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    Pattern for really small quilt scraps

    I need a pattern that requires really small quilt scraps. I really don't want to make a postal stamp quilt. And the pattern would probably need to be paper pieced. But I'm open for all suggestions. Thanks! ~~Ann~~

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    here is a recent thread (yesterday) that addressed small scraps and a few ideas on what to do with them: http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...l-t209975.html

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    I did a pineapple quilt from really small scraps.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...a-t180063.html

    I made this one from really small scraps as well.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...a-t185811.html
    Last edited by Lori S; 01-04-2013 at 06:44 AM.

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    You should check out Bonnie Hunter's site, www.http://quiltville.com/index.html. There's also confetti quilts, which is my next project.

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    I'm planning on one of these (third one down) to use up some scraps. I'm going to use 4.5" x 12.5" pieces of muslin and then just sew scraps onto that:

    http://cvquiltworks.blogspot.com/201...-giveaway.html

    I think I will keep my scraps fairly vertical, and I'm going to alternate the scrappy blocks with a solid sashing, so the layout will be a little different...
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    I have made several 8 X 10 inch french braid quilts from this book and they were foundation pieced.

    http://www.amazon.com/Paper-Pieced-M...der_156477743X

    I just copy the foundations from the book on some vellum and they turned out very cute. They use very tiny pieces. I also like to make very tiny foundation pieced log cabin blocks. They are very versatile.

    I made this one from scraps leftover from another project. The blocks are about 4 inches square.

    https://shop.countrythreads.com/prod...3&cat=8&page=1

    The next one will have basket blocks and log cabin blocks.

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    This has been bookmarked forever: http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t183872.html

    i LOVE IT!!!

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    How about the Oh My Gosh quilt? I started one, but got side tracked. its all cut, just need to get back to it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    I did a pineapple quilt from really small scraps.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...a-t180063.html

    I made this one from really small scraps as well.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...a-t185811.html
    Your quilts are gorgeous!!!!1

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    Look at Jinny Beyers patchwork puzzle balls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt View Post
    This has been bookmarked forever: http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t183872.html

    i LOVE IT!!!
    I love this pattern too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Spencer View Post
    How about the Oh My Gosh quilt? I started one, but got side tracked. its all cut, just need to get back to it!
    So want to do this Oh My Gosh quilt.
    - Rose

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    Check out 15 minutes of Play
    http://www.15minutesplay.com/p/tutorials.html

    She makes fabric out of her scraps and then cuts her pieces from that.

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    I've made two quilts for two of my granddaughters with lots of scraps. The squares are 12" finished, the sashing is white, and the corner stones are more scraps. One 2" cornerstone has eleven pieces in it, to give you some idea of how small I go.
    Mavita - Square dancer and One Room School Teacher

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    So where is the "Oh My Gosh" quilt. Sounds like I would really like to see that one.
    Mavita - Square dancer and One Room School Teacher

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    A long time ago, I took a huge bunch of small scraps and sewed them to adding machine paper, creating long pieced strips that are very scrappy. My intention was to use them as sashing but I never got the project done---another of my UFO's! It was easy and since I found adding machine rolls at Goodwill, very inexpensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teacherbailey View Post
    A long time ago, I took a huge bunch of small scraps and sewed them to adding machine paper, creating long pieced strips that are very scrappy. My intention was to use them as sashing but I never got the project done---another of my UFO's! It was easy and since I found adding machine rolls at Goodwill, very inexpensive.
    I have done that with at least three quilts now, but instead of paper, I used trash fabric. Old bed sheets work wonderfully, especially the part that is almost starting to wear through. The outsides of fitted sheets are too heavy. They haven't worn away enough yet. I make the strips anywhere from 2 inches wide to 4 or even 5 inches wide. Smaller scraps go on the narrower strips. Then just sew all the strips together in random order. They turn out really cute.
    Mavita - Square dancer and One Room School Teacher

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