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Thread: SO... I Started a Scrappy LOL

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    When you get one scrappy quilt done, then use a different pattern. Lots of patterns at www.quiltcache.com

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    Your right when I start cutting and using my scraps instead of getting smaller they keep growing while the piles of finished quilt tops keep growing the scraps are busy multiplying so where do they all come from is my question?

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    J just love all these comebacks! For nearly 10 years I traveled in an RV,but in 'o4 bought a house to put my fabric in. My oldest daughter has now started quilting and is bringing her 11 yr. old mentee as an activity and I have opened up my totes and shelves hoping they will make BIG quilts now so my poor daughters won't have to give it away when I'm gone. I luv making string quilts, sewing therapy, mindless concentration. New to QB, luuuvvvvv QB.

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    I like your scraps-even if you have a lot-good luck, your quilt will be great.
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    I have a scrappy basket, but nothing goes in greater that a 4"x4" piece, all others are folded into a stack by color. I seem to have better control over them that way.
    Freedom is costly and quilting keeps us busy...

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    Most of those aren't what I consider 'scraps' -

    Fold up the larger pieces and the scrap basket will only be about half as full.

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    Just keep stitching---You will find the bottom of the basket---some day! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by roserips View Post
    Your right when I start cutting and using my scraps instead of getting smaller they keep growing while the piles of finished quilt tops keep growing the scraps are busy multiplying so where do they all come from is my question?
    Maybe it is like sourdough bread starter. You take some out to make bread and the remainder regenerates so you never run out! LOL

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    I love scrappy quilts - I don't have near the stash of scraps that you have but ... I just made 270 nine patches from 2.0 inch squares (Adventures with Leaders and Enders by Bonnie K. Hunter) the quilt is almost finished - just need to add borders (fabric already purchased). I cut my leftovers into blocks to make scrappy and dig into my stash on a regular basis to get more as needed. I love getting a king-size quilt for the cost of an outside border and a back!

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    Dear Lord! You should never have to buy material ever again. LOL! Fat chance of THAT happening, huh?

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    Keep us posted on your progress, you are off to a great start.
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    I hate to tell you this but I made a scrappy quilt and I had a friend come and visit while I was making it. She said oh I wish I could make one. I told her I had an extra machine and plenty of scraps. She did not want to use my scraps. I dumped the tub on the bed...not nearly as big as your basket. We both sewed our quilts. I piled all the scraps back in the tub and guess what..you could not tell a piece was missing. Scraps are like rabbits, they just keep multiplying from no where. I do take scraps from anyone giving them away and have started a second tub. I figure when they multiply, I can have 2-3 people over to sew scrappys and there will be plenty. When I started my scrappy, some of the squares looked like someone had upchucked. But somehow all together, the play nicely and it came out as a "Scrap Happy" quilt.

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    Looks like a good start to me. I just gave a bunch of my strips to Goodwill and I miss them. Gotta downsize as moving is expensive.

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    Love your scraps!

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    That is some big scrap basket! Congrats on getting a great start. I do hope you post the final quilt(s)!

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    Well just keep going and make more.lol Love your sewing room and your blocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Bonnie View Post
    You are going to have a great quilt when it is finished! It looks like you have enough scraps to make several!
    It does look like you've got plenty of goodies there! These blocks are fabulous & will make an awesome quilt! Keep us posted!

    I know what you mean about scraps. Mine are like Topsy -- they "just growed"... LOL!
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    This is going to be fabulous when you decide to call it finished. There are lots of possibilities in that basket!

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    I have about three or more baskets and it keeps growing... I know what you mean. Have no gone to Quiltville.com ?
    Bonnie K. Hunter has a website there, that deals with scraps. There are many, many FREE pattern to use with her Scrap User System. She feels you should cut all scraps into usable sizes, 1.5, 2, 3.5 strips. Then when you want to sew, you already have the sizes you need to use. You can sit and sew, not cutting so much. I took a class with her in Hershey two years ago on using crumbs, the smaller pieces to sew together in crazy quilt style and making 4 to 6 inch blocks, then sash them and turn those small pieces to a quilt. I did three in just months after that. I just took a class with her this July in Hershey, PA again. I made some crumbs blocks in between using the scrap pieces as Leader and Enders of each row as I made the Tumale rails quilt. I made mug rugs of them and a queen size quilt top. Why use a scrap of fabric and fill it with thread and throw it away. Make a second quilt piece while you make you main quilt. She is fabulous. Read her blog or follow her on facebook.... quiltville.com
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    Well, it sure looks like you are having fun!

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