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Thread: Quilts using scraps and letovers

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    Can anyone give me suggestions about making quilts using scraps and letovers?.

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    THERE is a huge host of ideas on this site. with pictures. Please explore and look at the many talented people here and then pick an idea or picture, just 2 ideas pop out Crazy Quilts and String quilts. But they are not the limit, Please look around here. Get a cup of coffee, or tea or your choice and sit a spell and look around. I promise you will be sooooo inspired.

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    Google trash can quilts. Just made on n it is so pretty

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    Morning Bernadette,
    Rebecca is so right, our group is great about sharing but you need to join to find the help or the inspiration. It's really easy, just click on the Login/register button and you'll be able to meet some of the most talented and helpful quilters from around the world.

    Hope to be able to meet and chat with you soon!
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    Hi...

    I love to do string quilts with scraps/strips. I am now working on one with 9" blocks in blues, with a little white and a strip of green here and there done diagonally across the squares. I think I will use black for the sashing to set them off. Fun to do!!

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    HI, If you go to www.quiltville.com or www.scrapquilts.com you will find all kinds of ideas to use up your scraps. That is what I am doing right now. Marge

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    I couldn't find the trash can quilts could you pose a link and weste I would love to see the string quilt your working on. :shock: :D

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    This site has the best ideas and patterns for using scraps...

    www.quiltville.com

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    Went back to find picture of trash can quilt and couldn't find it. will take a picture of mine and will post it

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    Letovers or Leftovers? Make me smile and remember---

    One way to make a scrappy quilt is to take a magazine page and use that for your base. You can lay scraps onto the paper and sew one by one.

    When the page is full of sewn on scraps, you can embroider on it!

    When you have many pages of sewn scraps, lay them all out to design your quilt top, then sew them together into rows. At this point, the paper will come off very easily - if not you can wash it off.

    This method is very old! Be careful to clean your machine often - the paper will be all over!

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    I heard about that as well. I was told that during the depression , that women would use the newspaper,Sew different pieces onto it, to create a block, and that was a scrappy quilt. I don't know if it's a fact, but that was what I was told.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewsletterBot
    Can anyone give me suggestions about making quilts using scraps and letovers?.

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    Bernadette


    This is the place I need to post my recent photos, but so far I have not seen how to do it WITH A MESSAGE. I can do the messasge, but not attach photos so far. Yes, I have read the directions, but still do not understand.

    My quilt top will definitely be from scraps and leftovers and that limits me pretty much; however, I think I have a neat theme and enough to finish what I started.

    GramMER







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    Well, I did post the photos of my scrappy quilt top, but who knows where?

    I got it all together and forgot where I put it. :lol: :lol:

    Anyone want to meet a green horn computer illiterate? :?: :mrgreen:

    That's me :!:

    GramMER

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    Hang-in there Grammer, I'm not real good with, or on, computers either. I'm not a high-teck person at all, Just think maybe someone's viewing a beautiful piece of work some where and wondering how to get that pattern!

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    You can make beautiful quilts from foundation paper pieced blocks. I made one so far, and no lie, I used scraps SMALLER than the fingernail on my pinky!! There are tons of log cabin patterns which use scrap strips as narrow as 1/2" (I use about 1/8" seam allowance). My two favorite paper piecing books are by Linda Causee: 365 Foundation Quilt Blocks (Sterling) and 101 Log Cabin Blocks (American School of Needlework).

    I save ALL scraps, too. I hang two clear plastic bags - one for scraps still large enough to paper piece with, and the other for the tiniest slivers. When I get enough slivers, I use them for stuffing small handmade cat toys or pillows for their beds.

    Di

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    Trash can quilt made from scraps
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    OMGoodness! that is beautiful! I love scrap quilts! Where is that pattern from?

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    That is a GREAT scrap quilt pattern. Looks like you can use pretty small pieces. Is "trash can quilt" the name of a pattern?

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    We did this as a group in our sit n sew group. All 10 of us ended up with a quilt. I will see if I ca finf the pattern. Glad you like it.

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    Excuse the spelling CAN FIND

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    Weste .. I LOVE THAT QUILT! you did a great job.. it is so cozy looking.. Please pass along the pattern!

    OOO I just LOVE IT!

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    Dawn I have the pattern just don't know how to post it.

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    I think we need the name of it and any other info like if it is in a book so we can go look for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandrahuhn
    Letovers or Leftovers? Make me smile and remember---

    One way to make a scrappy quilt is to take a magazine page and use that for your base. You can lay scraps onto the paper and sew one by one.

    When the page is full of sewn on scraps, you can embroider on it!

    When you have many pages of sewn scraps, lay them all out to design your quilt top, then sew them together into rows. At this point, the paper will come off very easily - if not you can wash it off.

    This method is very old! Be careful to clean your machine often - the paper will be all over!
    I've made a couple of quilts using scrap fabric but I've only just used small blocks with no real pattern. Could some one tell me more about this Magazine Page quilt, and how to do it. I think I would like to try this after I finish my Winnie the Pooh quilt.

    This is the quilt I made out of scraps. My friend's little brother, Shem was helping me show it off. :lol: I have a similar one in the making, Top is done, just need a back and batting.



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    That is a really pretty scrappy quilt, Good job and the little model on the floor, is just wondering how to roll up in it. Hes a cutie.

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