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Old 04-28-2018, 03:44 AM
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I'll say it, I am a fabric hoarder.

I do love to make string quilts, they are my favorite scrappy quilt to make and they make up quickly.
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Old 04-28-2018, 05:22 AM
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That was weird...was that not a gun on the rotary mat??? I save my scraps but mine are more organized.
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Old 04-28-2018, 05:39 AM
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Right now I am in my scrap quilt phase. I don't have a yardage stash. People in my quilting group have been giving me scraps. It is getting overwhelming. I'm on my 5th scrap quilt. I have more ideas. One day I will get tired of scraps, I guess. The smallest I've done so far is 1.5 inch pieces. Mostly 2 inch pieces.
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Old 04-28-2018, 08:50 AM
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I only save scraps 5" or larger, and donate the rest to a facility that teachers can use for their art classes and classrooms. I can't deal with all the scraps or clutter and would never hunt for the right fabric if I can't organize them. That being said, I keep all my batik scraps, as I do a lot of applique. I used to save selvages but I quit as I have enough to do a "string" picnic quilt with them and maybe more.
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Old 04-28-2018, 11:01 AM
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I save everything. I have so many ideas and have used them in landscape quilts.
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Old 04-28-2018, 01:42 PM
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I cut scraps to no smaller than 2" whether it's a square, triangle or rectangles. Strips are cut to 2 1/2" by what ever length is left from a project.

Odd scraps are stashed in a trash bag and used as stuffing for dog cushions.
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Old 04-28-2018, 02:10 PM
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Thanks so much for posting the videos of the Quilting Marine - I have watched several of them and have really enjoyed them. Some days I just need some mindless sewing and his blocks are so pretty - might even have to go poking around our Goodwill stores - not that I need more scraps.....(grin).....
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Old 04-28-2018, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
I have seen some lovely miniature quilts - and other items made from very small pieces - When you have leftovers from other projects - what is the smallest scrap that you are willing to keep?
Sometimes I am just tired of the clutter and have strongly considered throwing everything that is left over into the wastebasket. I don't - maybe because I was raised saving the smallest snibble of fabric left over from whatever - but sometimes I am just tired of the scraps.
Me, too! "Someday", I'm going to sit down and just sew them all together. Eight inch squares of scraps makes a beautiful quilt.
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Old 05-01-2018, 01:37 PM
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I am a scrap saver. If there is some one in your family that did quilt or wants to learn. These scraps are great memories.
Here is one that uses 4 generations of scraps. It is a treasure and I am glad that they saved the scraps. It will be a treasure for the next generation. Four grandmothers scraps are in this quilt.
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Old 05-01-2018, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by jarenie View Post
I am a scrap saver. If there is some one in your family that did quilt or wants to learn. These scraps are great memories.
Here is one that uses 4 generations of scraps. It is a treasure and I am glad that they saved the scraps. It will be a treasure for the next generation. Four grandmothers scraps are in this quilt.
It is a treasure - for the memories - and that it is also a very lovely quilt! I love your layout.
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