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

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

Old 09-19-2010, 05:50 AM
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Theres plenty of scrap quilts the leftovers can be used for.
Add them to your stash and when you least expect, there they will be, ready for your next project.
This is why I have never bought a 'quilt kit'. Use whats in your stash for a quilt top. Or buy fabric, make a quilt top and add to your stash. :thumbup:
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:15 AM
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Maybe buy a couple of batiks that read as solid, and either make another quilt, or even make your quilt bigger with a scrappy border.
There's always smaller things too: table runner, pillow, sachets, small tote, coasters, book cover, pin cushions, etc.
Hope you make it work to your satisfaction! :)
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:19 AM
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you might could make you a sewing machine cover, or placemates for your table,
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:14 AM
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Such pretty colors on your quilt. I really like it! Which Bali did you use?
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:04 AM
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No such thing as waste. WHile at a quilt retreat, everyone was buying the Balipops strips and making beautiful change pruses, full size grommet purses and such. YOu can probably google a few purses. I have the pattern but it is missing in action right in my sewing room.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by wvdek
Sure turning out pretty. How about just sewing together and make borders, or sew together and make binding.

Wonder why the 'waste'?
Probably to allow for the various mistakes some of us tend to make and then are apt to call and complain that we were shorted fabric.
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:12 AM
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Left over fabric is very acceptable to me. It's just more I don't have to shop for later. There are too many small projects to use the leftover for to list. Check modabakeshop.com and Bali Pops website for ideas.
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:59 PM
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That quilt is beautiful. I'm sure you will find a use for the scraps. I always do. Scrappy quilt maybe.
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by sarahbelle
I am making a 'Candy Dots' quilt that I bought from KQ. I really like the fabric and how it is turning out. I knew that it was going to be lap size and I was ok with that..... what I am not ok with is how much waste their was with this pattern.

The pattern called for 2 Bali Pop packs (those aren't cheep).... but when i got done putting it together I had 28 10 1/2" sets of 3 strips sewn together, 8 strips not used and some 10" (and less) cuts from other strips.

In my book, this much waste is unacceptable. I have enough strips to make 7 (yes 7) more rows, but nothing to make the boxes (cause they are made from near solids, and there aren't any more). I can't supplement and make more boxes because of how random everything is. Also, because of the way it is put together, I can't add to the ends (the rows that start with strips start with a smaller length of strip).

Any ideas on how to use these extra strips so they dont go to waste?
Use them as a border in a rail fence type of pattern. Or go through your stash, find a coordinating solid, border that and then use those strips to make another border. So you go from a lap to a full???

or send em my way eg
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:21 PM
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Really pretty quilt. Your quilt inspector is hinting that he/she would like a quilt out of the leftovers.
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