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Thread: Using scraps for Quilts

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    Super Member JNCT14's Avatar
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    I read the post on scrap quilting and thought I would share this. There are two things to note on this quilt;
    1. A Grandmother's Fan pattern is a great way to use scraps. I am very bad at curved piecing so I simply turned the curved edge under and sewed it down. I taught myself later to use one of my machine stitches for machine applique which is what I did for the pansies on the borders.
    2. The quilt has a surprise inside! I had an old Ohio Star that was so faded and worn, it was beyond repair but I couldn't throw it out - so I used it as the batting! If anyone ever took this quilt apart, they would find the old quilt inside, which I thought was a neat way to recycle. If you quilt by hand, I wouldn't recommend using the old quilt as a batt - it would be pretty hard to sew - but it machine quilted just fine!

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    a regular here MegsAnn's Avatar
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    cool!

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    Very pretty quilt! What an ingenious way to recycle old things!

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    Very pretty, I don't use anything old in my quilts. Old quilt as batting may work if it doesn't show through.

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    smart thinking!! looks beautiful.

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    very pretty

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    you're so good at this! Love the colors & adding the pansies made it more eye catching.

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    Fan quilts are my all time favorite!

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    nice job! great use of an old quilt. :D

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    Thanks to all for the nice compliments!It was fun to make.
    Responding to Jingleberry about the old one showing through - I was worried about that as well. Fortunately, the old one was faded enough and the pattern busy enough that it doesn't. However, I did consider turning over the old quilt so that the old quilt top was facing the back of the new quilt, which was white. I figured that even if it showed through, it might make an intriguing design.

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