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Thread: I have been defeated........BY SCRAPS!

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    OK I had this goal set to use all of my scraps that have been collecting in my bins for the last couple of years....I have been sorting, cutting and sewing. I thought I was in the home stretch today because I have about 25 different sized panels sewn together and sketched many ideas for quilts and I have a few scrap quits in process as we speak.....I figured all I would have is a few tiny peices that I would save for paper peicing projects.....Funny thing happened.... :evil:

    I found another bin full of scraps???? WHAT!!!!????? :roll:

    so I guess I am not going to meet that goal..but of all goals to fail that is a really good one..because I love scraps...scrap quilts and making something of nothing ..so to say! So I have been defeated..but in a good way and I will just have to set smaller goals next time! :shock:


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    We had previously discussed how scraps multiply in the night, so that's probably what that was :D

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    Looks like you have Scrap Bunnies.

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    I have found that scraps are always among us no matter how hard we try to organize them. That is not to say to let them pile up but if you accomplished sorting 2 years worth WOW!! I get mine under control and then cut out another quilt and they are back again.

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    sorry kiddo, i gotta giggle at that one. :lol:

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    I give you credit for almost meeting your goal. Would you like to come to my house and do my scraps?LOL Do you have any pictures to show us?

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    Chin up! Better to be defeated by scraps than Anantomy class! :)

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    Why you think you are defeated? Just attack those scraps, keep working on it until the box is gone, and who knows, maybe, if you are lucky, another box will appreaf from somewhere. You are not defeated! You are just still fighting!

    I have a plan, While I am still on severance from my job I am going to try to get some king size batting (2 or 3) and keep around. Later, when I am home looking for a job, I will keep myself sane using all the scraps I have around. I am thinking big! I am planning a king size scrappy quilt, with only small scraps on the top and backing. When I finally run out of scraps to piece, then I will start quilting them. By then I should have a job and be able to start my stash again, will have a few completed quilts and will still be sane.

    At least that is what I keep on telling myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Chin up! Better to be defeated by scraps than Anantomy class! :)
    BOy are you right! Anatomy class :shock: :evil: :roll: hehe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pocoellie
    I give you credit for almost meeting your goal. Would you like to come to my house and do my scraps?LOL Do you have any pictures to show us?
    I will have pictures soon...Out of these scraps I have done a few small projects and I am getting at least 5 scrap quits of the ones I am currently working on..now I need to find someone to donate them to.

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    I need a lap quilt for the back of my couch and I love scrapy. I'll take one off your hands.

    LOL

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    If you run out of bins to sort through, LMK. I can send you a couple :lol:

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    I can send you my address for donations...hehehe....would love to see pics of your scrappy work. hugs :)

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    You defeated the KNOWN scraps!!! :wink: Those other's....well....they were hiding and waiting for the new year....and the wonderful creative ideas that you will come up with for them!!! :D :D :D

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    You turned the light off in your sewing room, didn't ya? That's what happens when you leave the stash unattended AND the lights off. They make more. :oops:

    Got the same "problem" at my house. :lol:

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    I wouldn't call it defeated....I'd call it Blessed! :) I just love going through my scrap bins, but I too think they multiply when we aren't looking. I'm working on a scrap quilt right now but my scrap basket seems just as full as it was when I started.

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    You have not been defeated. You just have a head start on your next scrappy. :D :mrgreen: :D

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    Thinkofwhat you HAVE done, not what you have ahead of you!

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    What is your most favorite pattern to follow for scrap quilting? I have lots of scraps and I do lots of charity quilts. I am always looking for new or different patterns that sew up fairly fast for these quilts. Most of the ones I do are about 40 X 60 and they are tied quilts so that people can tie a knot and say a prayer. I really would like to find some good scrap quilt patterns. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlf0122quilting
    What is your most favorite pattern to follow for scrap quilting? I have lots of scraps and I do lots of charity quilts. I am always looking for new or different patterns that sew up fairly fast for these quilts. Most of the ones I do are about 40 X 60 and they are tied quilts so that people can tie a knot and say a prayer. I really would like to find some good scrap quilt patterns. Thanks
    Check out www.quiltville.com. She has great ideas/patterns for scrap quilts.

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    You guys are so silly. Everyone knows the bonus bag of scraps came from the scrap-quilt fairy as a reward for doing such a great job! :P

    :lol:

    quiltville.com is a great site! I sent a suggestion to the gal who runs the Workshop program in my local guild to see if we can get her up here in 2012. She's completely booked through then! :shock:

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    You might take a look at this site for a local place in your state for the donation of your quilts...

    http://www.missionfinder.org/orphanages.htm

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    There is a class called Scrap Therapy. There is also patterns to go with that. It teaches you to cut your scraps in the most usuable sizes and then makes beautiful quilts out of them. I have made several and I love the patterns. Hope this will help you.

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    I like quiltville as well...but I also just use them in different things and draw up my own sketches and I am sure none of it is original just trying to use what I have....I will post pics as soon as I get borders on....that is my biggest problem.....borders..borders..borders! Thanks for the donation site!

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    Several years ago, I got tired of all the scraps, sacked them up and there were 4 big black trash bags full, and gave them to a beginning quilter. She was real pleased, and I was too, the bins were empty. But then someone on this board showed the disappearing 9 patch which I had to make and I started using the new accumulation. But unfortunately, I can't sew scrappy fast enough to get to the bottom of the bins!

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