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    Seems like 1,000's of squares

    It seems like I have that many but really about 500 5x5 squares that I have cut with "left over" material and now am wondering to do with them all. There are many different patterns on them of course. Thank you for "listening" and have a blessed day

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    I love just plain old patchwork! Sometimes I add Strips to make big blocks around patches... have lots of compliments on these quilts. Easy, no pattern, it gets "stuff" out of the way. No more spare patches hanging around waiting, waiting, waiting for an inspiration to happen! Good luck.

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    How about separating them into light and dark values and making a carpenter's sqare quilt.
    Never argue with an idiot. They'll drag you down the their level and beat you with experience.

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    Or get any one of the "Nickle QUilt" books by Pat Speth. My favorite is "More Nickel Quilts: 20 New Designs from 5-Inch Squares". A nickle quilt uses 5" blocks. I really did cut thousands from recycled shirts and used these books. Also visit the Moda bake shop for free charm pack patterns. Lots out there!
    "I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
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    The twister is fun and something a bit different. The medium size ruler uses 5" squares. It goes fast! My only fyi on this quilt is to be sure to stay stitch the edge when you are finished with the top.
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    Forgot to add... Here's a post from yesterday
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...o-t184260.html
    "I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
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    do the 10 minute block..maybe use a neutral color for each center

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    ive done simple nine patch of one color scheme..
    Scrappy patchwork quilt
    Dime stacked coins
    bow tie
    four patch
    3D pin wheels
    prairie points
    HST
    Your options are endless..

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    What fun! I used about 100 for a nice size lap quilt, so you have enough for five.

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    I just borrowed a book from the library written by the woman who invented the ScrapTherapy program. The program is to cut your scraps into 2", 3.5" and 5" squares. The book has patterns for these squares. It retails for 24.95.

    But I've seen smaller booklets and individual patterns for ScrapTherapy.

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    I vote for a Twister quilt or a 10 minute block quilt.

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    Send them to me. LOL

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    I recently completed what i call a puffy quilt for a church raffle...contained over 600 squares... I found this quilt started in some of my mothers sewing after she passed and completed her's. This is what gave me the idea for the church raffle. It also cleans out your scraps, has an old time look and is so warm for those cold winter nights. I seldom use a pattern for my quits, just start and see where it takes me.

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    I made a biscuit quilt for a queen sized bed. 576 different fabrics. Keep cutting you're 76 short. The quilt ia almost to warm to use.

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    How about Sunny Lanes

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    I love doing placements! Uses 12 - 5 inch squares for each one, set 4 x 3. Make them into sets by having the borders and backings match for each 4, or 6 , or 8, how ever many in your set. I have done lots of them; they are favorites of those I give them to. Include napkins, too made of border and back fabric, or something that coordinates.
    Sue In Bloomfield, NY

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    Go to Quiltville.com to Bonnie Hunter's site for some ideas for scrap quilts.

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    How about a Tumbler Quilt

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    This is your answer. Always good to have a stash of 5" squares laying around your quilting room. So many good uses, not enough time to use them all!



    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    Or get any one of the "Nickle QUilt" books by Pat Speth. My favorite is "More Nickel Quilts: 20 New Designs from 5-Inch Squares". A nickle quilt uses 5" blocks. I really did cut thousands from recycled shirts and used these books. Also visit the Moda bake shop for free charm pack patterns. Lots out there!
    Sharon (Gypsylady)

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    Thank you ladies for all your input and have decided...to make a puff quilt queen size. Have never made one and I live in WI so I have about hmmm 8 months to get it done. Thanks again and have a great weekend!

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    I like these books-

    http://www.amazon.com/Schnibbles-Tim.../dp/1564779866

    Schnibbles Times Two: Quilts from 5" or 10" Squares (That Patchwork Place)

    and

    http://www.amazon.com/Another-Bite-S...d_bxgy_b_img_b

    Another Bite of Schnibbles: 24 Quilts from 5" or 10" Squares (That Patchwork Place)


    I would sort the squares by theme or color before starting a project.
    Anna Quilts

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    Quote Originally Posted by waddles39 View Post
    It seems like I have that many but really about 500 5x5 squares that I have cut with "left over" material and now am wondering to do with them all. There are many different patterns on them of course. Thank you for "listening" and have a blessed day
    You could always send them my way LOL!!!

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    your 5'' squares will make very nice yo yo's ....they r fun and easy to make there great to take along with you to dr. visits , ball games, wherever!! and great to do while watching tv.....

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    I divide them into lights and darks and make HSTs from them. there are huge numbers of HST patterns.

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    I have all these charm packs that I fell in love with and bought and never know what to do with them. There are some great ideas here. Thanks.

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