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Thread: My Half Strippy Scrappy Lappy - My Own Idea! - instructions are @ post 74

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    Cool My Half Strippy Scrappy Lappy - My Own Idea! - instructions are @ post 74

    I got all 49 blocks made in Oct. but haven't decided the alternating blocks yet. Think I will use black for that. (btw, I like to see a pic of the blocks all stacked up when finished! It's a motivator for sure!) I really loved making this quilt! I have more strips than anything else and needed a solution for all those little pieces and long strips. There's lots of movement setting it on point. Sometimes I made the whole block and then halved it in order to have a duplicate and other times I used up singles doing half the block. There's no name for this block. I haven't seen anything like it anywhere and can't wait to do another to use up more strips (as soon as I finish this one). So I just call it My Half Strippy Scrappy. The block is 5" and is 48" wide right now. It either becomes horizontal or vertical depending on which way you look at it on the bed. From the top down, it's vertical. From the sides of the bed, it becomes horizontal and resembles a kite! Oh, what fun this is! Hope you enjoy seeing it like I do! Thanks for looking!
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    Thanks for sharing. Interesting design.

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    Really love this design and can't wait to see it with the black. What a great way to use scraps!

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    COOL! I never thought about doing anything like this. The effect is amazing.
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    Great way to use scraps. Thanks for sharing.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    You have some beautiful fabrics in your scrappy quilt! Great idea and very pretty top!
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    What a great use of scraps.
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    Love it! and it is a great way to use of scraps!!! Thanks for sharing!

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    Very creative.
    Would love to see more pictures as you assemble.
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    Very bright, cheerful and fun! Can't wait to see it with black! Great job!
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    That's so awesome you came up with your own pattern! It will be great with a dark contrasting background. Kudos!
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    Really like your quilt - so much personality, so fun, so engaging.

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    It's beautiful!


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    Quote Originally Posted by lpsewing View Post
    Very creative.
    Would love to see more pictures as you assemble.
    Thanks everyone for your nice compliments!! Thank you lpsewing! I will show some close ups as I get this together. Just took quick pics today. There are some fun and beautiful fabrics in this quilt! This is one quilt with 2 different views! Amazing, isn't it?

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    I love using up the scraps. I do this and I do a flip and sew on muslin making blocks any size you want. The muslin can be the batting and then all you need is a backing and binding. I use up left over binding that way as well. Great work.

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    I love this . You can't beat scraps in my book! Did you use a foundation and then slice and resew?

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    It's brilliant! This will be a stunner when it's done. I too love to see the blocks stack up as I love the quilting and binding aspect of this craft the best. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

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    That just looks like tooo much fun!
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    What a great scrap user, neat design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilgrim View Post
    I love using up the scraps. I do this and I do a flip and sew on muslin making blocks any size you want. The muslin can be the batting and then all you need is a backing and binding. I use up left over binding that way as well. Great work.
    You have a GREAT idea! I've done this before but have always added the batting too as I like it heavy and puffy! ha. Never thought of letting the muslin be the batting but I'll try that some time since batting has gotten expensive. Thanks, pilgrim!

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    I love the scrappy design, can not wait to see it put together!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raedar63 View Post
    I love this . You can't beat scraps in my book! Did you use a foundation and then slice and resew?
    Yes, I did a slice and resew number but no foundation as I was using crumbs of all sizes, shapes and wanted some lopsidedness to it or a little wonky. I eyeballed the pieces I was using so I could chainsew bunches and offset each strip so that it fit my cardboard template perfect (5.5"). It worked great that way. Then slice the block in half on the diagonal in opposite corners from your strips. Resew to another 1/2 block. However, if you want your strips all perfectly spaced, cut exactly right, then I suggest using a muslin foundation if you don't want that slightly wonky look. I forgot to say when you get done with your block, place the template on top of your sewn strips and cut out the block and then slice it in half. This method will use up lots of strips and we sure get inundated with strips!

    If you don't want to eyeball it, then separate your strips in 3 piles: longest, med. and short ones. Lay the strips on top of your template to make sure your base is all covered and then sew them together. Voila! It was fun and easy strip piecing these! It's a no brainer, non-thinking task. Have fun with it! Thank you, raedar! Great question!

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    Great idea for using up all the extra strips, it is going to be an amazing quilt!!

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    That is a true beauty! Looks like its was really fun to put together!
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    Very colorful and pretty! I hope you will post more pictures.
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