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Old 12-31-2014, 05:54 AM
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I cut them up using the Creative Grids Scrap Crazy Ruler. I have 3 categories----kids--patriotic and everything else. Then I make quilts like this using them. Smaller stuff goes into pet beds. I also save 2 1/2 inch strips.
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Old 12-31-2014, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by francie yuhas View Post
Nope..I saveanything. Bigger than an inch and use the pieces for making crumb blocks. Anything smaller goes into dog beds. Fabric is too expensive to waste.
I am the same I have made many squares out of scraps normaly using a fussy cut piece for the centre
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Old 12-31-2014, 06:35 AM
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I will never tall how many scraps I have. But will tall you that I have 4 scraper quilt in the stack to be quilted and piles and piles more scraps. I love working with them it makes me fell like I can afford to quilt with the cost of fabric.
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Old 12-31-2014, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
And it's washable.
It may be washable, but is it dry-able? ? ? That's why I try to make mine stuffed not too tightly. Then dry in the dryer for a while, on the line in the sunshine for a few hours, and back into the dryer for another spin. You want to get it quite dry even in the center. The pieces need to fluff up.
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Old 12-31-2014, 07:06 AM
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Of course it's dryable. Everything I take out of my washer gets a good fluff before it goes into the dryer. I don't have a clothes line. I don't just pull things out of the washer and throw into the dryer. Less wrinkles and better drying. I don't stuff til it's packed tight. Same reason I don't throw a whole sheet set into the dryer. Bottom then top, vice versa.
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It may be washable, but is it dry-able? ? ? That's why I try to make mine stuffed not too tightly. Then dry in the dryer for a while, on the line in the sunshine for a few hours, and back into the dryer for another spin. You want to get it quite dry even in the center. The pieces need to fluff up.
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Old 12-31-2014, 07:07 AM
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I have a totally separate bin for satins, silks and similar fabric. Those go into Victorian Crazy Quilts.
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Old 12-31-2014, 07:08 AM
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Members of my quilting group save scraps in small buckets and exchange them at Christmas time -- this is the second or third year we have done this -- so far no one has made anything from them -- I would like to do a quilt with 2inch squares, a sort of bigger version of the postage stamp quilt, with mine -- the exchange gives us a greater variety of scraps -- maybe if I try to cut and sew a good size block a week, I can make some progress!! maybe....
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Old 12-31-2014, 07:56 AM
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PaperPrincess is right, Bonnie Hunter makes the most of scraps and her system for cutting is great!
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Old 12-31-2014, 08:18 AM
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I have bins for several sizes of squares and strips. I also host a Postage Stamp squares swap here on the board, and smallest pieces go into 3.5" crumb blocks. Trimmings are saved for pet beds.
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Old 12-31-2014, 08:26 AM
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You are not alone. I do the same. My guild friends now just expect all my work to be of the "scrappy" sort. I started out with two grocery bags of scraps about 4 years ago. My goal was to use them all up. Well,.... I now have more scraps than when I started and have made 20 + quilts most of which are made of scraps. I really believe that fairies enter my house in the deep of the night and using their special weaving tools and several pockets of fairy magic cause my scraps to multiply. I consider it a blessing because I can just keep making quilts upon quilts to give away. Smile and count your blessings. Organizing after the fairies leave is always a challenge. They are such messy little beings.
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