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Thread: May I have your opinion?

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    Junior Member makakehau's Avatar
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    Would you consider the pieces of fabric in the attached picture to be scraps, crumbs or trash?
    Are they realistically useable? I am on tight budget and dont want to waste anything.

    Thanks for your input.
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    Too small for my use.

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    I would consider them trash, but want to see what others have to say. I may need to start saving more scraps.

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    I save small pieces, but those are even too small for me :D:D:D

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    bigger pieces than that go in my trash.

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    I use pieces that size in Barbie and baby doll pillows for my daughter. I couldn't...or wouldn't actually use them to sew.

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    I save small pieces ..but those would be in my trash.

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    for me they are trash.

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    oh gosh, I'd go blind looking at those. I'd agree, trash for certain!

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    Trash.

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    I would save them in a special box. I am also an oil painter. If you have interest in designing and making art quilts, these tiny scraps are just like the last dab of paint to complete a painting. Something you would never make a trip to a store to get. There's a use for just about anything these days. The key is to have an idea, and follow through with it. You can use your quilt color experience to make a beautiful fabric "painting."

    I see you're in Texas - go for it, girl! That's just me - I recycle glass jars to hold leftovers in the refrigerator too!

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    That would be to small for me. But I've heard of quilters saving the really small scraps to make dog pillows. Its really up to you.

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    Trash to me. If I saved them I know I'd never use them.

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    I have to admit I would say trash also. Will attach 2 pics of what I do with my small pieces and some of them are quite little. When I square up a side, sometimes the pieces get cut off so they were bigger to begn with but looks like I used tiny pieces when I didn't start out that way.
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    They would be trash to me, but I have seen paper piecing patterns that use tiny scraps like that. I had a friend give me a bookmark shaped like a Christmas stocking with a snowman on it, and it had some extremely tiny pieces. Think of a carrot nose!

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    Do you like doing art style projects [like putting small pieces under tulle or such and sewing over it all for a specific collage effect] or using the Snippets technique? If you do then save them.

    The smaller pieces I don't save I collect in a plastic bag and then give them to someone who makes pet beds for the Humane Society. My local Humane Society even has it's own sew/quilt group.

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    I don't use them but save them for a person that does cats and dogs' beds. For that I even save the threads I cut when sawing.

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    same here.
    Quote Originally Posted by ann clare
    Too small for my use.

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    Way too small for me. Trash.

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    Trash!

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    Trash.

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    They look too small for me but if I was working on small applique I might rethink keeping the large pieces

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    To darn little for me to mess with. Would waste more thread to sew them together then they are worth.

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    My limit is 1.5" for scrap patches. Then they go into a bag for quilting gals who collect threads and crumbs for the animal shelter's mats.

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    too small for me

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