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Thread: Bags of scraps - what to do with them?

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    Senior Member Happy Treadler's Avatar
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    I've got a good friend who has a home business making little round trivets. She's got the COOLEST fabric, and has tons of leftover scraps from cutting out circles (various sizes, but typically I'd say they're around 3-4" and smaller - think about the 'leftovers' after cutting out a circle). I'm wondering if there are any good ideas out there to use these up on projects. She said she hates to throw them out (and, of course, I told her not to!). I'd appeciate any ideas you could throw at me. Like I need even more projects to do! :shock:

    Thanks, and hope you all had a great weekend!

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    Try a crumb quilt............Check out Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville...............Lots of good info there.

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    Here is what I did with a bunch of small scraps. I layered them between two pieces of wash away stabalizer and sewed them all together. I washed away the stabalizer, trimmed and had a big piece of crazy fabric. It adds a lot of texture for tote/purse and other projects. The stabilizer was cheap on the bolt at Walmart. Probably at JoAnns too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    Quote Originally Posted by joyplace
    Try a crumb quilt............Check out Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville...............Lots of good info there.
    Definately.
    The best tip ever for scraps is to go to Bonnie Hunter's site, what she does with scraps is amazing :thumbup:

    This is the link to her site just in case you haven't got it bookmarked: http://quiltville.com/index.html

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    Thanks for the link. Figured I'd show you exactly what we're talkin' about here. Do you think I should sort everything by color?? Should I trim to a size or just leave them as they are?
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    Beautiful colors. These are a must to use! I would find the project I want to use and then cut accordingly.

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    you can always send them to me !! lol or make crazy patch blocks?
    My favorite quilts are scrappy quilts...................

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    Crumb quilt!

    I'd sort by size first. I don't usually use anything over a 5x5 in a crumb block.

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    Oh my what a treasure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Treadler
    Thanks for the link. Figured I'd show you exactly what we're talkin' about here. Do you think I should sort everything by color?? Should I trim to a size or just leave them as they are?
    OMGosh ... I would so use them for tightly braided rugs. JUST PERFECT and no extra work involved in trimming them. either that or scrappy rugs.. They look so cool with all the colors

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    There are quilts in them thar bags!!LOL

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    I use the really small pieces for doggie beds for the shelter, anything else that is bigger I use for crumb quilts or scrappies quilts!

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    I'm working on one of Bonnie Hunters scrap quilts now, Spider web. You could make 10 quits and never put a dent in that scrap pile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamamama
    I'm working on one of Bonnie Hunters scrap quilts now, Spider web. You could make 10 quits and never put a dent in that scrap pile.
    I probably have 4 more bags just like it in the garage. With the rumors of the prices of cotton going up, maybe I'll end up making ALL scrappy quilts in the future. :shock:

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    What pretty scraps! :) You lucked out and could have lots of fun with these. I would make a crumb quilt with them. Let us know what you decide on.

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    I would take them too I need (2) 3 inch squares I'm working on a hand sewn hexagon quilt. I need alot of asorments of colors and designs.

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    Go to http://www.susancarlson.com/Welcome.html and look at her "collage quilts" They are to die for! Iys all done with little snippets of cloth.

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    Looks like you could trim some of them to strips and sew them together. Then use them to cut out borders or squares etc.

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    Yippee for you!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D

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    Lucky girl!

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    That fabric that you showed is like way yummy. Lucky you.

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    Here's a link to a tute I posted on here, it would be great for your scraps, no preplanning, just get started and before you know it you will have made a quilt in no time at all :thumbup:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-6951-1.htm

    Here's one of the quilts I made with these blocks:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-13771-1.htm

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    try a postage stamp quilt a mini tumbler or send them to me

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    I use small scraps for quilt as you go potholders. Use strips or crazy quilt. I sew fabric to batting - then sew fabric to insulbrite. Sandwich them and bind.

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    I once saw an episode of Simply Quilts where the guest - don't remember who she was - made floral wall hangings by putting fusible web on the back and then "snipping" them into blossoms and then fusing them down and sort of stippling them on top and they were absolutely lovely. I'm not describing it very well. Maybe someone else who saw the episode could describe it better. But she saved every tiny piece of fabric and made these "paintings" with them.

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