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Thread: Can't throw away anything....

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    Senior Member 1000scraps's Avatar
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    Can't throw away anything....

    ...and therefore my nickname "1000scraps", perhaps there are 1001 or 1002.... or more....!! And I'm always looking what to do with all sorts of scraps: and when I say scraps I mean scraps: down to stripes 1 cm wide...... And so I started to make "new" fabrics out of the left overs!!

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    Playing with colors...

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    But what shall I say: scraps are growing faster than I can sew...
    And as I'm new to this forum and as I'm not so familiar with English I hope everything is OK with this post.....

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    Your English is wonderful and so are your adorable little zippered bags! Very clever use of scraps, and useful too.

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    I totally enjoyed your post and your creativity with your scraps is adorable..I wish I could master putting in zippers those bags would help to use up leftover fabric.

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    Love your 'made' fabric! Your bags are wonderful, and so it your English.
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    Beautiful! and as expensive as the fabric is there in Germany, I can completely understand this!

    Your English is fine!

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    Your English is great! Your little bags are fantastic! Good luck keeping up with those scraps-I think they multiply when you put them away.

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    nicely done. the scrappy look is terrific.
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    Thank you so much for sharing. Hope you post more!!

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    they are adorable!!!
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    WOW!!! What a wonderful use of scraps!!!! Great job.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Those bags are fantastic and so is your English. Wish my German was that good!

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    The are beautiful gifts, your scraps go so well together.

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    awesome use of scraps! Looks great

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    Great photos! Thank you for inspiring me to use my scraps. Your work is wonderful.

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    Your English is perfect and your scrap projects are awesome!
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    This is truly impressive! Not only are you using everything possible, you are making your own unique, one-of-a-kind "fabric". Your pouches are beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1000scraps View Post
    ...and therefore my nickname "1000scraps", perhaps there are 1001 or 1002.... or more....!! And I'm always looking what to do with all sorts of scraps: and when I say scraps I mean scraps: down to stripes 1 cm wide...... And so I started to make "new" fabrics out of the left overs!!

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    My scraps, unsorted...

    Name:  P1040270.JPG
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    A little bit sorted...

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    Playing with colors...

    And then making little zipper pouches:

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    Name:  P1090785.JPG
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    But what shall I say: scraps are growing faster than I can sew...
    And as I'm new to this forum and as I'm not so familiar with English I hope everything is OK with this post.....
    Klasse Idee! Ich komme uebrigens aus Koeln

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    Your English is fine...what a wonderful use of your scraps...Great job !!!

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    what a great job you did on those little zipper pouches, love scraps too.
    will quilt 4EVER

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    Wow, you are one patient person. I love the results.
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    Wonderful and creative use of scraps. And your English is fine!

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    Great job. When I saw those narrow strips you had to sew together, I thought "that would end up a wonky mess if I sewed them together." You did a wonderful job!
    Mavis

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    wow you did a nice nice job love the pouches!!!!
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    Terrific scrappy projects! You do lovely work.
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    those are great! care to share your tips on handling such small pieces? did you use a foundation? smaller seam allowance?

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