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    I think if you show them, they will never throw any scraps away again - that would be bad news for you! Love the block

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie1
    I think if you show them, they will never throw any scraps away again - that would be bad news for you! Love the block
    Thanks Debbie - like Izy says, living here where stuff is so expensive and even the LQSs that do exist are miles away and have very limited stock - really makes you frugal! I WOULD like to see their faces if I manage to make a wall hanging or even a lappy out of their throw aways though!

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    Wow, what an awesome idea. I have this big garbage bag full of tiny pieces I just don't know what to do with. So your idea is very inspiring

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bevanger
    Wow, what an awesome idea. I have this big garbage bag full of tiny pieces I just don't know what to do with. So your idea is very inspiring
    Check this out Bev - it's easy peasy and great fun! Look out though, like Izy said, it's addictive! :D

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/6951.page

    K x

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    K...that goes for you too! If you need anything, let me know!
    Thanks Terri - you are the most generous person I've never met! :wink: :D (more's the pity - maybe one day!)

    K x

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    cool. i'll have to give it a try. but most of my pieces are like 1 inch by maybe 4

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    K...that goes for you too! If you need anything, let me know!
    Thanks Terri - you are the most generous person I've never met! :wink: :D (more's the pity - maybe one day!)

    K x
    Taint nuffin, really! I don't mind sharing. I know that if it were me, I'd want someone sharing with me! :)

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    It's a shame I can't send you wine - now that IS cheap here!

    K x

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    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: I like your thinking ....:-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    It's a shame I can't send you wine - now that IS cheap here!

    K x
    Right now my favorite is Reisling. I only like white wine. Red wine gives me a HUGE headache, plus, I really don't like the taste

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    It's a shame I can't send you wine - now that IS cheap here!

    K x
    Right now my favorite is Reisling. I only like white wine. Red wine gives me a HUGE headache, plus, I really don't like the taste
    Oh, and I only like red - that means we have to have a bottle each! LOL

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    I save EVERY scrap unless it is too small for me to work with, so basically I save all of it! Great find!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blzzrdqueen
    I save EVERY scrap unless it is too small for me to work with, so basically I save all of it! Great find!!
    Yup - I took on board Izy's criteria - if you can get a scant seam allowance and still have some showing... mine are saved in a little plastic drawer set sorted into dark, medium and light!

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    That is great K! Yes, keep it quiet until you can show them the finished quilt. Maybe they'll all recognize their scraps too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    That is great K! Yes, keep it quiet until you can show them the finished quilt. Maybe they'll all recognize their scraps too.
    Just as long as they don't ask for them BACK! LOL

    K x

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    you go K :D scrappy quilts are great! I agree with the others keep the block quiet until you have the quilt done or some of the ladies might not be so free with their scraps. On the other hand scrappy quilts just aren't some peoples cup of tea and you might keep getting their scraps anyway :D
    Can't imagine throwing material away, shame on them but great for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bevanger
    cool. i'll have to give it a try. but most of my pieces are like 1 inch by maybe 4
    Bev - those are HUGE scraps! :D See that blue and purple triangle? That was maybe an inch and a half a along each side!

    K x

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Quote Originally Posted by Bevanger
    cool. i'll have to give it a try. but most of my pieces are like 1 inch by maybe 4
    Bev - those are HUGE scraps! :D See that blue and purple triangle? That was maybe an inch and a half a along each side!

    K x
    I have a cardboard box in my sewing room that I toss anything over an inch or so into. I have another one that is for trash so I can just carry it down to the bin when it's full.

    I'm thinking that some of those tiny scraps, little slivers even that are taken off when squaring, would probably make nice stuffing for something if they are all scredded into bits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Quote Originally Posted by Bevanger
    cool. i'll have to give it a try. but most of my pieces are like 1 inch by maybe 4
    Bev - those are HUGE scraps! :D See that blue and purple triangle? That was maybe an inch and a half a along each side!

    K x
    when i get back from the dr's. i'll take a pic of what i have so you can see what i mean, and get ideas. :wink:

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    Ok I have 20 mins til I leave so took a quick pic
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    Bev here's what I'd do if I were you - sort those scraps into longish thinnish bits, bigger squarish bits and tiny bits - but big enough for a seam! The long thin bits I would make into strings of 1 1/2" or 2/ 12" wide to use for strippy or log cabin, or even scrappy sashing. The bigger squares I would keep for more general scrappy - like that 9 patch you did a while back for example. And the smaller bits - I'd make a ton of crumby blocks, by the method in Izy's tute of say 3 or 4" square (depending on what size square rulers you've got!) Then you can join them all together with sashing et voila! One crazy quilt!

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    When I get to feeling better, I'll do that. THANKS HUN
    Off to the Dr's. (appt)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bevanger
    When I get to feeling better, I'll do that. THANKS HUN
    Off to the Dr's. (appt)
    OK Bev - I guarantee it'll perk you up having a good ORGANISE! LOL

    Good luck at the Docs - make sure you get some answers, OK?!

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    It makes a scrap quilter's, like me, blood run cold to see someone throw away scraps! Way to K. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    It makes a scrap quilter's, like me, blood run cold to see someone throw away scraps! Way to K. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!


    Ninnie
    Me too Ninnie - and THEY thought I was crazy - go figure, as you say over there! :D

    K x

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