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Thread: Best size of material to keep ?

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    Super Member Wanabee Quiltin's Avatar
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    Best size of material to keep ?

    I am cleaning out my sewing room. I have way too much of everything and I know I have reached my limit. I will be having a yard sale for quilters and have decided to keep something out of the fabric for myself. I was thinking of cutting one strip of 6 inches across the width of the fabric and keeping that for myself. Of course, this is only fabric I do not want, but I do love scrap quilts and I think this will do the trick. At first I thought jelly row strips of 2.5 inches would do it and then I thought no, I might need HST in the quilts and I don't want to be stingy with myself. So will 6 inches of fabric do the trick ?

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    how about a 10"? you can make jelly rolls, charms or layercakes with them. whatever suits your fancy at the time.
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    I have a nice size stash with everything about 2 yards on the mini bolts and I can store a lot of fabric that way. I think I would do mini bolts and the see what I wanted to get rid of. Maybe make up some of your own jelly rolls as well?

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    It seems that I usually make 8" blocks, so I would go for 9". If you have a common block size, go for that, but add an inch so you can cut HSTs.
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    It's your fabric. Do whatever you want to do. I'd be saving 99.9% of it if it were me. Don't stress over it. It's only fun if you decide it's fun. Wish I were in St. Louis. I'd be there.

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    If you don't care for it, why keep any of it?

    Then you'll just have those strips to try to store somehow.

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    When are you having your garage sale? It might be an interesting road trip for me.

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    or donate it to a guild for Linus Projects. I mean if you really don't want it, why go through the hastle of trying to decide what to cut up and how big/small.

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    if it's fabric i don't like/want, i wouldn't save more than the 6"
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