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Thread: Spring cleaning.

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    Senior Member Yellow Bird's Avatar
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    Spring cleaning.

    I lost my mind and decided to organize all my batting pieces....then went further down the rabbit hole and organized all the fabric scraps.

    While organizing the fabric I found some wedges I had cut in the wrong angle a couple of years ago, but didn't have the heart to toss.

    So I set them aside - where I could see them - awaiting inspiration. After a couple of days I decided what to do.

    In retrospect I would have been happier if I'd tossed the wedges! Lots wrong with this. The most obvious is that it is not round...and just totally wonky. I will use it to remind myself that it is okay to toss some fabric pieces.

    Actually, while organizing my stash I decided to toss more of the small pieces before they take over!
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    Couldn't you "round it off" or square off the angles? I vote for saving it! It's a good start for something. Hey, at least you're getting stuff straightened up!
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    We have all made mistakes and hopefully we learn from them. I would get a plate or saucer and try cutting a circle and make a mug rug for someone. I finish up little projects and donate them to my charity I support. They are NOT sold for what I have put into them but someone is going to love it !!!
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    Have you seen the method of making circles by making a multi-level freezer paper circle or using a cardboard, then basting around the edges of your fabric and pulling it around the paper circle? Makes perfect circles - I would try that to save all your work.

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    Make them round and applique to a background.

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    Is it big enough to make a nice fluffy chair cushion out of it ? Once its been sat on who will know its not perfectly round ? And if some one notices they should be Jetho'ed : )

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    Round it off and make a center mat out of it for centerpiece on a table.

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    Could you round it off, put flowers around the middle circle and use it for a wall hanging?

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    Don't throw them away. Many people here give small scraps for the price of postage. I am looking at beginning a scrappy quilt, a first for me, and will be looking for small pieces. Someone doing this could cut them up and use them. Better than throwing away. Do you belong to a guild? Take them to the donation pile and see what someone can do with them.

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    You can use scraps to make hexagonName:  new projects 2014 002.JPG
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Size:  200.0 KB shapes with a 60 degree ruler.They are easy and fun.

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