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Old 02-21-2011, 05:39 AM
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Check out Bonnie Hunters crumb quilt pictures and instructions:
http://www.quiltville.com/crumbs.shtml
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:41 AM
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Happy Threadler, a Lady on the QB has made some beautiful mini quilts, another lady has made mug mats, another lady has made postcards and others have made doll quilts and crazy quilts and appliqued quilts. All of them have uses for small pieces of fabric.
I don't throw out any material since the it can be used for many purposes. Eiltcoq.
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:43 AM
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If big enough, pincushions, crazy quilts, doll quilts, pot holders, sew the scraps together if not big enough, case holders for glasses,phones, etc....
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:53 AM
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My DH cuts all he can into 2 1/2 inch blocks and then the smaller pieces into postage stamp blocks. the trimmings are great for bird nest. Just put them outside. They will find them.
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:57 AM
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Wow! What beautiful fabric that you have been given. I hope you find something to make with it as you have been given a few good ideas to start with.... or you could just send it to me :lol:
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:01 AM
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I start sewing the scraps togther anyway possible. LOL!!! Than when I have a huge piece I either cut shapes and put togther scrap quilts. or if its going good and I'm on a roll I end up with one scraaappy piece quilt without cutting shapes.
I've used bright and pastels and made small quilts for the hospital.
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:05 AM
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I have a friend who cuts everything in small 2-3 inch squares and uses them as leaders & enders. I think she got the info from Bonnie Hunters website.
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:57 AM
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Oooooh, now I'm getting excited!! Thank you all for such great advice. I'm really loving the look of the crumb quilts with the bright colors. Would be kinda cool to put thin black sashing between the brightly colored blocks. Maybe some small amish-style blocks on black? Minature quilts? Potholders? Geez, maybe I CAN get some fun color into this neutral home. ;)
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WOW! looks like fun ahead
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:23 AM
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You have a gold mine in them. They will make beautiful scrappie quilts. Saw some strips there that could be sewn together for strip piecing. Please show us the results when finished with one.
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