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    Does anyone do (or has anyone done) any quilts with the Scrap Therapy system?/

    It has you cut your leftovers into 2", 3.5" and 5" squares. You then sort them into Lights, Darks and other. There are several individual patterns and a book with patterns to use the squares - some for full size quilts others for Runners and the like.

    If anyone has could you share tips you learned and share pics of what you completed?? Thanks

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    Wow, you are so organized! I have a large box under my cutting table where all my scraps go. I've always wanted to organize it but it seems a bit daunting. I think you might have inspired me.

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    I cut my left materials into fat qtrs, shapes. squares, circles, tumblers ect...it really nice to just pick from the piles of scraps when I just feel like sewing. It also controls the stash and packing them away.

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    I keep thinking I need to load up on caffeine, crank some tunes, and start cutting. But then I think, do I want 2" or 2.5"? Do I want 3.5 or 4 or ?

    And then the mood passes, lol.

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    None of LQS are ScrapTherapy participants. I am pulling together enough strips for Bonnie Hunters' (www.quiltville.com) Weed Whacker. I have 2.5, 3.5 and 5inch squares cut but I thought this strip scrappy will clear out my shorter pieces. I will look for the ScrapTherapy books though. Thanks for something new to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willferg
    I keep thinking I need to load up on caffeine, crank some tunes, and start cutting. But then I think, do I want 2" or 2.5"? Do I want 3.5 or 4 or ?

    And then the mood passes, lol.
    That is just what I did - lol!! The DH had some surgery last week so as I was playing nursemaid I did not want to get involved in a project that I could not drop at any moment. This is about 2/3 of what I had in scraps (I also have a 5" stack - not shown). I am thinking about trying this pattern

    http://www.heirloomcreations.net/ind...list&Itemid=62

    Something I could work a little at a time on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I cut my left materials into fat qtrs, shapes. squares, circles, tumblers ect...it really nice to just pick from the piles of scraps when I just feel like sewing. It also controls the stash and packing them away.
    same here. I organize the scraps after every project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eparys
    Does anyone do (or has anyone done) any quilts with the Scrap Therapy system?/

    It has you cut your leftovers into 2", 3.5" and 5" squares. You then sort them into Lights, Darks and other. There are several individual patterns and a book with patterns to use the squares - some for full size quilts others for Runners and the like.

    If anyone has could you share tips you learned and share pics of what you completed?? Thanks
    I "sew" need to do this! Aargh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeAnn
    Wow, you are so organized! I have a large box under my cutting table where all my scraps go. I've always wanted to organize it but it seems a bit daunting. I think you might have inspired me.
    I have a storage tote under the leaf of my sewing cabinet and a huge rolling tote stuffed with scraps that are too big to toss, yet too small to create a single project out of. :-( ;)

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    I cut most of my scraps into 1.5" strips, and use them for log cabin quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AUQuilter
    None of LQS are ScrapTherapy participants. I am pulling together enough strips for Bonnie Hunters' (www.quiltville.com) Weed Whacker. I have 2.5, 3.5 and 5inch squares cut but I thought this strip scrappy will clear out my shorter pieces. I will look for the ScrapTherapy books though. Thanks for something new to me.
    I just looked at that pattern - I really like it!!

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    I did this a few weeks ago. A Lifetime movie, my Accuquilt Go & my piles of scraps. Now all are organized into drawers. In fact, I ended up last week going thru all my bins of fabric. Anything smaller than about a yard went into organized drawers too! I feel better now. I can't stand trying to do work in a totally messy sewing room. Oh yea, I even moved the furniture around too!

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    Very nicely organized there.

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    I don't want to be restricted to pre-cut shapes. Never know what I'll make next.

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    the two to four inch squares would be great in a cathedral window quilt the more scrappy the better. I got an accuquilt and cut all of my older fabric just like you have . It made the job so quick and now when I need squares anywhere from 1in to 5in I go right to those totes

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAJAMK
    I did this a few weeks ago. A Lifetime movie, my Accuquilt Go & my piles of scraps. Now all are organized into drawers. In fact, I ended up last week going thru all my bins of fabric. Anything smaller than about a yard went into organized drawers too! I feel better now. I can't stand trying to do work in a totally messy sewing room. Oh yea, I even moved the furniture around too!
    I did the same thing (except with an audiobook instead of a movie) and I love it! I tried to be "smart" about the shapes I cut so they could be used together in a project. I now have a bin of 3.5" squares, 3"finished half square triangles, 6.5" squares and 6 " finished half square triangles. Another bin holds 2.5" squares, 2" finished hst, and 4.5" squares. As soon as I sew the binding on my king size turning twenty and get it to the laq, I am going to try my hand at designing my own quilt using my pre-cut shapes. I love my Accuquilt! I found cutting up my scraps very relaxing.
    :thumbup:

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    Got rid of 2 large bags of scraps, just didn't have the room for them anywhere, no matter how many times I moved them. Finally donated them to Camp that makes comfort quilts. Thank you for refreshing this idea and with my new projects I am going to to try to do as you did as I go along and hopefuly one day will have enough to make a scrappy top.

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    My scraps are in the largest size I can cut them into.
    I like charms size and 2 1/2 strips best but have cut as small as 1 1/2 strips. strips work best, small squares are too much work to put togather when you can sew strips togather then cut into squares for 4 and 9 patches.
    The lenght dosnt matter even short strips can be sewn togather.

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    Since I began quilting 4 years ago, I have graciouslly received almost all of my fabrics from people who did not want their fabrics any longer. I finally had to admit that my fabric stash was way out of control. So, I began cutting squares from 1 1/2 up to 5 inches. It is a long and slow process...but it amazes me how much space it does save. Plus, cutting the fabrics is relaxing. I know from Quiltville and all of Bonnies quilting projects..it will be fabulous to just dig in and create.

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    When we finally finish the new kitchen and get the stuff out of the storage container and my quilt studio. I will spend a week or 2 getting my scraps orangized. I so miss my studio! Luann

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    Just picked up a Scrap Therapy book, "Cut the Scraps" at the local library, great hints, easy read and lots of pattern ideas. Hadn't heard of Scrap Therapy before and am really enjoying the book.

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