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Thread: What can you do with 1 1/2" scraps?

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    Super Member VickiM's Avatar
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    Ok, everyone...how many of you use leaders & enders? And how many of you use scraps, or want to? You won't even know you're making a quilt till it's time to put it together, whenever you want. So, check it out!

    http://www.gourmetquilter.com/bonus-quilt/

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    Great idea!!! :thumbup:

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    I have done basically the same thing, only just simple block pieces :D:D:D

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    Great idea!! Bonnie Hunter's site www.quiltville.com has lots of similar things! :)

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    Great!

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    That's a great idea except my scraps aren't that organized, they are all piled in a basket under my cutting table :oops: . I love the Quiltville site - I've made several of her patterns and they are awesome!

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    Another great way to use leaders and enders! Thanks for sharing

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    I have been using 2" blocks to make 9-patches from batik scraps for awhile for leaders & enders, that gets boring after awhile, so now I have this one to use too. Just today I got 3 blocks done, just using them as leaders & enders. I'm using a darker cream for the background, aqua & baby blue for the other 2 colors...don't know how much you can tell from the pic, but here it is. Thanks for looking. I will add pics as I get more done.

    Changing Directions Scrap Quilt
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    Thanks for sharing VickiM. Keep us posted. You're right about needing a new L & E project.

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    I use all my little scraps as leaders and enders. I keep a little box near machine filled with them all pinned and ready to use. Eventually, I will have enough blocks for a quilt. I used to use a mouse and thought that was wonderful way to not have little threads to clip but the leaders and enders is a way better idea. I think I posted some pics on here somewhere of some I had started. I had read somewhere another name for it is creating fabric. :-)

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    Ok, here is what I've decided to do with all this. I am going to make a baby quilt. I think the colors will be good for that. Here is my first block made up, & because it now measures 15 1/2" by putting the frame around it, I only have to make 9 blocks. What do you think?

    First block for Changing Directions Quilt
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad
    Thanks for sharing VickiM. Keep us posted. You're right about needing a new L & E project.
    Posting the finished quilt...didn't even know I was working on it till it was time to put it all together...even the piano key border was leaders & enders. Didn't take me long to get it finished...& lots of fun!

    Turned out to measure about 52" sq.--backing & binding will be tourquoise
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    Wow !!! Nice scraps!!!!! lol.. Great job..

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    Wow! You are fast. This is a great quilt. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    It's called two fer piecing, right? Thanks for showing us the finished top.

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    I agree you are very fast , it is so pretty and a nice ideal to do
    with our L.& E. Thanks for the Tips :D :thumbup:

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