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    What do you guys and gals do with leftovers from tops created? I have found that I have a real collection going of four patches, random triangles, long strips sewn together, etc - they're not really scraps, but I guess in a way they are...any ideas?

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    I like to make quilted bags, and find that pieced scraps can often be worked into a crazy quilt patch or somesuch to decorate the front of the bag. I use the bags for shopping or carrying books, or going to craft circles. I also sometimes can use those kinds of leftovers to make christmas tree ornaments, or some other small project.

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    Good question! Sometimes I work them into the backs of my quilts to spice it up a little. I am interested in knowing what others do with these pieces too!!!

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    Quiltville has a quilt called Crumbs, Crumbs, Crumbs. You should check it out. Here is the website for it.

    http://quiltville.com/crumbs.shtml

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    At the moment, most of them are in rubbermaid tubs waiting to be used for.......

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    I would add more fabric strips pieces to them until they all reach approximately the same size, square them up and sew them together into a scrappy quilt. It would be cute to quilt them using different decorative stitches using different colored thread.

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    I use them in scrap quilts.....or pillows..I just try to work them into different things..I can't waste a thing!

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    make a child a quilt, child sized. Make lap quilts, make a table runner, drink coasters.

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    crumb quilts - such a good idea!

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    Save them for a scrap quilt.

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    i use them to make cage comforters for the local animal rescue. i just add fabric to them to get them
    to 18 x 24..the usual crate size.
    also, i think premie quilts for NICU's is 36 x 36..
    www.quiltsforkids.org

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    Sometimes I work all my leftover blocks into a sampler. If they are all different sizes, I either add fabric to make them all the same size, or usually, just fill in between the blocks with a solid color to make kind of a crazy sampler.

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    Mine are resting nicely in a tote. I still haven't figured out what to do with them.

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    Lots of good ideas here.

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    There are some members who work on charity quilts for their region. I have sent some blocks and bits and bobs out to be used in whatever fashion they want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    i use them to make cage comforters for the local animal rescue. i just add fabric to them to get them
    to 18 x 24..the usual crate size.
    also, i think premie quilts for NICU's is 36 x 36..
    www.quiltsforkids.org
    I did not know that NICU's accepted quilts and I am going to have to get in touch with my local hospital to see if I can help in that area. My oldest daughter was 8 weeks early & I spent the first 6 weeks of her life in the NICU. She's now 21 so it was a long time ago, before such wonderful programs existed.

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    It depends, sometimes I will make a charity quilt or a scrappy quilt or even donate them to my guild. I also use them for appliques.

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    If the quilt is bed size, the extra blocks could go into a border for pillowcases.

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