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Thread: Sooooooo much waste.... need ideas (with pics)

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    Is there enough left to make a small baby quilt or premee quilt that could be donated to your local hospital. They are always in need

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    Sell the leftovers on here.

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    I make my extra material in to bright hope block. When I get enought I make an charity quilt. 3 and a half block serarounded by 5 by 2 inch strips.

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    Save the larger for a scrappy braid quilt and the smaller for paper piecing! If you are very brave save them for a Postage Stamp or Oh My Gosh quilt. The Postage stamp uses one inch finished squares and The Oh My Gosh uses as small as 1/2 inch!

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    I love your quilt - your fabrics look great together!

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    Is there enuf to piece a backing?

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    You could send them to me, just kidding. I think if you could incorporate them into the backing would be fun.

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    the quilt looks great.

    i agree with you 100%, i hate the waste in quilting patterns these days when the patterns call for precuts like jellyrolls, layer cakes, turnovers, charms.

    i was going to make a pattern using charms - they wanted you to buy 2 charm packs and you only need 4 charms out of the 2nd pack.

    with the extra you have you could make a pillow or a handbag.

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    What about a baby postage stamp quilt or a disappearing 9 patch. It seems as all your colors are coordinating and some of the leftovers would look beautiful as your binding.

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    Gorgeous quilt. If you decide to sell your scraps, put me on the list.

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    I was making the same quilt and donated the extras to somebody on the board teaching Girl scouts to sew.

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    Can you sew them together to make strip borders? Kind of like stacked Chinese coin strips. Another idea would be to sew them together lasagna style and use it as the back of the quilt or partially as the back of the quilt. I agree that is not a well thought out pattern. Hope you can incorporate them.

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    I'm have no idea what to do with your leftovers, but you have already gotten some excellent ideas....I just wanted to say that the quilt is beautiful! Really, really pretty!

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    Just saw a quilt carrier that is scrap BOY would yours be pretty.

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    Is there enough to make a piano key border? You can put a 2" border around your quilt with a matching fabric. After that, cut your bali pop fabric into 5" strips and put them together to make the outsider border. I hope you will have enough fabric for that.

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    Well one theme in this thread is obvious, quilters never met a fabric scrap they didn't like. I agree with everyone that said the leftovers are just the begining of new project. I find being able to make a new project totally from my stash very satisfying.

    Your quilt is beautiful, love the colors and how they blend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emma S
    Well one theme in this thread is obvious, quilters never met a fabric scrap they didn't like. I agree with everyone that said the leftovers are just the begining of new project. I find being able to make a new project totally from my stash very satisfying.

    Your quilt is beautiful, love the colors and how they blend.
    I agree! My storeroom is now over run with scraps that belong to my church's Ladies organization. I have 3 big bins. So I decided to make a Trail Mix quilt with it. This way I can get a lot of the ladies working on it! it has 5 different blocks ranging from an easy 4 patch to a triple 9 patch. So even the newbies could help . Maybe able to make a couple quilts! So no scrap needs to go unused!

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    Make a toss pillow or two.

    Suzy

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfkitty
    Such pretty colors on your quilt. I really like it! Which Bali did you use?
    I used the Cotton Candy pack

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    did anyone suggest a piano key border. perhaps 5 inches wide..

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    I used all or most of my left over Bali in Rhonda's Boston Squares, made a mouse pad, coasters, table runner. I have at least one fabric in almost every quilt I've made. And I also plan to make a scrappy quilt.

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    Please tell me what a Bali Pop is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivian bailey
    Please tell me what a Bali Pop is?
    they are Batiks..2.5 x WOF (width of fabric )

    another name,Jelly rolls, same width/length,just different fabrics, all the same fabric line.
    most of them are 1 or 2 of each fabric in that line..

    http://www.fatquartershop.com/Bali-P...an-Fabrics.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltluvr
    Great suggestions.

    I totally get what you're saying about the waste, but after a few times of getting caught short I temper my thinking more.

    Just a thought, did the pattern have other larger sizes that may account for the leftovers?
    I don't mind some waste either.... but the pattern could have been enlarge to make a little larger quilt OR perhaps it shouldn't have said to sew all of those strip sets together-- cause some of the sets could have been repeated in the quilt and there would have been lots of extra strips (instead of sewn sets).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    did anyone suggest a piano key border. perhaps 5 inches wide..
    I have a lot of a very very light turquoise near solid and a very dark navy near solid that i am going to audition for a small border and then audition a piano key border with the near solid border. If i did the math right, I can cut all of those strips into 5" sections for the piano keys.

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