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    What do you do with all your snippets and trimmings from blocks etc. Do you display them in a jar or save them in a box or what. I have quite a few and hate to throw them away.

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    Displaying them in a jar sounds good. Or, you can mail them to another member that will use them. There's a lady on here that mails me her selvages because when I get enough I'm going to make a quilt (Maybe a Rocky Road to Kansas) with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    Displaying them in a jar sounds good. Or, you can mail them to another member that will use them. There's a lady on here that mails me her selvages because when I get enough I'm going to make a quilt (Maybe a Rocky Road to Kansas) with them.
    Rapture, what sizes?? I'd be glad to save some for you!

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    I like them with some of the fabric on them but there doesn't have to be. The writing is what's important to me. The bit of fabic is so that I won't have to sew into the writing. Someone posted on here about using adding machine paper to make scrappy strips and I may use that for my Selvaged Quilt. I'm thinking that I may sew the selvages on the strips of paper, cut them to the same length then sew a small corner on both ends and a large triangle on each side. As soon as I get my 4 or 5 Christmas gift quilts done I'm going to start on this one.

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    So you mean the selveges??? I'd be glad to save some! I also have those Moda thingies you hold jelly rolls together with.
    (Brain not working today) Just let me know.
    I have about 6 WIP right now and have been cutting up a storm :)

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    Rapture ready, does it matter if the salvages are short? I usually buya third of a yard, because I love scrappy quilts. If that is long enough, I would save mine for you too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bag Lady
    What do you do with all your snippets and trimmings from blocks etc. Do you display them in a jar or save them in a box or what. I have quite a few and hate to throw them away.
    I keep a medium flat rate box under my desk and when it is over flowing I offer it for the cost of shipping. There is always someone on here that will take it off your hands no matter the size of scraps. A great way to recycle. I kept fooling myself into thinking I would use them, not anymore.

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    There are people on the board who would love your scraps. Do a search for scraps. Some will even take the tiniest scraps and use them if you don't want to.

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    No, I am not talking about the selvedges. I am talking about the fabric that is trimmed off when you square up a block or whatever.

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    Thanks, I will have to check when I have more time to raoam around.

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    What part of Ky. are you located. I may be fairly close to take the fabric to you if you are interested. I live in Dayton Ohio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bag Lady
    What part of Ky. are you located. I may be fairly close to take the fabric to you if you are interested. I live in Dayton Ohio.
    Who are you referring too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bag Lady
    What do you do with all your snippets and trimmings from blocks etc. Do you display them in a jar or save them in a box or what. I have quite a few and hate to throw them away.
    Quilt Jelly!!!!
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    What a cute idea with the dog ears in a jar! I save even the smallest snippets in a separate box and use them for pillow stuffing.

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    Every one of my snippets and trimmings go into a big box, this includes pieces of batting that are trimmed off before you are ready to add your binding.
    When I have enough of them, I make a pillow case/form, stitch all the way around it but leave an opening for stuffing those trimmings into. then I close up the opening and make either a quilted pillow cover or just plaine fabric pillow cover. Not a single thing get's waisted around my sewing room, even the pillow form is made from either scraps of fabric or actual pillow cases I picked up at a garage sale really really cheap! and then they are cut down and made into smaller pillow forms.

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    I cut them to the smallest I can, keep them and when I have plenty of them I fill a neck pillow,or another small pillow for the grandchildren.

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    Thanks Mommymom-That is what I was thinking about doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by momymom
    Quote Originally Posted by The Bag Lady
    What do you do with all your snippets and trimmings from blocks etc. Do you display them in a jar or save them in a box or what. I have quite a few and hate to throw them away.
    Quilt Jelly!!!!
    Okay I love that jar. I am so going to do that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    Quote Originally Posted by momymom
    Quote Originally Posted by The Bag Lady
    What do you do with all your snippets and trimmings from blocks etc. Do you display them in a jar or save them in a box or what. I have quite a few and hate to throw them away.
    Quilt Jelly!!!!
    Okay I love that jar. I am so going to do that!
    Ditto!

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    Quote Originally Posted by momymom
    Quote Originally Posted by The Bag Lady
    What do you do with all your snippets and trimmings from blocks etc. Do you display them in a jar or save them in a box or what. I have quite a few and hate to throw them away.
    Quilt Jelly!!!!
    That looks really cute!! I chuckle everytime I see your avatar b/c of your girl with the funny expression. Always makes me smile! The 3 of you are adorable :D

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    LOVE the look of the fabric snips in the jar!

    Gonna give that a try

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    Quilt jelly? I love the idea..looks pretty in a jar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by momymom
    Quote Originally Posted by The Bag Lady
    What do you do with all your snippets and trimmings from blocks etc. Do you display them in a jar or save them in a box or what. I have quite a few and hate to throw them away.
    Quilt Jelly!!!!
    That looks really cute!! I chuckle everytime I see your avatar b/c of your girl with the funny expression. Always makes me smile! The 3 of you are adorable :D
    Thank you all. I heard about quilt jelly years ago. Enough years that I don't remember where I heard it. My jar is a half gallon mason jar. The dog ears in side have been collected for years. I started with a pint jar.
    The girls in my avitar are my twins. They are 17, and starting their sr. in high school this week.

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    I have a big popcorn tin full of snippit scraps. Someday I might do something with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by momymom
    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by momymom
    Quote Originally Posted by The Bag Lady
    What do you do with all your snippets and trimmings from blocks etc. Do you display them in a jar or save them in a box or what. I have quite a few and hate to throw them away.
    Quilt Jelly!!!!
    That looks really cute!! I chuckle everytime I see your avatar b/c of your girl with the funny expression. Always makes me smile! The 3 of you are adorable :D
    Thank you all. I heard about quilt jelly years ago. Enough years that I don't remember where I heard it. My jar is a half gallon mason jar. The dog ears in side have been collected for years. I started with a pint jar.
    The girls in my avitar are my twins. They are 17, and starting their sr. in high school this week.
    There you are again!! Another chuckle and smile for me!!!!!!!!
    I didn't realize they were twins!!

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