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At what size is a scrap too small to keep?

Old 07-10-2021, 02:59 PM
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I make a lot of scrap quilts also. Lots of piano key borders. So I save 1" strips and I have made several 2" square quilts. For squares I don't save less than 2".
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Old 07-10-2021, 05:06 PM
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I keep 1.5” by 2.5” and larger. This size is used in my Pineapple blocks. I only keep what I know I will use. If you won’t use anything smaller than 5” square, you should only keep that size and larger. It’s different for each quilter.
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Old 07-13-2021, 07:25 AM
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2 1/2" square is my minimum.
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Old 07-13-2021, 09:38 AM
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I know this is probably sacrilegious, but I really don't like scraps. I know I will never make anything scrappy with small pieces, as I don't like working with small cuts. I do applique, but always seem to use larger pieces, and trim down. I keep scraps, but now am wondering why, and what should I do with the bags I have stuffed full!
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Old 07-13-2021, 11:34 AM
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Anniedeb, you aren't alone. I don't like scraps at all. I donate mine.
By the time I'm finished with a project I'm usually sick of the fabrics and I also don't like small pieces taking up space.
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Annie & Susie,

I'm on the bus with you! Scrap bags go on the table at the sewing meetings for others to use in their quilt adventures.
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Old 07-14-2021, 04:11 AM
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I have "Freecycle" that when I get a large bag of scraps I post on it and usually within a day the bag is gone.
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Old 07-14-2021, 04:18 AM
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I love small scraps and use a lot of them. My favorite quilt to make is a crumb quilt. I would much rather use small scraps rather than yardage. In crumb quilting no scrap is too small.
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Old 07-15-2021, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by nanna-up-north View Post
I've been sewing/quilting for most of my life and I have tons of scraps of fabric. I applique so keep small pieces that I might use at some point. But, I'm getting buried in scraps. What size is too small for you all to keep?

1 1/2 in. x 1 1/2 in. but then I make a lot of smaller quilts. I think it is too small if you do not use that size. Also if you feel over run by scraps, sort through and donate what you will not use, no matter what size, wrong style of fabric, poor quilty fabric, etc. Life is too short to store and make quilts with fabrics you don't care for.
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Old 07-15-2021, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by wesing View Post
I keep 1.5 by 2.5 and larger. This size is used in my Pineapple blocks. I only keep what I know I will use. If you wont use anything smaller than 5 square, you should only keep that size and larger. Its different for each quilter.
Well said!
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