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Thread: can't stop sewing scraps...part 3 fabric chose for border

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    can't stop sewing scraps...part 3 fabric chose for border

    Everyone was so great with advice on my scrap sewing "problem" LOL...(see previous posts). Well I went to Joannes and 'auditoned' fabrics for my scrappy 6 inch blocks. Here is a pic of what I decided. This was the first fabric I picked up. I ended up trying 3 different fabrics and by the time I had my squares laid out on each one I found quite the crowd gathered to see what I was doing. 100% said to go with the green so that is what I did. Then when I went to get it cut and found it was 5 1/2 yards and I really only wanted about 4 I ask the person cutting what kind of deal would she give me if I took it all and she gave me the full 5.5 yards for 1/2 price ($3.00 per yard) and then when I check out I used a 15% off coupon and then the gal said there was a 40% off she would use from the flyer in addition to the 15%. So, basically I go 5.5 yards of fabric for less than $10.00 including a spool of thread. Never happen again in a million years! I plan to use the surplus green with some additional squares to make curtains, throw pillows and maybe a wall hanging. Cheap way to redo the room.
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    I love it!

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    Looks great!! I'm with Cyn I love it too!!

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    YES! It's great! just what the squares needed.
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    Awesome. I love the color you decided on. Best redo ever!
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    That green is one of my favorites. I love your blocks
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    I'm amazed at the deal you got .... you did good! and that quilt is so very pretty. Have fun stitching it together.

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    Aww it's cute. Don't you love those unexpected savings?

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    i like that color and you can't beat the price, for sure.
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    Love the colour it works perfectly with your blocks.....love the price too.

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    OH MY-THAT IS FABULOUS! I love the lime green background- and the blocks are so great...I really need to finish up a couple projects & do something with my scraps- they are starting to get out of control again...your quilt is wonderful inspiration!
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    It was meant to be! My favorite color too

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    This looks great! Thanks so much for letting us know what you decided....waiting to see what you decided was like waiting for the climax in a great mystery book!!

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    There is something about that color that makes a scrappy quilt come alive. Great Job!

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    I just love it.

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    Green was a great choice... it really makes the scrappy blocks "pop."

    Doesn't it feel great to get a good deal? You scored all the way around...

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    Looks great to me and, yes, you got a deal!

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    I have to say that I LOVE your choice of color!! I have a bunch of 'crumb' squares but wasn't sure how to go about sashing them.
    Now I see that "bright" is a good way to go.

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    luv your scraps and the way you've put them together!

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    Love your choice. Lucky you. I never have been able to strike any kind of deal at JoAnn's. I've asked for a discount when I buy the remaining yardage on a bolt and it's always been "we can't do that."
    One step at a time, always forward.

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    Very nice...Great use of your scraps....

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    Followed your original thread, so glad to see pictures. As Paul Harvey used to say, "And that is the rest of the story." Love the bright with the scrappy. Plan on considering brights to go with my next scrappy.

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    the green looks great with your scrappy squares. great price!

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    Great choice!

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    Green just makes it shine. What a fun summer quilt

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