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    Senior Member CompulsiveQuilter's Avatar
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    I am free! All my scraps are gone! I packed up 3 LARGE priority-rate boxes for QB members. To get that many, I went through 3 liquor boxes and a half-full zip up comforter bag, cutting everything into 3x5 bricks and squares to make (several) flying geese quilts. Everything unwanted and smaller than that was given away. Small! But there were tons of people who wanted them. It takes a long time for a scrap quilter to have enough scraps to give away, but I feel so clean and happy now.

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    TREMENDOUS JOB!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CompulsiveQuilter
    I am free! All my scraps are gone! I packed up 3 LARGE priority-rate boxes for QB members. To get that many, I went through 3 liquor boxes and a half-full zip up comforter bag, cutting everything into 3x5 bricks and squares to make (several) flying geese quilts. Everything unwanted and smaller than that was given away. Small! But there were tons of people who wanted them. It takes a long time for a scrap quilter to have enough scraps to give away, but I feel so clean and happy now.
    It would take three boxes of liquor for me to get through all of that................. :) :)

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    That was SO nice of you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    Quote Originally Posted by CompulsiveQuilter
    I am free! All my scraps are gone! I packed up 3 LARGE priority-rate boxes for QB members. To get that many, I went through 3 liquor boxes and a half-full zip up comforter bag, cutting everything into 3x5 bricks and squares to make (several) flying geese quilts. Everything unwanted and smaller than that was given away. Small! But there were tons of people who wanted them. It takes a long time for a scrap quilter to have enough scraps to give away, but I feel so clean and happy now.
    It would take three boxes of liquor for me to get through all of that................. :) :)
    LOL You are so funny!! But I would have to agree with you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    Quote Originally Posted by CompulsiveQuilter
    I am free! All my scraps are gone! I packed up 3 LARGE priority-rate boxes for QB members. To get that many, I went through 3 liquor boxes and a half-full zip up comforter bag, cutting everything into 3x5 bricks and squares to make (several) flying geese quilts. Everything unwanted and smaller than that was given away. Small! But there were tons of people who wanted them. It takes a long time for a scrap quilter to have enough scraps to give away, but I feel so clean and happy now.
    It would take three boxes of liquor for me to get through all of that................. :) :)
    Lol, I was thinking the same thing about 3 boxes of liquor.... LOL :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pennijanine
    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    Quote Originally Posted by CompulsiveQuilter
    I am free! All my scraps are gone! I packed up 3 LARGE priority-rate boxes for QB members. To get that many, I went through 3 liquor boxes and a half-full zip up comforter bag, cutting everything into 3x5 bricks and squares to make (several) flying geese quilts. Everything unwanted and smaller than that was given away. Small! But there were tons of people who wanted them. It takes a long time for a scrap quilter to have enough scraps to give away, but I feel so clean and happy now.
    It would take three boxes of liquor for me to get through all of that................. :) :)
    LOL You are so funny!! But I would have to agree with you!!

    Ditto!

    I wouldn't have made it through the first box of liquor much less getting anything sorted and ready to send out. It was wonderful of you to go through your scrappy fabric and send it to others.

    Pam M

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    Sometimes I wish I had NO fabric at all. I love to go to fabric stores and buy the latest with a pattern in hand and then go home and make it. If there are any problems, the quilt shops would still be able to get more fabric in or still have it on their shelves. I also wouldn't have a huge storage closet in one of my bedrooms. Maybe I should do what you have done. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pennijanine
    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    Quote Originally Posted by CompulsiveQuilter
    I am free! All my scraps are gone! I packed up 3 LARGE priority-rate boxes for QB members. To get that many, I went through 3 liquor boxes and a half-full zip up comforter bag, cutting everything into 3x5 bricks and squares to make (several) flying geese quilts. Everything unwanted and smaller than that was given away. Small! But there were tons of people who wanted them. It takes a long time for a scrap quilter to have enough scraps to give away, but I feel so clean and happy now.
    It would take three boxes of liquor for me to get through all of that................. :) :)
    LOL You are so funny!! But I would have to agree with you!!
    lol ditto

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    Wow that must have taken quite some time!. Congrats!

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    Good for you!!

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    I am de-stashing today and through Sunday---if I can get done that fast!:>( It already feels better! Packed a tote full of fabric I will never use into 2-1/2 medium boxes so far.

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    Good for you :!: :!: :!:

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    Quote Originally Posted by CompulsiveQuilter
    I am free! All my scraps are gone! I packed up 3 LARGE priority-rate boxes for QB members. To get that many, I went through 3 liquor boxes and a half-full zip up comforter bag, cutting everything into 3x5 bricks and squares to make (several) flying geese quilts. Everything unwanted and smaller than that was given away. Small! But there were tons of people who wanted them. It takes a long time for a scrap quilter to have enough scraps to give away, but I feel so clean and happy now.
    It would take three boxes of liquor for me to get through all of that................. :) :)
    That's what I was thinking. Hey, whatever it takes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    woo hooo. isnt it a nice feeling and you are cleaned out.
    Just wait - those scraps are like rabbits. It won't be long before you have a whole bunch more.

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    That is what I need to do but don't know where to start. I did mail some off to Amarillo but that didn't make a dent. My DH is reorganizing his workshop and told me that my fabric totes had to go .

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    What??? No postage stamp quilts? Ha! Nice work, it feels so good to lighten your load anywhere in the house not just in fabrics. Way to go!!

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    I think I would feel LONELY without my scrap stash.

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    WOW - am I impressed ! Want to come and help me with mine ? LOL

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    Don't you feel naked now? No scraps must be a sick feeling!!

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    good job :)

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    Wow, excellent job on that. I know it will take me forever to just get a box of selvages with the colors on them. I am saving for a funky lamp project and have the lamp already.

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    Everytime I make a quilt I have more scraps, I have made lots of quilts and just have a medium plastic bin about half full. I keep making quilts and keep buying fabrics so, will not be using the scraps up anytime soon, but, I will keep hoping and hanging onto them, just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CompulsiveQuilter
    I am free! .

    for now :lol: :lol: :lol:

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