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Thread: Even the trash.........

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    Super Member jbsstrawberry's Avatar
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    Ohhh pretty pretty!!! The bow tie is just gorgeous, and yep thats the prettiest trash I've ever seen!!! :D

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    Wow I want to take lessons from you........I'd like to make the rug thing.....stunning.....way to go using all you can ....totally fab....

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    Mary Q C - I have been trying to resist pulling all those strips out of the garbage, but now that I know I could make a rug out of them, I may not be able to!!!! What needle and thread do you use to sew through the rope wrapped with fabric?

    quilterpat- I was given the pattern for block of the month at my quilt guild (and was lucky enough to win 17 blocks!), but I believe it came from quilter's cache and is called mini bowtie.

    Boston1954 - Great idea, but I would hate to lure the birds to my yard with the two cats I have!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mary quite contrary
    My family makes so much fun of me. I waste very little fabric.

    First all "scraps" go into a bin beside my cutting table. Periodically I go through and cut it into 2" squares for a scrap quilt.

    Then I cut what's left into 1 1/2" SQUARES. That is as small as I go that way.

    I have another basket that weird shaped pieces go and those I use for a mini quilt.

    Then all of those strips from squaring up your fabric. I wrap clothesline rope with the strips then zigzag around making either a rug or a basket.

    I'll attach some pictures of wips.

    You can make fun of me too. You will be in good company. You have beautiful trash!!!
    I won't make fun of you Dearheart cuz your doing amazing things I could NEVER do..... Let me know if you need more scraps

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    Now I see I have been throwing away usable tiny little pieces. Will start saving them now. Love the bowtie and all your colors are great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcathie
    Wow I want to take lessons from you........I'd like to make the rug thing.....stunning.....way to go using all you can ....totally fab....
    me too! me too! how do we make the rugs?

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    I'd love to know how to make those rugs too!

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    You have to do a tut on how to make those rugs. What a brilliant idea! Jan

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    Yes, yes, a tutorial, please!!!!

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    I will work on a tutorial. It is really simple. The hard part is keeping it flat. If it doesn't stay flat, I turn them into a basket. :)

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