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Thread: In regards to question about when is enough stash..enough

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    I keep anything I can cut into 2 inch squares and I do so for my MIL as well...My MIL has made several scrappy quilts with them. You can use them for borders or shashes between blocks...Here is one that my MIL made from mostly 2 inch squares...you wouldn't think that this is made of something most people throw away but it truly was...very little fabric was cut to be specifically used in this quilt...its was scraps. Everyone keeps what they can or give it away..I love to share but love to have enough on hand that I can go to my stash closet and pull enough variety of fabric to do almost any project I want. BTW...my MIL gave us this quilt and it hangs in our bedroom
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    My son age 5 has never come right out with jaw dropped and said can you make me one of those!! He loves it and so do I!!

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    Wow that is a stunner!!!

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    Beautiful!

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    Lovely!!

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    Beautiful! I keep thinking of all the scraps I have trashed. Will never do that again. However, can't imagine just sewing and sewing and sewing those little 2" squares. Someone posted a comment that she keeps little 2" beside her sewing machine at all times. She will just go buy and sew a few together when she has a few minutes and needs some down time. After awhile she begins to have a decent collection. I might could do THAT!

    Your quilt is truly stunning!!

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    That is an awesome quilt!

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    Nice...love that one. What pattern is it?

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    Beautiful quilt! I love to see quilts made from material that others might not bother even keeping.

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    wow, that's amazing! I just started saving 2 1/2 " strips that I cut in squares and tuck them away in baggies for a rainy day...

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    Amazing what you can do with scraps ! Guess our ancestors knew what they were doing !! Beautiful

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    Stunning

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    Wow, Wow !! This quilt is truly beautiful. It's hip to be 'square' - 2", 3" etc etc :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsapquilter
    Nice...love that one. What pattern is it?
    Its a variation of a trip around the world....

    I sent my MIL a copy of all the responses about her quilt, she will be thrilled about them..thanks so much to all...

    P.S...she is 81 years young (I am not telling her I told her age)

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    Beautiful! Love the colors!

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    That is really beautiful.

    I sent my scraps to a new home already, but after seeing your quilt, perhaps I should start saving again. LOL

    Thanks for sharing your quilt picture, it proves there is a life for the cast off fabrics.

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