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    scrappy quilts using 2.5" squares

    I am looking for any ideas on great patterns to use all the 2.5" squares that I have cut out of my stash. I made several quilts each year for charity and so I would love some really cool ideas but also simple is good. Thanks so much in advance for any ideas.
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    This is a nice quilt...not sure of the size of squares but I am sure you could use 2.5
    http://pinterest.com/pin/9992430393376408/
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    How about sorting the squares by color and doing a trip around the world?
    I've also seen some great "charm" quilts - essentially a 8 x 8 square with a solid color sashing/framing.Name:  trip.JPG
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    there are some pretty cool ones here, http://carterquilter.wordpress.com/t...quilt-pattern/ I like Sentmental Scraps and Scrappy Happy Nine Patch
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    Ooooh, I was just looking through my box of 2.5" squares. This is what I am planning on doing with them. (I think). I am planning on 39 across and 49 down, with borders, possibly 2 or 3 borders. I will wait and see what it turns out like before I decide on the borders. I need to get my black and white squares cut out first, before I can start on it. Although, I guess I can start on it before I cut out the black and white sqaures.
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    Have you looked at Quiltville? Lots of scrappy quilts. The links to free patterns are down a ways on the right.

    http://www.quiltville.com/

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    If you have enough sets of five, pick a good neutral like Kona White or even Kona Black, and make a bunch of 9 patch units and separate them with sashing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldquilter View Post
    I am looking for any ideas on great patterns to use all the 2.5" squares that I have cut out of my stash. I made several quilts each year for charity and so I would love some really cool ideas but also simple is good. Thanks so much in advance for any ideas.
    My fav is Scrappy Trip Around the World. Just the best pattern for 2 1/" strips. It's on Quiltville site. I've made two. One was scrappy the other controlled - love them both.
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    Just look at the wonderful quilts that justflyingin made from 2.5 squares

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t204963.html

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    I took a picture of this quilt in a magazine I was reading at the Dr. office. I think it is made with strips but I don't know why you couldn't do it with 2 1/2" squares. I think it would be darling as a scrappy quilt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink Lady View Post
    Just look at the wonderful quilts that justflyingin made from 2.5 squares

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t204963.html
    Yes...but I'm getting more idea here for the next go-around!

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    Since all my family and friends have been gifted with quilts, I now make mostly charity quilts. I, too, was looking to use up all my 2-1/2" squares. I sorted them into groups of 16 of the same color, made blocks of the 16 and used black sashing in between the blocks. With some of the colors, I made light and dark blocks, e.g., one block of light green squares and one block of dark green squares. By the time I was finished, I had become overly fond of the quilt and just couldn't donate it to charity. I must be honest. It is my all-time favorite of all the quilts I have made which number over 100. Wish I was computer savy enough to post a pic of the quilt, but, alas, it's not going to happen.

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    LOL have you people all lost your minds on the 2.5 inch squares????? lol I know I would lose mine if I ever tried to make something out of that. I love to pp but not the 2.5. good luck to yas
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    The cover of (BH&G) American Patchwork & Quilting magazine features a scrappy 2.5" quilt called "Charming Addition". It uses plus signs "to create a quilt that's positively scraptacular". You can find it at:

    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazi...-2012_ss3.html

    It's quite colorful -- I'll try to attach a pic. I plan to make it with a border.

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    I have become addicted to scrap quilts (thanks to Bonnie Hunter) and 2.5" charm squares (thanks to The Curious Quilter). I started a postage square quilt last year after swapping about 6000 squares. I like my PSQ but I'm not in love with it so I have started other types. The Charming Addition I have started but with my current charms I don't have 5 squares of the same material so I'm working on that. I have a triple irish cham with 2.5" and black that I just need to finish putting together and I'm getting ready to put together another one called I think it is film strip. I"ll get the picture of it once I find it and post it.
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    this is what I'm working on now. It's called charming addition
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    The quilt in the background of my stall is one I made from 2.5" squares.
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    Love the Charming Addition quilt. I am getting my fabrics together for it right now.

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    check out the Wedding Dress Blue blog - simple patterns that use lots of squares/charms. http://weddingdressblue.wordpress.com/tutorials/

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    I love your idea! Keep us posted on your progress.

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    Look below in the pictures (digest mode) Angiecub just showed a beautiful one.

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    I'm also working on this but struggling with the most efficient way to sew it together. How are you doing yours? I'm thinking of sewing the 3 common squares together and then add the one squares and then doing it im smaller blocks of squares and then sew all the blocks together. Any advice?

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    this is what I'm working on now. It's called charming addition

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    The Film At Five at this site http://weddingdressblue.wordpress.com/tutorials/ was the quilt I"m working on next with my charms.

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    Very striking ideas!
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    Here's a great one that I have made! Enjoy It's called Chiclets

    http://www.freequiltpatterns.info/fr...-by-brandy.htm
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