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Thread: What is your definition of a "scrap" of fabric?

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    For me to keep it 2" square or larger
    strips that are 1 1/2" wide X 3" or larger

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Quote Originally Posted by stitchingmemories
    Great question!! I just bought a new "scrap" plastic tub yesterday. I plan to keep anything over an inch that way using two 1/4" seems I'll have 1/2" left. There are a ton of quilts that need pieces that small. I also really like the projects people on here have done using leftover selvege pieces. Then just use my own judgement on how big to go. I think I'll get a larger tub for the bigger pieces just so I can keep them seperate. My daughter has used all empty tubs around her to store her stuff while she's on deployment so naturally Mom has to go buy more. Our daughter joining the Navy has cost us a fortune! ;-)
    Generally speaking, if one of my kids "borrows" something, I may as well not hold my breath waiting to get it back.
    Yea, know the feeling. We usually say "Welcome to Walmart"

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    Scraps for me are anything smaller than a fat 1/4 or left overs from other quilts. I cut anything smaller than a fat 1/4 into 6 1/2 squares, 5" square and 2ish" strips. Anything else meets the trash can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    Uh-oh. I guess my definition is the pictures I have posted on my scrap post. LOL. Seriously though, I send people 1-3" on request and larger. Scraps is anything left over from a project, what I gather up from the quilt retreats (the waste) and fabric I have no idea why I bought in the first place. This is a fun post.
    I would be happy to have your scraps. To me, a scrap is 2.5 inches wide to 4 inches wide, just big enough to put in a block somewhere. Anything bigger goes into the stash to be used at any moment!

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