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Thread: Im a scrapper and a lil bit of a Hoarder too...

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    Im a scrapper and a lil bit of a Hoarder too...

    I pulled out a few my 10.5 batiks from the monthly swaps that ive accumulated since 2010, and decided to make a tumbler quilt.. so for the last two nights i was cutting large tumblers with my GO... BUT.....
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    i realized that if i use my GO triangle die to cut here......
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    and another triangle cut here..
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    and sliced these sections...
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    This is what i end up with..
    tumblers, triangles for another quilt, 3.5x5 inch chunks for almost anything, strips for the birds to make spring nests, and triangle wedges... and guess what !!
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    I can even match the 'triangles wedges' to make lil blocks !!! ...
    Nothing went into the trash ! I utilized every lit bit... and THATS the hoarder in me..
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    Thanks for looking..

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    Wow! You really are recycling to the 9th! Nice job!
    Go forth and sew!

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    great job on making the most of what you have.
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    great use, and I can't wait to see the quilt
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Great job of recycling!! Please do show pictures of the quilt(s) when completed!

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    I am with you on being a hoarder of scraps. I even save those thin strips to wrap around cloths line rope to make bowls, baskets & hot pads out of. I just hate wasting anything concerning fabric. I also use the small triangles that I cut off a block & put two together & use them as starters & enders while constructing other blocks. All that thread that would have been cut off & tossed is now being used. You would be surprised how much thread is really wasted by not doing this. Once you get a pile of these you can keep using them till you get a block made out if them & you can come up with so many different blocks with them & make your own creation.

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    great use of the fabrics
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    This is going to be a delicious scrappy! Looks like a tossed salad!
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    love it!
    and you just taught me something. the strips that are too thin to use can be given to the birdies!! thanks!
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    I do the same. As I cut my pieces for my project I use my other shapes and cut them until there is nothing left to cut. I also end up using them for borders, pillow cases, etc. Its only when I am in a hurry that I end up with a scrap pile not cut. I do have a rule only one basket full of scrap pieces...and when it cuts full I cut them up into shapes and store them for a scrappy quilt.

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    Great work! I love batiks too!
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    Atta Girl!!

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    I wouldn't say 'hoarder'.........I say 'frugal'! and smart!!
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    good use of your fabric!!!
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    Great use of your fabric and the colors are beautiful.

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    great use of your fabrics, to the very last inch!! I get frustrated at Missouri Quilts company doing piecing that make so much waste of fabric.

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    Very nice, and you are making good use of what you have. I am becoming more like that too. The part you throw to the birds for nest I have used to stuff inside a doggie bed. Works great.

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    Well done! Love that you are so organized!

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    Quick thinking. You go girl!

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    My hats off to you for doing a terrific job on cutting up your stash into such useful pieces! Applause!!
    Helen T.

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    Excellent thinking. You will have some really lovely quilts. Be sure to share with us.

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    Great use of scraps.
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    A quilter after my own heart. Love what you did!

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    You are my idol right now lol! I thought I might be the only one but there you are! I hate wasting fabric! Can't wait to see your quilt.
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