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Thread: What I do with Scraps

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    What I do with Scraps

    One of our local quilt shops has as scrap bin. Oftentimes, they have bunches of scraps from a class that did a single project. They recently did an "Amish" quilt, and magically, in the scrap bin were TONS of 1.5 inch wide strips. I took every one I could find, and started stitching them into squares. I purchased some navy blue background fabric (kinda industrial looking although you cannot tell from the pictures). Here's what I made. It goes to our high school jazz band dinner/dance tomorrow night to be a silent auction item. It's pretty modern--I hope they like it. I quilted it myself on my DSM, and made the binding out of more scraps and background fabric. This is the FIRST I've ever quilted and bound a quilt on my own. I am ONE HAPPY GIRL!!!
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    Very nice. I am sure the they will like it. I have been working with scraps also. I cut mine 2 1/2" by whatever the length is, and am making mile- a- minute tops. I am making sit-upons for all those games we go to.

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    I bet it is a hit with the young folks. It's a great quilt!
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    Great quilt. Love the contemporary look.

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    It looks great. It looks like modern art.
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    Nice that you were able to use up the scraps. I am sure the quilt will do really well. Great job!
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    Great use of those scraps! Someone will have a nice quilt to curl up with!
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    Great work!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Very nice...

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    Smart lady to turn leftovers into a great quilt!

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    Beautiful quilt. I love all the colors with the black background.

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    Great quilt. It will be a hit.

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    Using from someone else's scraps allows one to explore in new ways. Great job and sure it will sell well!
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    I am sure they will love it.

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    Very nice job. I hope it brings in lots of money for the band.
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    You did a great job on your first quilt.

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    That quilt looks college-bound - hope one of the kids in the jazz band gets it!!!

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    Great quilt! The kids should make good money with this donation!

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    When I look at this quilt I see beautiful modern art. Wonderful.

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    very nice!!!!!
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    Great job. Very creative.

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    It looks very jazzy.

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    You SHOULD be very proud! That is one awesome quilt! I love it! Is'nt it wonderful to take a few scraps of fabric and create something with them that is totally one of a kind, and that has a part of you sewn in with each seam!!!

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    Great idea . . .
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