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Thread: Ideas needed! What would you do.....

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    Senior Member RUSewing's Avatar
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    With 500 - 3'' cotton, die cut squares?
    My neigbor gave them to me and I'm at a loss!
    Thanks,
    Terry

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    Super Member maine ladybug's Avatar
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    I would probably use them to make mini-quilts.

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    I agree

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    a postage stamp type pattern:)

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    Senior Member lallyann's Avatar
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    or one big quilt! Wow! what a nice neighbor! Lucky you!
    Quote Originally Posted by RUSewing
    With 500 - 3'' cotton, die cut squares?
    My neigbor gave them to me and I'm at a loss!
    Thanks,
    Terry

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    Super Member Tink's Mom's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    a postage stamp type pattern:)
    This is a great idea!

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    What color are they? All quilting cotton?

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    WOW, what a great neighbor.

    The possibilities are endless.

    Mini quilts, one large quilt or mug rugs for gifts to others.

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    9 patch and snowball quilt!

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    a terrific acquisition! the project will depend on the colors. but a scrappy postage stamp quilt always looks nice :)

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    3" is a good sized square in my mind. I don't see using a 3" in minis unless you plan on cutting them down more.

    While 500 sounds like a lot of squares, once sewn into blocks you won't have enough to make anything much bigger than a crib quilt, wall hanging or a table runner and matching placemats, unless, of course you combine them with other scraps and stash. You can make 55 9 patch blocks that will make an unfinished 8" block (you will have a few squares left over), a trip around the world type setting or just sew them together randomly. If you draw a diagonal line across the back of half of them, match them up with another square with no line drawn, right sides together, and sew a 1/4 away on either side of the diagonal and cut on your drawn line you will end up with a bunch of 2" unfinished HST (roughly). Then your design possiblities are endless.

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    Super Member athomenow's Avatar
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    I wish I had this problem! So many possibilities.

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    Whatever you decide, I hope you show us pictures. This is a really nice gift! :thumbup:

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    cut diagonaly and make pin wheels. i love the pin wheel design, can't get enough of it :-)

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    Small trip around the world. It would be about 55" square

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