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Thread: Scraps...too many!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev
    I just did a post.. I asked 10 people to send me a SASE up to $1 and when i get it ill fill it and send it back.. this is the first time im doing it so don't know how well it'll work..Just a thought..
    Have you had responses yet?
    I would think that you'll be doing a lot of envelope mailing very soon.
    I guess I could try that too, but I'd really rather send it out in larger batches. Just to get it over with more quickly. However if a lot of people ask me to send them some that way I will.
    Thanks for your response! :-)[/quote]

    You might want to try a waiting list. I have a couple of quilters on a waiting list and if they change their minds then I will offer it on the board.

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    I am cutting 2 1/2 inch squares while listening to TV. I use them as leaders and enders and put two rst so I am sewing two together, one light and one dark. When I have sewed up all the twosies I press the seams while listening to TV and pin in four patches. Then use them as leaders and enders. Continue until I have 8 patches, (four four patches) all sewed together, Press and then combine them with machine embroidery blocks of baby faces, Sunbonnet Sues, or Overall Freds. They make darling baby quilts and are practically free, besides using up my smaller scraps and they pile up rather quickly if you are doing lots of sewing. Sort of a quick way to keep charity quilts in progress while making something of your own.

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    [/quote] You might want to try a waiting list. I have a couple of quilters on a waiting list and if they change their minds then I will offer it on the board.[/quote] cjomomma

    Do you mean you keep their names and when you have another box built up you send it to the next on the list?

    Do you ever distribute them in mailer envelopes? That way more people get some, but no one gets one big box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lclang
    I am cutting 2 1/2 inch squares while listening to TV. I use them as leaders and enders and put two rst so I am sewing two together, one light and one dark. When I have sewed up all the twosies I press the seams while listening to TV and pin in four patches. Then use them as leaders and enders. Continue until I have 8 patches, (four four patches) all sewed together, Press and then combine them with machine embroidery blocks of baby faces, Sunbonnet Sues, or Overall Freds. They make darling baby quilts and are practically free, besides using up my smaller scraps and they pile up rather quickly if you are doing lots of sewing. Sort of a quick way to keep charity quilts in progress while making something of your
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    Maybe I will do somthing like that when I'm down to a manageable amount of scraps. Thanks for the tip.

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    You might want to try a waiting list. I have a couple of quilters on a waiting list and if they change their minds then I will offer it on the board.[/quote] cjomomma

    Do you mean you keep their names and when you have another box built up you send it to the next on the list?

    Do you ever distribute them in mailer envelopes? That way more people get some, but no one gets one big box.[/quote]

    First I will contact them first and see if they still want it. I give the scraps for the price of shipping and most seem to like the $10.70 flat rate box. Doing it this way is easier for me because it means less trips to the post office. I wait to send the box until I receive payment and it clears at the bank if it is a check or money order.

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    [quote/quote]Do you mean you keep their names and when you have another box built up you send it to the next on the list?
    Do you ever distribute them in mailer envelopes? That way more people get some, but no one gets one big box.[/quote]

    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    First I will contact them first and see if they still want it. I give the scraps for the price of shipping and most seem to like the $10.70 flat rate box. Doing it this way is easier for me because it means less trips to the post office. I wait to send the box until I receive payment and it clears at the bank if it is a check or money order.
    I was wondering how the payment part of it should be managed. What you do seems sensible. Thanks for all the help.

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    Your welcome. Glad I could help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt
    Quote Originally Posted by Bev
    I've been rearranging all the stash stuff in my quilting room. I have way too many scraps and am beginning to realize if I live to be 150, I'll never be able to use them all up. A while ago I started making string quilts and quilts wih just loads of scraps in them, but doing that keeps me from making use of the beautiful yardage I also have in my stash. I think I'm getting a little frantic about them, they take up too much space. My room is very small! What advice can you knowledgeable folks give me on this problem? But first let me tell you a couple of things. Everyone in my guild has the same problem. To the extent where the charity quilt group has told us they won't need anymore scraps for a long time. I'm willing to give some away to anyone on this board who would like to have some, but I wouldn't be able to foot the bill for the postage. What would YOU all do?
    I just did a post.. I asked 10 people to send me a SASE up to $1 and when i get it ill fill it and send it back.. this is the first time im doing it so don't know how well it'll work..Just a thought..
    Please PM me and let me know how this worked out for you. Also please tell me what size envelope you used.
    Thanks. 8-)

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    Don't have time to read three pages, but I have learned that a regular box the same size as a postal flat rate can be cheaper!
    All depends on how heavy it is.
    I better get off this thread before I'm hunting down those scraps, lol.

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