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Thread: Scraps...they are everywhere!!!

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    I had recently used up all my christmas scraps. I made table toppers, table runners, pot holders...ect, just to use up all my christmas scraps. I was going through bins and found more!!! I thought I was done with them.
    Not only did I find more christmas scraps, but I started putting all my scraps in a bin. I filled 2 bins of scraps...and I'm not even finished going through the rest of the bins. So my daughter put all my scraps in plastic drawers for me(she will organize them all for me after I find the rest of them...she's great at organizing). I just can't believe how much I accumulated in the last couple years. I wonder how many quilts I could make with all the scraps I've saved!!!

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    You are lucky to have an organizer...

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    I am working on a crumb quilt top right now.
    Using any and every size scrapes I have.

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    wish she could help me organize my scraps maybe my gd could help she is 7

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    It seems that no matter how many of the scraps you use the amount never gets less. So much fun to use though.

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    Good for you!!!
    I put all my corduroy scraps from Jenny's quilt in a ziplock bag and couldn't close it, so I made 4 big pillows out of the smaller pieces, pieced front and back. The smallest is 14" square and the others are 16"-18" square. And there's still some in the bag! And that's not counting the big pieces that are folded up and back in the stash...about 2 crates full...she gave me lots of corduroy to work with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    You are lucky to have an organizer...
    Oh, she is such a wonderful organizer too!!! She loves it. She helps my mom too. She will take all of her fabric out of her shelves and organize them all by color(and let me tell you....that is a chore, my mom has WAY more fabric than I do lol).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    Good for you!!!
    I put all my corduroy scraps from Jenny's quilt in a ziplock bag and couldn't close it, so I made 4 big pillows out of the smaller pieces, pieced front and back. The smallest is 14" square and the others are 16"-18" square. And there's still some in the bag! And that's not counting the big pieces that are folded up and back in the stash...about 2 crates full...she gave me lots of corduroy to work with.
    That is great. I don't even want to think about how many pillows I could make. :roll: Are you going to be making another quilt with the leftovers? I think it's no neat with it mixed in on quilts. I love the different textures.

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    Scraps.... They multiply at night!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thequilterslink
    Scraps.... They multiply at night!
    Yes, they do!!!

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    I too have 2 huge tukbs of scraps and a huge plastic bag. Starting to make Lil Twister quilts and THAT MAKES EVEN MORE SCRAPS!!

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    Scraps are like a big hamper full of guilt, for me. Why aren't you using this? This is wasteful! Why haven't you started the scrap quilts, yet? Why haven't you sorted me? We're all in a jumble here - not even pressed!

    So, every now and then, I go through my scrap hamper and set aside only the things that I know I will use again. (and that is virtually nothing) Everything else is given away. I don't tend to put the really small scraps into the hamper, so I know that quilters who love scrappy projects will be able to use the stuff.

    Then I breathe a big sigh of relief to have that hamper empty again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepolyparrot
    Scraps are like a big hamper full of guilt, for me. Why aren't you using this? This is wasteful! Why haven't you started the scrap quilts, yet? Why haven't you sorted me? We're all in a jumble here - not even pressed!

    So, every now and then, I go through my scrap hamper and set aside only the things that I know I will use again. (and that is virtually nothing) Everything else is given away. I don't tend to put the really small scraps into the hamper, so I know that quilters who love scrappy projects will be able to use the stuff.

    Then I breathe a big sigh of relief to have that hamper empty again.
    Lol....my scraps are telling me the same thing!! I just need to use them up. :)

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    they breed you never use them up :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    i only have about 2gallons of scraps, even the itsy-bitsy pieces .... i'm gonna start a crumb quilt! then one day, i'll have enough scrap blocks to make a whole quilt!

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    Just about the time I think I can get rid of mine somebody comes up with the prettiest quilts that they have made with THEIR scraps and i think..Again... I can do that. =)

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