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Old 11-21-2006, 06:33 PM
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Any other scrap quilt lovers here? If you are looking for great patterns and ideas, go to www.quiltville.com All free! I love Bonnie's patterns... she has lots of great short cuts and ideas! Barb C.
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Old 11-21-2006, 06:55 PM
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Barb, I was going to reply with another link to the best scrap quilt site that I use. Imagine my surprize when I discovered we use the same site. LOL Thank you for sharing this addy with the rest of the board.
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Old 11-22-2006, 10:06 AM
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Thanks for the great site!!! Here's another one www.freequiltpatterns.inf/ gail
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Old 11-22-2006, 02:17 PM
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I love scrap quilts. Thanks for the great new web sites.
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Old 11-22-2006, 02:20 PM
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Scrap quilts are my all time favorite quilt! Laney :mrgreen:
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Old 11-22-2006, 04:43 PM
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I am starting to enjoy doing scrap quilts. They really please the eye.
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Old 11-25-2006, 04:35 AM
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I only make scrappy quilts but in a different way than the usual. For my stash I only buy ˝ yd. pieces of tone on tone, Bali fabrics, hand dye or the ones that “read” almost or as solid. When I have a pattern that asks, for example, for 3 yds. of red, I use 6 or more ˝ yd. of the same or close value red. The quilts are more interesting and I never run out of material. If I do … I just go out and buy some other fabric of the same value! I even do that with the backgrounds, specially the printed muslins. Isn’t that smart? Talking about modesty…
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Old 11-25-2006, 06:27 AM
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Hi.

I too am making scrappy. I also do I spy quilts so get a lot of remnants. I love it. I can buy a small amount of fabric get a deal and still make the quilts I want. I love your idea of the almost or reading solids, I may have to do that as its hard to find enough colors and things to go with scraps. Its hard for me to match stuff anyway so if I had as you say hand dyed, batiks, or in that line it might be easier. Thank you for the advice. I am going to try it, yahooy, but boy its going to be hard to buy only a 1/2 yard, I tend to go overboard when I find a fabric I really like. I buy most of my fabric in 3 yrd increments. So now am going to have to rethink this out.


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Old 11-26-2006, 08:49 AM
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Hi Rita
Another thing I do is to check the wrong side of the fabrics. Not all of them work, but for me, fabric always has two sides and I use the one that best fits my needs. Most of the time, you are the only one that knows witch side you use. And that is “one more” fabric you have!
Sorry if I am messing up your head... Hope it is worth!
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Old 11-26-2006, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Lucia
Another thing I do is to check the wrong side of the fabrics. Not all of them work, but for me, fabric always has two sides and I use the one that best fits my needs.
That is a great tip. My DH is has watched me quilt for several years now and has been my trusty assitant at times, so he decided to venture forth and make a quilt himself this fall. It is a great quilt. He had 2 black fabrics he was using, but he needed them to contrast, so he used the back of one... it looks like a whitish gray with black dots. It is great!

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