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Old 05-30-2019, 01:01 PM
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Those are all gorgeous Marytg!

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Old 05-31-2019, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post

I have said this before...when fabric is $9 a yard, an inch wof is worth a quarter...every 2 1/2" strip (jelly roll strip) is worth 62 1/2 cents! Now that alot of fabrics are inching their way up to $12 that 1" is now worth 33 cents and the jelly roll strip 83 cents. I ask would you throw away a quarter?
Wowsers! Thanks for those numbers ok. Think I'll put those up in my quilt room for a reminder when I'm tempted to toss too big of a piece of fabric. I always struggled with making scrappy quilts but through challenging myself the last several years, I have gotten better and I even enjoy making them now.
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Old 05-31-2019, 10:18 AM
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MaryTG, Adorable quilts. I especially like the last one. Is there a pattern for that one available?
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Old 05-31-2019, 12:50 PM
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There may be a pattern somewhere, as I was inspired by a few pictures on Pinterest. I just made mine from all the same sized pieces, which in my case I cut at 2.0x3.0 inches for a finished size of 1.5x2.5 inches. The two similar quilts were made with the same sized pieces, but one was made in blocks and the other in loooooonnnnnggg rows. I recommend doing the blocks. I suppose that I could have cut out background pieces in specific sizes for the second one, but just went the easy way of sewing the required number to get to the edge and trimming the ones that needed half a piece cut off at the edges.
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Old 05-31-2019, 02:26 PM
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No worries MaryTG, we like the photos big so we can see the quilts better!! You have given me some ideas for my crumb work! Thanks for sharing, I love your quilts.
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Old 05-31-2019, 03:48 PM
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Scraps go in three places. If they are earth tones and at least 8 inches long, they will go into a Latilla quilt I am building on Muslin. If they are not, they go into a bag for when I feel like working on my crazy quilt also on large pieces of muslin. I just sew and flip, then using a contrasting thread, do a blanket stitch around each addition. It's a work in progress. The third thing is for real scrappy stuff I am tired of or just don't like. It gets folded and used for test when I replace a bobbin or change a stitch setting on the Bernina. Old fashion. I only have acouple of shopping bags filled with scraps. Slacker. tim

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Old 06-01-2019, 09:15 PM
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I found out that a young neighbour was learning to sew. She was about 12 at that time, a few years ago. Hoping to encourage her to continue, I gave her a lot of fabric and thread. She and her brother both do a lot of crafts and projects. One group I quilt with save me their scraps but then some of the fabric is not to my taste so I am making a scrap quilt now with the last batch I was given and am already looking forward to giving them the leftovers. I don't feel the need to hang on to what I don't think is pretty.
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Old 06-02-2019, 02:55 AM
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Originally Posted by MaryTG View Post
There may be a pattern somewhere, as I was inspired by a few pictures on Pinterest. I just made mine from all the same sized pieces, which in my case I cut at 2.0x3.0 inches for a finished size of 1.5x2.5 inches. The two similar quilts were made with the same sized pieces, but one was made in blocks and the other in loooooonnnnnggg rows. I recommend doing the blocks. I suppose that I could have cut out background pieces in specific sizes for the second one, but just went the easy way of sewing the required number to get to the edge and trimming the ones that needed half a piece cut off at the edges.
I love this quilt also! I went looking for a free pattern and here what I found.
I have to remember to make one. Thanks for the reminder.
https://static1.squarespace.com/stat...786/Mosaic.pdf
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Old 06-02-2019, 06:19 AM
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And I have lots of 2" scraps...thanks for the Mosaic pattern, helou!
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Old 06-02-2019, 06:59 AM
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you are very welcome
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