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Thread: Scrap Therapy - Cut the Scraps, 7 steps

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    Wow! Great advice by everyone...I just sold a bunch of bags of my scraps...was getting tired of using the same old ones. Hope to make a few new ones as I sew this summer! I must say I love Bonnie Hunter's site, and have made a few quilts from it. Also adopted her scrap saver syatem.
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    I have it and LOVE IT!!!!!!Its a great way to organize your scrap material and be able to store and use it as well! I would highly recommend this book!
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    I follow Bonnie Hunters blog and enjoy it very much. Also I've just began doing the same with Joan Ford. Her website is
    hummingbird-highway.com. There was something goofy with scraptherapy which she originally had so she changed it.
    SEW MUCH FUN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda Lee View Post
    I follow Bonnie Hunters blog and enjoy it very much. Also I've just began doing the same with Joan Ford. Her website is
    hummingbird-highway.com. There was something goofy with scraptherapy which she originally had so she changed it.
    Thank you for the web site info. I checked it out and it really is a great site! Thank you!!!!!
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    You are wlcome. Glad to help.
    SEW MUCH FUN!

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    Try fons and porter scrap quilts I have made a Jacobs ladder from the book and started one called lots a pot of flowers and in the same book their are 2 more I must make. the designs in the book range from simple to complex.The end result is so well designed.Bought the book on line used for less then 9 dollars.
    I'm an obsessive compulsive quilter and batik aholic. I make only king size quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo View Post
    Looks like a nice book, but if I only was buying one I'd go for Bonnie Hunter's original Scraps and Shirttails.

    Amazon sells it. Unlike most of the books on Amazon, Hunter's are not discounted unfortunately
    Abebooks.com is wonderful resource for books new and used. They have great prices.

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    Lots of great advice here.

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    I cut out the largest square or rectangle I can get from a scrap. Anything smaller then 2.5" I save for applique. And as far as strips are concerned, I don't cut them. It seems that I end up with strips, almost, accidentally anyway. I keep my scraps together by color and just put anything that is smaller then a charm altogether in a baggie. It's working so far, and I must thank the ladies on this board for helping me with their suggestions.

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    Here's what I do with large amounts of scraps. First, I decide on 1 or 2 orderly scrap designs and get a shoebox for the strips. My first cuts into any piece are for the blocks I have chosen and the remaing piece, if any is cut into sizes I normally use. (no, I do not throw scraps back into the scrap pile!) Cutting gets very boring for me, so I take a time-out and sew a few blocks. For me, it's cut and sew, cut and sew. Not so boring and kills a couple of birds with one stone. Works for me, try it, it might make your scraps disappear like magic!

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    cmw0829, thanks for the link. It was in stock and I ordered it.
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    I also use Bonnie Hunter's scrap method and have bins of 2", 2 1/2, 3, strips and squares and I find myself going to them constantly. I have made 2 Mile a minute quilts using the strips and squares and it made the task enjoyable and enabled me to use up many scraps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa View Post
    Do check out Bonnie Hunter's site- www.quiltville.com She has lots of patterns, and gives ideas for organizing.
    Nice site with lots of great ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa View Post
    Do check out Bonnie Hunter's site- www.quiltville.com She has lots of patterns, and gives ideas for organizing.
    I totally agree, why buy when Bonnie gives you all the help you need for nothing?!

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    I took a Scrap Therapy class at Calico Gals in Syracuse NY (home to Joan Ford) and it was very interesting. I still use that method for my scraps. I have a few of her individual scrap patterns. They are on my "to do" list :-) Barb

    Quote Originally Posted by rrhaigh View Post
    Have any of you read this book, "Scrap Therapy-Cut the Scraps" by Joan Ford? I am thinking of purchasing it, but wonder if there is a better one out there. I sure need to do something with my scap piles.

    http://www.amazon.com/ScrapTherapy-C.../dp/1600853331

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    Quote Originally Posted by QultingaddictUK View Post
    I totally agree, why buy when Bonnie gives you all the help you need for nothing?!
    How about to expose yourself to more than one method or idea on the subject? I love Bonnie and keep up with her site, but Joan's method and book are very helpful. Bonnie's patterns are very traditional, while Joan's are more modern. Bonnie's are very scrappy, while Joan's are more controlled.

    They both feature great scrap methods but they are different and I've learned a lot from both of them.

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    Thanks everyone for all this info. I am fairly new to quilting and am beginning to accumulate "scraps". Looks like both methods are great. I need to get organized and all this is really helpful.

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