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Can't stop sewing scraps...

Old 05-24-2013, 07:27 AM
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I don't do scrappy, unless it is a very controlled scrappy, usually for a class. My sister, however, loves scraps, so I send all mine to her. In fact, if I'm taking a class, I tell everyone that if they don't want their scraps, please give them to me. She makes mini-quilts (aka, potholders, mug rugs, etc.) which she shares with her friends around the world. She will periodically send me a stack of potholders, which I then take to guild meetings, classes, etc. and gift to the other ladies. Those who have given me scraps are always looking to see if their scraps made it into one of them, which they will then take home. When I say controlled scrappy, this is what I mean:
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:12 AM
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Nope, I am doing the same thing. All those corners I cut off, and end pieces are going in a quilt. I even have a friend saving me hers.
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:41 AM
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Me too...lol bite that is..
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:19 AM
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I dread the sandwiching process, there's something so fun about just winging it and being creative, I just read Joe Cunningham teaches how to put a quilt together with no pattern. I particularly love just following my creative mood when making anything, not just quilts, it's more fun that way. Sometimes it turns out surprizingly good.
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:53 AM
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yes, I do. I have a top together and 100 blocks to cut down to size and I might add the scrap pile is still as big as it was, they are having babies while I sleep
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:15 AM
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I wish a scrap quilt would win a national quilt show. It will never be judged as a winner but the quilters could vote it for Best in Show. If there is a scrap quilt entered in a show it always gets my vote. At least the maker knows one person loved it.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:52 AM
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Yes - I need to get that bug too! Lots of scraps to do something with!!
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:21 PM
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I make lots of scrap quilts. The latest one I finished was a twin size log cabin quilt. I pieced all of the blocks on 2 of my Singer treadle machines; the Pfaff 60 treadle sewed the top and borders on. It was quilted by my friend on her long arm machine. I used my 1976 Pfaff 1222E for the binding. The outer border is a dark purple polka dot, for some reason it looks blue. The child who owns this quilt loves orange and purples.
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:32 PM
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I wonder if any one would want to join the swap that FRAEW is doing. It involves making quilts with + signs. It requires you to cut five 2.5" squares... in ten sets to a bag. It's an extremely easy quilt to put together, and it uses tons of scraps.
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:51 PM
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on tuesday i decided i needed to clean up my area for sewing by using my scraps. I find it amazing what i see some people making out of what they call scraps, I all them pieces of fabric, LOL, my scraps are mostly less than a inch and small. so my solution is making small 4 inch squares with my small strips so far i've made 40 of them. i still have a long way to go but it feels so good to be clearing out the container around the area. I'm finding though that doing these I am geting more small peices for the crumbs I'll do later.i am also doing the 2 1/2 inch rectangles in the postage stamp method. I can only do so many of the postage stamps and then back to the small squares, between the two they keep my busy.I love how the small squares look a mess but when they get trimmed up they are so cute. so seeing the end result makes me want to hurry and do more for the surprize at the end.
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