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Thread: Let's talk about not wasting "stuff".

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    Let's talk about not wasting "stuff".

    I was given a box of fabric, and it was all already ironed onto fusible web. Thought a long while on what to do with it. Didn't want to toss it, can't abide wasting stuff. I finally cut muslin squares, and squares from the fused fabric. Then I ironed those onto the muslin. Sewed it together with vertical sashing. My club will help me knot it, and I will bind it. Then it will be donated to someone who needs it. Very bright, for sure.
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    It turned out beautiful!!!!

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    It is so pretty
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    Beautiful indeed! Great use of stuff.
    "The business of life is making memories. In the end, it is all we have." Butler Charlie Carson, Downton Abbey, season 4, episode 3, PBS.

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    Beautiful quilt top! Great way to use already fused fabric!

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    I should have added I used my sewing machine and did a blanket stitch around the print squares.

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    Awesome "save!"
    ~Laura

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    Very nice looking quilt and for a good cause too.
    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)

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    turning lemons into lemonade ... very beautiful! It will definitely be loved!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Really turned out great!
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    Really pretty....sometimes all we need to do is sit back and have a think....amazing what we can do with bits and pieces that turn up in our workrooms.

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    Beautiful..

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    Great job! The quilt is really pretty. If you have any fused squares left over, you can use them for applique.

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    great job. Don't you just wish that for a few min's you could have a glimpse into the original makers mind and see what she was working towards. I know I sure do. Would be amazing to see how they envision their finished product.
    Cindy

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    It's very attractive. Good job!

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    Wow! I love it!!!

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    that turned out very pretty

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    Great save. It looks very colorful. I, too, hate to waste "stuff".

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    Great quilt and great way to use up "stuff"! Hope it finds an appreciative owner.

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    Way to go!! Waste not, want not...

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    very ni ce!!!!
    QUILTNMO

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    I like how you think! Someone will love it!

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    Love your 'waste not' techniques!! Fantastic!!

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    Great use of fabrics.

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    Totally believe in repurposing, recycling, going gree ... this turned out with no waste and someone is going to be soooo happy to receive it! Great idea, job well done
    Warm quilt hugs, Sue in CA
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    Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death....Rosalind Russell

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