Thread: What to do with "leftovers" from quilts

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindynvb View Post
    I have too much stuff!!!
    I've been looking through my quilting stuff and I have a whole big tote full of little bits and pieces of quilts. Most are one or two blocks and/or the extra pieces that I cut and didn't need. I really have no use for them but don't know what to do with them.
    Any ideas? I need to make some space in my sewing room.
    Quilts for preemies are requested to be about 24" square. A couple of 8" blocks and a couple of borders and you have a preemie quilt.

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    I save my little bits and pieces for crumb quilts. They are very addicting!

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    I quilt and give away with a small group of ladies. We have odd shape scraps, both leftovers from quilting
    or donations. I,ve started cutting ALL into the PRE CUT sizes. Then we know what are usable pieces!
    I want all pieces that are less than 15 or 18 inches . . . CUT UP and put into clear plastic boxes.

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    I stitched a bunch together and had enough to make 3 scrappies for my dogs kennels. Didn't use a backing but had a very large heavy ugly piece of whole cloth. I stitched with leftover thread in insignificant area instead of tying. They love it. And it will be a lot easier to wash. The kennels are different sizes so it's not hard to determine whose is whose. But you could still donate to a homeless shelter leaving it whole. It was certainly a Duke's mixture of material. The one I made for my dogs would fit a twin size bed. I actually also used this to practice my different stitches on my machine. So there are different stitch and lengths on it. But it's a scrappy. No rhyme or reason!

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    Cindy, make quilts from the scraps. The scraps cost as much as the other fabric, so make every penny count.

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    Love QuiltE's scrappy

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    Some people stuff pet beds with scraps for pet shelters

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    Gorgeous quilt, QuiltE!

    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    When life gives you scraps ... make quilts!

    All those pieces you have leftover will make lots more new quilts.
    Small strips are great for 4Ps, 9Ps, log cabins, piano key borders, etc.

    For inspiration take a look at the many Scrappy Quilts here ...
    Scrappy Quilt show - Right Here!! :)

    The blocks that didn't make it, and became orphans, can go together for a sampler type of quilt.
    They don't have to be set in an orderly fashion, or all in the same colour coordinated fabric, but can go all helter skelter in a more modern sampler style.
    Here's one for an idea for you ...
    Attachment 406569

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    I have used the glass bulbs for Christmas trees and filled them with dog ears and such. They are cute and you can make them in any color. Make for different holidays and hang on tree branches in a vase. Looks cute. All the other scraps I cut into different size squares or strips and file them in labeled clear shoe boxes until I get enough to make a scrappy quilt.

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    I usually make them up into a crazy mish - mash quilt and donate to old folks' home or children's hospital.

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