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Thread: Lumberyard Quilting

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    Can someone tell me what this is? It's something about cutting strips to make quilt blocks, I think.

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    I have never heard of it. I will be watching...

    Edit: I googled and it is a system of cutting your scraps into sizes that you will use.

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    Never heard of it so I will be watching to see what everyone else says.

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    Mr Google told me .... A Quilter’s Lumberyard® is a unique system of scrap management. Use the “lumberyard” approach to cut, organize, and store scraps in usable sizes and you are always ready to sew gorgeous scrappy quilts.

    This system is Trademarked and has a Copyright. It is by Cheryl Coffman and Patty Bowers.

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    I too just googled it - this is not unlike the Scrap Therapy system. They too have you cut scraps into usable manageable sizes. Do your own system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Mr Google told me .... A Quilter’s Lumberyard® is a unique system of scrap management. Use the “lumberyard” approach to cut, organize, and store scraps in usable sizes and you are always ready to sew gorgeous scrappy quilts.

    This system is Trademarked and has a Copyright. It is by Cheryl Coffman and Patty Bowers.
    Sounds like a full time job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Mr Google told me .... A Quilter’s Lumberyard® is a unique system of scrap management. Use the “lumberyard” approach to cut, organize, and store scraps in usable sizes and you are always ready to sew gorgeous scrappy quilts.

    This system is Trademarked and has a Copyright. It is by Cheryl Coffman and Patty Bowers.
    Sounds like a full time job.
    And this is supposed to be about fun? ... I'll skip working in the lumberyard before I start!! :lol:

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    I considered doing this once I bought an accuquilt go.

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    I don't like the lumberyard or cut as you go system. I keep pieces smaller than a quarter yard in a pile by itself. Smaller pieces go into my scrap bags sorted into lights, mediums and darks. When I want enough for a sample block or an applique I haven't already cut it into small blocks or shapes that have to be used for a specific purpose. I just cut as needed for specific projects.

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    I'm of the "sort it but don't cut it" school of thought.

    My dark / medium / light scraps go into 3 large bins with lids.

    You just never know what kind of creativity will come to you and what size or shape fabric you'll need! :)

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    I also thought the "lumber sizes" sort of entertaining!

    A 2 x 4 board is NOT 2 x 4 inches anymore. It's actually 1.5 x 3.5

    http://www.engineersedge.com/commerc...mber_sizes.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    I also thought the "lumber sizes" sort of entertaining!

    A 2 x 4 board is NOT 2 x 4 inches anymore. It's actually 1.5 x 3.5

    http://www.engineersedge.com/commerc...mber_sizes.htm
    It's been like that for years!
    Terribly confusing and frustrating!!!

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    Thanks for the response. Is there a book on this system?

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    Daisydawg: I've become a member of this site because I saw this thread when I was doing a web search.
    I'm a user of "A Quilters Lumberyard" A Scrap Management System. The patterns and name are protected by the US copyright law. I don't receive any monetary gain from the Lumberyard system, I simply use it.

    So now that said, here is my description of it. When I finish a project any fabric left is folded to fit on my shelves, except for pieces smaller than 1/8 yard or a fat quarter. Those I cut into lumberyard pieces. Most of the scraps are cut into 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 or 2x4's (with the 1/2 seam allowance) then 2 x 2's, 2 x 8's, 4 x 4's, and so on. Always add the 1/2 seam allowance to a lumber size. The pattern I use most is called Crazy Eight's, which is just 2 x 4's placed so that there are no matching seams to make an 8 1/2" block. It's a great way to make a scrappy quilt very quickly. As with all quilting very accurate cutting and sewing of 1/4" seams are important.

    If you are interested patterns are available in Bend, Or at B J'S Quilt Basket 20225 Badger Rd, Bend, Or 97702 phone 541 383 4310. I recommend that you buy their pattern package that includes their first pattern, Crazy Eights.

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    Basically its Bonnie Hunters method, too -- I am still in the process of cutting up my scraps (many are from the 60's and 70's!) into pre determined sizes. After making several quilts using some of the 'precuts', its wonderful to be able to sew up several quilts very quickly. I've noticed I also have a tendancy to put more of the 'ugly' fabrics into my quilts this way, too, and my color selections are more broad....all a good thing.

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    DebbE: Yes it is very similar to Bonnie Hunters method. One of the main differences is that seams from one block to another often don't have to match. A convenience when you are in a hurry.

    I've found I don't have enough variety in my scraps, so I'll buy a few fat quarters in colors I don't seem to have. I'm guilty of not having enough darks.

    I see you are also from Oregon. Love the hydrangea!

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