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Thread: Unused blocks/strips

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    Unused blocks/strips

    I have made a black and white quilt and have about 40 small blocks and strips that are 2 1/2 inches. Am needing simple ideas to use up the "mistakes". Always hate to have it go to waste. Thanks!!

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    So I take it the quilt is complete? If not can you use them in the corners of the border? Or make a pillowcase type of bag to store the quilt in.
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    The pillowcase idea would be great! Thanks!

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    If they are big enough I use leftover blocks to make little zippered or drawstring pouches using several free tutorials online. I usually have several made and use them to put small gifts in as the "wrapping". Or put a few together and use as a practice sandwich for fmq.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schoolteacher View Post
    I have made a black and white quilt and have about 40 small blocks and strips that are 2 1/2 inches. Am needing simple ideas to use up the "mistakes". Always hate to have it go to waste. Thanks!!
    Make a couple pillowcases to go with the quilt. You could even go with pre-made pillowcases and just applique the squares here and there.
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    Throw pillows and/or window valances to match.
    Placemats, Mug rugs, Mouse pads, Hot pads, Pot holders?

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    You can always put them together and add them to the backing of the quilt. I love a nice looking backing.
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    How about a Bedrunner to match?

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