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    Scraps, scraps and more scraps....

    My nickname is program: 1000scraps: I think I got more than 1000 scraps!
    And so I startet to sort these 1000 scraps a little bit: I cut squares of 20x20 cm, 15x15 cm, 12x12 cm and 10x10 cms, and many many stripes: 7, 5 and 4 cms wide!
    And then there was the question: how much fabric would all these be together?
    I weighed 1 m of new fabric: it was about 180 grams! And so I weighed all these scraps you can see on the picture and then I was totally shocked: these scraps correspond to nearly 15 meter fabric!

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    And so my advice: don't ignore the scraps, they are very valuable!

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    Yes, with the price of fabric it’s good if you can use it all.

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    Sie sind ein schlauer Museimer, aber nicht alle Stoffe wiegen das Gleiche :-))

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    Quote Originally Posted by mannem38 View Post
    Sie sind ein schlauer Museimer, aber nicht alle Stoffe wiegen das Gleiche :-))
    Hallo, es ist auch nur eine ungefähre Angabe: habe 1 m Kona Cotton gewogen! Wenn man davon ausgeht, dass andere Stoffe leichter sind, dann sind die Reste noch mehr als 15 m! Und eine Frage: was ist ein "Museimer"?

    Hello, it is only a roughly measurement, I weighed 1 m of Kona Cotton fabric! If I suppose that other fabrics weigh less then there will be more than 15 m of scraps! And one question: what means "Museimer"?

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    When fabric is $9 a yard, an inch of fabric width is worth 25 cents. My question is: would you throw away a quarter? Either way you look at it, scraps have value!

    As we speak I'm also cutting and organizing my scraps.
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    Nothing's too small...I love miniatures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    When fabric is $9 a yard, an inch of fabric width is worth 25 cents. My question is: would you throw away a quarter? Either way you look at it, scraps have value!

    As we speak I'm also cutting and organizing my scraps.
    Over here fabric is about 16 € per meter: which is about 18.50 $ for a little bit more fabric than 1 Yard! So it is really worth to save any little scrap for further projects!

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    I know fabric is more expensive outside USA...most new fabrics now are $11 and $12 a yard. Kona solids are still a buy at $7 and $8.
    Don't worry spider.
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    Nothing's too small...I love miniatures.

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    There are a lot of us on the board that make quilts, and their backs, out of scraps. I love scrappy quilts, and save many ideas in my pinterest account. Show us what you make with your 1000 scraps!

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    This is one my favorite quilts!

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    And I like patterns which uses sqares!

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    And here one only made from squares!

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    And i like Granny Squares!

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    And I also use little bitty stripes to make new fabric and sew little bags out of it!

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    And there will more....
    And now I hope there are not too much pictures.....

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    Your finished products are lovely.

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    I am like you - always cutting down my scraps into squares. Your favorite quilt is amazing!
    "He who masters the grey everyday is a hero."
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    I love them all! They are beautiful.

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    Lovely projects. You are not alone...some of us are obsessed by even the smallest pieces.
    Don't worry spider.
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    ---Basho
    Nothing's too small...I love miniatures.

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    1000 Scraps - Beautiful quilts - and they are all free!

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    What an interesting way to look at scraps. I am another that finds it hard to throw away even little bits. I am saving some of my smallest patterns to make some miniatures next year. Your work is lovely, I think your little bags are just darling.

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    beautiful quilts. thanks for sharing.

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    I cut many of my scraps into 1" strips and use them for locker hooking.
    Aurora

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    My scraps are calling for your organizing! Love your use of the scraps in your quilts!
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    Your projects are beautiful!!!!!!
    I love how organized you are with your scraps. They look great!

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    You should check out Bonnie Hunter. Great scrap ideas

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    After all, scraps are the beginning of quilting.

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    Love your little bags. Folks will enjoy them tremendously.

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    Love these ideas!

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    Never too many pictures. You're making lovely use of your valuable scraps.

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    WOW, your scraps quilts are great, you inspire, I am heading to my sewing room to cut and organize my 3 boxes of scraps.

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