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Thread: Recyled quilt top

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    Senior Member Cagey's Avatar
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    Recyled quilt top

    I made a quilt top from a kit (now I know why it was on clearance) and I really don't like it at all. I didn't want to spend the money on a backing and batting so I decided to cut it up and make place mats and table runners. I got 10 mats and 2 table runners out of it and used scrap pieces for the backs. I took them to a craft sale and I sold every one of them.
    Who knew?! At least I made my $$ back!

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    Wow!! Congrats on the great idea.
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    Now THAT is making lemonade our of those lemons!!
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    What a great idea!
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Great idea!

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    Great Idea!!! Would have loved to see pictures. Glad you came out even in the end.
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    Very smart of you to think of that. I have always believed there is a use for almost everything.

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    Wow, that was smart!

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    Yes, pictures please. I have a kit I purchased many years ago and now the more I look at it, the uglier it is. I wonder what made me buy it. I put it in a garage sale a couple of times, but no takers. Maybe this would work for me.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Wow! You are a very resourceful woman! Congratulations! I don't think I'd have thought of that. I'd have just donated it to Project Linus or something.

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    Good plan. When life gives us lemons, make table runners, placemats and pot holders
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    Great idea!!!!!

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    Cagey, Love your furry friend. Love the white around one eye, and black around the other. My Fiona has a big brown spot around her right eye.
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    Clever and profitable....what more could you ask for! Well done.

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    That is too cool. Very smart idea. I think maybe it wasn't as ugly as you thought?lol
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    That's great! You can now go and buy something you like.

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    What a great idea. Apparently, a little of the entire quilt was more appealing than a whole lot of the quilt pattern. Great job.

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    The best recycle I saw was a lady made a long coat out of an old quilt. We are always thinking. That is one of the things people do best.
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    Super idea! I have only purchased and used one quilt kit. I was satisfied with the results, but not blown away. Seems like a lot of folks get good results with the kits, I have not been brave enough to try any more! You had a great idea and I am glad you at least got your money back.

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    What a great idea.

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    Good save.
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    Congratulations on thinking 'outside' the box, and on being so creative.

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    How ingenious of you to think of cutting the quilt up and repurposing it, plus selling them at a craft fair as a bonus. Nicely done.

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    That's a great idea! I have used quilt tops that I wasn't that thrilled with as a backing on another quilt. Made a 2 sided quilt. This is another suggestion for using up those tops we don't want to spend any more time on. Thanks

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    Just goes to show you when life hands you scraps, quilt em

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