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Thread: Stash-busting Challenge

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    Super Member Annaquilts's Avatar
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    Cindy I was wondering about the Sizzix Big Shot Pro. I actually talked to them on a quilt show last week. I am not in the market right now but might be in the future.For now I could use the Go from my friend if I would want to but I will probably not. I try to avoid using expensive items from others on a regular or repetitive basis. Thanks about the positive feed back on equipment like that.

    You are dedicated to working on your projects for quilting. Wow working ahead since you plan to go out of town.

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    Annaquilts,
    I've been thinking of sorting thru my scraps and picking out the colors I want for my next quilt. That would be like your homemade quilt kits. I have aq few projects to finish up before I start that thought!

    I'm still working on my scrap 16 patch. I'm trying to get a few "extra" done because I'm going to visit family next week and won't be able to make any. I do bring some handwork to keep me busy though.

    Before you buy a die cutter read the book by Ebony Love
    http://www.amazon.com/Little-Book-Fa...e+cutting+tips

    I read it and found out that I bought the wrong die cutter. I bought the GO but should have bought the BigShotPro. I do like my GO cutter though. I use it all the time to cut up my scraps. The wast can be controlled by how you place the fabric on the die. The book tells you a lot about that.

    Keep sewing,
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    I just finished a new quilt top, made entirely from scraps. Not just stash, but true scraps leftover from previous quilts. Even the sashing & borders were scraps - off-cuts from a backing on a previous quilt, and there's enough left for binding I think. I'm making this a true stash-buster quilt - the batting will be pieced from some cuts I was gifted and the backing will be a piece (or pieces) of flannel from my stash. When it's done, it will head off to Victoria's Quilts Canada.

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    I'm in also. According to my husband I will die before my stash is used. Lol
    Too much fabric?? NOT!

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    Talking Stash buster a little

    The bird is a block that I made for a row quilt that is in my guild. And the Bargello table runner is my first. Both from stash only no shopping
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    Too much fabric?? NOT!

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    Oh, Krista, what a beautiful quilt. And Tiger that cardinal is just gorgeous. Nicely done, both of you!

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    Tiger, where did you get the cardinal pattern? I'd like to have it in my arsenal. It is really cute. You did a great job with it.

    Krista--great scrappy. I love how it is both scrappy and clean, organized look.
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    I finished up a top tonight using mostly scraps and a tiny bit of red yardage from my stash. I don't know the purpose yet for it, but I like it so it may just end up on our wall.

    I used leftovers from my french braid quilt top I finished up last weekend, with 2 fat quarters from my stash that suited the scraps.

    Now just some backing and batting.
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    Love it Yukon!

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    I'm not finished, but I have 100 scrappy split 16 patch blocks made. I need to figure out how to set them now.

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    scrappy 16 patch

    Here's a photo:
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    Scrappy squares

    Here's one I made with 2 inch squares. This one is finished.
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    Here's another top that isn't finished, scrappy trips:
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    Here's a doll quilt I made for my grandbaby:
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    I have to repeat what Lots2do says... Krista, great colors and congrats on using up some scraps. Tiger, LOVE the cardinal, I'm not a fan of PP but that one looks like its' totally worth the work. Where can I find the pattern?
    cindy

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    I found the cardinal pattern here:
    http://www.paperpanache.com/ecart/Pcard.htm

    cindy

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    Really lovely, Cindy. I've got a box of squares I'm making into 16 patches, too. I sew on them when my brain doesn't want anything more complicated! So far, I've got them all to the 4 patch stage--I don't know how many there are--but lots! I've been looking at the Sunny Lanes and Skittles patterns for when I have them done.

    On the stashbusting front, I'm making three lap quilts for the mystery here on the board--all from stash. I'm still working on a string quilt, and I finished a Falling Charms top--again, all from stash. Now, if I could just quit adding to stash, I might see some progress! )
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    Does this count: I had a Quilting Bee in my sewing room today and spent the whole day showing 3 young ladies how to operate a sewing machine, cut little squares of fabric, sew them back together again and hand tie their creations! The only requirement for them was to shop my stash! Here are their very creative results! In my defense..it hardly put a dent in my stash! But maybe I created a love of quilting in one of them! One of them even spent time with Jack the Ripper! She didn't like him one bit!
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    Sure it counts Miss Giggle! I'm participating in DaGMT (20 minutes of sewing a day for the month of February) and I count the time I spend giving my 10yo cousin sewing lessons. I think it is great that you took the time to teach those young ladies some sewing skills and its made even better by the fact that you were generous enough to let them raid your stash.

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    I just finished "Harvest Leaves" from a charm pack and some solid Bella yellow. Those HSTs did not match up in places so I appliqued leaves from a preprinted fabric. I like the way it came out.
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    Does this count as a stash quilt? I bought the fabric back in Sept or Oct, with no plan other than "that's pretty" and it needs to be a quilt. When I finally came up with a plan last month, I had to buy 5 more yards of the background fabric to pull it off (so that bit certainly isn't stash). But I think it was worth it.
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    The backing will be made from some black fabric in my stash, plus all the leftovers from the colours on the front.

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    That sure is lovely, kristakz. I love the dispersement of the colors and provides a ton of movement. Great job!
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    Great quilt kristakz.....if you call it stash, then its stash.
    "Life is mostly froth and bubble, but one thing stands as stone. Kindness in another's trouble, courage in one's own." Adam Lindsey Gordon

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    MadQuilter, I really love that harvest leaves quilt - and the appliqued leaves add a lot of interest!

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