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    I use the boxes mushrooms come in for my 'cheater' scraps.

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    Ok, I'll ask. What are cheater scraps?

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    I have given mine to one of the quilters who askeed for them
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    Quote Originally Posted by jem
    I use the boxes mushrooms come in for my 'cheater' scraps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Ok, I'll ask. What are cheater scraps?
    me too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Ok, I'll ask. What are cheater scraps?
    I want to know also.

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    I also want to know what 'cheater scraps' are.

    Cheater cloth is fabric printed to LOOK like it has been pieced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow Bird
    I also want to know what 'cheater scraps' are.

    Cheater cloth is fabric printed to LOOK like it has been pieced.
    cheater is such a HORRIBLE-NEGATIVE WORD!!! i wish it was banned!
    there is nothing wrong with using panals- printed fabrics- we use them all the time- and there is no reason to put such a negative slant to them.
    it does not matter what is printed on a fabric- we still use it creatively to create a wonderful quilt-or pillow-or tote- what ever= why make that sound as if it is not as valuable as any quilt made with all solid fabrics?

    i spent just as long on this quilt as any i've made- and it's center is a wonderful panal of the pledge of allegence- no cheating involved.

    sorry for being crabby about this but 'newby's read that (horrible cheat thing) then think they should not use panals-thinking it is a bad thing- it's not- a panal is just another printed fabric....

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    I understand what cheater, I mean a panel printed with a quilting motif, is but it doesn't make sense (to me) in the context of the original post.

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    Cheater cloth is NOT the same as a panel! it has always been called cheater cloth and panels are just well...panels!

    nothing wrong with either one.

    BUT the poster of this topic said cheater scraps....I don't understand that term either!

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    Right...what are cheater scraps....leftover pieces of the 'cheater cloth' or 'panel'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow Bird
    I also want to know what 'cheater scraps' are.

    Cheater cloth is fabric printed to LOOK like it has been pieced.
    cheater is such a HORRIBLE-NEGATIVE WORD!!! i wish it was banned!
    there is nothing wrong with using panals- printed fabrics- we use them all the time- and there is no reason to put such a negative slant to them.
    it does not matter what is printed on a fabric- we still use it creatively to create a wonderful quilt-or pillow-or tote- what ever= why make that sound as if it is not as valuable as any quilt made with all solid fabrics?

    i spent just as long on this quilt as any i've made- and it's center is a wonderful panal of the pledge of allegence- no cheating involved.

    sorry for being crabby about this but 'newby's read that (horrible cheat thing) then think they should not use panals-thinking it is a bad thing- it's not- a panal is just another printed fabric....
    .I agree
    I agree with you 100%, I to just finished making a quilt that started out as a panel. I cut mine apart and made more blocks to go with the panels. it took a long time to sew together and quilt and I am proud of every stitch in it.

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    o k ladies, I mean the little pieces of fabric you sew on when you r about to cut your thread and start a new seam. I think i used the wrong term for these.
    Sorry

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    Well I do believe if you were to complain about a word being negative wouldnt that make that a double negative? HUM?........Because complaining is negative....Just an observation.

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    I call that preprinted quilting fabric. I love that type of fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jem
    o k ladies, I mean the little pieces of fabric you sew on when you r about to cut your thread and start a new seam. I think i used the wrong term for these.
    Sorry
    you mean "leaders" and "enders"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jem
    o k ladies, I mean the little pieces of fabric you sew on when you r about to cut your thread and start a new seam. I think i used the wrong term for these.
    Sorry
    No appologies necessary, we were just curious! There are many terms for these, and common ones are leaders & enders, from the Bonnie Hunter site http://quiltville.com/
    ;-)

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    Yes, that's what i mean 'leaders and enders', sorry for all the confusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Quote Originally Posted by jem
    o k ladies, I mean the little pieces of fabric you sew on when you r about to cut your thread and start a new seam. I think i used the wrong term for these.
    Sorry
    No appologies necessary, we were just curious! There are many terms for these, and common ones are leaders & enders, from the Bonnie Hunter site http://quiltville.com/
    ;-)
    My quilting friend and I call them "spiders" because after a few uses the little bits of thread sticking off both sides remind us of spider legs.

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