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Thread: making some scrappy blocks

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-153884-1.htm
    Check out what PaperPrincess did with her stash of recycled shirts. Her work is amazing.

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    Thank you for sharing this with us. Very useful. Can't wait to try this one myself. Great gift idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QM
    Someone else commented that unused dryer sheets MAY cause damage to fabrics in the long run. In my opinion, used ones would work just fine. During the depression, newspapers were used and left in for more insulation. I would not recommend that. I have also used pieces of worn out sheets as foundations.

    This method has been done for as long as quilting has been done. It is not at all new, but it is fast, fun and lively, as well as being environmentally friendly, as we use more of the fabric we buy.

    BTW, you can use flannel, etc, but remember to leave larger seam allowances. The lamb print is a piece of flannel sheet.

    :?: Why do we need larger seam allowances for the flannel fabric? Just curious

    My great grandmother (dead long before I was born) combined hers with no sashings or borders. I prefer to sash and border mine, so I do use some "new" fabric. The back could be another set of scrappy blocks or a regular backing. If you use sashings and borders, they will need batting behind them.

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    Almost all flannels are a loose weave and tend to tear loose with just a 1/4" seam allowance. Flannels, denim and a few other types of fabric need larger allowances.

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    I had to come back and look again. Great job and use of scraps. I too use dryer sheets to do this on. Gives me a nice background other than paper. Thanks for sharing this. Love the blocks.

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    Thank you QM! Now I understand! No one ever explained the reason for using larger seam allowance to me before!

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    You are inspiring me to make super scrappy quilt sooner, they are beautiful, I think.

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    It is nice to be something other than a horrible example. Remember that the tradition of quilting has a lot more to do with the use of our crumbs/scraps to meet the needs of our families/friends/communities than being one of the top quilts of the century.

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    I love them, how did you do this, I've done something similar before but this is amazing. Great job.

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    You did good and its the finished product that matters and the memories.

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