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Thread: Scrapy quilt folks question

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    Scrapy quilt folks question

    Today I feel like I hit the scraps jackpot. I responded to an ad on Craigslist for a couple of boxes of quilting scraps as someone was cleaning out a storage area. I picked them up after work today, spent the last couple of hours going through boxes and picked out three fabrics I like the best. The rest I plan to give away on the Board. This person was clearly mass producing some craft item as she has the fabric in stacks with cuts all the way through multiple layers. The result is that though they are scraps, there is lots of each print. My question is - would people prefer to get an assortment (stacks) of different fabrics or multiple pieces of several of the same fabrics? I have a bias towards things matching so I definitely fall into the later category but I've never done a scrapy quilt. My sense from the amount of many of the designs is that there is enough to combine & make other quilts too that are not scrapy. What does everyone think?
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    I'd prefer an assortment. Good for you!

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    Just have fun with them putting them together, you will figure a home for each of those scraps.
    will quilt 4EVER

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    Those scraps would be great for our charity donation tops for kids. We do cutting "parties" to make kits to give out at guild meetings to have members sew them up. It is so much fun to see new to us fabrics and get crazy prints.

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    An assortment. There probably isn't enough to actually give enough for a quilt. I love the look of a variety of fabrics. And yes, I do a lot of charity quilts for kids...definitely the assortment. It looks like really pretty fabric.

    Glad you got something good off of Craig's List. Neat.

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    An assortment - I love buying scrap bags at quilt shops. Always like Christmas.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    the scrappiness of my scrap quilts is the amount of different fabrics I have acquired by all my quilting friends. Bits of this and that, sometimes tiny little things that I chain together--so this pile of goodies you have-swap some with friends and max the colors and patterns. Looks to be a grand time to me to try a scrappy. Google scrap quilts and see what is out there, you might be up for a challenge!

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    I vote for assortment But if there is a lot of something cut into strip, save it for sashing and binding to go around the others that you don't have so much of. And, if you get tired of looking at it send some this way!!!!!

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    i too agree with an assortment... and if there is a lottery for the extras, put my name in please? teee heee... I love scrappy quilts, my girl friend from guild, gave me 2 bags of her scraps, but what she considers scraps is as big or bigger than fat quarters...

    Have a great day!

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    Agree to an assortment. Love making scrappy quilts!

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    Take a look at this: http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...a-t192250.html. It just might inspire you to use assorted scraps for some wonderful looking quilts!
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    What a great bunch of scraps!! If it was me I would prefer a assorment.

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    Looks like garment factory cut-aways. I have been given lots of these. Lots of fun to use them up in charity quilts.

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    I'm another lover of scrap quilts so I vote for an assortment of fabrics. When doing charity quilts for kids I like to use a lot of different fun fabrics.

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    here is a link for a scrappy quilt show right here on the board. while you have a variety of scraps, i would say challenge yourself and create a scrappy masterpiece. hopefully the quilts in this thread can help to give you some inspiration.

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    Wow Sue - That is neat! Thanks for the link to your tutorial.


    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkiris View Post
    Take a look at this: http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...a-t192250.html. It just might inspire you to use assorted scraps for some wonderful looking quilts!
    Shannon

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    Good luck and I'm sure you will put those scraps into a beautiful scrappy quilt lucky you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltaddict View Post
    I'm another lover of scrap quilts so I vote for an assortment of fabrics. When doing charity quilts for kids I like to use a lot of different fun fabrics.
    me too.....I love doing crumb quilts for charity..would love to post pictures of them but I cannot figure out how to post a picture. They come out so colorful.

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    I would prefer assorted!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joym View Post
    me too.....I love doing crumb quilts for charity..would love to post pictures of them but I cannot figure out how to post a picture. They come out so colorful.
    try these directions and see if they help. you must reduce the size of your pics for them to upload.

    After you typed in your message under 'quick reply' and you want to add pics:

    1) click 'go advanced' (in blue letters)
    2) scroll down to 'manage attachments' (in blue) and click on it
    3) click 'browse' to bring up your pics
    4) dbl. click on the pic you want
    5) click 'upload' (in blue)
    6) dbl. click on pic #2, etc. and follow dir. for ea add'l pic
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    Before you go through all these steps, first make sure the pics are not over 1 MB or they won't load. Hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Havplenty View Post
    try these directions and see if they help. you must reduce the size of your pics for them to upload.

    After you typed in your message under 'quick reply' and you want to add pics:

    1) click 'go advanced' (in blue letters)
    2) scroll down to 'manage attachments' (in blue) and click on it
    3) click 'browse' to bring up your pics
    4) dbl. click on the pic you want
    5) click 'upload' (in blue)
    6) dbl. click on pic #2, etc. and follow dir. for ea add'l pic
    7) click 'close this window'
    8) click 'submit' (in blue)

    Before you go through all these steps, first make sure the pics are not over 1 MB or they won't load. Hope this helps.
    Thank you so much...will try now..

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    I have just started quilting work on #2 did not like the first one . But as for me would just love any they would all be used up at the end you know.

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    Assortment.
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    always fun to see what you get once our bee made a challenge had to sew just as we pulled from bag was so much fun to see what we had had made
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    Vote assorted here.

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