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Thread: Scrapes!!

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    Super Member Justquilting's Avatar
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    I never know what to do with all the left over pieces. I can't do scrappy cause I over think it!! I usually save them until I have too much & then I throw them away.
    I used to have someone to take them for craft fair projects.
    What do you do with yours?

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    If you can't do scrappy, why don't you put an ad on the forum for them. Quite a few do nothing but scrappy. I haven't done scrappy yet, but I don't throw them away.

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    Super Member Justquilting's Avatar
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    If anyone wants them.. I will ship them for nothing!!
    Just PM me with an addy.

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    I use my scraps for flip n sew squares. They are quick and fun when I don't have a project going.

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    About all I do is scrappy quilting1 I have never made a quilt with just 2 or 3 colors. I love seeing how many different materials I can put in a quilt. It's just the type of quilting that I do.

    The miniature that I am now quilting on is 22" by 22" and it has 16 different fabrics in it. :D I think that's what makes this board so unique, is all the different types of quilters. I would gladly take your scraps , but there may be someone else who needs them worse than I do, since I keep a large stash.

    Just wanted you to know that us scrap quilters are alive and well! :lol: :lol:


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    I use to toss my scraps because I knew I'd never take the time to cut small pieces from them. Now with the price of fabric being so expensive I save all but the tiny pieces. I sew them together anyway they want to go and then cut block pieces from that. It makes great border strips. I still end up with a basket of scraps from the scraps.


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    I cut my pieces that are smaller than a fat quarter into 5 inch squares.
    There are many patterns for these charm squares.
    There are lots of uses for 2 1/2 inch strips too.

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    I sometimes dig into my scrap bags and make strip blocks. string block actually is what they are called. you could sew onto cheap muslin squares. diagonally or straight or crazy quilt blocks.

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    If they aren't spoken for, I would gladly take them!

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    Scrap quilts are probably my all-time favorite. I would love to have some of them and gladly pay the shipping.

    Material MiMi

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    I save the threads and batting little pieces in a tub when I have enough I make my dog pillows with them,use them for stuffing. I also take all kinds of strips left over and sew them all toghether,then cup up and make scrap quilts with them, just use that like it is a piece of material lay the pattern on it cut out dimonds or squares,what every you want

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    Super Member Justquilting's Avatar
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    Wow, I didn't think I'd get this many hits on my scraps. I'm going to take first come first served. I have a flat rate box ready to go out...so I'm going to send it out to the first addy on my list. And every time I have a full box, I will gladly send it to the next person.
    Thanks lady's for giving my scraps a home.

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    I do what I call a crazy quilt. It is like the crumb quilt. Dryer sheets used and washed,dryed then iron out flat. Takes time but Not to long. Cut each dryer sheet to the exact same size and do like the crumb quilt only it stays on the dryer sheet for foundation. They make beautiful,colorful quilts for gifts or for home use. I have 2 boxes of scrapes When I get finished with my last wip I am going to start one that way. Mix colors,seperate,light,med,dark. what ever you want. You don't have to worry about points either because of the way it is done you can not see any mistakes very easily.
    BillsBonBon

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    My colleague has a friend who does a lot of applique. She usually gets my scraps. In applique, no piece seems too small.

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    My neighbor just gave me a book that had a cd in it about paperpiecing. By carol doaks. I am thinking the scraps will be good for that.

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    I am saving mine and want to try a scrappy quilt. Maybe when I get some of the others I have planned done. It might be a while. :-)

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    I have been wanting to make a scrap quilt, but I don't have enough scrapes yet to make one. I will take yours.

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    I never was a scrap quilter either, but I forced myself to try it and now I love it!!

    Give it a try, you may find it fun.

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    Carol Doak says she doesn't have scraps, she just used them for miniature quilts.

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    my girlfriend and meet once a week to hand sew or cut out whatever. When we don't have much going we bring our scrapes and cut them into 5" charms and 2.5 squares. We hand each other some cut ones when we think there is just to many of one block. we also cut 2.5 strips to sew together for binding, or flip potholders.
    Its always a fun day!!
    We both love scrappy quilts.

    Keep it rock'in
    simple quilter

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    Senior Member ddrobins1956's Avatar
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    I make lots of scrap projects and would love to have some of your scraps. I would pay for shipping of course.

    You could send to my daughter in Ohio, as I live in Canada

    Stepanie Marsh
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    Niles, OH 44446

    Let me know the shipping charge and I will send a check. I have an American checking account.

    Thanks so much
    Deb
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    oooops, I meant to pm you with this message.

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